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Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6570 , South Africa
+27 44 382 7310
12:00 - 22:00
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An enjoyable evening by the waterside. Very well looked after by Liana, a credit to the restaurant, she timed everything to perfection.

Thank acb1969
Robertson, South Africa
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a frequent visitor to Knysna and had a few very good meals at The Drydock - this time however over lunch, the service to start off were very bad and we were left for about 20 minutes before I eventually got the attention of a really good waiter. We got a hair or something similar in our mushroom... More 

Thank louw555
Kenton on Sea, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful setting, gorgeous views over the Knysna Lagoon, but food was really disappointing. If it is a good cuisine you are after, sadly this is not the restaurant to go to!

Thank Judy S
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106 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The servings are huge, but delicious! We ate there twice as there is a terrific variety of choices. The puddings are to die for!!

Thank Petra J
Winchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant one evening and we were more than happy with our experience. Although we had a table booked inside we asked if we could be outside as it was such a lovely evening. The manager squeezed us in (it was very busy) and even provided some additional cushions for us as the seats were too low. We were... More 

Thank Caroline T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good sea-food right by the harbour. We had a sea-food platter to share, and everything on that plate was just delicious. It was recommended to us by our hotel owner, and I can see why.

Thank Parul M
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere and views, but a little overpriced and food not that great. There are a couple of restaurants in the mall I would rather eat at

Thank Wynand V
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for dinner with my wife , the place was full at the top and the bottom the only space available was outside but it was cold so I offered to wait for a table .The waiter (African tall guy) offered bringing and setting up a table for us BUT the manager by the name Catherine told him we... More 

Thank minathicoms
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66 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Managed to get a walk in for four people although the restaurant was fairly busy. The restaurant seemed to offer up sushi as it's main dish. Lots of options but a long way off the best sushi I've eaten. The rest of our party has meat or pasta dishes and they certainly weren't anything to write home about. The service... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate there twice in three days had the hamburger which was great also good fish and although it is a large restaurant service is very good as is the view of the lagoon

Thank Hil-Harv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7310

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?