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O Pescador Restaurant

Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3476
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Steakhouse, African, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On the waterfront at Knysna harbor. Varied menu and variety of meat and pasta dishes. Service very good and servers friendly. Food portions large and good salads

Thank Phillip G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This spot is in a wonderful setting with great service . Has a family owned feeling about it. The chicken curry was good. The prego roll could have had more flavour as it was a bit dry and bland. Maybe it was just a bad...More

Thank Tamarin E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking to eat at a family friendly restaurant on a very cold Sunday night. We were warmly welcomed by the owner/manageress and simply loved the fireplace in the center of the restaurant, which offered much needed warmth from the cold night air. Once...More

Thank Mands007
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so happy you and your family had a wonderful experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for dinner on a cold, wet Sunday evening and had a lovely meal. My husband and son had just completed the cycle race so both enjoyed the very good steaks and I had the chicken prego roll. All well cooked and the...More

Thank DeeCapeTown
Reviewed 22 May 2017

On a miserable wet evening when Knysna was not looking it's best, the welcoming warmth and food smells of O Pescador were just what was needed. Simple meals can often be the hardest to get absolutely right. The mussels were delicious (could possibly have been...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

You don' t find this type of restaurant every day, but you'll be surprised by the food, quality of service, and the nice view on the Knysna harbour front. And all for a moderate price. What to eat? Sea food, of course!

Thank dringdilara
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you so much. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

From the moment we entered the restaurant we felt the good vibe in the place. in a nice welcoming place like that, i thought you can't go wrong with the food, and i was right. the presentation was beautiful and the taste... superb. all cooked...More

Thank adi48
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We went to dinner at this wonderful Portuguese restaurant. Had an appetizer of chorizo. Should be plain grilled with no sauce. That was the only mis-step. The grilled prawns and klingfish were the best tasting fish I have ever tasted. Simple, fresh and delicious. Run...More

Thank drphil2
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Right next door there is a Protea Hotel which provides foreign customers who don't care about Rand value( which is what Portuguese food is normally about) The food and service was good but if you are local you would not support this establishment just because...More

Thank charleskilner808
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We had lunch at O Pescador on our recent trip to Knysna. Friendly staff, good food excellent view. The food is really great and reasonably priced. We will definitely visit there again

Thank Rina M
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$2 - US$23
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 3476
South African Portuguese cuisine. Seafood, chicken and steaks prepared on order. Outside deck seating with beautiful views of the harbour Excellent food and excellent service. Chef is the owner.
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