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Daniela`s at Leisure Isle Lodge

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87 Bayswater Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0462
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Braintree
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit pretentious but nice room. My wife's glass of Merlo was served in a brandy glass? Bit of a gimmick I suppose. I ordered a risotto, it came in a huge soup bowl! I had to send it back to be transferred to a normal plate. The round plate is a perfect for serving food on. I really dislike... More 

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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to try Daniela's for our first night in Knysna by recommendation of a good friend. The hotel it's situated in is beautiful and Daniela's interior is that of understated elegance. The food was fantastic and the service unobtrusive. Small menu which is great. Most of us had the calamari salad to start with. For mains, the prawn and... More 

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Thank Morne M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

From the light hearted, entertaining but very professional staff to the decor and setting & most importantly the incredible food, my wife and I enjoyed our evening at Danielas from start to finish!

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Oakville, Canada
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We booked Danielas based on reviews and when we arrived in our taxi at night we thought we had the wrong address as it looked like someones home. Once inside that homely feel continued as the Daniela's staff made us feel so welcome. We were taken to comfortable lounge seats in the small bar area and served drinks while studying... More 

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Munich, Germany
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the restaurant in behalf of the good reviews. The starters were very good, but then the main course was somewhat disappointing. My wife hat the fish and prawn curry which was not really spiced and there was not enough sauce to eat with the rice. My beef filet was done and not medium as ordered the fries... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

It is hard not to like this restaurant. Splendid location at the lagoon, semi-formal setting, friendly staff (perhaps a bit on the pushy side), winelist presents a decent overview of upper middle class SA wines. The kitchen deserves special mention: the crew behind the fires knows how to handle a lamb and a beef fillet. A good experience, on the... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Daniela's had been recommended as a good place to dine whilst staying on Leisure Isle. We enjoyed the surroundings which were well presented, clean and orderly. The food was good but not quite as good as we had been led to believe. We also felt that the sommelier was just a little too pushy; we know what we like and... More 

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Thank akay07
Cape Town, South Africa
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169 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

While we had a really great fish curry for dinner at this restaurant our experience of breakfast was less than positive. Their service was very slow and the eggs were drenched in oil. I have provided my opinion and a more detailed experience under the category for the" Leisure Isle Lodge", of which this restaurant is part of.

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Thank CorneCapeTown
Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We had a dinner at Daniela's . It was a nice experience, good food, nice & friendly stuff. We enjoyed our dinner over there. Very nice place also to stay.

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Thank Mada1234
South Africa
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I stayed at this lodge a couple times back in 2007 and enjoyed the food there tremendously. I wanted to see if they had that same standard since. I booked a table by email which was confirmed. We arrived and we had a drink whilst we looked at the menu. We got seated in the cosy dining area. The tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Bayswater Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 384 0462

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