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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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177 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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Cape Town, South Africa
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165 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Thank Geckoland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Food excellent. Service quick. Worth a visit. Fine dining. The LODGE IS GREAT. Presentable. White table cloths.

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Thank Peter R
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Overall we had a really good experience here. Staff were very friendly, welcomed us to bar for a drink, and offered some snacks. Lovely setting and decor, restaurant side is small and intimate. Some tables possibly a little close to one another? Food was very good, good seafood curry and fillet. We took our children, and they were very happy... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Lovely, cosy restaurant - have the seafood platter - the kingklip was absolutely beautifully cooked!

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Thank Sally H
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We had a very enjoyable meal. Agree with recent reviews re slightly untidy dress (shirts not tucked in) and wine glasses could be better quality - and we had a very good wine, but this is nit picking. We are fortunate that we "fine dine" often - this is not fine dining In a Michelin Star way but very good... More 

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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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77 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Food: starters - zucchini salad - a lot of lettuce leaves & not much zucchini 5/10 Main courses - quite good 7/10 Dessert - best sounding dessert out of a choice of only three was "off" Service: very pleasant staff, but kitchen slow. 6/10 Ambiance: typical hotel dining room, but very nice view for those by the Windows. Overcrowded when... 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?