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The Orchid Room

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Contemporary
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1 Old Cape Road | At the Simola Hotel, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 302 9600
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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We have generally always had a good experience here but sadly last night's experience was extremely disappointing. Our waitress seemed inexperienced and had some difficulty with our drinks order. We then asked if we could place our food order. Four of us had decided to order fillet steak but we were informed that there were only 3 fillets left! This... More 

Thank Barbara H
Langebaan, South Africa
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

You feel special from the moment you enter.... soft backlighting, gorgeous views.... feels like you are the only important patrons... The menu is not overwhelmingly big, but more than enough choices for everyone's taste. Friendly effecient service and stunning food!

Thank snaair
Knysna, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

very special setting. Friendly staff and very good value for money. booking for a window table is essential.

Thank ik1957
Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Breakfast improved a lot and the buffets were fantastic. We enjoyed the fruits and all the choices for eggs during the breakfast! And the different buffts in the evening were delicious

Thank birdie811
Halifax, Canada
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121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We were on a Stay and Play. We had 2 rounds of golf, a credit for 2 breakfast and 2 dinners and we stayed in one of the villas overlooking the course. The villas was beautiful with a huge bedroom, living room, kitchen, and balcony; very luxurious. The meals we had were excellent served by very professional and friendly wait... More 

1 Thank Brenda R
Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment with stunning views over Knysna and the heads . Apartment was well appointed but could have been cleaner , the bathrooms wax tired and needed a real deep clean . The apartment lacked facilities like sharp knives for food prep and dish towels . Golf was not made available for residents and in... More 

3 Thank Keith C
South Africa
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

As you drive up to the entrance you are greeted by James who gives you the biggest warmest smile you have ever encountered. He immediately makes you feel welcome. The service from the chef Jacques was phenomenal, it was my husbands 60th and they went out of their way to make it a really special dinner from baking a cake,... More 

1 Thank RochelleSouthAfrica
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Stayed in a delightful 1 bed unit which was large & very spacious & well appointed. Stunning views over the lovely golf course which was a delight to play. The breakfast was super but the dinner menu was a little restrictive. Stayed 5 nights but drove into town for 3 of the evenings. It was a good 10 minute drive... More 

1 Thank CruisingCarole
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We as a family spent two weeks at this stunning facility, we were made to feel very welcome with a fantastic feeling of being part of the family and not a guest from the General Manager, Golf Director and their staff, where nothing was to much trouble to organize. The facilities on offer were a great golf course, excellent restaurant,... More 

1 Thank S3388FOgregc
Leeds, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Always book a round here when in Knysna, were lucky enough to see the troupe of baboons again this year that wander the course. Amazing views and a testing golf course.

1 Thank Helen L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Contemporary
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Old Cape Road | At the Simola Hotel, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 302 9600

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