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Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7196
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at around 2 in the afternoon grabbed a spot in the sun and just chilled. Service was good, food was good, view was good, so all good. We did only order oysters and sashimi and beers. I think we were after lunch rush which suited us perfectly.

Thank UKandmore
Cape Town
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you can, order the jugs of margeritas. Good value and strong! Tapas were good and not too expensive. Nicely varied, too.

Thank James D
New Hampshire
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Since it is the sister restaurant is Scirocco, we thought it would be good. That said if you like fried foods, greasy smell inside, TV's all over you might like it. My oysters arrived and the only one I tasted was warm... needless to say they were sent back. Husbands prawn curry was good though. Service was spotty with 3... More 

Thank svh175
Northampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We liked this place for lunch so thought we would have dinner. We found the service an and the quality of the food not very good. In particular it was disappointing that they couldn't serve our dishes together so we found ourselves eating separately.

Thank PFM16
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in the early evening and were seated at an unreserved table. After ordering drinks and some tapas, the manager came to our table to tell us that it had now been booked and we should leave before 7pm. This thoroughly unprofessional and rude business practice ruined what is otherwise a pleasant restaurant. Don't seat customers if you don't... More 

Thank Hardy E
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place. The food taste so good. And the views are to die for. Definitely good price and the workers friendly and calm. Nice music playing in the background. Must visit

Thank Jesse O
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131 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this friendly Restaurant. We had a selection of small dishes, artichoke hearts, sardines, etc etc, each Dish a delight. Great atmosphere.

Thank WilcoBraintree
Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this spot to be an unpretentious casual hangout that serves great tapas and ice cold beer! What more could you want? Watch out, it gets busy!

Thank Mark I
west yorks
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to have a Sunday afternoon drinking & eating tapas. As there were 8 of us we did plenty of both. Our waitress was efficient & helpful. Food was average but the company more than made up for it.

Thank suejon
Greater London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a no nonsensere restaurant good plain food full of flavour and generous portions. The staff are friendly and helpful will explain any of the food you are unsure about. The location is nothing special but if you are there just to eat then it is a good choice.

Thank david_carraher

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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
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7196
A fun, vibey tapas restaurant situated on Thesen Island at the waters edge. Live music, sushi, global tapas and friendly service. A place not to be missed...

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?