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Zachary's Restaurant

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Lagoon View Dr, Eastern Head | Conrad Pezula, Knysna 6570, South Africa
044 302 3364
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Named after the Chairman's much-loved and well-travelled Labrador...
Named after the Chairman's much-loved and well-travelled Labrador, Zachary's is stylish and contemporary and reflects the five star luxury of the award-winning Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa. Upmarket without being intimidating, sophisticated but not pretentious, Zachary’s offers seasonal menus incorporating vegetables, fruit and herbs from the hotel’s organic gardens and the bounty of fresh produce available in the Garden Route area, reflecting a clean, honest approach to food with a unique style of its own.The restaurant’s award-winning wine list has twice received an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.
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  • 44
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hearty food, fun atmosphere

We ordered pasta, pizza and salad and it was simple but delicious. The restaurant was busy but the atmosphere relaxed. If it wasn't pouring, I would have loved to sit outside to enjoy more of the gorgeous view. As it turned out, it was cosier inside!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2012
tripdee
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Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Australia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

We ordered pasta, pizza and salad and it was simple but delicious. The restaurant was busy but the atmosphere relaxed. If it wasn't pouring, I would have loved to sit outside to enjoy more of the gorgeous view. As it turned out, it was cosier inside!

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Conrad P, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear tripdee Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Zachary's. It is only through feedback that we continuously improve. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overall dining experience and we do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back. Kind regards Victor Chalfoun General Manager More 

Bangor, N.Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Fabulous food, in fabulous surroundings, excellent service. The strange thing was we were the only people in the restaurant (6 of us) which was really quite surreal. Come on people, you must try this place.

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Conrad P, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear emwni Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Zachary's. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall dining experience and we do hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back. Kind regards Victor Chalfoun General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

If you like Las Vegas, Dubai or Sun City you might like this restaurant but it's a could be anywhere kind of place and totally misses the point in my opinion. Knysna is very different to any of the above and it's beauty and charm carries over to several of its restaurants but not this one. I have eaten there... More 

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Conrad P, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Cantwaitforspring Thank you for your review and choosing to dine at Zachary's. It is only through feedback that we continuously improve. We do hope that the next time you are on the Garden Route, we will have the opportunity to welcome you back and restore your confidence in us. Kind regards Victor Chalfoun General Manager More 

Cape Town, South Africa
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Zachery's is well worth a visit. On the pricey side but a really great night out for a special occasion! The food is locally sourced and most of the meat is free range & the vegetables organic & fresh from the restaurant garden! Attention to detail. It was my birthday & management presented me with a gorgeous chocolate ganache cake... More 

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Conrad P, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear SammyKim Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Zachary's. It is only through feedback that we continuously improve. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall dining experience and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Victor Chalfoun General Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Good quality was excellent and the presentation very good. Although the cheft seemed to have a Asian?Indian influence I felt that certain breakfast items would not suit every taste bud and dinner items ver limited. The food fresh and natural fantastic

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Victor C, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Shube1 Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor and for choosing to dine at Zachary's. Thank you for your valuable feedback which we will use to assist with continuous improvements. I am pleased that you enjoyed the quality and presentation of your meals. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Victor Chalfoun General Manager More 

Sicily, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

My partner and I had an unbelievable dinner at Zachary's. We are generally not into "fine dining", but we were blown away by Zachary's. Every element was just perfect. Excellent service from the moment we entered Pezula. The wine suggestion by the sommelier was great and I can't say enough about the food! Absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. We'll definitely... More 

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Victor C, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear cocktailsunset Thank you for you review and for choosing to dine at Zachary's. I am delighted to hear that you had an unbelievable dining experience and that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Kind regards Victor Chalfoun General Manager More 

Sandbach, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We went on Christmas day and had a beautiful meal. Food was of a very high quality and we opted to have the matching wines for each course which was great. It was expensive but great for a special occasion. Service was very good and the atmosphere was lovely.

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Victor C, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear HeatherandSimon Thank you for your review and for choosing to spend Christmas day with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and that the service and atmosphere contributed to the special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back for another wonderful experience. Kind regards Victor Chalfoun General Manager More 

Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

You might agree with me when saying that guests are often inclined to be rather quick to complain when service is poor, however fail to acknowledge when it is good. It is for this reason that I wish to advise that I was most impressed by the pleasant and attentive disposition of staff when visiting this restaurant for dinner last... More 

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Victor C, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Denver B Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Zachary's. I am proud to hear that you received impressive service and will be sure to pass on your personal message to Shanon. performance and offer our valued guests, an extraordinary experience. We, as a team, take every opportunity to continuously improve so that we can... More 

Knysna, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

If you want a posh place voilà .... you pay EUR prices and get very nice food and veery expensive wines.

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Victor C, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear angie044 Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Zachary's. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Victor Chalfoun General Manager More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

coming to plett often for weekends, we enjoy their good restaurants. Thought we would try something special and different at newly opened cafe Z at pezula in knysna after hearing great thing about the american head chef. Only one of the only two sav blancs on the menu was available. Good starters, but main course must plated some time back... More 

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Hotelier12, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rolfk484, I am disappointed at your experience and would dearly like to request that you make contact with me direct when next in the area. There is absolutely no point to be made by the Chef or the kitchen and we would dearly like the opportunity to redeem ourselves. We have had rave reviews about Cafe Z, the concept... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lagoon View Dr, Eastern Head | Conrad Pezula, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: 044 302 3364

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

Description

Named after the Chairman's much-loved and well-travelled Labrador, Zachary's is stylish and contemporary and reflects the five star luxury of the award-winning Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa. Upmarket without being intimidating, sophisticated but not pretentious, Zachary’s offers seasonal menus incorporating vegetables, fruit and herbs from the hotel’s organic gardens and the bounty of fresh produce available in the Garden Route area, reflecting a clean, honest approach to food with a unique style of its own.The restaurant’s award-winning wine list has twice received an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.

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