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34 South

Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7331
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Ranked #26 of 116 Restaurants in Knysna
Price range: $3 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Not exactly a restaurant... Not exactly a bar... Definitely not a deli... Well, not exactly a deli... It's an eating place, a drinking place and definitely a meeting place. And it's a gift shop, a clothing emporium, a food store, a fish monger and a bakery, too. And the finest wine shop this side of the grape curtain. And it's always on one, single line of latitude - the 34th parallel (but only on the Waterfront at the Knysna Quays).
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Over the last 15 years or so we used to holiday in Knysna most years and brunch at 34 South was a daily event. We skipped the last few years though. On return this week, we noticed that there were quite a few changes. The selection of products on the shelves is a lot less. The upstairs shop is gone.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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208 reviews 208 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Wonderfully fresh Knysna oysters followed by line fish (a delicious cob kabeljou) and a crisp sauvignon blanc. Attentive service. I would definitely eat here again.

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Torquay, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Nice location on the waterfront. The food was excellent. Lots of choices and the prices were very reasonable.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here last week. The service was decent and the food was good -- the seafood pizza in particular. We found the atmosphere a bit too touristy and the prices a bit inflated in comparison to better restaurants in the area, but we had an overall good experience. Cakes from the deli counter were delicious.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had dinner there. Kabeljou "line-fish of the day" appeared undersized and seafood curry was edible, but bad. Wont go again.

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Cape Town
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Interesting restaurant with a wide selection of dishes. The restaurant wasn't busy and I appreciated the quick and prompt service from my attentive waitress. Presentation and quality was good to average but I'm giving this 2/5 due to some health and safety issues I noted during my meal: 1. Birds flying around in the kitchen and over food preparation areas... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Have been many times and always enjoy the experience. We went on a chilly day but were given blankets to keep the cold at bay as we wanted to sit outside. Had very tender calamari with rice and salad. Our waiter was excellent as usual.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

All round great venue a must see when in Knysna the smorgesboard is awsome. Located in the quays with a great outlook. Bustling atmosphere.

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Cuneo, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

You can eat all the day from 10 am. Lots of tasty plates. Fresh fishes. Good wines and desserts. Medium price.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited 34 Degrees South for lunch on Saturday whilst staying in Knysna. We haven't been in a while so weren't sure what to expect. Nothing has changed, still the same good service, good food and great atmosphere. We had divine queen prawns which were served with their house brand of peri peri sauce ... the sauce that great that... More

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