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Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7331
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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    Very good
  • 123
    Average
  • 65
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great oysters

Good service from Bertie food good and tasty, if you have dessert make sure you share as portions were huge!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Rummy01
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Peterborough
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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Peterborough
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Good service from Bertie food good and tasty, if you have dessert make sure you share as portions were huge!!

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Lagos, Nigeria
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Fun place to sit outside after an afternoon of shopping and enjoy a delicious glass of wine, admire the sailboats, and dig into fresh seafood. Be sure to check out the gift shop.

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Blantyre, Malawi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Good service and fresh seafood. The oysters were amazing - a taste of the ocean. A limited wine shop and Deli. The Deli was a bit disappointing as we were expecting a reasonable range of mediterranean style antipasti and found mostly factory produced 'hams' and unappetising cheeses. Hence the 'average' rating rather than 'very good'.

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Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

34 South, is the pace to go for the great dinner, lively atmosphere, trendy restaurant setup. Food is great, staff is really friendly. Tip: make a booking to reserve your table, they get really busy, and you don't want to show up there and have lost an opportunity to have eaten in this restaurant....

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My Wife and I visited this Restaurant on recomendation of friends. We were welcomed warmly and shown to our table. Our Waiter was Pieter and it was quickly obvious that he was very polite and professional, he was determined to ensure we were happy and discused the menu with us( the Menu was excellent in presentation and content.) I am... More 

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Calne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

My partner and I visited this restaurant as we wanted some oysters. Set on the quay, the restaurant staff we very friendly and helpful. I settled for half a dozen medium coastal oysters which were fresh and very tasty. As a main I settled for a Meze of different fish dishes. The food was well presented and we found the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Having often eaten here in the past, I always enjoyed excellent quality service and food. March 2015 was the first time in 10 years (live abroad now), and how disappointing it was. Trying to impress my Russian girlfriend with a fine dining experience, the waitress brought my (fresh) Oysters with the dirty Tabasco bottle nested lying on top of my... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We have been coming through Knysna for many years. We usually visit the Garden Route, at least twice a year. I have just started writing reviews, so if you had read a review of this place, from me, a couple years ago, it would have been more glowing and complimentary. Unfortunately, I feel things have changed, and not for the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It seems the standards have dropped in recent years. Service and staff attitude is lack lustre and slow. A large wine list, but not many quality options per glass. A pint of local Foresters draft was flat. It was replaced with the alternative Bosun's without question, however, that too was flat. The menu offers a wide variety, but imparts a... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

24 of us went here for a meal, the day after my brother's wedding. We had a long table, the atmosphere was fantastic, the waiter service brilliant. Everyone had such a delicious meal. The seahorses are wonderful and the set up with the Deli and the Shop at the back are so interesting. The evening meal was so good, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 20
  • Cuisine: African, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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).
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?