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Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7331
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Ranked #25 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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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Lunch at 34 South, for their R34.00 special, of gurnard espetada. A colorful skewer of fish chunks, lemon and peppers. The fish was a tad over cooked. Service, friendly if slowish. Which wasn't unexpected given that the tables were packed. To accompany the free glass of wine, we selected bits of sushi as well as an Ernie Else Chenin.

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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

The place is a little like a big fish hall, but it is fun to be there and enjoy the atmosphere. Service was fast and attentive althougn the restaurant was pretty packed. The food was fine; the Tomato soup tasty, the Maki platter fresh, and the Line fish a little overcooked. All in all a good dinner. Would go again.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by the chap who runs the guest house. It lived up to expectations. We hadn't booked and they accommodated us quickly and with no fuss. Our waiter "Vegas" was a character. He was attentive and slightly entertaining. The atmosphere was great, buzzing. Our food and wine were excellent. We shared the seafood platter. The price... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were accompanied here by a friend who lives locally at his suggestion, telling us that it was one of his local favourites. He was right! Seeing how packed it was out of season, it's obviously highly thought of by others as well. Definitely need to book! Friendly and enthusiastic staff and a jolly atmosphere. I had the peri-peri chicken... More

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cameronmc
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A good night had by all - some excellent food with a great choice of menu to suit all. Oysters were outstanding, and some greta wines too. Would recommend.

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Devon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Truly amazing food and so much to choose from. Oysters were wonderful and staff very pleasant. A must to visit either for lunch or dinner. We enjoyed an amazing lunch with our friends.

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Knysna
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Breakfast and daily specials for R 34 make this restaurant one of the best value deals in the town. Location and service cannot be faulted either

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Midrand, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The starter was nice but after so salty that we couldn't eat.they apologies by offering a dessert. Not going again

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London
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

we ate here twice during our stay in Knysna and enjoyed the seafood, it wasn't gastro but decent reasonably priced food. Booking is probably advisable.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

When I first visited Knysna 50 years ago, we had to bring a fishing rod to get some supper. Today boasts over a hundred eateries. As a town which depends on tourists, one of the disadvantages is that even midweek, all restaurants will be full. Book ahead to avoid waiting for a table. As avid followers of Banting Diet, my... More

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Additional Information about 34 South

Address: Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 44 382 7331
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 20
Cuisine: Sushi, African, Mediterranean, Seafood

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