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Anchorage Restaurant

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11 Grey Street, Knysna, South Africa
044-3822230
Today
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 213
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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 11
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quaint location

We had a nice evening meal at the Anchorage in Knysna. The owner was on hand to great the patrons and made a point of attending each table to ask about the meal. The location is a bit small so make sure to have reservations. There are a few tables outside as long as the evening is not too cool.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
pdamac
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had a nice evening meal at the Anchorage in Knysna. The owner was on hand to great the patrons and made a point of attending each table to ask about the meal. The location is a bit small so make sure to have reservations. There are a few tables outside as long as the evening is not too cool.... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Relaxed atmosphere, qualifier staff and also knowledgable on wines.the catch of the day was deliciously prepared, to go with a sole. Cose for qualitytime, go here.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visited this lovely restaurant on a horrendously wet evening . Despite the weather , they were full and turning diners away - so remember to book !! The staff were very knowledgable and friendly but not intrusive. They specialise in locally caught seafood as well as traditional meat dishes. We chose different fish dishes and the meal could not be... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by our B&B hosts and we were glad we took their advice. It's close to the waterfront but not on it so it would be easy to miss if you don't know where it is. But what it lacks in location it makes up for in quality of food and service. The staff were... More 

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Knysna
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Anchorage has existed in Knysna longer than any other restaurant and for a good reason. Brian Smith and his team consistently serve up some of the best food in town. Sole Anchorage is their signature dish and the steaks are close behind. Kelly has selected some of the best wines around and is always ready help pair your wine... More 

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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Tried antelope for the first time! Service was brilliant, we both had melt in your mouth steak all really good.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I had a lovely evening at Anchorage, eating absolutely delicious sole and enjoying a lovely long chat with the waiter, Benjamin, who did his best to get me Xhosa-clicking! A great place to go as a solo-traveller - a nice balance between leaving me to enjoy by delicious dinner and stepping up for a chat in between courses.

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Top Contributor
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Nice atmosphere and welcoming staff. The food here was top quality especially the seafood which was amongst the best we have ever had. Oysters to start with were so fresh and delicious whilst the seafood platter for two as a main was outstanding. King prawns, calamari, calamari steak, mussels, sole, gurnard were all perfectly cooked and accompanied by some delicious... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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110 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were welcomed by a friendly staff. The waiter who served us was also friendly and knowledgeable on the dishes available on the menu. On food: pepperdew with feta cheese (starter) - very good Thai chicken & corn soup - very good snails - cooked just right, nice texture, uniquely covered with pastry.. KingKlip with garlic butter sauce - very... More 

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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My husband and I were not overly impressed by the quality of the restaurants in Knysna and this was the only one that appeared to be open on a Sunday when we arrived that wasn't at the waterfront complex. So we booked a table for the Monday evening and had a lovely meal! Calamari would normally be the last fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Grey Street, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: 044-3822230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?