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Anchorage Restaurant

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11 Grey Street, Knysna, South Africa
044-3822230
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 30
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  • 11
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delish

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Lizzi M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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350 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Six of us had dinner and we were very impressed by the warm atmosphere created by the team. Very good food was enjoyed by all of us ( Calamari is seriously good)

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Knysna, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had such an excellent lent meal here that we booked again for The following night. Good specials board, excellent service.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Either the proprietors of this establishment are in serious financial trouble or they aren't passionate enough to run a restaurant. Food quality seems cheaply sourced and it shows! The steak was not seasoned well enough and certainly not grilled well either. I asked for a medium-rare, got a medium-to-well done slab of meat. The meat was tasteless; again, not sourced... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We didn't expect much when we drove into the parking lot but the warm friendly staff put us at ease. We chose to sit under the lanterns & stars. Food was excellent. From the starters to the seafood platter to the dessert. Would definitely recommend it & plan on going back when next we pass through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Ate there twice during our short trip to knysna. Wonderful food, excellent service. Even on a monday night the restaurant was packed! Thoroughly recommend.

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surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The food was excellent . The night we were there the service was slow. Try and book inside as the view from the tables outside overlooks a road of parked cars

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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?