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Fern Gulley Farm | Rheenendal Road, Garden Route, Knysna 6570, South Africa
082 739 0962
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Today
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Sunday Lunch

The weather was awful so we had to eat inside. However the food was wonderful, cooked by the owner which is usually a good sign. Service good but we weren't on a hurry. Recommended

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
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Knysna, South Africa
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Knysna, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The weather was awful so we had to eat inside. However the food was wonderful, cooked by the owner which is usually a good sign. Service good but we weren't on a hurry. Recommended

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We took friends to the Red Barn to celebrate their birthdays in November having heard good reports. Well the setting is most attractive but that was the only good thing. Despite having reserved a table they proceeded to give it to other people while we looked at the menu outside and we landed up at a table at the back.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Red Barn is one of the most child-friendly places I've ever been to! We had the most lovely afternoons there while holidaying in brenton. Just a 15 minute drive off the main road, it really is the most special restaurant. We booked a table under the trees close for the toddlers to run around and play on the jungle... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Super play area for the kids. With great food and lovely surroundings. The setting is great for enjoying a family friendly atmosphere whilst the children play

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Rural setting with freshly prepared food. Had a couple of meals there and their pizza is the best in Knysna. Well worth a try!

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Mpumalanga, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

While on holiday in The Red Barn's area, my husband and I decided to pop in at Country Shop they advertise. We decided to have a light lunch. The service was excellent, staff and owner very friendly. I decided to have the Smoked Chicken Wrap with salad. My husband had the Chicken Burger. He enjoyed his burger and chips. I... More 

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Knysna
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Home made macadamia pesto to die for! Served on the taps platter with pita bread - thin and crispy! Great pizza as well and the sunday roast weel worth it. Good service, relaxed Sunday afternoon to spend with friends. Service for bigger groups can be a bit slower, but who cares if you have time!

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Knysna, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This restaurant has a great atmosphere, in country surroundings as well as good food at very reasonable prices. The downside though, is the appallingly slow service which, apparently, has been the case for some time. Once they fix this shortcoming, we'll be back.

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Knysna, South Africa
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21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We were really looking forward to a great breakfast but the service was poor and the food mostly luke warm Prices ok for some things but expensive dor others. We were never asked about the meal when paying.

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Knysna
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Red Barn is in a very pretty setting, but the food was average. There is a great kids play area with pirate ship and dressing up clothes to keep the kids amused, but the menu doesn't really cater for kids

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fern Gulley Farm | Rheenendal Road, Garden Route, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: 082 739 0962
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 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 - 3:00 pm

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