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“Friendly Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 34 South

34 South
Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7331
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Ranked #23 of 120 Restaurants in Knysna
Price range: $3 - $20
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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).
Bristol, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Friendly Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Our waiter, Sean, won us over. This restaurant is situated in an artificial setting of the Waterfront. It caters for basic Italian food concentrating mainly on Sea food. There was a large range of food choice. Our meals were quite good, served efficiently, and good repartee with the waiter. Overall it was good food and good value, but nothing exceptional. The views were very good, and the atomosphere was good, but "busy".

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A very pleasant meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We love seafood, and this was one of favourites whilst touring the Cape. Although very busy, and you need to book ahead, service was timely and responsive. We tried several fish dishes including the oysters,and everything was cooked and presented well. As everywhere along the Cape, the meal was excellent value, and if you want to sample the famous local fish, this is the place to do it. They also have a shop attached which is full of really intersting small gifts which are ideal to take home as presents.!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Knysna, South Africa
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Awful fish”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Dinner was a very disappointing experience. One diner had inedble fish-grey and badly cooked and smelled bad.
Pizza left a lot to be desired. Oily and lacking in taste and topping. The other diner had line fish which was ok- but only that. Once we complained about the fish it was taken away very quickly and replaced. However trying to attract the attention of waiters is exasperating. Would somebody please tell them to stop congregating around the till point and pay more attention to the customers.
This restaurant is definitely oing south!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Waitron and kitchen were not coordinated. One main dish arrived before soup and oysters. Later when we were ready for the main meal, they arrived cold. Sent it back but returned luke-warm. Manager apologised and offered coffee but we were disappointed with the whole service.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good but nothing out of the ordinary”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Really nice vibe, good menu but honestly nothing to rave about in my opinion. Meals are pricey for what you get.

Visited October 2013
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