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“Great venue for lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ile de Pain

Ile de Pain
10 The Boatshed | Thesen Island, Knysna, South Africa
27(0)44-302-5707
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Ranked #4 of 116 Restaurants in Knysna
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great venue for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

As always in South Africa be patient with the service. Very popular venue for lunch. Excellent Bruchetta!

Visited February 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
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“Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast. The food was excellent and the service was great. Love the decor and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Whilst staying in Knysna for three weeks, we had breakfast in this restaurant several times and bought bread and quiche on a regular basis.
The breakfasts were wonderful, very healthy and delicious and it is worth waiting for a table outside to enjoy the experience to the full!
The bread and quiche were always of an excellent standard and the cakes looked wonderful although I managed to resist!
My only regret is that this type of restaurant with its imaginative, high quality food, is not available to me in the UK.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pretoria, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very nice lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had lunch here today. Service was excellent and the food even better. The waiter recommended an excellent wine. Will visit again when we are in Knysna. Very relaxing under the trees.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Woking, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Overrated. Terrible service.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

This place seems to be living on its reputation as it was busy. We were really disappointed. The food looked lovely but the staff we had (on two occasions) were slow, disinterested and looked bored - unlike most other places we have eaten. Our drinks took over half an hour despite repeated chasing, and my soup had to be sent back as it was cold. After waiting a further 15 mins we told them not too bother and left. A real shame.

Visited February 2014
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