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“Best meal we ate in South Africa” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Anchorage Restaurant

Anchorage Restaurant
11 Grey Street, Knysna, South Africa
044-3822230
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Ranked #7 of 116 Restaurants in Knysna
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best meal we ate in South Africa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Can not recommend this restaurant enough. The food is full of taste, the service is excellent, and the experience is one you will never forget.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Good meal away from Waterfront hubub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We had an enjoyable meal with good service away from the hectic waterfront in Knysna. Can't pick out anything particular to mention but would happily return on another occasion. We were in Knysna for 7 nights so tried a variety of the local restaurants and the Anchorage would certainly stand good comparison with most of the competition.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fabulous place to eat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

The proprietor, Brian, squeezed us in on the request of our hosts at Candlewood Lodge which made us feel really special. The service was attentive without being obtrusive, and the food was excellent. Well priced too, for upmarket fare. The ambience was wonderful especially, for me, the old maps on the wall. Altogether, a fabulous experience.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Knysna, South Africa
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“Reliably great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My partner and I have eaten at Anchorage a handful of times now... enough to see that one can truly not fault the kitchen or the staff of Anchorage: they consistently deliver a great dining experience. The seafood is always excellent as are the steaks. The wine list, while not extensive certainly includes a good enough selection to please everyone from the quaffer to the connoisseur. The service also consistently hits the sweet spot between being attentive but not over-bearing.

Perhaps some visitors to Knysna miss out on this gem because its not situated in the trendy waterfront. But truly, behind the "normal" looking shopfront is a wonderful meal experience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Huntington, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We ate at Anchorage Restaurant in December 2012 and enjoyed their wonderful fresh fish and superb service.

Visited December 2012
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