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“A GREAT FINE DINING EXPERIENCE ON LEISURE ISLE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Daniela's

Daniela's
Leisure Island, Knysna, South Africa
044 384 0462
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Ranked #81 of 116 Restaurants in Knysna
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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87 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“A GREAT FINE DINING EXPERIENCE ON LEISURE ISLE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I was impressed with Daniela' at Leisure Isle Lodge before we even arrived. We had booked a few days prior but on the afternoon of our booking I received a phone call suggesting that we arrive a little earlier as a table of 7 had booked to arrive the same time as our party of 3 and they were concerned that the party of 7 would have their orders in before us which would cause us to wait. Is that not service!
It is a small restaurant with a lovely outlook. Table settings was everything of the best and I found the two staff serving the restaurant to be well trained and very friendly.
Service was excellent but I did find the wine list to be pricey. Our starters of a Calamari salad was a choice and the calamari was very tender. Our main courses of Karoo lamb shank and a beef fillet were both excellent, the beef fillet was cooked to perfection and the lamb shank also.
A most enjoyable evening was had and my only comment is that it would have been nice to have had interaction with owner / management but let that not detract from the staff that served us as they were excellent.
If you are looking for a slightly more formal fine dining experience in Knysna then you will not do better than eating at Daniela's at Leisure Isle Lodge.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Knysna, South Africa
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We loved our dinner at Daniela's, 7 of us and we all loved our food! The only downside mentioned by the couple staying at the Lodge was the lack of management on the night and the bar was slow!

Visited February 2013
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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“friendly and cosy :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

lovely experience, extremelly friendly waiters, good food, nice wine! the rooms and the whole are great!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Breakfasts and dinners were too few to sample the quality and taste of this restaurant. The Karoo Lamb shank is a must-the meat literally falls of the bone-mmmmmmmmm mouth watreing even now!

Visited December 2012
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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166 reviews 166 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Expensive, good food, but very poor service. I recommend to go somewhere else and do not spend your money here.

Visited October 2012
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