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“Garden Route Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of 34 South

34 South
Ranked #13 of 160 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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).
Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Garden Route Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Service a bit marred by a power cut which restricted things somewhat. A popular place nonetheless. Oyster were very good.

Visited March 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Local Disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

The oysters were fresh and as promised by the locals, the best we've tasted. Sadly this was the only good part of our dinner. Hubby's main course had to be sent back because it was raw - hake-staple food that should be easy to cook and my mussel pot had little to no flabour. Service was pretty average and the ambience was okay.

  • Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent service, broad menu, good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great family restaurant with a broad menu including the world famous local oysters. Sushi was ok and the fish was fresh but the best thing about this restaurant was the atmosphere and super friendly staff with a menu that was big enough to be able to find something to suit everyone's taste. Relaxed atmosphere and nice position. The food was good and well priced but not outstanding, with the exception of the oysters. Kids menu available which was excellent - well priced, great food and good choice for the little ones.

  • Visited March 2014
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Whistler, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice but not the best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

My partner and I dined at 34 South for dinner after a lady at our hotel recommended the establishment.
We shared a bottle of wine and oysters served with lemon and tabasco - they were nice and fresh. For our mains we shared mussels and the fish special (king clip).
Everything we ordered was enjoyable and filling but after dining at fantastic places in South Africa we weren't overwhelmed.
The menu is quite large so if you're with a group everyone is sure to find something they'd like. The decor certainly isn't fine dining or modern, it actually doesn't really feel like a restaurant. Maybe this was the case with there being tables set up around a closed buffet style cafeteria/deli and an 'until late' grocery store. It's definitely not a personal or romantic venue.
The service was casual and attentive enough.
All in all the food was fine, we had a nice experience however if I visit Knysna again I don't think I'd return.

  • Visited March 2014
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“An excellent choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Waiter was great (Sascha), food excellent (calamari, pizzas, sushi) and the prices reasonable. Other than some of the more well known establishments in the waterfront, they really value customers and make sure you are well looked after.

  • Visited April 2014
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