We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Superb Thai food, clever cooking.”
Review of Firefly Eating House - CLOSED

Firefly Eating House
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
UK
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb Thai food, clever cooking.”
Reviewed January 23, 2010

Very clever use of spice to make delicious Thai food that will take you back for more.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank UkKengor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

156 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    71
    39
    20
    17
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointing evening”
Reviewed January 7, 2010

We visited this restaurant in January. You would think with it being the height of the tourist season, allowances would be made. Instead they crammed in as many tables as they could and, with a skeleton staff on duty, the result was shocking service. We came away feeling that patrons are being milked. It's all very well to serve pretty plates decorated with flowers, but get the basics right. Limit your reservations or increase your staff. The service we received was utterly unacceptable. It didn't help matters that the co-owner had a very bad attitude when we indicated that we required attention after staring at our dirty plates for over an hour. We gave dessert a skip, knowing that it'd be another hour before we received the menu let alone the actual dessert. The table next to us waited for over half an hour for their drinks order to be taken. They had to get up from their table to locate a waiter.

The food was fine, if you like curry, but not memorable. Frills do not cover for fairly average food. My husband's chicken starter was under-cooked. There is nothing to entice us to return and we would certainly not recommend the establishment to anyone.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Sweet-tooth-CT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Czech Republic
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“A bit crazy but still great!”
Reviewed August 2, 2009

It looks really strange! Not reading about it I would not go in... It is strange, extravagant, colorful restaurant full of spices. Not quite comfortable, definitely not fine dining, but we cannot rate it less than 5. If you like it spicy, this is the place you should go!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Jardaok
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
knysna
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fantastic experience!”
Reviewed June 27, 2009

had a fabulous evening. attention to detail is fantastic! for a cosy special evening, this is the place to go for!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank knysnatinkerbell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York, NY
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good for spicy curries”
Reviewed May 31, 2009

With a menu that is very Indian-inflected, the mother-daughter team do a really good job. The mother even comes by during the meal to chat and see how things are going. Really unique drinks and the curries were tasty. The all red rooms make for a romantic meal too.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank worldtraveller7074
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Firefly Eating House also viewed

Knysna, Western Cape
Knysna, Western Cape
 
Buffalo Bay, Knysna
 
Knysna, Western Cape
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing