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“Nice to return here” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cruise Cafe

Cruise Cafe
Ranked #30 of 157 Restaurants in Knysna
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cruise Cafe is known for its fresh seafood and modern styled cuisine, a relaxed atmosphere with exceptional views of the Knysna Lagoon. Cruise Cafe presents diners with a soothing yet sophisticated ambiance, graced by lots of blond wood, sepia coloured alcoves and enlarged nautical photographs. Enjoy specialty coffees and classy cocktails on the lagoon deck with superb views, or sample the delightful breakfasts, healthy lunches and mouth-watering dinners from our fine selection of menu items.
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Nice to return here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

This is still a lovely place to come for lunch- the views are fabulous and the menu is good. The kids meals are pretty standard but are presented well and are good sized portions. I recommend the butternut and sweet potato salad for the adults - delicious.

Last time I commented that I was a tad concerned aBout my son because of the lack of fencing around the large outdoor decking area- this is now in place and that is great. This time however, the child's play area has gone, and I loved that last time, which was a real shame for my son.

Overall, good food, fabulous views, safer decking area but lack of kids play area make it sadly slightly lower on our list of toddler friendly places to return to this time in Knysna.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Knysna
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lunch @ Cruise Cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The lunch menu of Cruise Cafe is so nice, and really affordable! And the service, quick en excellent!! Well done people! We can do a delicious lunch in our one hour lunch break!! Christopher & Anne-Marie. Sanlam Knysna

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anne-Marie V
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good meal.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Had a great meal here. Not too pricey and the cajun calamari was tops. Was a bit cool, and it was no problem for the staff to move us inside when the sun went down, even though they were quite full. Good experience.

Visited November 2012
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Thank LovethailandCapeTown
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A massive improvement on our previous visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

We had 2 meals at the cruise cafe during our stay in Knysna; a lunch and an evening meal. The calamari starter my wife had in the evening was outstanding. The quality of service was excellent even with a packed restaurant and the value for money would be hard to beat. A well deserved 5* from me and other restaurants will lose custom if our experiences were typical.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank BigPeteW
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Johannesburg
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Good food at reasonable prices. Could be a bit more variety. Lovely setting. Must be really nice when it is not freezing outside with the wind blowing a gale!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Linmic16
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