Out hotel recommended JJ`s on our first night in Knysna and as i hadn't done any pre prep of restaurants i let them make a reservation for me.
When we arrived, on first viewing our hearts sank a little, but a pleasant touch was the front of house manager (owner) giving us a choice of tables. We opted for the slightly out of the way option which although not in the main part of the restaurant was next to a window overlooking the whole waterfront and a lot less noisy....well it was for a time until a large group descended into a close proximity - but hey....this is a full of fun, vibrant restaurant and not for a quiet or romantic evening.
We were handed a "plastic" menu.......sorry, but i hate plastic menus which also had a million and one offerings which also kind of worries me in restaurants.
Whilst sipping a recommended drop of South African fizz, we both opted for the Kingclip in a white wine & garlic sauce served with Savory rice.......And here`s the thing......IT WAS OUTSTANDING!!
The fish was cooked to absolute perfection with a sauce that wasn't too heavy considering the inclusion of garlic and with savory rice instead of a potato was terrific. In fact we virtually licked our plates clean.
So - don't be put off by the hustle & bustle.....book in advance because this place is probably the best on the Waterfront and is manically busy most nights and do take time to study the menu.
A real surprise and thank you JJ`s
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