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“Don't waste your time and money!”
Review of Quay Four Knysna - CLOSED

Quay Four Knysna
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: With live bands, big screens and a warm fireplace, Quay Four on Thesen Island, Knysna, is all about keeping you entertained and giving you a space to relax, unwind and enjoy a good meal without breaking the bank. Come experience a fish-braai and enjoy fresh oysters on the deck with an outlook of the lagoon stretching to the Heads.Quay Four on Thesen Island, offers a variety of light meals and salads, as well as hearty pub fare for those with a bigger appetite, though the emphasis is on sumptuous seafood. Visitors can spend a leisurely day on the deck at Quay Four drinking cocktails and enjoying a delicious meal while soaking up the views.
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Where do I start, the service was slow and the lady had not been trained, she passed cutlery to us by the knife blade and the fork tyne!The food, oysters were served on melted ice and water, they had obviously been stood too long. The salad was wilting and had too much dressing, after we sent it back they decided they couldn't make one correctly and asked us to pick an alternative dish.Our chowder turned up with a thick skin on top,we again sent it back, the waitress was not impressed that we were asking her to do her job properly! Finally the location is ideal if the management could turn out a good product!

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Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

The outside deck has probably the best lagoon view of any of the Thesen Town restaurants. It also quite possibly has the worst food! Pre-packaged and bland in every respect. Could not recommend and would not return.

Thank TonyNorwich
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Nice setting overlooking the lagoon. The waiter was very attentive and we didn't have to wait too long to be served. It was an absolutely fantastic day in Knysna and we decided to sit outside on their deck. The restaurant wasn't overly busy for lunch time. My partner had the calamari rings deep-fried main course and I opted for the Thai Chicken Salad - it was nice but there wasn't a wow factor which I was expecting.

Thank DuneRidgeSFB
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Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Avoid this restaurant like the plague!
Prawns over done to buggery- most missing heads, lemon butter (the clue is in the title) made with margarine, and Calamari steak completely inedible- seems as if the seafood had been frozen and defrosted umpteen times. Would have loved to complain about the service, but there simply wasn't any. All in all, it is hoped that the Knysna branch does not affect the Waterfront branch by association!

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1  Thank Adam-m-darby
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

This Restaurant should not be allowed to run their establishment in such a beautiful setting. We were a group of friends, staying in Knysna for the holidays, and have been enjoying lovely meals in lots of other establishments, but this one was a huge disappointment.
White Wine was served at our table at room temperature, very little ice in the bucket, we kept having to ask for extra ice just to get our wine cold. Cutlery on table not clean, and table sticky. Around the table we ordered steaks, seafood platters, calamari, and fried prawns ... not ONE dish was nice, we all said that our food was tasteless, the seafood lacking flavour all tasting exactly the same, and cooked for far too long ... by the time it reached us it was soft and not good at all.

SO, whatever you do, don't spoil your day by visiting this Restaurant ... lots of other good ones to choose from.

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1  Thank MoniqueFerreira
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