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“Something different - a great experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kilzer's Kitchen

Kilzer's Kitchen
Ranked #9 of 157 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $295
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Type of Cuisine - South African Part of Kilzers Kitchen Cookery School - this restaurant operates on Wednesday evenings only for the public. The format is basically as follows : Our guests 19:00 in the evening - bringing along their own wife and their own wine ....no corkage charges at all ( for the wife or the wine ). These dinners are hosted weekly ( Wednesdays) from the beginning of November - end of April annually. Upon arrival guests are welcomed by our waiters ( as we are frantically busy in the kitchen )--- and given appetizers to nibble on, as well as a "welcome drink" - at present our flavour of the Month - a home made Limoncello - to warm them up on a cold Winter's evening, or cool them down on a hot summer's evening. At approximately 7:30 for 7:45 we welcome all our guests to the open-plan kitchen, where we give them a complete run-down re: the dinner for the evening. Starters & main courses are prepared in full view of the guests as they congregate around the kitchen area, along with our famous joke telling - a bit of "Kitchen Theatre". After this guests return to their individual tables, ( laid up as per customer reservation ), and the meal commences with a starter, followed by main course ,dessert, coffee/ tea and biscuits to end the meal. Everything edible is prepared in our kitchen - including the apperitif, as already mentioned. All in all, it is an evening celebrating food, more food, fun, and of course, the guest's own choice of wines - which are sometimes dodgy, other times magnificent - all depending on individual taste. The atmosphere is a party atmosphere, and the noise level is generally high and festive.........Enjoyment of the evening is up to you. We would love to welcome you and look forward to a visit from you and whoever you wish to bring along.............wife, lover, mother- in- law............. We cater for any special requests, e.g vegetarians, gluten intolerant or any other food allergies. Please advise beforehand.
South Africa
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Something different - a great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Not only did we enjoy a lovely meal with a great atmosphere, we were also entertained by Jenny and her husband who put on a great show. Jenny and her husband gave a fantastic run down of the meal before making it, and threw in some great jokes too.

The service was also good (something that we found lacking in Knysna in general) with waiters eager to please. The meal ended quite late and we had to leave before coffee to relieve the babysitter, but we never felt like there was a huge wait between courses. We left well-fed and happy.

  • Visited December 2013
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Knysna, South Africa
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124 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A most entertaining evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

We considered ourselves extremely lucky to get a ringside table in the kitchen on a raised area where we could enjoy watching the entire preparation of our meal. Coming here for dinner is an experience rather than a normal dinner. We were welcomed with a drink and professional waiters and were shown to our lovely table. Before our meal, we gathered in the kitchen where we were given a hilarious run-through of the set meal for the evening. We had such fun, enjoyed our food, had fantastic waiters and look forward to coming again. KKB is only open on Wednesday nights, so book early , come on time and bring your own wine. You will remember this outing for a long time.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicci R
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Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Entertaining night out with good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

Book a night out at Kilzer's Kitchen (if you can, they fill up fast!) The meal is entertaining if a little drawn out. The food was good but not quite excellent. It was interesting to see how they fed 70+ people from a smallish central kitchen.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nchanga66
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Don't miss it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

We are staying at Guadeloupe, spotlessly clean, friendly well trained staff and wonderful views.
If you book a cook n look you will have great food and a good evening. Jenny is a hoot and I guarantee that you will end up laughing and will want to go again.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jan S
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Dublin, Ireland
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Superb”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

We went here during our stay in Knysna. The food was absolutely superb and the atmosphere was fantastic. They cook the food in front of you. It is extremely well priced.

Visited December 2013
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