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“What a disappointment !”

Freshline Fisheries
Ranked #3 of 164 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The most unique and affordable seafood restaurant in Knysna with one of the tastiest, fresh seafood menus in the Garden Route. You can choose exactly what style meal you want e.g. rice, salad or chips with your fish, prepared the way you like it: Grilled,Fried or Wes-Kus style. Not licensed so bring your own drinks (BYO) beer, wine etc. No Corkage :)
Knysna, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What a disappointment !”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Being Knysna locals we regularly eat out or get in take aways resulting in a few good but some bad experiences.
From experience we have narrowed down our list to several outlets that we frequent and recommend without being disappointed.
Having had Freshline Fisheries recommend by a friend and reputable Guest House owner it was decided to give it a try with takeaways.
It was 17h30 that Freshline Fisheries was visited to check out the venue and to place an order for a very simple Hake and Chips.
The order took 20 minutes to process in which time we had a good look around to make our own judgement as to whether we would in future like to dine there.
Our combined view was that for a 'beach bar' type of venue it looked marginally acceptable, however, the Trip Advisor Certificate proudly displayed boasting a 4 1/2 star rating made it seem a lot more acceptable.
Well on arriving home, looking forward to 'tucking in' to the most delicious Hake and Chips was short lived.
The food was unacceptable !
The Hake was tasteless, the chips were dry and 'floury' and inedible, definitely the worst we have had for a long time.
To add insult to injury, the price was 15% higher then the general norm and we were left highly disappointed and hungry.
Unfortunately another one to cross off our list and write off to a bad experience and definitely not to be recommended to family, friends and overseas visitors.
What does it take to get management to be aware of how bad their food is and prevent such bad experiences at their potential clients expense ?

  • Visited July 2014
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had the most awesome experience!!! Robin the waiter - fantastic, Kabeljou "Weskus style", Combo delicious and atmosfeer perfect.

  • Visited July 2014
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Freshline is our favourite restaurant in Knysna for fresh fish.Today we had fresh Gunord fish with salad for lunch.
The presentation and taste was very nice .The service is good and menu offers a variety of fresh fish and seafood

Visited July 2014
Thank Janfourie
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Knysna, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fun outdoor dining experience”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

We are Knysna residents, and Freshline Fisheries is our favourite seafood restaurant. They provide the freshest fish, fantastic value for money, and a lovely outdoor eating experience. It's very casual, but the service is always very good and the waitresses are friendly and charming. Bring your own drinks, they are not licenced. That in itself shaves quite a bit off the bill. At night they have several fires burning, which gives warmth and lovely ambiance. There is always a festive atmosphere amongst the patrons. Booking ahead is essential. This is the first place we like to take our visitors. Enjoy!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Karin P
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Tha fish was tasty, id recommend the platter " westcoast" style!! Staff is incredibly friendly and atmosphere creates an intriguing experience that makes you want to come back for more and more and more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Ameliasun31
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