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“Great Place, Great Food, Great Value”

Tottie's Farm Kitchen
Ranked #8 of 176 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Totties has been around in various formats for over 100 years. After all the years we have been going to Knysna we heard about it for the first time from a friend who invited us to join them for the Sunday lunch special (R90 per head).

The "dining room" is situated behind the petrol station in what must have been an old barn. Its rustic, has character and is a delight to eat in - lots of open windows to let in cool fresh air from the garden where kids can also play.

Totties was able to accommodate 18 of us at 1 table which was covered by a crisp white table cloth as well as proper white freshly laundered napkins ( a sure sign to me of good things to come), not those cheap and nasty paper serviettes that everybody is going for these days.

The 3 course meal was tasty and freshly made. Despite the high volume of customers being seated the service was just fine.

I won't give it all away here but you can expect some very pleasant surprises on the wine and drinks lists.

All in all we had a wonderful, loooong, over indulgent afternoon at Totties. It is such a pleasant surprise to leave a great restaurant without feeling stung by a ridiculously high bill, especially in such a popular holiday town like Knysna.

Give them a try. You wont be sorry!

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Thank Adrian A
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We have been to this restaurant a few times and found the experience excellent value for money - the food is traditional home cooked dishes - good salads. Would just provide the desserts as per the other dishes on a buffet basis instead of having to order it from the waiters.

Thank VeraJohannesburg
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Based on the reviews on TA we booked Sunday lunch at Totties, and we weren't disappointed! Theweather was glorious and asa we got there early (12 noon) we got the best tablle in the garden beside the pool. The buffet food was very nice - traditional beef & chicken buffet with a good selection of salads, potatoes, etc. The food was nice without being exceptional, but the setting was wonderful, the service excellent, and at 95 ZAR each incredible value for money.

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1  Thank Alan-J-P
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

Tottie's was a the back of a patrol station and already we were not expecting something great, but when we opened the gate we stepped into a small Garden of Eden. The atmosphere was wonderful: very nature like.

The food was delicious: my children both took a Burger, which, recommended by our host, were the best burgers in Knysna. The Burger was quite big but for lunch it was perfect.

What is quite sad is that the kitchen is only opened until 4 PM: we would have loved to eaten dinner there.

The price was super cheap for eating lunch with 4 people.

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Thank RAWPStB
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

What a wonderful place! Lovely decor, great staff, great food and a very 'talkative' cat. :) Definitely worth the drive. Sadly we weren't in the area for the famous Sunday buffet - will have to start planning our next trip.

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Thank Tania S
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