Knysna restaurants offer a range of delicious and fulfilling lunchtime fare. Whether you are grabbing a bite on the run before your next exciting activity, or just looking for a tasty treat to get a relaxing afternoon under way, lunch spots in Knysna will not disappoint. These are some of our favourite lunchtime haunts –
Pembrey’s, off Brenton Road, is a down-to-earth country house-styled restaurant which serves seasonal dishes off a quaint chalkboard menu. Hearty food like beef marrow, roast lamb and home-made bread pudding can be enjoyed here for an average price of around R120 per person. Meals can be relished in the beautiful gardens in the heat of summer or around a blazing fireplace in winter.Located within the luxurious Turbine Hotel on Thesen Island, the Island Café serves a sophisticated selection of lunch dishes such as Norwegian Salmon, butternut ravioli and tapas, to be savoured while you linger over views of the surrounding canals amid the warm vibe and refreshing energy of this venue. Meals are priced at about R90 per person for lunch. Freshline Fisheries is the place to go for the freshest fish in town. Located at the Waterfront, Freshline Fisheries dishes up only the freshest catches at picnic tables set right on the beach. This lunch venue is a favourite among families and has a happy carefree ambience and a low average price of R65 per person for a main dish.
Of all the restaurants in Knysna, the East Head Café possibly has the most scenic views. Overlooking the Indian Ocean and the lagoon, this laid-back café is perfect for those wanting a seafood feast, a healthy wrap or even a good curry, for around R75 per meal.Île de Païn is a vibrant breakfast through till lunch spot, just right for those early morning pastries and lingering brunches. Usually filled with friendly locals dining on simple succulent dishes, pizzas and outstanding breads. Prices range from around R50 to R100 per person. Located just off the waterfront, Île de Païn’s cosy ambience and shady patio make up for what it lacks in views and their refreshingly homemade lemonade will have you dreaming of your next visit.
Next time you are in Knysna, stay awhile to experience the quirky nature of this quaint town, and sample the wonderful foods on offer. You never know, you might want to stay longer.