Dinner Spots in Knysna

If you’re traveling through the Garden Route then Knysna, found in the heart of it, is a destination to be explored. As the sun starts to set on your activity-filled day and you begin to hear your tummies grumbling for food, we’ve got you covered. There is a wide variety of different dinner spots in Knysna that are sure to satisfy your cravings as well as leave your taste buds in awe!


Island Café

Located in the Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa, the restaurant overlooks the beautiful Thesen Island canals and boasts a vibrant energy that is sure to satisfy all. The waitrons provide friendly service and the chef enjoys interacting with guests.

The restaurant has a small yet sophisticated menu of beautifully executed dishes that incorporate local and seasonal produce. The menu often changes in order to keep things fresh and includes classics with an imaginative new twist, delicious desserts as well as healthy eating options, all designed to tantalise your taste buds.

To make a reservation contact: 044 302 5746

Dinner spots Knysna


This warm and inviting country house restaurant exudes charm and the sight of the food is sure to make your mouth salivate. Guests chose their meal from a well-balanced, Mediterranean-inspired menu that is written out on a chalkboard and essentially reflects the seasons. Authentic pastas and salads are the core options as mains, with dessert being the ultimate delicacy. Desserts are so tasty that patrons often structure their meal around the pudding.

Together, Peter, a trained Cordon Bleu Cook, and Viv, front of house manager, make sure that the restaurant runs smoothly and that guests enjoy carefully created cuisines matched with award winning wine options.

To make a reservation contact: 044 386 0005

Knysna dinner spots

The Olive Tree

Sworn by the Knysna residents to have the best steak on high street, The Olive Tree is a local dinner favourite that boasts a comfy and casual ambience, yet contains the classic elegance element of candlelight and white linens.

Bobotie spring rolls, roasted baby kingklip, seafood curry, and of course the first-rate filet are some of the most popular options, while the scrumptious chocolate cake is the perfect choice to conclude the dining experience.

To make a reservation contact: 044 382 5867

restaurants in Knysna


In search of the ultimate fine dining experience? Multi-award winning Zachary’s is one of Knysna’s most luxurious restaurants that offers fine dining for those with a sophisticated palate or those that enjoy adventurous tastes. The low light cosmopolitan restaurant aims at producing innovatively crafted food inspired by chefs Geoffrey Murray’s global travels.

To make a reservation contact: 044 302 3333

fine dining Knysna

If you’re keen on trying one of these restaurants but don’t have a place to stay, not to worry, book at Turbine Hotel & Spa. Bookings can be made at reservations@turbinehotel.co.za or +27 (0) 44 302 5746.

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