Lover of fine-dining and perfectly pairing your favourite meal with a glass of South Africa’s best vintages? Introducing the Chef’s Table Food and Wine Pairing evenings at the Island Café in Knysna.

Every first three Thursdays of the month, the in-house restaurant at Turbine Hotel & Spa hosts a Chef’s Table Food & Wine Pairing. Enjoy a decadent 3-course menu paired with our recommended in-house wines for just R295 per person. As a regular, you’ll never have the same dish twice, with the menu changing every week and the wines being switched up accordingly.

And then on the last Thursday of every month the restaurant hosts its Wine and Food Pairing Dinners at 18h30, in partnership with a selection of award-winning wine estates and breweries in the Western Cape. Sometimes the wine estates are swapped out with local breweries or gin distilleries, but there is always live music.

Here’s the line-up for the next few months:

Thursday 16 June – A journey through the Winelands with Jane Simon | Pianist Baden Hall
Thursday 07 July – Alvi’s Drift Winery | Saxophonist Jaco Kriek
Thursday 25 August – Meerhof Wines | Violinist Minx
Thursday 29 September – Hillock Wines (locally produced) | Guitarist Brighitte Deister
Thursday 27 October – Jakkalsvlei Wines


  • 3-course menu paired with in-house wine
  • Menu changes weekly
  • Only R295 per person
  • Cosy fireplaces and quirky decor

About Us

The Turbine Hotel & Spa is located on Thesen Islands, on the Knysna Lagoon, which is part of South Africa’s famous Garden Route. The hotel features 24 bedrooms and suites each of which boast their own individual personality. Once an old power station, it has been transformed into a quirky boutique hotel with a striking industrial backdrop and 5-star facilities. The hotel is part of a Heritage Walk on Thesen Islands, with its four imposing steam towers visible from far away.


  • Stunning views of the Thesen Islands canals
  • Warm hospitality from experienced staff
  • Funky decor and retro feel
  • Mouth-watering meals at Island Café
  • Friday Happy Hour at the Gastro Pub
  • Treatments at Turbine Spa

If you’re interested in enquiring about the Chef’s Table Food and Wine Pairing at the Island Café in Knysna, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly at or give us a call on 044 050 3500.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Turbine Hotel & Spa.

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