Our Two Knysna Restaurants

Everyone knows that nothing says relaxation like a drink in hand and an evening of spectacular cuisine. The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa offers two Knysna restaurants for you to enjoy, each with a different feeling and flavour.

Our passion for fresh, quality local produce combined with an inventive menu has made the Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa an excellent dining destination popular with hotel guests, locals and holidaymakers.

The 90-seater Island Café boasts an spacious terrace for al fresco dining, an airy, vibrant interior, and a delectable menu for breakfasts, light lunches and gourmet dinners. Tables overlook the canal or are nestled between the original refurbished turbines.

The Gastro Pub is the ideal spot for a magical sundowner complemented by a mouth-watering bite to eat from an imaginitive pub-style menu. Offering something a little different to the the Knysna restaurants on show, at the Gastro Pub you can relax on the deck for cocktails and craft beer overlooking the canal, or enjoy the unique interior of the hotel’s fifth turbine. A massive lifting hook and chains dating from the power plant days certainly makes for an interesting talking point.


Great experience, great location, amazing staff

“The Turbine Hotel was a great experience. Loved the space – arty, creative and quirky. Exactly what we like. The service and personnel were brilliant. Luppy in the Gastro Bar was brilliant, Songi from the restaurant always remembered our standing breakfast. Will definitely be back. The people, experience, design and rooms were phenomenal and have absolutely no complaints at all. Only compliments for this amazing hotel.”

Oresti, South Africa (December 2021)

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Knysna Local Clubs

Have a local social club and looking for a venue? Sign up and host your next club event at the Gastro Pub or Island Cafe and receive a complimentary voucher when you spend R300 or more.

Complimentary non-alcoholic welcome drink on us and pre-book an exclusive Heritage Tour of the Turbine Hotel & Spa.

Bookings are essential: 044 050 3500.

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