Discover 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.


A Trendy Place to Eat

I can highly recommend eating at this restaurant. The food was delicious, the surroundings were cool and quirky, and the service was great. The restaurant is built into an old power station and is part of The Turbine Hotel. We would definitely stay here if we ever return to Knysna.

Nina Surrey, United Kingdom (January 2024)