If you’re looking for a gourmet pub experience with good value, and delicious food in comfortable surroundings, then you’ve come to the right place. Set alongside the Island Cafe, the Gastro Pub features a sunny deck that boasts a view of the marina, making it the perfect place to catch a legendary sunset over the Knysna lagoon.
The warm and elegant decor of this restaurant in Knysna is well accented with the high ceilings and thick stone walls. In the centre of the room, stands an impressive mahogany bar and an assortment of comfortable armchairs and banquets are conveniently placed – staying in line with the quirky yet classic tone of this luxury Knysna hotel. A massive lifting hook and chains dating from the power plant days make an interesting talking point, while large screens make it the ideal location to kick back and enjoy the game.
The Gastro Pub is a popular meeting place with a welcoming atmosphere, and hearty, delicious gastro pub fare. Sample the tempting range of craft beers too, or savour one of South Africa’s world-class wines.
14h00 until close (22h00 earliest)
Monday to Sunday
What an incredible decoration. The property is so pretty with all the turbines from the days the hotel was a power station, mixed with modern paintings and whatnot. Really adds to the atmosphere. It’s connected to a Gastro Pub which was very convenient in the evening because we were tired and didn’t even have to leave the property to have a nice burger and beers (plus live music). The breakfast is amazing, I got myself a delicious eggs benedict with smoked salmon. There was loadshedding but the hotel honours its past and has a generator so we were not left in the dark. Finally, loved the vibe in Thesen Island, the canals, the calm streets, etc.
Mateus, Brazil (October 2023)