Top 5 Restaurants in Knysna

Posted on Fri January 19, 2018.

When you visit Knysna, South Africa you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. We've put together a list of the top five restaurants to visit in Knysna.

1. Sirocco Restaurant

Located on Thesen Island, this popular restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Situated on the water’s edge of Knysna’s trendy Thesen Harbour Town, Sirocco is evocatively named after the warm wind that blows across the Mediterranean. Sirocco is a vibey lunch and dinner time venue, a meeting place for those who appreciate relaxed sophistication, cutting-edge design, friendly service and great food.

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2. île de païn

Another favourite also on Thesen Island is île de païn “island of bread”, a fun and unpretentious cafe and bakery, based on fresh, carefully sourced produce and products. Each vibrant, flavourful dish is designed to nourish and uplift body, mind and spirit. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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3. Pembreys

Knysna's best bistro in town is now re-open after the devastating Knysna fires. You can find this bistro at Brenton Road, Belvidere Estate. Open for dinners only Monday - Saturday from 6:30 pm, offering a wide variety of delicious menu options.

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4. Portland Arms Pub

The Portland Arms Pub dates back to the early 1800s, under new management the pub is now open to the public. Serving up delicious lunches in this historic venue.

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