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Daniela`s at Leisure Isle Lodge

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87 Bayswater Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0462
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

From the untidy waitress to the beautiful bottle of wine they poured into cheap , thick glasses to very average food ... we were sadly disappointed! Three girls looking forward to a spoil to celebrate 15 years of friendship, we were glad we had our best is as everything else except the view was rather lacking ! Service was really... More 

Thank Knysna101
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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400 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Arriving at Leisure Island Lodge and sitting in the comfortable lounge with an aperitif browsing the menu is always a good experience. The restaurant is nicely furnished and a nice place to eat. I had the fish and prawn curry, which was mild and coconut flavoured, with rice. It was good, without being exceptional. The others clearly enjoyed their meals... More 

2 Thank grahamee
Durban, South Africa
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

warm welcoming staff. great food from a limited menu. good selection of wine. staff very helpful. always something interesting to eat.

Thank dunstan2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
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210 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

We make a point of eating at Daniela's at least one evening while we are staying at the lodge and the food is always first class. Would like more variety on the menu as it is still pretty much the same every time we go.

1 Thank Ann C
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We had NY eve dinner at this place (as we were staying at Leisure Island Lodge). We had a table on the terrace, which was great. The food was good (great Knysna oysters and lamb as main course), but not amazing (starters were quite bland). It was also quite pricey.

1 Thank Belgian101
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Good service, nice dining room and terrace. Dinner was an expensive pre set menu at $825R per person with gratuity, this did not include wine pairings. Oysters were served unceremoniously with a bottle of hot sauce on the side. appetizers were meh and mains were OK but plain mashed potatoes were poorly made. Desserts were OK with a watery separated... More 

1 Thank Rob P
Knysna, South Africa
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183 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Great setting at the lagoon in a boutique hotel...great views in the evening with your cocktails in hand...first class staff. Fine dinning, small card, but delicious and enough to choose for everybody. Small wine list, we brought our own and paid corkage. The place to be for gooood food in Knysna, including the setting!

3 Thank Thomas S
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

The food, ambiance & setting is exquisite! The staff is attentive and very friendly. It might seem expensive but you definitely get what you pay for, if not more. Being a local, I am very proud to have Daniela's so close to us.

2 Thank Coreta S
Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Chris&Rene give this place the extra touch for a perfect dinner. Food is very european and perfectly good. All jummie and a nice variaty over different flavoura. Go there! And the view and the ambiance is also very nice

2 Thank KSwissCH
Essex, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Lovely setting, great food, catering for vegetarians too. Service was excellent and very friendly. Would recommend.

2 Thank gazzpenn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Bayswater Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 384 0462

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?