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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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South Africa
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I stayed at this lodge a couple times back in 2007 and enjoyed the food there tremendously. I wanted to see if they had that same standard since. I booked a table by email which was confirmed. We arrived and we had a drink whilst we looked at the menu. We got seated in the cosy dining area. The tables... More 

Thank Geckoland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Food excellent. Service quick. Worth a visit. Fine dining. The LODGE IS GREAT. Presentable. White table cloths.

Thank Peter R
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Overall we had a really good experience here. Staff were very friendly, welcomed us to bar for a drink, and offered some snacks. Lovely setting and decor, restaurant side is small and intimate. Some tables possibly a little close to one another? Food was very good, good seafood curry and fillet. We took our children, and they were very happy... More 

Thank tavisgeer
London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Lovely, cosy restaurant - have the seafood platter - the kingklip was absolutely beautifully cooked!

Thank Sally H
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We had a very enjoyable meal. Agree with recent reviews re slightly untidy dress (shirts not tucked in) and wine glasses could be better quality - and we had a very good wine, but this is nit picking. We are fortunate that we "fine dine" often - this is not fine dining In a Michelin Star way but very good... More 

Thank winerunner52
East Molesey, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Food: starters - zucchini salad - a lot of lettuce leaves & not much zucchini 5/10 Main courses - quite good 7/10 Dessert - best sounding dessert out of a choice of only three was "off" Service: very pleasant staff, but kitchen slow. 6/10 Ambiance: typical hotel dining room, but very nice view for those by the Windows. Overcrowded when... More 

Thank John C
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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410 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 465 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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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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211 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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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, Full Bar
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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?