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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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Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

We had a romantic dinner here and the food and service was exceptional. Wine is a bit pricey but the delicious food makes up for it

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Thank LaurenSearson
Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

What a magnificent fine dining experience. Delicious seafood, exceptional service, extensive wine list. Absolutely stunning.

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2 Thank moniquem580
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

It was our first visit at Leisure Island. Nice location with views overlooking the lagoon. Cosy bar with good service. The food was excellent, particularly the Kudu. Only the Zucchini salad was a very small portion and the zucchinis where in the minority.

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Thank 13cotswold
Knysna, South Africa
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Leisure Isle Lodge, and Daniela's Restaurant, produced the best meals we have ever had at any restaurant. From the Crispy calamari, to the beautifully cooked beef fillet, and most definitely the best creme brule. We will most certainly recommend any and all to experience their hospitality and very fine foods.

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2 Thank ErasmusLeGrange
Vancouver Island, Canada
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110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

A limited menu means the chef can focus on each dish, certainly one of the secret ingredients in the excellent meals coming out of Daniela's kitchen. We enjoyed the excellent prawn starter, lightly infused with wasabi, and the linefish grilled to perfection. However, unfortunately the menu did not advise that the lamb shanks were spiced with chili. Though delicious, they... More 

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

We used to eat here regularly when staying on Leisure Isle as the food was very good and the staff helpful and friendly. However, there was never evidence of anyone in authority. We stopped going when we were phoned in the late afternoon of our booking to tell us that there was no room for us now as the lodge... More 

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2 Thank pandjm
Somerset UK
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

Food was good but the prices were above average for Knysna (excellent value by UK standards, but of course competition here is so tough). Not sure why they serve Pelligrini water at 50rand a bottle. This left a sour taste.

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1 Thank TheRowntrees
pretoria
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

Light or Heavy - whatever your choice they will serve it to you. The only part where i was a little deterred was that they were unable to provide for me - in the sense that i am gluten free. But overall great breakfast.

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London, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

the menu is a little small but the food we ordered was well cooked , beautifully presented and very tasty. Pre dinner drinks in the bar were not rushed and then we were shown to our table. Service was good and the staff knowledgeable. The food was all fresh and the dinning room provided a nice atmosphere At a price... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

Best food of our trip to South Africa. Menu changes each day, possibly from a shortlist of 4-5. Setting is quiet, with a good sunset view.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?