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River Deck

Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna, South Africa
+27 73 488 6341
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
11 Apr 2018
“Tranquil setting alongside river.”
6 Dec 2017
“Great fish and chips, wonderful location”
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Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

We always passed the place, and never thought they would have a nice restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. All the food is served in tin plates. The atmosphere is very rustic. You get to taste some real South African food - pap en braaivleis, bobotie...More

Thank Daniel d
Reviewed 28 December 2012

I don't even know where to begin..... A group of 10 of us went down to this "bush pub" for a lunch on Wednesday, 26th December. As we had children with us it seemed the best bet as the restaurant is set on the river...More

1  Thank Nintjies
Reviewed 11 December 2012

If you want to chill out on a sunny day and eat good old fashioned food, The River Deck is the place. Kinda liking home away from home.

Thank Charlene T
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Our company Year End dinner was held at The River Deck on Saturday evening. Our initial plans of arriving early and taking the canoes out for a paddle before sunset didnt happen as the rain poured down! But the rest of the vening was fabulous....More

Thank Lauren R
Reviewed 25 November 2012

We enjoyed this place because of the very good local food, quick and friendly service and the splendid view on the river. Try espresso with vanilla icecream, the ideal stop on your way to the beach.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 18 November 2012 via mobile

To fellow trip advisors: feel like relaxing in the sun while having a bite to eat? Well then this your spot. This is a great family restaurant with everything to keep the older and little ones entertained. Great jungle gyms, swings and grass for the...More

Thank Herschie
Reviewed 1 April 2012

If you're lookin for a relaxed spot on the river this is the place. Service a little slow even when not busy. Food Tasty, and nicely presented. You can even go for a Paddle down the river after your lunch

Thank LB1976
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Delightful laid back setting for lunch on a summers day. We have been here several times and always enjoy watching the people in canoes or on the water bikes. An ideal venue for families with kids. The food is fresh, so fresh I swear they...More

2  Thank YEBO
Reviewed 15 March 2012

A lovely setting in a rustic building next to the river. A lovely spot to take one's dog and sit by the river bank, It gets very busy on weekends and holidays and can be spoiled by noisy young children. Considering the apparent low overheads,...More

1  Thank Gr34theart
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Relaxed and rustic , beautiful view , friendly staff and lovely roosterkoek and jam

1  Thank Lizette N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 73 488 6341
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