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Chatters Bistro

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9a Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 0203
12:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Impromptu early dinner but was met by welcoming service from an excellent waitress who told us that 2 of the dessert items were off the menu because they were still being freshly prepared. If we waited until 6.30 they would be available and it was well worth it for the homemade ginger cheesecake. Heavenly!

1 Thank SteveG201504
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were recommended Chatters by our tour guide. As kynsna is such a small place we ran out of restaurants to go to. This place was AMAZING! Beginning with the service - we hadn't booked but we still got a table instantly and Avril who was taking our orders- she was so helpful - what a lovely... More 

1 Thank lukkatraveller
Knysna, South Africa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's been 5 years since I was last here (hated it then) but what a nice surprise. Pizzas were very good and the wine selection and prices excellent. Wish they would replace the uncomfortable benches. There are a few chairs but they're not very comfortable either. The food and and wine made it worthwhile though.

1 Thank clouser99
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had 1 large pizza just on our way home to our holiday stay and it was great! Just as discribed in earlier comments.;) enjoy the super thin pizza's and chill atmosphere

1 Thank Bart L
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit was a busy Saturday night, there were no tables but the very helpful hostess promised to reserve the first one available and call us. We went for a nice walk round the Waterfront and had a drink and when we wandered back our table was ready - excellent! Pizzas and salad were excellent, and the trio of... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dissapointed by the pizza and pasta. The gorgonzola sauce is not what to expect. Pizza was overloaded and fatty. Service was good. Pleasant terrasse.

Thank Doud1227
Cape Town
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Knysna from both Cape Town and Johannesburg and we are rather well travelled professionals and consider ourselves Foodie types... this family run business is incredible. From the welcome as you enter through the gate all the way through to waving you goodbye, Chatters and the friendly folk in the place make it an experience not to forget.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza and baked potato dish were excellent. Food arrived promptly without any delay. The employees are truly guest oriented, very polite, helpful and smily. It is not overpriced as some people suggest and definitely for me was good value for money. Ig you are looking for uncomplicated food after long day walking, this should be your place.

2 Thank ArturNorthLondon
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day full of walking around Knysna we decided something very close to our accomadation would be appropriate. Well, Chatters was just around the corner so fitted the bill perfectly. Service was brisk, drinks variety adequate as was the menu. Our pizzas came fairly quickly and were excellent. Our waitress talked us into the Belgium Chocolate Mousse which was... More 

1 Thank gkwright
Monroe, Georgia
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of my touring buddies from New Horizon's Travel Club ate at Chatters when we stayed at the Kynsa Log-In down the street. It was a very short and pleasant walk. We ate wonderful pizzas with a wide variety of toppings. The owner's friendly father served us on the outdoor patio. A great time was had by all!

2 Thank Sharon R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9a Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 0203
Chatters is famous for thin-n-crispy, made-to-order pizzas, a great wine list and home-made desserts. Owner-run, with a casual feel and friendly service style. Outside garden area for warm summer evenings and an inside area with a wood-burning stove, or an enclosed patio for the cooler winter evenings. Extensive wine list available (corkage not permitted and no license for take-away alcohol). Please book to avoid disappointment.

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