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O Pescador Restaurant

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Waterfront Drive | Waterfront Drive Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3476
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Landskrona, Sweden
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were quite disappointed with the quality of the food served at this restaurant. Cannot recommend it!

Thank Meg S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice venue on harbour, with outside and inside dining available. We ate Cape salmon and kingclip both really tasty and excellent value fur money xx

Thank Lynne2908
Sandton, South Africa
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167 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Average food, poor service and very expensive for what you get. My meagre helping of prawns looked like that had been nuked. Clearly priced for the international guests.

Thank LinSouthAfrica
Warrington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With so many restaurants on the waterfront, which one to chose? We looked at them all in the afternoon and chose the Pescador after the waiter Miles, explained all the various daily fish catches available and how they were cooked. He was our waiter in the evening and he was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The food didn't... More 

Thank Marjorie T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top class, delicious fish and attentive staff would definitely go back. Don't miss out if you are in knysna

Thank Anna F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Yellowtail line fish was excellent. Some of the best I have had in a long time. There were two well known restaurateurs in our group and both were very impressed with the food. It was good. Will definitely go back.

Thank hughparkes
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to have the excellent guidance and service we got from Andy who made out time there especially enjoyable. Good food, pleasant surroundings and cold wine at reasonable prices made it an experience to remember.

Thank didot
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this review

Only a pleasure. Do come and dine with us again. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to O Pescador for many years now even before they moved to the Waterfront. I take my visitors there for meals. My last visit will in fact be my last visit to O Pescador, the reason being that when I had a problem with my Steak Trinchado where I could not eat it as it was... More 

Thank Barry M
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your input Barry and Moira. I did meet and greet you and your guests when you arrived, personally escorting you to a reserved table. I do remember you from the old O Pescador days. I honestly do my best to make sure that each individual guest that dines in my restaurant has a pleasant experience. From the... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and perfect service in a beautiful village. The Pescador steak melts on your tongue (dutch expression: it's like an angel is cycling on my tongue).

Thank Krek-Rotterdam
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so happy you enjoyed your dinner. Please come visit us again when you are in Knysna. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were made to feel welcome from the start by the excellent Front of House. Andy, our waiter, was informative and very friendly. The food was absolutely delicious, as was the wine and the service was prompt. The view from our table across the Lagoon was lovely and we felt that our meal was very good value. I would thoroughly... More 

Thank Penny H
Lodete, Owner at O Pescador Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending O Pescador Restaurant. We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 21
Seafood, Portuguese
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Drive | Waterfront Drive Knysna, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 3476
South African Portuguese cuisine. Seafood, chicken and steaks prepared on order. Outside deck seating with beautiful views of the harbour Excellent food and excellent service. Chef is the owner.

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