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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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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

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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!

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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 

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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

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Thank John C
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24 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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408 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 461 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 

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Durban, South Africa
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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210 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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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.

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1 Thank Ann C
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We had NY eve dinner at this place (as we were staying at Leisure Island Lodge). We had a table on the terrace, which was great. The food was good (great Knysna oysters and lamb as main course), but not amazing (starters were quite bland). It was also quite pricey.

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1 Thank Belgian101
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Good service, nice dining room and terrace. Dinner was an expensive pre set menu at $825R per person with gratuity, this did not include wine pairings. Oysters were served unceremoniously with a bottle of hot sauce on the side. appetizers were meh and mains were OK but plain mashed potatoes were poorly made. Desserts were OK with a watery separated... More 

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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, Full Bar
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?