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Daniela`s at Leisure Isle Lodge

87 Bayswater Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0462
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb shank” (9 reviews)
“curry” (4 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly
87 Bayswater Drive, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Intimate restaurant with nice view, friendly service and good food. However, they serve imported water from France!!(environmentally friendly?) Price per bottle R65. There is excellent water in South Africa that can be served in restaurants. It is like serving imported wine from France in stead...More

1  Thank charlottaSweden
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We have visited Knysna for many years and have never used this restaurant. This year we thought we would try it and certainly we're not disappointed. It is in a fabulous location on the edge of the lagoon looking towards the Heads. We were greeted...More

Thank Makalolo
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Daniela's is the only restaurant on Leisure Isle and offers a lovely dining experience. Nice decor and style, personal service and small but excellent menu. The curry and the beef fillet are our favorites. Advance booking is essential, and preference is given to guests of...More

Thank polartravel
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is a top notch eating experience which you need to book in advance to get in. The menu is small but the quality of the food more than makes up for that. Views across the lagoon are well worth the look.

Thank g_heneaghan
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Beautiful setting with Leisure Island lodge. A fairly small restaurant which makes the experience feel personal. Staff were friendly and attentive and the food was absolutely delicious. A three course meal with wine was very well priced. Definitely give Daniela's a try.

1  Thank SurreyDeedee
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A bit pretentious but nice room. My wife's glass of Merlo was served in a brandy glass? Bit of a gimmick I suppose. I ordered a risotto, it came in a huge soup bowl! I had to send it back to be transferred to a...More

Thank WilcoBraintree
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to try Daniela's for our first night in Knysna by recommendation of a good friend. The hotel it's situated in is beautiful and Daniela's interior is that of understated elegance. The food was fantastic and the service unobtrusive. Small menu which is great....More

Thank Morne M
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

From the light hearted, entertaining but very professional staff to the decor and setting & most importantly the incredible food, my wife and I enjoyed our evening at Danielas from start to finish!

1  Thank SeanoPienaar
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We booked Danielas based on reviews and when we arrived in our taxi at night we thought we had the wrong address as it looked like someones home. Once inside that homely feel continued as the Daniela's staff made us feel so welcome. We were...More

Thank mattandy
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the restaurant in behalf of the good reviews. The starters were very good, but then the main course was somewhat disappointing. My wife hat the fish and prawn curry which was not really spiced and there was not enough sauce to eat...More

1  Thank thepharmacist86
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  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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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