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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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Chesham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Simple fare but all excellently cooked and served in a very pleasant outside area with great staff and a nice "buzzy" atmosphere at very fair prices. What more could you ask for?

Thank therealsteveandrews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious and filling food at excellent prices. The wood-fired pizzas were tremendous (with a vast choice on the menu) and there is a lovely choice of home made desserts. Somewhat rustic ambience but that merely adds to the feel of the place. It may seem incongruous to eat Italian in S Africa, but I'd recommend that in this instance you... More 

Thank themarkses
Toronto, Canada
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86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This family owned restaurant is fabulous. We had lunch and dinner there and both were very good. At lunch we had the baked Brie, tropical salad, and biltong salad which were all good. The leafy salad is just that. Lots of lettuce. For dinner we had their amazing wood-fired pizzas. For quality calorie lovers be warned that their deserts are... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I picked this restaurant from the list on TA. I was not dissapointed, They made room for us on a busy day, and there was a good choice on the menu, and the wines were well selected. Pizzas are not my usual choice, but these sounded very good, and they were very good, good thin pastry and lots of topping.... More 

Thank Guernseylink
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went at lunch time on Sunday, it's a small restaurant with covered seating outside. The menu has a lot of pizza options, plus spaghetti, burgers and sandwiches. It also has a wine license

Thank 10bananas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went to Chatters without booking, and were lucky to get a seat in the garden. Probably best to book next time. It's very popular, with a lively buzz. The food took a long time to come but we were warned at the start it might take a while, so we didn't mind at all. When it did come, it... More 

Thank Jayne L
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

My wife and I spent 5 nights in Knysna and it was great to find Chatters as it's more that just a Pizza place. Wafer thin pizza base with some interesting toppings, I went for Eddie’s Seafood Pizza and it was great (and massive). Wonderful Alfresco dining and very attentive waiting staff made the whole experience very memorable. - Thank... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Just what we fancied - some pasta and a pizza and a few glasses of wine. Good tasty reliable food. Pleasant setting in their garden - nice cosy atmosphere- excellent waitress. Spot on!

Thank NinkandTel
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Went to Chatters last night ....again. had the chicken liver parfait which was absolutely delicious with the home made bread. Then Carbonara.and lasagne all good..and then a trio of Puddings between us. That was superb. Lovely bottle of wine and great service

1 Thank DaveM6
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed two consecutive evenings in the garden of this lovely restaurant. Delicious pizzas, huge choice of great South African wine and very friendly, helpful and welcoming staff. If we didn't live on the other side of the world we would come again!

1 Thank rachelphillips64

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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
US$5 - US$15
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?