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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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Truro, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying just a short distance from Daniela's so this was extremely convenient for us. We were a little surprised that there was no-one to do a "meet and greet" at the door on our arrival and also no-one behind the bar initially. In a restaurant of this calibre we would have expected both. However, once we had seated... More 

Thank akay07
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 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 of wine from South Africa.

Thank charlottaSweden
Dorset UK
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 very warmly by the staff, unfortunately although the weather was dry, it was a little... More 

Thank Makalolo
Hamburg, Germany
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163 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 the Lodge (so on busy days you may find that your booking could not be... More 

Thank polartravel
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Epsom, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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
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132 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 normal plate. The round plate is a perfect for serving food on. I really dislike... More 

Thank WilcoBraintree
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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. Most of us had the calamari salad to start with. For mains, the prawn and... More 

Thank Morne M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 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
Oakville, Canada
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 taken to comfortable lounge seats in the small bar area and served drinks while studying... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?