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Cafe Z at Conrad Pezula

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Lagoonview Drive | Sparrebosch, Knysna 6571, South Africa (Formerly Cafe Z at Pezula Hotel)
+27 44 302 3333
Today
13:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was alright but the service was very slow and it took 3.5hours to have dinner. Not what you'd expect in this beautiful place.

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Thank Jean S
Conrad P, General Manager at Cafe Z at Conrad Pezula, responded to this review

Dear Jean S Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Café z. Please rest assured that we have noted your comments and will use your valuable feedback to make improvements. It is only through feedback that we can continuously improve. We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back and restore your confidence in... More 

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149 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Completely new staff since we were here last. Sharper quicker and more diligent. Quickly addressed us by name on entry. Food was good before but overall standards have risen. Maitre d works hard and is keen to impress. Staff is good throughout the day and have a sense of fun with most clients. I found the selections we made were... More 

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Thank Billy B
Conrad P, General Manager at Cafe Z at Conrad Pezula, responded to this review

Dear Billy B, Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Café Z. It was indeed a pleasure having you with us. I am delighted to hear that you had an excellent overall dining experience with us. Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back again Best regards, Victor Chalfoun General Manager More 

Muonio, Finland
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The meals were nothing special, cold and it took ages to get the food, even there were nearly no guests. The buffet was very poor and the food which should be warm, was cold. The atmosphere in the retaurant was not very pleasant.

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Thank BEH63
Conrad P, General Manager at Cafe Z at Conrad Pezula, responded to this review

Dear BEH63, Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Cafe Z. It is disappointing for me to know that you left with a negative impression of us and as you have explained in your post, your overall dining experience was not what you expected for which we sincerely apologise. Please rest assured that we take every... More 

Munich, Germany
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We had just checked in and decided to have a little snack while we were waiting for our room. We ordered the club sandwich (delicious) and the cesar salad. Unfortunately, the lettuce from the salad was literally burnt and tasted horrible. We are not sure if that was supposed to be like that or not but that ruined the whole... More 

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Thank vvpprr
Conrad P, General Manager at Cafe Z at Conrad Pezula, responded to this review

Dear vvpprr, Thank you for you valuable feedback with the regards to your experience of the meals at Café Z. Please rest assured that we take every opportunity to learn from our mistakes and will use your feedback to make improvements. We do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back and restore your confidence in us.... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Guys don't miss visit this place while u r in knysna. Honestly, they make a good steak I tried both Ribeye and fillet and they were really delicious. I am glad that am staying here for 2 more nights so I can come here again. Btw, even other dishes are delicious salad and oyster.

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Thank Ghormallah A
Conrad P, General Manager at Cafe Z at Conrad Pezula, responded to this review

Dear Ghormallah A, Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Café Z. It was indeed a pleasure having you with us. I am delighted to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us. Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Best regards, Victor Chalfoun General Manager More 

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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic hour and a half at the spa at Pezula and was so relaxed that we decided to try Cafe Z for lunch. But a delightful surprise! Our waitress, Clarise, was very attentive and catered to our every need. We were spoiled with a variety of freshly baked breads and diffirent butters to tie us over until... More 

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Thank annieplett
Conrad P, General Manager at Cafe Z at Conrad Pezula, responded to this review

Dear annieplett, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for choosing to dine at Café Z. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed a lovely meal after your visit to our Spa. I thank you for your feedback and assure you that we take every opportunity to learn from any mistakes we may have made and continuously... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My first time as a local visiting Café Z and I am impressed! What a sumptuous lunch, friendly service and beautiful environment you offer. Our table was even greeted by the head chef which made me feel a little like royalty. Thank you for making my ordinary day, extraordinary. I will definitely be visiting more.

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Thank Helena S
Conrad P, General Manager at Cafe Z at Conrad Pezula, responded to this review

Dear Helena S, Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Café Z. It was indeed a pleasure having you with us. I am delighted to hear that you had an excellent overall dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best regards, Victor Chalfoun General manager More 

Lewisburg, West Virginia
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274 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had ribeye, onion rings in truffle oil and salad. Friend had tandoori chicken with tabbouleh....all very good. Efficient service with smiling faces. Had hazelnut and caramel ice cream and left wonderfully satisfied and full.

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Thank BlueFalconRidge
Conrad P, General Manager at Cafe Z at Conrad Pezula, responded to this review

Dear BlueFalconRidge, Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Café Z. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and proud that you received efficient and friendly service. We look forward to welcoming your back soon. Best regards, Victor Chalfoun General Manager More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Congratulations on your new executive chef Andy The new menu is fabulous Been in June and again a few weeks ago and what a difference They say one eats with there eyes first and that is the difference the food not only looks better but tastes devine Will be back every time I came to Knysna and I highly recommend... More 

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Thank Sandra D
Conrad P, General Manager at Cafe Z at Conrad Pezula, responded to this review

Dear Sandra D, Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Café Z. It was indeed a pleasure having you with us. I am delighted to hear that you had an excellent overall dining experience with us. Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Best regards, Victor Chalfoun General Manager More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Found this through a trip advisor review and boy, am I glad I went. The views of Knysna and the lagoon from uphere are spectacular! The restaurant's atmosphere is great, soft music in the background, fire crackling, friendly staff...... The food was awesome, I really had a great meal. When I'm in the area again I'll definitely choose Cafe Z

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Thank Wynand V
Conrad P, General Manager at Cafe Z at Conrad Pezula, responded to this review

Dear Wynand V, Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience at Cafe Z, Conrad Pezula with us on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the menu, venue and views and proud that you received knowledgeable and friendly service. We do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Cafe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
13:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
13:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
13:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
13:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lagoonview Drive | Sparrebosch, Knysna 6571, South Africa (Formerly Cafe Z at Pezula Hotel)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 302 3333
Description
Enjoy a casual dining option at Conrad Pezula in our relaxed and stylish bistro, Café Z. Located on the lower level of the hotel, this funky venue has been designed to reflect the natural, organic flavors of the menu; the eclectic décor is warm and inviting, with bright jewel-like colors, on-trend fabrics, comfortable seating and ambient lighting.Executive Chef Geoffrey Murray says Café Z is all about delicious, freshly prepared, beautifully presented food, served in a relaxed environment. The concept was inspired by the success of Geoffrey’s Farm to the Table menus which he launched at Zachary’s in 2010.At Café Z, our menus are constantly evolving to reflect seasonal quality and availability. The food is simple and wholesome - prepared from the fresh produce grown in the resort’s vegetable and herb garden, and sourced from local producers, ensuring a mouth watering array of dishes at consistently excellent value.

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