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Kilzer's Kitchen

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No 3 Roos Bolton Crescent | Knysna Heights, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 82 572 7986
Wed 19:00 - 13:00
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Andover, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an evening! Fantastic food (5 courses) plus the Albin and Jenny comedy show. A quite unique evening. Don't leave Knysna without experiencing it. Come to that, don't arrive in Knysna without having booked ahead, because you won't get in.

Thank p_butt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit. Fantastic food and a very unique experience. How often can you sit looking into the kitchen of a top class restaurant, an have the chefs guide you through each course of a most memorable meal. From the ingredients to cooking technique and presentation. If you are lucky enough to go once, you'll want to return over and... More 

Thank shayooo
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a dining extravaganza with entertainment an added extra from the chefs and staff. Three hours and five courses of the highest quality food. Only open om Wednesdays so you need to book weeks in advance as it is always fully booked. It is that good.

Thank g_heneaghan
East London, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a lovely homely cooked meal and beautiful ambiance Kilzers is the place to go. Jenny has a wonderful sense of humour and will teach you a few cooking tips.

Thank 637jennyo
Bucks uk
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go every year for good reason. These guys are the best. This isn't a conventional restaurant - it's an experience. Cookery tips and Jenny's comedy thrown in. Last night also saw a guest chef with a brilliant beef dish. The dessert was also amazing. It's a relaxed event. Don't go if you're in a rush. BYO and book in... More 

Thank malcandkaren
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit - the last one being four years ago. I fully endorse all the reviews but would add if you are a couple on your own it can be quite noisy as there are a lot of large tables and the noise level rose as the evening wore on! It is a long evening and as... More 

Thank LindaMac8
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Kilzer's Kitchen is basically a cookery school that opens its doors once a week to the public. It's a bit of an education and Jenni and Albin a a real double act. She is the comedienne and he is the straight man. There are many jokes and some real information about the set meal . The atmosphere is jovial and... More 

Thank Michael L
Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We'd heard great things about Jenny and Albin Kilzer's Cook 'n Look Dinners and were very excited to get a table for one of the extra events that they host on Saturday nights during the summer months. Thankfully, we did a reconnaissance earlier in the day to find the venue which was just as well since it is located at... More 

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332 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Wednesday evening gastronomic experience at Kilzer's Kitchen is very much a highlight of all our trips to Knysna and last night was no exception. We were seated in the very best table so could watch the theatre unfolding in the kitchen. The food is wonderful, different every time and freshly prepared in front of you. We had battered mushrooms followed... More 

Thank Sue B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

we were having a dinner at Kilzer's kitchen in December, they have an open kitchen on Wednesdays, so you can watch and hear them explain how they make the food. must be booked in advance. this was one of the best culinary experiences we had in South Africa. the food was really great, there is no menu, so you get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
19:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 3 Roos Bolton Crescent | Knysna Heights, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 82 572 7986
Type of Cuisine - South African Part of Kilzers Kitchen Cookery School - this restaurant operates on Wednesday evenings only for the public. The format is basically as follows : Our guests 19:00 in the evening - bringing along their own wife and their own wine ....no corkage charges at all ( for the wife or the wine ). These dinners are hosted weekly ( Wednesdays) from the beginning of November - end of April annually. Upon arrival guests are welcomed by our waiters ( as we are frantically busy in the kitchen )--- and given appetizers to nibble on, as well as a "welcome drink" - at present our flavour of the Month - a home made Limoncello - to warm them up on a cold Winter's evening, or cool them down on a hot summer's evening. At approximately 7:30 for 7:45 we welcome all our guests to the open-plan kitchen, where we give them a complete run-down re: the dinner for the evening. Starters & main courses are prepared in full view of the guests as they congregate around the kitchen area, along with our famous joke telling - a bit of "Kitchen Theatre". After this guests return to their individual tables, ( laid up as per customer reservation ), and the meal commences with a starter, followed by main course ,dessert, coffee/ tea and biscuits to end the meal. Everything edible is prepared in our kitchen - including the apperitif, as already mentioned. All in all, it is an evening celebrating food, more food, fun, and of course, the guest's own choice of wines - which are sometimes dodgy, other times magnificent - all depending on individual taste. The atmosphere is a party atmosphere, and the noise level is generally high and festive.........Enjoyment of the evening is up to you. We would love to welcome you and look forward to a visit from you and whoever you wish to bring along.............wife, lover, mother- in- law............. We cater for any special requests, e.g vegetarians, gluten intolerant or any other food allergies. Please advise beforehand.

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