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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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Cheshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a fabulous evening @Kilzers with Jen and the team. The food was excellent, the entertainment was 1st class in the kitchen and the ambience was out of this world. Nicest eatery in Knysna, thanks Viki Spambo (UK)

Thank VikiSpambo101
South africa
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW oh WOW, I could write a story line about this delicious amazing place. The hosts and chefs, the staff and service and lets not forget the outstanding, tasty, finger licking meal I have ever had in Knysna. It is a real amazing place tucked away from the hustle and bustle but truly well worth every single bite.

Thank KnysnaHeron
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful and amusing description of what you will be eating and how it is prepared before an evening of fine dining, excellent food and presentation..

Thank RobKnysna
port elizabeth south africa
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a wonderful experience . Food theater ,owner take you through a culinary journey . a must when in knysna PLEASE BOOK . food excellent .5 course meal .bring your own wine . there is no menu ,you will not be disappointed. Albin and Jenni, thank you thank you

Thank billy b
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Deliciously prepared home cooked meals tht is mouthwatering and inexpensive. A must experience for everyone who are visiting Knysna. A Super teamwork experience. We loved it.

Thank 1ortwo
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Visited for our anniversary, and it proved to be a real hit. Parking is a bit difficult, informal arrival where you pick your own table unusual, but refreshing, and the warmth and friendliness when you feel like a guest, not a customer, is refreshing. There is no menu, you eat the 5 courses prepared for the evening, but the variety... More 

Thank Phil C
screenqueenKnynsa, Owner at Kilzer's Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest and concise review - it was much appreciated and makes all the hard ( and hot work ) - in the kitchen worth it. we welcome you back to enjoy another meal prepared with passion and the best locally available ingredients that we can source. WE owe you a bottle of champagne to celebrate your... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

My husband and I have just stayed for a few days at Kilzer. The apartment, setting, and staff were just lovely. The Wednesday dining experience, five course meal was excellent. The ambience, the tables and place settings looked so inviting and the tables were all in the reserved names, so easy and gentle. The food, all 5 courses were beautifully... More 

1 Thank Heather W
screenqueenKnynsa, Owner at Kilzer's Kitchen, responded to this review

Tank you Heather H for your lovely review - the most important being that you were comfortable and relaxed during your stay. it is always a pleasure for the entire team to cook for Grateful Gourmets. we look forward to having you back again and thank you once again for the positive review - it is our pleasure. kind regards,... More 

Knysna, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

What an experience!!!! Even if you are only driving through Knysna, stay over and come to this place. This is a must!! We did a cook and look with wine pairing. Look past the price, you wont be disappointed. Booking is essential.

Thank Danie G
Garden Route, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

On arrival, there was no one to seat you or welcome you, and I soon realised it's every man for himself. You have to find your own table, pick up your own glasses from another table, take your own wine, and like a cafeteria, go to the counter to order and pay for your food. The food is delivered to... More 

Thank m0zchick
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Like coming home to Mamma and her meals the food was homely, the company warm. As a new Knysna local I would be proud of this establishment as one of our own.

Thank Ruth C

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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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