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Kilzer's Kitchen

) #10 of 117 Restaurants in Knysna $$ - $$$ , Gluten Free Options
No 3 Roos Bolton Crescent | Knysna Heights, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 82 572 7986
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“lamb” (6 reviews)
“own wine” (16 reviews)
All hours
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
No 3 Roos Bolton Crescent | Knysna Heights, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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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
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...More

Thank Phil C
screenqueenKnynsa, Owner at Kilzer's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

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...More

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...More

1  Thank Heather W
screenqueenKnynsa, Owner at Kilzer's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

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...More

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
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...More

Thank m0zchick
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
Reviewed 10 July 2016

One of the most incredible culinary experiences! I was lucky enough to be taken to Kilzer's Kitchen by my aunt for her birthday. It was a seven course meal with wine pairing. Every mouthful was divine. I can't wait to go back!

Thank KerriLabuschagne
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Kilzers kitchen hosts the unique .."long table" on a Friday evening in the winter months from 4-8 in the evening. It is a lovely concept which had been enjoyed by all our overseas visitors as well as ourselves. They have lovely fires burning for warmth...More

Thank glendaPortElizabeth
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful evening of dining in lovely atmosphere! Hosts and staff friendly and relaxed! Will definitively be going back for more!!!

Thank Helene V
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Thanks!!! Excellent!! Mid-rang to Fine dining at affordable prices with hosts that makes you want to come back "home"!!

Thank Deidre48
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Could you tell me more about the Long table please? How does it work, times, cost? Thanks
6 August 2015|
Response from screenqueenKnynsa | Property representative |
Too cold to picnic outdoors at the Friday Market – tired at the end of a long week at work, & you certainly don’t feel like cooking ?!!! – feel welcome to come and wine & dine “ al la casual” at the WINTER LONG TABLE at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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