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Le Maquis

14B Gray St, Knysna 6520, South Africa
+27 82 257 7852
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“amuse bouche” (12 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (9 reviews)
“duck fillet” (6 reviews)
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French, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14B Gray St, Knysna 6520, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 313 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Kathy & Remy are perfect hosts. The menu is short and interesting and everything we ordered was delicious. At the moment they are waiting for their liquor license to be granted, which they are hoping will be issued by December, so for the moment, take...More

Thank Rita C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is owner run and that says it all. The detail to service excellence was noticeable but staff need to be more attentive regarding re filling empty wine glasses . Presentation plays an important role in culinary enjoyment and Le Maquis excels. I would...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely little restaurant is conveniently located in the middle of Knysna and just two blocks away from the waterfront. The food was classy and served with love by Cathy and Remy the owners. I had a Camembert soufflé and zebra steak cooked to perfection....More

Thank gobeyondtravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing Restaurant. Magnificent food, atmosphere and service. Had the duck breast and it was the best we've ever had and the best meal ever in Knysna. This took us back to France.

Thank tanya v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was back in November 2016 but never the less, from the current reviews it is apparent that the passion lives on. Our experience was the warmth from both Cathy and Remy from the moment we entered the restuarant. The standard of the menu was...More

Thank Ron L
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

From the moment we walked in we were warmly greeted by the hosts and were always made to feel comfortable and attended to in a perfect balance to give us privacy too. The food was outstanding throughout from the wonderful amuse bouche through to the...More

Thank Zach d
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

It is very important these days to find a fine dining restaurant where you still have the individual touch. Attention to small detail is always, mostly neglected. This small welcoming pleasant restaurant is something to behold. Food prepared with love, service of the highest standards...More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Having been to all three venues which Remy and Cathie have had since they came to Knysna it strikes one that the menu rarely changes significantly.They are an engaging couple and Remy is certainly passionate about his food. The starters were very good with the...More

Thank Francis B
Rémy t, Propriétaire at Le Maquis, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Dear Francis, thanks for taking the time to write about our new venue. As now we will have only to focus on the restaurant (as before we had to run the Lodge & the Restaurant) more time will be avaible for us to propose more...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Oh goodness me.......another wonderful experience. I cannot understand the reviewer who said they went away hungry, we had an abundance of delicious food once more. So much, we did not have room for one of the six delicious sounding desserts.....oh well, next time! Food, cooked...More

Thank Trish C
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We love the food and the expert way of waiting on the customer at this restaurant. But if you only have a main course (R150+), then you will leave hungry. We have come a couple of times (before: Die Gieter) and except for the first...More

Thank like2travl2004
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Questions & Answers
12 February 2017|
Response from temeintjes | Reviewed this property |
Hi peter. You will need to contact the restaurant directly for reservations. Enjoy
19 July 2016|
Response from remycorsica | Property representative |
Hi Cant write my email adress on tripadvisor it will be taken away by the system. you can find it on the website. kind regards Remy
17 July 2016|
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Response from remycorsica | Property representative |
Hi harold. Coming from uk you may find the same prices very affordable. In a place like mine a starter range from R40 (camembert to share per pers)to R120 (scallops). Main are from R120 to R180 a dessert is R45. In Sa some... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14B Gray St, Knysna 6520, South Africa (Formerly Die Gieter's Cathy & Remy Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 82 257 7852
  • E-mail
In the Heart of Knysna, enjoy French Cuisine by French Chefs in a cosy, relaxed but intimate place.
Only 30 seats, so booking is essential

NB : Our liquor licence is in process, so please bring your own wines
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