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Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, South Africa
+27 44 382 7196
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am so disappointed in this restaurant! We've been going there for lunch since its been open, always our first stop on our way to Plett from the airport. We arrived there so excited to be there! Normally, the waiter that shows you to your table, takes your drink order so long and send over your waiter. That didn't happen... More 

Thank annieplett
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tapas menu allowing you to try multiple things in one meal, reasonably priced. Our burnt baguette, and the waitress spilling tomato sauce all over our friends bag and lap ruined an otherwise pleasant evening. Relaxed vibe, beautiful views.

Thank Denise B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a surprise this place was. I feared it was a bit of a tourist trap based on the fact that it was on Thesen Island and kind of touristy looking, but this was the best meal we had in SA, and one of the best meals I have had in a long time. I am a 15 year... More 

Thank caryexler
Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Speed in for light lunch with my wife. I ordered steak and chips, wife a Thai prawn curry. My food arrived, my wife's around 10-15 minutes later, when my food was virtually finished. However, when manager heard of experience he was apologetic, and provided coffee and dessert on the house as a make up. Was appreciated..

Thank Phil C
Cape Town
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere Guy on guitar was wonderful Staff so friendly and very helpful Good value on food and drink Nothing fancy but well presented

Thank mikefE4187OY
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique experience for us. Never been to a tapas restaurant but was not disappointed... live music and a very cheerful vibe. Lovely view of the lagoon and really pleasant surrounds.

Thank Melanie C
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The name says everything about the place, oysters are fresh and delicious, the tapas menu is true to the word, the view is fantastic, true Knysna, will stop here every time I'm in the area, only thing I was disappointed about are the small wine glasses, it is SA, we like ice with our wine.

Thank Greg H
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lively night out, live band and great tapas. Service was a little slow but it was the busiest time! We will be back

Thank lindseyr449
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You sit harbour-side with a view to the lagoon. No music while we were there, I liked it cause we wanted to talk with family. Great food, strong cocktails, funny and good atmosphere and friendly staff. What more could you want!!!!!! Highly recommendable: chicken-liver in peri-peri-sauce, the rosemary-bread, and: everything else I tried!!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
George, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently decided to take a long weekend away with my husband and 5year-old daughter, and Tapas was first on my list of things to do. My daughter had tremendous fun playing with the children in the playground and even got some exposure to the French and Greek languages. Our waiter was prompt, friendly and very well trained. The diversity... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Bar, Seafood, Sushi, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7196
A fun, vibey tapas restaurant situated on Thesen Island at the waters edge. Live music, sushi, global tapas and friendly service. A place not to be missed...

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?