Located in the heart of the Garden Route, with a sizable local population that swells severalfold in the summer holiday season, Knysna is awash with great dining options. From freshly caught seafood to lagoonside restaurants, quaint coffee shops with views, and even options to dine onboard a boat on the water, foodies and families are spoilt for choice.
But we also know that after a busy day of adventures, or a long day on the beach, there’s nothing better than simply relaxing at your villa with a good takeaway and a movie. If that sounds exactly what you need right now here are five of the best takeaway spots in Knysna:
Freshline Fisheries is a Knysna go-to for all your seafood cravings. You can browse their selection of freshly-caught fish for cooking at home, order a tasty takeaway or choose to dine with your feet in the sand at their rustic venue. All the hake and line fish sold here are handline caught, not only for better conservation of our oceans but also to avoid any bruising of the fish, ensuring that you only get the best of the best.
Chatters Bistro is well known for its woodfired pizza. Locals love this spot for its fresh bases, made by hand on-site, plentiful toppings, and delicious wood-fired taste. They are thin and crispy and made to order. You can choose to dine on-site or order their pizzas as a takeaway. And while their pizzas are utterly delicious, they also make a fine selection of pasta too.
île de païn
If you’re looking for a coffee and pastry to go or some freshly baked bread, there is no better place to go than île de païn on Thesens Island. While you can sit down to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or lunch, you can also pick and choose from their tantalising selection of breads and pastries for a sweet treat to enjoy at home. All of their delicious goodies are baked on site by absolute experts using the utmost care. This is organic wholegrain, stone ground, sourdough culture at its best. Do not leave this to the last minute, IDP is closed from 3pm and on Sunday and Monday.
If you’re not quite sure what you want for dinner then be sure to head to 34 South. This restaurant, come deli, come takeaway, come shop will be sure to serve up plenty of inspiration. Shop for local and imported ingredients to use at home, taste some sushi or fresh oysters, pick up fresh seafood, or indulge in delicious Mediterranean or Mexican cuisine. Open 7 days/week. The choice is yours!
Chan sushi and noodle bar
Craving some fresh sushi or a delicious Thai curry? Be sure to check out Chan sushi and noodle bar located in Memorial Square on Main Street. The menu offers a scrumptious selection of traditional Thai starters such as spring rolls, satays, tempuras, and wontons, while the mains include variations of curries, noodle, and rice dishes. You can also pick from a selection of affordable sushi platters to accompany your meal.