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Chatters Bistro

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9a Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 0203
12:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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West Midlands
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

My wife is a veggie who was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease just under 12 months ago so having read about this restaurant on a GF blog and having found a number of veggie options on the menu too we decided to give it a try. We were immediately impressed that having shown the waitress our Coeliac Disease handout the owner/chef... More 

2 Thank TheDudleyDuo
Corner Brook, Canada
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745 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Great thin crust pizza. Tomato prosciutto arugula gran padano mozzarella. Tea cappucino Trio of desserts lovely Relaxed setting off the main drag

2 Thank Nlenigma
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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is a relaxing place to while away the evening and we thought the music they played was excellent. The service is relaxed and friendly and you sit outside on picnic tables (you get bath towels for warmth if required). The menus - wine, starters/desserts and mains - are quite extensive and if can take a time to decide what... More 

2 Thank Liketorome
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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213 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We had good dinners there. Service was good. All the tables are outdoors, so watch the weather. Enjoyed our meal, but not sure if we would return

Thank cooperlynx
Somerset West
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Turned up without a reservation on a rainy Sunday and despite being busy, they found us a great table. Had a lovely meal, good wine and the service was excellent. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank JR19Guardian
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Enjoyed an evening in this restaurant, lovely friendly and attentive staff. Good food in a very relaxed atmosphere .

1 Thank Carole P
Cape Town, South Africa
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The restaurant was packed with all kinds of people, large group of tweens, older couples, people with babies and us, the thirty something couple having a romantic evening by default. We booked late on a Friday evening and were told by the owner he would squeeze us in somewhere. Turned out to be the best table in the house, in... More 

1 Thank TazMc
Knysna, South Africa
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227 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This one place that the food is definitely addictive, in the the best possible way. Thin bases and delicious toppings baked to perfection make for a mouth watering meal. If this sounds over the top it is meant to be and well deserved. Combined with an outstanding wine list and great service its a winner. Look forward to my next... More 

1 Thank Back_Road_Tours
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Good value & good portions. Can create your own pizzas. Very friendly staff. Only criticism pizza bases are not homemade

Thank Jill D
ClareDix0n, Owner at Chatters Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Jill, Thanks so much for your review, but I would appreciate it greatly if you could contact me at clare.dixon@chattersbistro.co.za and let me know where you got the idea that we don't produce our own bases! My ladies make the dough every day by hand, not even with dough mixers and the pizza bases are hand-rolled by them. It... More 

York, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Valentine’s Day, and we hadn’t booked anywhere so we drove around Knysna, saw Chatters, took a chance, got the last table - and could not have wished for anything more. We had already been in South Africa for ten days, spending all our time with friends and family. This was our first night à deux, and we could not have... More 

1 Thank factanonverba

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9a Grey Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 0203
Chatters is famous for thin-n-crispy, made-to-order pizzas, a great wine list and home-made desserts. Owner-run, with a casual feel and friendly service style. Outside garden area for warm summer evenings and an inside area with a wood-burning stove, or an enclosed patio for the cooler winter evenings. Extensive wine list available (corkage not permitted and no license for take-away alcohol). Please book to avoid disappointment.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?