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River Deck

) #84 of 116 Restaurants in Knysna $$ - $$$ , Pizza,
Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna, South Africa
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible6%
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“bobotie” (4 reviews)
“pineapple” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (9 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On my way to Buffelsbaai I stopped here for a quick drink and break. Good service and menu with amazing views and activities. Will definitely return!

Thank Macayla B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

What an amazing early afternoon. We were met by very friendly accommodating staff. As it was not very busy yet and our timing was perfect we could sit anywhere and chose to sit upstairs in a very relaxed rustic area filled with antque'ness. Our beer...More

Thank Christilene
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I go to the River Deck when I need to recharge, and usually during the morning. It is quiet, peaceful, and breathtakingly beautiful. I usually settle myself into a comfy chair right next to the river with its soothing sound, with a good book, where...More

Thank Johan H
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The ambience is rusty and relaxed and it certainly fits the location next to the Goukamma river. Prices are exorbitant though, for a small Bobotie with rice almost R100, a roosterkoek (which is basically a bun baked on an open fire) with sausage and sauce...More

Thank JB4096
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Well we arrived and the place was a bit busy, we had to call for a waiter 4 times before getting service. We placed our food and drinks order as to avoid delays. However the passion fruit and lemonade came in the smallest of glasses...More

Thank KnysnaHeron
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived here (10 people) and we sat down at a dirty table, which we could understand as the place was a bit busy. We waited about 15 minutes before we had to go and call waiter to come and help us. We ordered our...More

Thank Brandon B
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Haven't been for a while..love all the additions. Great party venue...great pizza...Lots of space...great setting.

Thank suyenneb
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Beautiful place to visit in summer and spend a few hours. The service isn't very fast but the food is home cooked and delicious. It is a bit expensive though, but worth it for the view and the kids can rent kayaks and stay busy....More

Thank Celia_Stan
Reviewed 26 July 2016

From good home cooked meals, great freshly baked cakes to a visit to their small spa. The resturand has a small menue, however what is on offer is all good, from Pizzas to traditional braai and all ther rest in between. The service is good...More

Thank 90dude1
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Bobotie is BRILLIANT! Chicken curry is mediocre. Bean soup is HIDEOUS pureed baby food. Quite tasteless. Chicken pie leaves a lot to be desired. Braai with pap is GOOD. Potjie lunch specials are tasty good value for money - 3 courses for R100

2  Thank Maureen N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pizza, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: 073-488-6341
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