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Caroline's Bistro

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169 Duthie Drive | Belvidere Estate, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

What a fantastic setting, looking right out over the lagoon. We had a table on the patio and it was just superb. Whilst the menu is not particularly extensive, there are choices to suite most palates. Our food was amazing and we would recommend Carolines without hesitation.

Thank Johnandpam103
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We loved eating there and look forward to staymg at Belvidere Manor in 2018. Charming staff, , excellent cuisine and wonderful ambiance

Thank ScottishMyszka
Wannatravelfar, General Manager at Caroline's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you and we're glad you enjoyed our dining experience. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Great venue, great location, good food! That's all I have, but TripAdvisor won't allow me to post it if I don't have a min of 100 words...

Thank Danie J
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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147 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

A lovely set menu restaurant with fine wines and delectable food. Reservation is a must as they get pretty full up every night.

Thank gobeyondtravels
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Excellent food and wine at Caroline's Bistro. The service is second to none...and the staff awesome...

Thank LondonSpike
Auckland, New Zealand
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is located in a historic building on the outskirts of Knysna. Great views across the lagoon to central Knysna. Not easy to find but well worth the effort. 3 course set menu with fairly standard fare (mains were beef, fish or chicken) would have liked to seen a more adventurous option. Service was very good and as our family... More 

Thank Bokkiwinz
Pretoria, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

The setting is beautifu, the perfect place to have a wedding receptionl. We sat outside on the veranda and had our meals. The waitress was was friendly and helpful. We received good, attentive service. It was a set three course menu, with three choices under each course. My family enjoyed the food especially the desserts.

Thank 123Yolfer
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Well presented and perfectly cooked food on a beautifully decorated table. 9 guests all gave this their thumbs up. Sublime non intrusive service. Well matched wines and cocktails too.

Thank . G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

A perfect two day stay at Belvidiere Manor in April 2015 was only upset by the owner of Cottage 22 arriving in the Bell Pub with (a flock of hadeda's) 4 loud precocious pre-teens who ruined most peoples dinner on that evening.

Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015

The problem with the restaurant at present is the low 'visibility'. I spoke to one resident at the Belvidere Manor hotel (within which it is situated) who didn't know it existed until I told him. A new menu is produced daily, and I understand that this will now be placed in room of every resident. The daily menu has three... More 

Thank Barrie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Duthie Drive | Belvidere Estate, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
In the Belvidere Manor Hotel

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