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Seafood, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 7 June 2023

Our 4th wedding aniversary Food was nice, service very good On the water views with large windows, one can take a walk after the meal.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2022 via mobile

My wife and I plus four friends dined here and enjoyed the food and the service which was very good and very friendly indeed.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022

Enjoyed a very relaxing lunch on the deck outside with a view over the harbour and mountain in the back. We had fresh Hake which was excellent. Very friendly staff and they will see us again.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 21 June 2022 via mobile

Great location with beautiful views and the friendly staff is a added bonus. Our breakfast was delicious and the coffee superb. Cruise Cafe is absolutely worth a visit when in Knysna.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022

Visited yesterday for the very first time on Thursday 19th after driving past many times. I had the seafood pasta, my wife had the lazy aged fillet, ordered rare. The food arrived well presented, my pasta was so generous, that it was enough for two...people, Michelles fillet steak, was one of the best that we have tasted. It was a cold day for lunch, however a welcoming fire was blazing away kept us warm. Crystal the waitress received an unusual 15% tip(normally give 10%) as her attitude & service was excellent!! Lee the chef came to our table and we chatted as old friends, down to earth and friendly. Nice surprise after driving past since end of January 22 when we arrived in Knysna.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 March 2022

We were there out of season so it was not busy. The food was very good and the service excellant. The menu is adequate with good selections. Plenty of parking is available. Seating available inside or outside.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 10 January 2022 via mobile

We were so disappointed with our food here. It has gone down terribly, food used to be amazing but this is unfortunately not the case anymore. The prices are also high.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 27 December 2021

Only received our drinks 25min-30min after seating. Waitress constantly stand around chatting to each other letting customers wait and wait. 55 min after arriving our food was served (and we ordered within first 10 minutes) Creamy Mussel main was ice cold. Burger bun ice cold....Really far below average in food and service. Restaurant was 60% full. We were a table of 5. Much better spots to go… give this one a definite miss!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 16 March 2020

The food was truly awful....tempura shrimp that were covered in what looked like and tasted like library paste. Even the simple rocket salad was unappetising. The hake and shrimp dumplings were like glue balls swimming in a sweet fish goulash. Truly terrible. It is hard...to ruin fried calamari, but they were also tasteless and unappealing.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

Right on the quay looking out to the ‘Heads’. Food is very good with service to match. Wines of good quality, all at sensible local prices (particularly so if you are from the UK!) Ample parking. Book for around 7.30pm /8.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020 via mobile

Prawns tempura @ R250 , forget about the price , soggy , tasteless I’ve had worse batter in Messina . They have no clue how to make crispy tempura batter . The worst meal I’ve eaten in Knysna since 2005 Noodles smothered with cheap sweet...chili sauce . AvoidMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

We ordered pork belly, which was and always is delicious, with sweet potato mash. However, when the food came we received normal mash potato. There was no apology or explanation given and at the time we were just happy to eat the delicious pork belly....We left with a bitter sweet feeling of being happy and dissapointed.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 February 2020

Great views over the Knysna Lagoon (Estuary) to The Heads and beyond and a grand place to watch people coming and going from/to the various boats. Quite a short menu but something for most diners, the food was served piping hot, well cooked/presented and service...and staff were excellent. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 December 2019 via mobile

Good service and excellent pork belly. The best by far. The only negative would be that the portion of the blue cheese and fig springrolls are very small compared to the other starters.

Date of visit: December 2019
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2019

Thank you for your review and comments.

Reviewed 3 December 2019

We have visited Cruise Café several times (on our own and also with visiting family) and have found the menu and quality of meals outstanding. The staff are friendly and well trained too. Definitely recommend a visit. Only downside more recently is the change in...coffee provider. The previous coffee from Mastertons was much nicer and we certainly prefer that so rather skip the coffee after our meal now.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Cruise Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2019

Thank you for your review and comments. We have taken note

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4