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VegTable Restaurant

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Rheenendal Road, Rheenendal, Knysna 6576, South Africa
+27 74 833 9516
Wed - Fri 19:30 - 20:00
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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were so lucky to enjoy Brett's wonderful cooking twice during our last Garden Route holiday and both times we were blown away by the taste sensation of all the different dishes. Such tasty ingredients, put together with attention to the smallest details. We also loved the intimate setting in his cabin in the forest. Definitely hope to be back... More 

Thank Nella d
London, England
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the VegTable with 5 of us, 4 were first timers! We were not disappointed. the creativity of the owner knows no boundaries and we had a lovely evening with perfect food. The sous chef was away when we were there so the number of covers was reduced to a manageable size for the owner/chef. It meant we... More 

Thank Dutch52
Garden Route, South Africa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

You really have to find the turn-off to VegTable (especially in the dark!) but it is worthwhile. Owner cooks what he feels inspired to create on any particular evening, and then tells you what the five courses will be as you sit down. Strictly, strictly vegetarian

Thank twolakes
South Africa
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Brett at VegTable just gets better and better! This has got to be most inventive and delicious cooking on the Garden Route. How does he do it? Every time we go he produces even more exciting dishes and flavours. Yes - it's not cheap but it is true value for money. This is a special place to visit for a... More 

1 Thank R_S1963
Exeter, United Kingdom
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325 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

A candle lit cabin in a rustic setting. Opens 3 times a week for dinner. All freshly prepared and foraged. 100% vegetarian. 4 delicious courses designed by Brett, the owner and inspiration of VegTable. You are assured of a warm welcome. BYO.

Thank steadyslack
Berrynarbor, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

When we first came to SA we did not realise quite what wonderful food we were going to experience. We have been to a number of great restaurants around the Western Cape area, but here is now our "must visit" restaurant. For me, the highlight was a little heritage tomato salad, how Brett got so much flavour from so few,... More 

1 Thank jamly
Hermanus, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Best food I have eaten in South Africa - such a warm atmosphere. Incredible dinner - well worth it. Brett really welcomes you into his home, it's incredible that all the food is cooked on a wood stove. We will be back again soon.

Thank MichaelRaimondo
Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Words are not enough to share this experience. You must just go. Brett is a curious and enquiring chef. He reads Nigel,Slater in the bath. He forages for indigenous delicacies and serves up uniquely inovative dishes. The food is simply exquiste. Even so the atmosphere of Veg Table is not in the least pretentious. Food is the star of the... More 

2 Thank Muir-Dean
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an unique culinary experience look no further than the Veg Table. Seasonal asparagus, dolmades made with first vine leaves, carrot fritters with young beets and apricots with homemade ice-cream ( this is just to wet your appetite). The unique setting in the indigenous forest just adds to the ambiance. Thank you Brett for sharing you... More 

1 Thank chantelBurgersdorp
Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Possibly the best meal i have ever had! Cooked by a truly passionate chef. Surprisingly delicious food tasting experience. For proper food connoisseurs who love being surprised. Very personal service and attention directly from the chef, in a rustic forest cabin. This is a food journey you will do again!

Thank MarkNTWCSA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:30 - 20:00
19:30 - 20:00
19:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rheenendal Road, Rheenendal, Knysna 6576, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna  >  Rheenendal
  • Phone Number: +27 74 833 9516

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