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Le Maquis

14B Gray St, Knysna 6520, South Africa
+27 82 257 7852
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tarte tatin” (9 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (10 reviews)
“duck fillet” (5 reviews)
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French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
14B Gray St, Knysna 6520, South Africa
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81 - 90 of 338 reviews

Reviewed 15 June 2016

We ate at Die Gieters a long time ago and found it average. so when we were invited to the restaurant were went with some trepidation. What a huge surprise the restaurant as been revamped and the host and chef Cathy & Remy made everyone...More

Thank Pete F
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Merci beaucoup Cathy et Remy ! Saturday 11 July 2016 a friend and I made our first reservation at Die Gieter and we experienced the best meal that we have ever had in Knysna ! The service was brilliant and the owners and staff treated...More

Thank DaveMcRae
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

A memorable experience, excellent food, personal attention by Cathy and Remy, wholesome and plentiful, highly recommended, go hungry!!

Thank Dario C
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

A warm welcoming intimate restaurant. You simply wish you could eat everything on the menu. The cuisine is prepared with love, and rich ingredients. It is wonderful to have restaurants like this.

Thank June v
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We have been looking for "Fine Dining" establishments in Knysna to celebrate special occassions and we are pleased to say Die Gieter's Cathy and Remy's restaurant on the Phanthom Pass road met and indeed exceeded our expectations. The food was distinctly French with some Corsica...More

Thank Alan/Denise J
Reviewed 22 May 2016

lovely authentic french cuisine. Tarte Tartin to die for! We had a great evening and will definitely return. Merci beaucoup Remy and Cathy!!

Thank Augusta Bay K
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We were lucky enough to have a table at Die Gieter in celebration of my birthday and what a great find it was for all 8 of us locals! Remy welcomed all of us each with a hand shake and Cathy's infectious friendly smile welcomed...More

Thank VanRowe1960
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Cathy & Remy offer some of the finest French cuisine this side of the equator. It is a small intimate setting where you are made to feel at home (ADVANCE TIP: Booking is essential). Remy is the master chef who creates his families (and his...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous evening we recently at Die Gieter in Knysna. I had prearranged to have a family birthday at the restaurant. From the start of the planning to the actual execution of all aspects I was overwhelmed at the hospitality and attention to detail...More

Thank 555Ally555
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant should be on every "top things to do in knysna and surrounds" list. It's just amazing. The menu is presented beautifully by Cathy, after ordering the chef personally played the role of Sommelier and assisted us to pair our selection with a fine...More

Thank Stephan v
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Hi, Peter. What would you like to know about this restaurant? Hi, I would like to reserve a table for 2 during our stay in South Africa, on either Friday the 10th or Monday the 13th of March 2017 at 7-30 pm approx., could you please advise best way to complete thanks. Best Wishes Pete
12 February 2017|
Response from temeintjes | Reviewed this property |
Hi peter. You will need to contact the restaurant directly for reservations. Enjoy
Can U.please supply e-mail address .Thanks Harold
19 July 2016|
Response from remycorsica | Property representative |
Hi Cant write my email adress on tripadvisor it will be taken away by the system. you can find it on the website. kind regards Remy
This will be my 1st. visit to South Africa & I have no idea how much a good meal should cost excluding wine.You clearly had a great meal here.How much should I expect to pay for just ! diner?Many thanks Harold
17 July 2016|
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Response from remycorsica | Property representative |
Hi harold. Coming from uk you may find the same prices very affordable. In a place like mine a starter range from R40 (camembert to share per pers)to R120 (scallops). Main are from R120 to R180 a dessert is R45. In Sa some... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14B Gray St, Knysna 6520, South Africa (Formerly Die Gieter's Cathy & Remy Restaurant)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 82 257 7852
  • E-mail
In the Heart of Knysna, enjoy French Cuisine by French Chefs in a cosy, relaxed but intimate place.
Only 30 seats, so booking is essential

NB : Our liquor licence is in process, so please bring your own wines
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