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Bloo Bistro World cafe

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Shop 10b Main Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 82 923 1185
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Wed - Sun 19:00 - 13:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We had a most enjoyable evening. Natal lamb curry was to die for.. And the entertainment was great. An evening not to forget. If you are in Knysna make time for a visit.

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1 Thank Herman F
Knysna, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The vegetarian food options are great - really good food with a lovely bohemian vibe. The restaurant converts into a night club after 10PM though so be sure you have finished your meal unless you want to be eating among the dancers and loud music. great venue for a hen night or similar.

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Thank YummyMummy084
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Atmosphere -can't describe it - Im still in awe! Music perfect. Decor absolutely transfer you at night into a Fantasy world. This is a must venue! !!!

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Thank Renée E
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Renee.... Best regards... Paul More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

What a beautiful place the decor is amazing. I must see there is no words that can describe this place you have to see it for yourself. Their lamb curry is excellent!

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1 Thank Charlene P
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Charlene.... Hope you had an awesome time. See you back sooner than later! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Friends took us to this place... At first I was a bit judgementel but like they say don't judge a book by its cover... What an amazing experience it was, the food burst with flavour and the atmosphere of the music made it worth the memories from back in the 60's...

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1 Thank 13Briandublin
Knysna
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Called in last night to watch a visiting Gypsy Jazz band (who were good if a bit repetitive). This place sells itself as a restaurant and by all accounts the food is pretty decent. Last night my other half pre-ordered a curry. She had to remind staff not once, or twice, but four times, that her meal had not yet... More 

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1 Thank Leopard-trip
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Hi here.... Sorry that your experience was such... On the night of ,"Manouche", we advertised Barnyard style dinners for this show.... this implies, bringing one's own snacks which takes the pressure off our kitchen... As we are a slow restaurant as opposed to a fast food one, we have to sometimes remind customers that some dishes take a little longer...We... More 

Knysna, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

What an experience! Thee foodc (curry ) was outstanding. Service was super. Atmosphere -can't describe -im still speechless! This is a must venue! !!!@

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2 Thank Stefanie S
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Stefanie..... We are really glad you enjoyed Bloo Bistro and hope to see you back soon!. Best Regards. Paul More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

It was amazing, great atmosphere and the service was excellent!! I will definitely be going back! We had such a good time and the nachos and cocktails were so good!! Thank you for an amazing evening!!!

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Thank Emily D
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Emily for enjoying Bloo Bistro... We are always trying our best to ensure that our customers and some now friends are treated in a way we would like to be ensuring the best night eva. Hope to see you back soon!.... All the best.Paul More 

Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We had dinner here last week on our visit to Knysna. The place is really quirky and a lot of fun. The food was really good. I tried the signature dish which was the lamb curry. The music and entertainment was great. It is a really unique kind of place and really good fun to try now and then. Highly... More 

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Thank Charlie00001
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Hi Charlie... Thank you for visiting us. We hope you evening was all you expected and more. Hope to see you back soon! Regards Paul and Debs More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We had a fun night! Definitely a unique experience in Knysna. The bar has an intimate vibe. If you like to dance you have to go here. They offer a limited list of drinks. We ordered a margarita but the bartender didn't know what it was.

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Thank Floor M
Paul Z, Owner at Bloo Bistro World cafe, responded to this review

Hi ..... Thank you for your review.... It was me Paul who you enquired re: a Margarita. As we are not a cocktail bar I immediately declined as it takes time and we were extremely busy. Perhaps next time on a more relaxed evening I will make one for you. As I recall you were extremely pleasant and understanding .... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Cuisine
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 13:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 13:30
Thursday
19:00 - 13:30
Friday
19:00 - 13:30
Saturday
19:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 10b Main Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 82 923 1185
Description
Bloo Bistro is a Bohemian Wonderland of Color even when preparing one of our meals. We call Bloo Bistro a World Cafe Bar because the owners are both well traveled and wanted to present a Bistro/Lounge/Entertainment Venue, which represents many cultures in the decor. Paul Zeman and Debby Sani have both used creativity to it's fullest which has resulted in a dining space which entertains the eyes and assaults the senses in a mystical yet fun way. The entertainment is varied and always of a superior artistry standard...The food is delicious and interesting selection yet affordable.

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