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“The best of Knysna's restaurants”

Zachary's Restaurant
Ranked #62 of 161 Restaurants in Knysna
Price range: US$20 - US$50
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Named after the Chairman's much-loved and well-travelled Labrador, Zachary's is stylish and contemporary and reflects the five star luxury of the award-winning Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa. Upmarket without being intimidating, sophisticated but not pretentious, Zachary’s offers seasonal menus incorporating vegetables, fruit and herbs from the hotel’s organic gardens and the bounty of fresh produce available in the Garden Route area, reflecting a clean, honest approach to food with a unique style of its own.The restaurant’s award-winning wine list has twice received an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.
Sandton, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best of Knysna's restaurants”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

I really enjoyed the elegance of Zachary's at Pezula. The whole experience was outstanding and the chef, Jeffrey apparently has herbs and veggies in the garden. It showed as the meal was fresh and prepared in a very refined style. Must visit.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Marisa S
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Victor C, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review, 5 March 2015
Dear Marisa S

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Zachary's. It is only through valuable guest feedback that we continuously improve.

I am delighted to hear that you had an excellent overall dining experience and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards

Victor Chalfoun
General Manager
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Magical Christmas Eve dinner”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We had the most magical Christmas Eve dinner in Zachary's. The food and wine pairings were superb. We were so impressed that we persuaded our party to return for a tasting menu a week later and this time we were rather disappointed as the wait between courses was interminable and even though the food and wine pairings were superb, the whole experience was spoiled.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Brenda A
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Victor C, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review, 5 March 2015
Dear Brenda A

Thank you for your review and for choosing to spend Christmas Eve at Zachary's. It is only through feedback that we can continuously improve.

While I am delighted that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us on your first visit, it is a concern for me that your next visit was a disappointment for which we sincerely apologise.

We do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back and restore your confidence in us.

Kind regards

Victor Chalfoun
General Manager
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Humansdorp, South Africa
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136 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
“Very good food!”
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Food and service was great! I had the Poached Oyster that come with a potato & buttermilk cloud with salmon trout caviar and as mains the Duck Breast with foie gras,date and sherry puree and roasted carrots.The sommelier recommended the wine and we were very satisfied.We did not order dessert..but they sent us to our room with a plate of delicious homemade sweets!

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Tokkelosh
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Victor C, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review, 4 March 2015
Dear Tokkelosh

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Zachary's.

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall dining experience and we do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again.

Kind regards

Victor Chalfoun
General Manager
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What an experience!! ”
Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

6 course gourmet food. Terrific ambience. Can recommend this any day. A bit pricey but really worth every cent/Rand.

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2 Thank Theo W
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Victor C, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review, 4 March 2015
Dear Theo W

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Zachary's.

I am pleased to hear that you had an overall enjoyable dining experience and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

Thank you for your recommendation.

Kind regards

Victor Chalfoun
General Manager
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“Great food, unaffordable prices”
Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

Seriously been to some of South Africa's best restuarants and Zachary's is up there with the the best with regards to quality of food and taste. But the rediculous prices left me with a horrible taste in my mouth! R300+ per main meal only is unjustified irrespective of the quality! 4,5 / 5 for food, 1 / 5 for the rest of the experience as our booking was misplaced, our bread never made it to the table and our bill was wrong first time (they actually added a R750 bottle of wine I did not have). Fix the prices or the service (both if possible) and I will give it another go.

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2 Thank MariusvV
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Conrad P, General Manager at Zachary's Restaurant, responded to this review, 4 March 2015
Dear MariusvV

Thank you for your review and for choosing to dine at Zachary's.

While I am pleased to hear that there we certain aspects of the evening that you enjoyed, it is a concern that there were service issues for which we sincerely apologise.

Thank you for your feedback. It is only through feedback that we continuously improve.

We do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back and restore your confidence in us.

Kind regards

Victor Chalfoun
General Manager
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