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“Our worst meal in South Africa and one of the worst ever!”

Daniela`s at Leisure Isle Lodge
Ranked #42 of 167 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Unbelievably bad in all respects. No GM in charge of the restaurant, just two overworked waiters to look after about 20 covers. Service terrible; we arrived at about 8.00 pm and waited until about 8.45 pm for our pre-dinner drinks to arrive, let alone any food. Very limited wine list, some items of which were not available. Food appalling; my fish curry reminded me of the chum used to attract attract sharks the previous day. We left after two courses taking two hours and even then, since they have no computer system and do everything by hand, it took about 10 mins to get the bill. There were seven of us, including three grandchildren - my street cred with them is now zero!

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5  Thank PetermcgPeakDistrict
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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

Still feel unwell from absolutely disgusting food, worst restaurant I have ever been to. Terrible service, dreadful atmosphere, don't ever go there

2  Thank Katie H
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

We had a pleasant evening at this restaurant. And every attempt was made to make us feel comfortable. It is set in a lovely location and the venue is beautifully decorated. The starters were very good, the mains were average to good and the dessert was disappointing despite being the chef's special. The waiter was attentive but his repeated attempts at humor became a little irritating. On rating this restaurant by price versus value, the rating is lower. Despite feeling that we had a good evening we did not feel that we got value for our money. I would recommend the restaurant for the venue, but with a management of expectations regarding standard of the food in relation to the cost.

Thank Kimbostoo
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Wow...one of the best restaurants we visited on our recent holiday in South Africa.....the staff were so friendly... thanks to Cher for the bottle of wine it was much appreciated!

Thank Pauliehickeyfry
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

Good food, well prepared and presented. Excellent service however menus were a bit limited and you had to book earlier in the day as they only cook for confirmed bookings

Thank Ann C
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