Thesen Island Bistro restaurant
île de païn - Island of Bread is something of an oasis, even amoungst the plethora of good eateries in Knysna. When Liezie Mulder and Markus Farbinger together with a small, young team opened the doors of île de païn in 2002, it was as though they tapped into something so treasured by the collective consciousness, that the appeal was indeed universal.They built a wood fired oven and baked large, dark loaves of Companio bread for the nearby farmers market. Soon after, Liezie put a small menu together to complement the bread. Today the bread “complements” Liezie’s food breakfast and lunch take centre stage at île de païn. She draws from her love of local ingredients and utilizes her international experience and training to create menu‘s that are thoughtful, simple and unique for everyday enjoyment. The wine list changes as often as the menu and receives equal attention and care. The desserts on display are for the finale or to take home for a postponed indulgence. On your way out you remember to take along a loaf (locals reserve one or two before sitting down) and some of the specialties as a gift to yourself or those near to your heart. Their annual gastronomic trips around the globe will ensure that île de païn will keep on going for years to come.Need to know? Tuesday till Saturday: 8am to 3pm; Breakfast 8am to 11am; Lunch 11:30am to 3pm; Sunday: 9am to 13:30 breakfast and lunch menu all day. Closed on Mondays.
Thesen Island Deli restaurant
NumNum Wholefoods is the place to grab natural wholesome food that's also a taste sensation. Delicious eat-at-home meals, superb pate', the best bush honey, delicious handcrafted jams with honest sugar, farm made hams, salami's, goat's cheese, wholesome yoghurt, the best most naturally cured salmon, fresh organic vegetables and grass fed beef, Namibian lamb, Karoo bush fed Springbok and whole grain spices, mountain salt and MSG free condiments. Fresh platters of asparagus lightly dressed with aged balsamic vinegar and shavings of sheep's pecorino dusted with lightly flavoured paprika salt.All in all honest food that is healthy and the way it should be!
Restaurants near Thesen Island
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Knysna Quays Italian restaurant
Knysna Quays(1.2 km from Thesen Island)
This Authentic Italian Café gastronomically infuses the palate with traditional Italian cuisine on the patio overlooking the water.
Considered by many as the most popular restaurant in town, Café Mario serves intimate meals and hearty breakfasts complimented by reasonable Italian wines.
A wonderful place to linger the day away, people watching and indulging in flavour infused Italian faire.
Knysna Quays Seafood restaurant
Knysna Quays(1.3 km from Thesen Island)
Casual and laidback, Knysna's bustling food emporium claims that it's "not exactly a restaurant, not exactly a bar, definitely not a deli... well, not exactly a deli... it’s an eating place, a drinking place and definitely a meeting place". Well, it's a good place to be if you enjoy fresh seafood and fancy a bit of shopping. 34 South is also "a gift shop, a clothing emporium, a food store, a fish monger and a bakery, too. And the finest wine shop this side of the grape curtain!"
Start with a platter of freshly shucked wild coastal oysters still tasting of salt and sea. Tuck into calamari (tubes, heads and steaks) and mussels (in and out the shell) done in many ways - in vinaigrette, masala, with peri-peri or with wine and garlic. The herring comes six ways, the fish pates four and the mezze too many ways to mention.
Traditional Greek, Spanish and Portuguese themes run through an eclectic menu that highlights Mediterranean flavours - with chicken, ostrich and vegetarian options for diners averse to seafood. With tastebuds still tingling from oysters and bubbly, the mains are sure to tantalise.
Signature dishes tempt with fresh linefish brought in through the Knysna heads, east-coast sole, linefish espetada, Portuguese sardines, jambalaya and seafood paella.
Knysna Pub Meals restaurant
Knysna(1.3 km from Thesen Island)
Known as one of Knysna’s top restaurants blended with old world charm and housed in a quaint 1848 year old manor house, Boogies Restaurant charms the palate and senses with original and unique dishes much suited to the characteristics of this old manor house.
Charming and unique, patrons can dine on daily specials or experience cuisine from the menu taking in the fresh breeze on the veranda under the shady oak tree. If intimate dining suits the taste - cosy up to the crackling fireplace warmed by original yellowwood and Oregon pine floors for a wintery warm experience.
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