Sunday Lunch

Where do you go for Sunday Lunch?

I think the best place to have sunday lunch is Paquita’s.

They have the most amazing tranquil setting, friendly service, it’s great
value for money and the food just tastes divine.

All that mixed in with an awesome vibe and you get THE perfect way to end
off a hectic week.


I have no doubt that the rare roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes & an excellent assortment of tasty vegetables with home made horse radish sauce must be the best Sunday lunch in Knysna. By now you are drooling to find out who can offer such a lunch for R45 together with quality wines at competitive prices & also has tasty starters & sweets to die for. I should really keep this a secret because it may spoil our regular visits but in the interests of sharing with other Knysna residents I will let you know its Pembreys. Oh! on top of all this is the fantastic service from long serving waitresses & the husband & wife team of Peter (cook) & Viv (front of house). What more could you ask for?

See you there!!

Not only is Sirocco known for its Sunday lunches but for its great hospitality and service.There food is absolutely outstanding. They offer a ala carte menu which has a great variety to choose from. If i could recommend a meal it would be there trinchados which is a very well known Portuguese meal which is whipped together with pieces of indulging fillet steak and whole ripe tomatoes with a tinge of spices, but if you are not a spicy person try there seafood dishes. you can never go wrong!

They have a beautifully decorated section upstairs which offers a gorgeous view of the knysna lagoon so you can eat at your grace.

Together with there great food and beautiful views of the knysna lagoon they also offer live music from 12 to 3 pm. so not only does there food make your mouth water, there restaurant is filled with great atmosphere and good company!

This is an extravagant experience not to be missed!

As Sirocco says “immerse your senses!”

hello to who it may concern

i think its the island coffee shop,very good value for money and lovely plate of food.

On Sundays when the clock strikes noon
We like to head for our lagoon.
We make our way to Knysna Quays
To catch the fresh and salty breeze.
The Drydock is the place to eat,
It’s always such a special treat:
A smart but friendly, vibey place –
And what’s more, the food is ace!

Win a meal for 2!

Our current competition, running till the 22nd of February 2008, asks you to suggest with a short reason why, “which is your favourite place to enjoy a Sunday lunch?”. The winner of the competition will enjoy a meal for 2. So if you think you would enjoy a free meal for two, and I am sure you would, e-mail us at and tell us your favourite venue.

Now you’re cooking!

“Who is cooking?” is a site with the purpose of promoting, in conjunction with the Knysna Chamber of Commerce, the dining culture of Knysna, Sedgefield and Plettenberg Bay and other surrounding areas. Latest ventures and developments in the local restaurant business are available in this forum to view and or comment on. We also aim to offer a regular flow of competitions as a means to enlighten our gastronomic public. So “who is cooking?”. Well let’s find out….

Maureen’s Place

6th January 2008

Last Sunday I was a guest at a luncheon at Maureen’s Place on Long Street in Knysna and was I surprised?! The restaurant has had a very pleasant facelift, with the entrance patio now attractively laidout with a water feature , tub shrubs , comfortable tables and chairs under two big trees which entices one to stop to enjoy the coolth. Inside the glass topped tables and modern art on the walls completes the impression of cleanliness and efficiency which was borne out by the food offered . A good selesction of hors d’oeuvres (can’t think when I last found that on a Sunday lunch menu) , followed by a carvery style main course consisting of Pork and Lamb , crackling and roast potatoes better than one gets at home and best of all about six veggies . A choice of 4 sweets and coffee completed the meal. There is plenty of safe parking opposite the restaurant too so enjoy a meal there, you won’t be disappointed.

Advance Booking adviseable.

Price: R90 per head Tel: 044-3827708

CXPRESS Gastro Nomix 2007 Top Ten Restaurants in the Garden Route

Gastro Nomix writes a regular column for CXPRESS and has announced his Top Ten Garden Route restaurants for 2007 which are:
• Jemima’s Oudtshoorn
• The Conservatory at Meade House in George
• Sunsutra George
• Cinnamon Boutique in Wilderness
• Serendipity Wilderness
• Cruise Café Knysna
• île de pain Knysna
• Zachary’s Knysna
• Hunters Hotel Harkerville
• Fu.Shi Plettenberg Bay
The Chef of the Year was awarded to Nadia Louw of Cinnamon Boutique and for exceptional value and excellent food:
• Café Gannet Mossel Bay
• Defino’s Mossel Bay
• Café Kalinka Oudtshoorn
• Kafe Serefé George
• La Locanda George
• Pembreys Knysna
• Fat Susi’s Bistro Knysna
• Macintosh’s Knysna
• Le Bistrot on the Bay Plettenberg Bay
• Ristorante Enrico’s Keurboomstrand
There are a few notable exceptions and hopefully we can start filling in a few of the gaps in 2008.