Gastro pub

Restaurants with a childrens play areas Knysna

At Mo’s we know that your dining experience should be more than just “eating out”. It’s about taking time out to satisfy the senses, feed the soul and gather with friends in an ambiance that creates treasured moments and memories.

It’s about delighting you with a unique harmony of taste sensations from our Chef’s choice of carefully crafted dishes that offer the finest experience of real food made from fresh ingredients for consistent quality and value.

It’s about complementing great food with a passion for attentive, enthusiastic and personal service from Staff that understands that our Customers deserve the best that we can offer.

It’s about a mood, a feeling, a connection, a vibe and an energy that makes every occasion at Mo’s surprisingly memorable.

We hope you enjoy Mo’ taste, Mo’ hospitality, Mo’ music, Mo’ laughter and Mo’ fun that you have ever had in your life.

Cafe cuisine

Fine dining in Cape Town

Café Chic by Conrad Gallagher a celebrated Michelin starred chef, is located in a private building in the busy neighbourhood of Cape Town’s City Centre serving up market Modern Cafe cuisine.Recently acquired and upgraded by Conrad and his wife, Candice, Café Chic serves lunch, dinner and late night cocktails in two dining rooms, a bar, lounge, cigar room and private rooms. Candice is widely recognized as one of Cape Town’s most gracious hosts as well as developing our superb cocktail and wine program, and leading our exceptional staff.

Sunshine Lounge


Malva pudding Port St Francis

This is what  memories are made of. Home made malva pudding, fresh out the oven with a generous dolop of custard. Hot sweet rich Malva pudding. The ubiquitous South African dessert originally from Holland, comfort food personified.


River Cafe

Carvery Plettenberg Bay

Cradled in an indigenous setting surrounded by tranquil gardens overlooking the Klein Piesang River populated with water lilies and a range of birds, you will find the restaurant Liv Green at River Cafe. They offer a 2 course Sunday Lunch as well as an ala carte menu with a range of Smoothies and Fresh Juices to light meals
The setting is fantastic and soon lulls you into a relaxing and enjoyable frame of mind.
There is a jungle gym and water slides close to the restaurant where the kids can play. Inside there is a cosy fireplace for cold winter days.

Carveries Plettenberg BaySunday lunches Plett

Little things

So, I have now been exploring the various restaurants in and around Knysna for a while. A good few weeks. Still a way to go and I haven’t even begun my look at the guest houses.
There are some amazing places to eat in knysna and I look forward to trying out the hotel restaurants. They have such an excellent reputation. Of course, the articles I have been writing explain what the places are about and stress the positives.
There is such a thing as a bad restaurant in Knysna. I have drunk cocktails in chipped and scratched beer glasses. (Is this a fad I was unaware of?) I have seen ordinary bits of hake presented as a delicacy. The time for that sort of thing appears to have passed however. With the new cuisine culture that has a hold of everybody.
In a way it might have been inevitable that we would start enjoying food here since the whole experience of Knysna is very close to nature and eating food, when you think about it is as natural as it gets.

Chicken Peri-Peri

Only to be followed by the most deliriously delicious Peri Peri chicken that I had at Rock ‘n Roosters next to Super Spar West-End Mall. My taste buds were dancing on my tongue screaming for more. The only comment I can make is this. You don’t need to do a take out from Rock’ n Roosters you damn well deserve it. The best I have ever tasted. Move over Nando’s. This is the real thing.

I haven’t tried the livers but I suspect Cruise Cafe has just lost a customer. For the authentic taste of peri-peri flame grilled chicken it has to be Rock ‘n Rooster.

On a Rainy Day – Diary entry

18th May…cold and rainy in Knysna, can’t complain we have had fabulous weather this summer.

Popped in to Café d’ Arté, on Main Street, with some business colleagues for a meeting and to attempt to warm up and that we did.

Erna is a lovely host, keen to help and happy to serve you a hot cup of delicious coffee. The menu looks exciting and certainly tempting for those with a sweet tooth. So if you are looking for cinnamon pancakes in Knysna these are worth a try.

[edit 08/06/12] Erna and Malachi decided it wasn’t going to work but hopefully something will happen soon.

Will certainly call in again, rain or shine.

Wines Estates

The South African wines of origin (WO) scheme came about in the early 1970’s. This system was based on the European classification system. Today the WO classification recognizes “geographic units”, regions, districts and wards.
This is done in order of size from the biggest to smallest. The WO appears together with the name of the area on SA wine labels and this confirms that the wine was in fact made from grapes grown in the area.

Fisherman’s Cabin

Stopped in there quickly today for my now routine lime milkshake and a chat with the very friendly manager, Nico. He said he’d like me to show off their sushi bar so that is what I’m going to do. Trying it out on Monday.

Bike is busted, oh no, and honestly Knysna is not the very best place to be looking to buy a bike. I’ll have to do a trip soon and get something to ride on. Meantime I’m looking at the walking as physiotherapy.

Discovered that a rotational stretch is a good one. Freeing up my hip muscle, (damaged late in 2009 when I fell on the last downhill into coffee bay) Think it’ll come right sooner or later, especially if I eat right and they say sushi is the best thing for tissue regeneration. Omega 3 and all the rest of it.

I’ll put some pics up here on Monday afternoon. When I’ve sampled the sushi.

And I’ll tell you if it helped my sore hip. Maybe a weekly dose. I’ve been here for nearly two months now. Do I live here? No not yet. When my hips better I’m off up the west coast.

Special places

Restaurants in PLettenberg BayEmily Moon offers guests a stunning setting with beautiful collectors pieces in every nook and cranny.

There is an eclectic menu for candlelit dinners and Sunday lunches around the pool area. Their barman is a dab hand at cocktails in the evening whilst watching a magnificent sunset! The deck tables virtually hang over the river and have a spectacular view of the wetlands, river and far distant mountains.

A large log fire for the winter months is a popular spot for that after dinner Irish or just a cosy little chat.

Fine dining in PlettSunday lunch Plettenberg Bay