In Knysna, tourists can enjoy the fine experience of wine and dine through a comprehensive line of restaurants and eateries. Apart from the restaurants serving traditional African cuisine, the town has seafood taverns, pubs, coffee shops, delicatessens and other food joints.
Tourists can enjoy fusion food with an Oriental flavour. Some restaurants also hold expertise in serving Nouveau cuisine. Food lovers can also avail traditional South African dishes such as Cape Malay-inspired 'Bobotie', Xhosa delicacy 'Umnqusho', meaty 'Braai' and a syrupy sweet 'Koeksister'.
Knysna is famous for its cultivated 'Oysters'. These fresh, nutty and salty oysters are readily available at local eateries. During the annual Knysna Oyster Festival in July, more than 200,000 oysters are devoured in just 10 days.
Med Seafood Bistro is one of the prominent seafood restaurants of Plett. The Long Barn Tavern & Accommodation has a true 'English Pub' like feel. Paquita's is a favoured pizzeria and restaurant. Parkes Manor offers Haute cuisine that is elaborately or skillfully prepared French food. One can also enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the Polo Bar here.
Several other restaurants are lined up on the main street and the waterfront area of the town. These include The Dry Dock', Lle de Pain and Zachary's Restaurant. Persello Pizzeria on Memorial Square is popular for its Italian pizza along with wood-fired home-made pasta, lasagne, cannelloni, crostoli, crisini and other treats. Mitchell's Brewery on Arend Street offers tours around the brewery and an opportunity to taste varied beer.