Garden Route Restaurants

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As one of the world’s most scenic stretches, the Garden Route is a magnificent representation of what South Africa has to offer. This is particularly true of its fauna, flora and unmatched natural beauty. However, it is also an excellent example of the culinary diversity of the Rainbow Nation.

The Garden Route stretches between Storms River (Eastern Cape) and Heidelberg (Western Cape) and includes dense forests, towering mountain ranges, plunging valleys and mile upon mile of coastline. These make for stunning locales for the many fine dining restaurants, coffee shops, speciality eateries and takeaway spots that are dotted along the Garden Route.

Popular holiday hotspots like Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, Knysna and Wilderness boast a number of restaurants; with dishes ranging from gourmet pizzas and A-grade steaks to some of the most exciting examples of fine dining and silver service in the country. Thanks to its being situated right on the shores of the Indian Ocean, the seafood along the Garden Route is excellent, and best enjoyed fresh.

In the other little towns of this region, fantastic little gems are nestled. Some of them offer traditional South African favourites, while others focus on fresh farm produce and homemade delights.

The Garden Route is an attraction in itself, as well as the route by which millions of tourists explore various parts of South Africa. Exploring its many restaurants is one way to get a real taste of South Africa.

After planning and booking your Garden Route acommodation, browse our directory of restaurants in the Garden Route. See our featured restaurants below or view more at Garden Route Restaurants, Cafés & Eateries (a collection of Cafés, Eateries and Restaurants as submitted or recommended by site users).

Garden Route RestaurantsFeatured Restaurants

Oysters R Us

Overnight? Wilderness Accommodation
If you want the ultimate oyster experience then head to Oysters R Us. This is a major attraction amongst locals and tourists visiting the Garden Route. This is the place you to come to in order to get the best quality fresh oysters around...

View more info and contact details here: Oysters R Us in Wilderness

Serendipity Restaurant

Overnight? Wilderness Accommodation
Examples of the current d’hôte menu get our taste buds ready for taste sensations unlike any other. With starters such as caramelised onion tartlet, served with beef tongue and mustard dressing, on rocket and Melba Toast; or Cape Malay curried...

View more info and contact details here: Serendipity Restaurant in Wilderness

The Anchorage Restaurant

Overnight? Knysna Accommodation
Having been around for twenty years, The Anchorage can proudly state that they are one of Knysna’s favourite restaurants! If it’s an unpretentious evening out you’re looking for, this restaurant promises traditional seafood and top notch...

View more info and contact details here: The Anchorage Restaurant in Knysna

The Lemon Grass Restaurant

Overnight? Plettenberg Bay accommodation
Situated arguably in one of the most beautiful settings in Plettenberg Bay, Lemon Grass is an idyllic waterfront venue for those seeking an exquisitely memorable experience. Designed without walls to make the most of its lagoon-front location...

View more info and contact details here: Lemon Grass Restaurant at Milkwood Manor

The Lighthouse Restaurant

Overnight? Mossel Bay Accommodation
Located at a lighthouse at the wave’s edge, The Lighthouse Restaurant is one of the most spectacularly situated restaurants along the Garden Route. A delectable selection of South African favourites awaits you on the menu, sprinkled with perfectly...

View more info and contact details here: The Lighthouse Restaurant

La Locanda

Overnight? George Accommodation
The first thing that any lover of Italian cuisine will know, is that La Locanda is owned and run by Italians! A feast of antipasti, insalate and zuppe, primi and secondi awaits you at this family run Italian restaurant. Starters range from...

View more info and contact details here: La Locanda in George

Nature's Way Farmstall

Overnight? Natures Valley Accommodation
Stop in for a taste of real dairy goods made from Jersey milk, all without the use of artificial hormones and antibiotics. Specialising in their own Loredo Farm Cheese, Nature’s Way also offers a wide range of both local and imported cheese...

View more info and contact details here: Nature's Way Farmstall


Overnight? Herolds Bay Accommodation
Delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners are prepared using only the freshest ingredients and influences from Italy, Portugal, Spain and France. Popular South African dishes are included on the inclusive menu, making it varied and appealing...

View more info and contact details here: Cucina at Oubaai Hotel

De Wingerdt Restaurant

Overnight? Riversdale Accommodation
De Wingerdt Restaurant can be found in the idyllic vineyard setting of the De Doornkraal Wine Estate, which stretches to the Vette River bordering the town of Riversdale. Steeped in history, De Doornkraal is surrounded by beautifully preserved...

View more info and contact details here: De Wingerdt Restaurant

E'lapa Restaurant

Overnight? Kareedouw Accommodation
An al fresco dining area specializing in gourmet braai (barbeque) and potjie (cooking pot placed on coals) evenings, E’lapa is the exciting new addition to the trio of restaurants at the lodge. Linked to the Sports Bar, E’lapa is meant for casual...

View more info and contact details here: E'lapa Restaurant'at Assegaaibosch

Marilyn's 60's Diner

Stay? Storms River Accommodation
Situated on the quaint, narrow main road of the Storms River Village, Marilyn’s 60's Diner is a fuchsia-and-turquoise surprise to the senses. With wall-to-wall murals, paintings and famous photographs of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, James...

View more info and contact details here: Marilyn's 60's Diner

Vaaljapie Station Restaurant

Overnight? Little Brak Accommodation
The setting is 'Boere Kitch' with a tongue in the cheek informality, the cooking is traditional Afrikaans cuisine. Serendipity is the word to describe this tiny restaurant. Snugly fitted into an old Railway Station, it offers an unique...

View more info and contact details here: Vaaljapie Station Restaurant

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Thanks to the Garden Route being situated right on the shores of the Indian Ocean, the seafood here is excellent, and best enjoyed fresh.

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