The Knysna Oyster Company

Oyster Bar and Restaurant

at The V&A Waterfront

Our newly opened Oyster Bar in Cape Town’s iconic V&A Waterfront offers a farm-to-fork experience for oyster enthusiasts.

Conveniently located across the way from Ferrymans and Quay 4, our Oyster Bar is the perfect spot to relax and indulge in the freshest seafood whilest enjoying the lovely ambience of the Waterfront.

We are open daily from 11 am until 10 pm and are excited to share our passion for oysters with you!


The Waterfront is a hub of activity, with a vibrant atmosphere that is sure to delight visitors of all ages. Our Oyster Bar is a hidden gem within this bustling environment, offering a serene and intimate setting that is perfect for a romantic dinner or a celebration with family and friends.

A diverse menu includes multiple oyster sizes, sushi, seafood, and even wagyu burgers for non-seafood lovers.

The bar is fully stocked with De Grendel wine, French champagne, cocktails, and draught beer.

The Knysna Oyster Company


The Knysna Oyster Company is South Africa’s oldest oyster farm, established in 1949.

Situated 2km off the coast in Algoa Bay, the farm benefits from the pristine waters that provide ideal conditions for growing delectable oysters.

We sell oysters directly from the farm to private customers, restaurants and specialist wholesalers.

All our oysters are packed in a state of the art HACCP facility.  We adhere to the SA Shellfish Monitoring and Control Program and test our oysters according to international standards.

Your Event

Looking for the perfect intimate venue for your next corporate dinner, year-end party or special birthday celebration?

Our Oyster Bar offers exclusive use of the indoor space from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, accommodating up to 28 seated guests indoors (more if not seated). Our packages include welcome drinks, bottomless oysters and a tailor-made 3 course meal from our incredible menu.

For enquiries and bookings – click below or contact Gavin Schlaphoff on 0834420953.

The Knysna Oyster Company

Client Comments

”New hidden gem, great menu and friendly service.  New favourite sushi hotspot (better than Willoughby’s) but lots more on the menu to choose from!  Loved the ambience sitting outside”

— Katie Fox

”Thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed vibe at the brand new restaurant and absolutely excellent food all round!!  Wonderful cocktails, and alcohol free cocktails for the young ones was such a treat”

— Joanne

”Been here twice on our visit to Cape town.  Great food and service.  Thank you to our servers on both days Angelique and Lihle.  Best Oysters and seafood ever”

— Steve Fagg

”This is the best Oyster place i have ever been to. If you’re in CPT, you need to go here.  So fresh.  So friendly, so good.  I would fly back just to go here”

— Chris Schuck