The festive season is a time of good cheer… and a time for celebration, relaxation and indulging in fine food…and you’ll get all that and more at The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa - a holiday destination that always provides an experience that is far from ordinary!...

The Turbine, that vibey, quirky and eclectic boutique hotel in Knysna in the centre of Thesen Island, is preparing to steam things up for your Christmas and New Year – from its decor (it is housed in an old power station) – to the accommodation and the stunning art hanging on its walls, to its food – especially at Christmas and New Year.

Christmas Celebrations

Celebrate with your family and friends at the Turbine’s Island Café on Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December 2018 from 12h30.

The Christmas Lunch Menu features a Starter Buffet with various dishes – Cream of Pumpkin Soup, Chicken Liver Pate, Asparagus wrapped in Bacon, Seafood Salad, Three-Bean Salad and Chick Pea and Mango Salad; Beef Carpaccio, Cape Malay Fish, Ox Tongue with sweet mustard sauce, smoked , cured sliced Cold Meats, assorted Garden Leaves and a selection of artisan Breads; the Main Course comprising a choice of four delicious dishes – Roast Leg of Lamb, Glazed Gammon, Poached Turkey Breast and Seared Kingklip and a delectable Dessert Buffet – Dutch Apple Bake served with raisin compote and vanilla ice cream, Sticky Toffee served with butterscotch sauce and gooseberry compote and the decadent Amarula Chocolate Mousse served with raspberry coulis and mascarpone.

Cost: R395 per person and R165 per child under 12.

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa is a boutique 5 star hotel in Knysna which offers guests luxurious accommodation…

Happy New Year!

Celebrate the ending of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 in style at the Turbine’s Masquerade New Year’s Eve Dinner on Monday 31 December 2018, from 20h00 at the Island Café.

The New Year’s Eve Menu:

Starters – a choice of Ostrich Kebab with gooseberry compote set on apple, cumin cous-cous salad topped with raita or the seared Sesame Crusted Salmon and Fried Prawn Wonton served with egg noodle and sautéed pak choi lamb and lentil tortellini minestrone;

Main course – Karoo Lamb Rack served with smoked potato puree and pickled beetroot or Confit Duck with Duck leg quarter set on sweet potato puree sautéed sour cream jus or Baked Lemon Garlic Sole served with caper hollandaise set on warm bean salad and smoked vine tomatoes and the grand finale Dessert Buffet decked with Peppermint Crisp Cheesecake, Lemon Meringue, Chocolate Mousse, Macadamia Nut Chocolate Brownies, Malva Pudding with custard, Cappuccino Mousse Profiteroles and Assorted Cheeses with preserves and crackers.

Cost: R730 per person – strictly no children under 18.

Both Christmas Lunch and the Masquerade New Year’s Eve Dinner are in the Island Café Restaurant with tables overlooking the canals, pool deck or nestled between the original refurbished turbines and booking is essential.


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