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21 Main Street, Knysna | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna, South Africa
044 382-5867
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Ranked #2 of 121 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Olive Tree Restaurant Trading hours; Dinners only, Monday to Saturdays in Season> from 6.30pm till kitchen close at 9pm.
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South West London
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Eileen is the perfect hostess, warm welcoming & sincere. The Tables had no cloth's on the evening we arrived due to the laundry been late back. This Restaurant does not need table cloth's .The food is excellent, even if the tomato soup is a tad spicy, the staff are professional and friendly. Well worth a visit, we having been coming... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The attention to detail in every aspect from your welcome, the explanation of the menu, to the delivery of the food to your exact expectations surpassed expectations. Thank you for a great experience.

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Jhb
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our meal here but were expecting a lot more after reading all the trip advisor reviews. Don't get me wrong the food was good, but definitely not the best in the area! We had the fillet steak with mushroom sauce, fillet was perfectly cooked but sauce was a bit runny and could have had more taste. Other... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We were really lucky as we hadn't made a reservation but managed to get into the Olive Tree and we had a gorgeous fillet steak. The service was great. I would recommend booking.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Our guesthouse had booked us a table weeks before our visit but on arrival we were led to the table at the back of the restaurant right next to the loo! They were nice when we asked to move as did the next two couples taken to this table. Perhaps they should abandon it or put some sort of lobby... More 

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england
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104 reviews 104 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We went for dinner for two and, even though we had booked in advance, were given a table in a corner right by the door to the toilets. The menu is delivered to your table on a blackboard by a very polite and knowledgeable member of staff, the choice is quite limited ( 3 x starters for instance.) Staff were... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I didn't read up on the restaurant and I expected a fine dining place with unusual dishes and small portions. So I was a bit surprised when I saw the menu with common dishes and reasonable prices. Then I wondered what's so special about this place but I found out soon. The description of the dishes might have been the... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Friendly welcome, excellent service, superb meal. We can highly recommend the fillet done medium/rare. The pepper mushroom sauce and the anchovy sauce are both excellent. A chef who clearly knows what he is doing. Beautifully presented with accompanying vegetables cooked to perfection. A delight ! Staff are clearly well trained and it shows- enthusiasm, politeness and dedication. The hands on... More 

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The meal we had last night was great. The owner is very hands on and describes every dish to you which is on a blackboard. I had lamb chops and my husband had fish, both dishes superb. Already has a 5 star Trip Advisor Certificate. Service was excellent with attentive staff. Well Done.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Two steaks were ordered and the Lady Owner recommended they be served medium rare. A request was made for one steak to be medium to well-done and the Owner's comments were very patronizing. When the steak arrived, it was medium rare and so was returned. It was eventually cooked as requested and was absolutely delicious. Sadly, our overriding memory of... More 

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Address: 21 Main Street, Knysna | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna, South Africa
Phone Number: 044 382-5867
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
Cuisine: Bistro

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