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The Olive Terrace

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22 Van der Stel Street, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
023 230 0071
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Olive Terrace Bistro & Lounge Bar at Tulbagh Hotel: open 7 days a week...
The Olive Terrace Bistro & Lounge Bar at Tulbagh Hotel: open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner. The a la carte menu is a celebration of South African flavours and locally sourced seasonal fruits and vegetables. All our dishes are prepared in our own kitchen; from sauces to sorbets!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant

Went for dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the excellent food in this small country town. We will surely come back.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the excellent food in this small country town. We will surely come back.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Outside on the terrace under the trees, delicious coffees and fabulous cheesecake and Amarula malva puddings. Good, friendly service, lovely setting.

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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Jenny many thanks for your valued review. As you mention we have a comprehensive menu of coffees, teas and hot chocolates. This this reinforced by regular training of our staff by a barista from Hazz coffee, our Cape Town coffe supplier, and our hot chocolate from CocoaFair at the old biscuit mill in Woodstock. Best wishes Alasdair More 

Cape Town
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Romantic setting in the courtyard with the tree lit up. The menu offers seasonal and local produce. Overall excellent food and great service.

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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Chris many thanks for your kind review. We have started offering traditional Sunday roast lunch, every week, and it is proving to be very popular with locals and visitors alike. Hope to welcome you back soon Alasdair More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Such fabulous staff with great sense of humour....after walking out of the reading room for bad food...this was so lovely. I don't usually eat at hotels so what a treat

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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Affrianderchef many thanks for your much appreciated review. We source much of our produce from local farmers and individual suppliers. Our menu changes every 2 months, and we only source our wines from the Tulbagh and darling valleys. Alasdair More 

Ghent, Belgium
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Called at 20:15 to see if it was still possible to eat, friendly lady at reception still took our reservation. Still lot of people in restaurant to eat at 21:00h. Food was delicious and very friendly staff. Receptionist even arranged a ride back home after we were a bit sceptic about a beglar in the street.

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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Pieter thanks for your review. The staff at the Tulbagh Hotel and the Olive Terrace Bistro always strive to exceed one's expectations, and they usually get it right. We spend a lot of time on staff training and team building and I'm pleased with the results. Best wishes Alasdair More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I ordered the chicken Caesar salad and it was absolutely delicious. The staff were friendly and cheerful. The fire was nice and warm. (We went on a very rainy, overcast, winter's day) I would go again.

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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear TaneHannah thanks for the review. We are introducing a new winter menu next week, with some more Banting options. The highlights are game goulash, seared tuna on braised lentils, and chicken curry. Hope to welcome you back soon. Alasdair More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Highly recommended. Wonderful meal, warm fire, a must when in Tulbagh. We had the burger and the sirloin.

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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear RWW thanks for the review. Have just introduced some winter warmers. Salted butterscotch and whisky hot chocolate, and a frangelico hazelnut mochaccino. Great by the open fire. Best wishes Alasdair More 

Durbanville, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Quality and reasonably priced meals in very cosy surroundings, with the fireplace going over dinner. Besides my overcooked rump, which was sorted out very quickly, certainly one of the best chicken liver dishes and the Amarula dessert superb.

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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Hi Jonathan thanks for your review, and I am pleased to hear we were able to resolve the overcooked rump. We have a new menu and new wine list out, as usual featuring local produce and wines. Hope to welcome you back soon. Alasdair More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful menu and great ambience for a cold winters day. The carpaccio and chicken curry were awesome!

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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Hi Michael many thanks for your review and choosing to dine at the Olive Terrace. Hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Alasdair More 

Riebeek-West, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Loved the friendly service and yummy food. The attention to detail is evident wherever you look. Could not fault anything - a wonderful e, happy experience

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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Anne many thanks for your review and your valued support of the Tulbagh Hotel and the Olive Terrace Bistro. There is always a smile on the faces of the staff when you walk through the door. Best wishes Alasdair More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Van der Stel Street, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Tulbagh
  • Phone Number: 023 230 0071

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Greek

Description

The Olive Terrace Bistro & Lounge Bar at Tulbagh Hotel: open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner. The a la carte menu is a celebration of South African flavours and locally sourced seasonal fruits and vegetables. All our dishes are prepared in our own kitchen; from sauces to sorbets!

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