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All 14 Tulbagh Restaurants

The Olive Terrace

22 Van der Stel Street, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
023 230 0071
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Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Tulbagh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The menu at the Olive Terrace is small, but, the food is excellent and well prepared. The prices are slightly steep, but, generally in line with what the town offers. The staff provided excellent and friendly service and the venue is comfortable. I would strongly recommend The Olive Terrace for meals.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What a disappointment, we ignored the filthy dessert spoon on the table. However it was much harder to ignore the minty fresh pea sized ball of chewing gum strategically placed underneath the napkin on my husbands side plate. After bringing this to the waitrons attention the spoon and plate were quickly whisked away! Five minutes later the waitron came to... More

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Timbavati
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Had a great dinner with a friend - we were warned on arrival that service for food may be a bit slow as they were very busy but we were made to feel very welcome and in fact the service was not slow at all - and it was worth waiting for! We both opted for the steak - beautifully... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We dined here whilst staying at the excellent Toll House Cottage. We relaxed for a while in the atmospheric bar, full of period features, prior to dining. The staff were friendly and welcoming in the bar and when at our table they were attentive but not obtrusive. The food, although cooked fresh from a varied menu, arrived quickly. It was... More

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Parow, South Africa
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The service and food is generally very good but if you go there on a Sunday evening then expect to wait some time for service as they are the only restaurant open after 5pm so whoever is in town will be eating at thre Tulbagh hotel.

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

Dear Neil your review was not well received. I always welcome constructive criticism, and act upon it, but you are being somewhat disingenuous. I have looked into this, and as you suggest Sunday evening is busy as there are few restaurants open. We have a booking system for the restaurant, and if people turn up when we are very busy,... More

Minchinhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I had a fantastic experience here recently when passing through Tulbagh. Great service and very friendly staff who looked after us with great attention to detail. The Springbok was recommended by the waitress and was cooked to perfection. Good selection of wines and puddings. We even returned for breakfast and the quality kept flowing.

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

Hi Will many thanks for choosing the Tulbagh Hotel and our restaurant during your visit. We have just changed our menu as local seasonal produce is now available as summer is upon us. However, we always have a game fillet available, as it is consistently popular throughout the year. We are looking forward to featuring local fruits during the season,... More

Marseille, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

the setting was lovely, in an open air courtyard,the food was fresh and well prepared ! highly underrated

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

Dear Nick and Carole many thanks for your review and generous comments. It is a great accolade to have a French foodie give us a resounding vote of confidence! Safe travels Alasdair More

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

stopped for a quick lunch when we arrived in Tulbagh - service was friendly yet a little on the slow side - food seemed to take a long time to be served, but was delicious and fresh once we received it.

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

Dear Saltysalt thanks for your review and your constructive comments. All our dishes are prepared in house, and sometimes this takes some time, especially things like the chocolate souffle which are baked to order. I have discussed your comments with our dedicated kitchen staff and will redouble our efforts to serve food in a timely manner. Kind regards Alasdair More

Surrey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Once you pass through the Hugenot Tunnel the chances of finding good food other than heavy country cooking are (unsurprisingly) dramatically reduced so this was a pleasant surprise. We ate lunch on the terrace which is set above the main street so on a busy Saturday this is,as others have said, quite a noisy spot but also interesting to see... More

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

Dear Visitor from Surrey. Thanks for your review, and as you mention Tulbagh is quite different from Franschhoek. It has the same stunning mountain back drop, but it is a typical South African market town, surrounded by vineyards and fruit farms. We pride ourselves with serving local fresh produce, all dishes are prepared in house, including or ice creams, and... More

Pretoria
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had dinner and breakfast here and the food was good, the service quick and friendly and the price reasonable. The tables outside under the tree are super but can be a bit noisy at peak traffic times.

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

Hi Shirley thank you for taking the time to write your review. Now that summer has arrived we have 2 venues for alfresco dining. On the stoep under the White Karee tree, which enables one to look out over Van der Stel Street, or we have a secluded courtyard next to the pool. Hope to welcome you back soon. Best... More

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

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