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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: The Olive Terrace Bistro & Lounge Bar at Tulbagh Hotel: open 7 days a...
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
Superb eating place.

We had 11 meals over our 11 day stay at this hotel and every one was just amazing.We also had a varied choice of breakfast each day which was excellent.The staff are very good and will always look after you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
jemma_crusher
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had 11 meals over our 11 day stay at this hotel and every one was just amazing.We also had a varied choice of breakfast each day which was excellent.The staff are very good and will always look after you.

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Thank jemma_crusher
Cornwall, UK
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pleasant terrace situation. Service good and food was excellent. Game kebabs with sweet potato chips recommended.

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Thank Ian S
alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Ian many thanks for your review. We always have a game fillet on the menu and find it is very popular with visitors from overseas. Kind regards Alasdair More 

Struisbaai, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old world grandeur at it's best! Food and wine was excellent and staff very friendly and helpful. Will highly recommend this!

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

Dear Celia many thanks for taking the time to submit your review. Many thanks for the kind words for our staff. They are a great team and always endeavour to make our guests feel at home. Kind regards Alasdair More 

London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a quiet private dinner for two in the inner courtyard and despite a gusty wind it was most enjoyable. The meals were traditional fare not pseudo art. The hake goujons were delicious in a soft batter which together with sweet potatoes were a complete main course. The game (springbok) kebabs were in a scrumptious BBQ sauce and (cooked... More 

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Thank Crispin N
alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Crispin Many thanks for your review and comments. I do apologise for the French fries not being hot, and I will rectify this issue. Kind regards Alasdair More 

Freilassing, Germany
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After driving atleast 50km through the middle of nowhere there was a nice and shady place!!! The staff was very friendly,he food was fresh ,from the local suppliers and tasted very good. The manager Lianne showed us the whole new renovated hotel.the special flair of the old times.so we decided to come back next time and stay a few nights... More 

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

Hi many thanks for your valued review. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay in our Honeymoon suite. Safe travels. Regards Alasdair More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal and the atmosphere were excellent. The surrounding is very romantic. The staff is very polite and friendly. We're from Denmark so we think the prices are very low.

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Thank Lena N
alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Lena many thanks for your generous review. We hope you had a very enjoyable holiday in South Africa, and hope you will find time to return in the future. Kind regards Alasdair More 

Cape Town
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting on the outside front terrace. Great value with their hearty portions. Nice varied selection of food - great to have some banting options available. We were able to bring in our own wine & pay corkage. Friendly servers.

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Thank 497chantelles
alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Chantelles many thanks for dining with us, and for your kind comments. We hope to welcome you back soon. kind regards Alasdair More 

Paarl, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table for the five of us in advance of the weekend, but needn't have bothered as there were very few people there? Sat inside as it was well into the 30s, and they did have zircon, which helped. Service not great, a bit slow, and the food was fine, but not exceptional, which we had been led to... More 

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Thank Fiona P
alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Hi Fiona thanks for your review. Sorry you were not more enamoured by your lunch. Our staff are usually complimented for their friendliness and service. We have regular refresher training for our staff and will raise your comments at the next session. Kind regards Alasdair More 

Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this restaurant is part of Hotel Tulbagh we couldn't seem to find it. Our fault! It is on the Main Street of the town and just look for a high white wall and this is the terrace. We had a delicious supper relaxing under the olive tree with lights twinkling. I had Thai noodles which was delicious. The wine,... More 

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Thank Gill C
alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Gill many thanks for your kind review. You are absolutely right, smile and the world smiles with you! Safe journeys. Kind regards Alasdair More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For my wife's birthday we started with wine tasting at saronsberg, lunch with friends at the olive terrace. Very good service, friendly, efficient, and the food was really good. My wife had salmon salads, my daughter the cold meat and cheese platter. I had game skewer with sweet potato, very nice indeed.

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Thank Martin J

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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