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The Olive Terrace

22 Van der Stel Street, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
023 230 0071
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Ranked #1 of 15 restaurants in Tulbagh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African
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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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, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not a large veriety, but what is on the menu is fantastic. We did breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food and service was great.

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

Dear Norman thanks for your review. We were very pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and service, for breakfast, lunch and dinner! We don't have an extensive menu as all our dishes are fresh, and we change our menu regularly to accommodate our important local clientele and utilise the local produce that is in season. Hope to welcome you... More

Cape Town
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We enjoyed dinner at the Olive Terrace and were pleasantly surprised. Although Trip Advisor ratings place the restaurant in the top spot, I didn't have particularly high expectations, having been disappointed more than once by small-town restaurants with good reviews. Food, however, was of very good quality, staff were warm and friendly and the meal was good value for money.... More

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

Dear Kalgran thanks for your kind review and pleased to read that we break the mold. Whether it be the hotel or the restaurant, I look at the product critically and constantly ask would I be satisfied as a guest by what we offer. I travel frequently and have the opportunity to experience many different hotels and restaurants and it... More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of spending the afternoon at the Olive Terrace Restuarant which is situated at the Tulbagh Hotel. The service was fantastic and the food was superb. Id highly recommend this restuarant to anyone lucky enough to be visiting the Western Cape.

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

Dear Pam many thanks for your kind review. It's always a pleasure to welcome you back to the Olive Terrace, and I hope it won't be too long before you can make another trip from Durban. Best wishes Alasdair More

Tulbagh
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great place for a catch up with a friend, warm up by the fire with the most delicious soup of the day and friendly staff. A a particular thank you for catering for vegans! If you are looking for a great place to warm up this winter when visiting Tulbagh - look no further the menu caters for all tastes... More

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

Dear Jo, thank you for your valued support and helping us with our new winter menu. Thanks to your input we now also cater for vegans. Best wishes Alasdair More

Cape Town
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The food and drinks excellent quality and reasonable prices the service is without doubt 5 star very attentive and helpful, I can recommend it without hesitation. Probably the best food in the town.

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

Dear Eddie thanks for visiting Tulbagh and dining at the Olive Terrace. I was very pleased to read that you believe we provide 'great quality and reasonable prices' for our food and drinks. This is our aim. Best wishes Alasdair More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hospitality is the name of the game and all the staff were well trained, friendly and dealt with every request brilliantly. Food was excellent and way more exciting and well presented than described on the menu. We ended up eating most of our meals here as we were at the hotel and all of breakfast, lunch and dinner was never... More

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

Dear Trekker thank you for staying with us at the Tulbagh Hotel, and for your kind review of our in house restaurant and bar. Often a hotel's restaurant is not the most appealing option for dinner when visiting a new town. But we have a great kitchen team, lead by Tracy, who make as much as possible in house, breads,... More

Tulbagh, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had a goats cheese salad which was heavenly. The cheese melted in your mouth and the salad was crispy and fresh. My hubby had chicken livers with home made bread and it was delicious. We try and go and pay regular visits there.

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

Dear Coral Many thanks for your kind review and your valued support. Our local clientele is very important to us, and there is no higher accolade than to see local guests returning on a regular basis. Best wishes Alasdair More

Esher, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Really liked the situation of this pretty restaurant as set back enough from the road, shaded by trees but able to watch life pass by.

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

Dear Glen many thanks for the review and choosing to stay with us at the Tulbagh Hotel during your recent visit. We are delighted so many of our guests chose to dine with us at the Olive Terrace Bistro. We are open every day of the year, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and are just as happy to welcome guests... More

Wolseley
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My wife and I love to go there to wind down on a Sunday evening after work. The staff is always friendly and professional. We particularly love their steaks and pasta and the kids can't get enough of the mac and cheese!

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

Dear Reint Many thanks for your kind review, and your much appreciated custom every Sunday! Our new winter menu is up and running now and hope there will be something to suit all the family. Best wishes Alasdair More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

One of the highlights of visiting Tulbagh and def one of the best restaurants in town. Great rump steak and the start of springbok carpaccio was fantastic. Friendly ladies at the front and service.

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

Dear Van Berger Thanks for your kind review. We are busy preparing for our new autumn menu with some great winter dishes. My favourite is a homemade sticky toffee pudding with our in house ice cream! Kind regards Alasdair More

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