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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
Best burgers!

Service is quiet, discreet, warm - just the way we like it. Wine list is fantastic. Food is wonderful. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Janine_RSA
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Service is quiet, discreet, warm - just the way we like it. Wine list is fantastic. Food is wonderful. Highly recommended!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Fantastic servce, amazing food! After trying 4 other restaurants in the area we went to The Olive Bistro and I only wish we had started there in the first place! I did not have to look for someone to help as the waitresses were allways on the terrace looking out. Our starter was the beetroot and butternut salad...WOW! Is all... More 

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

Dear Tammy I was so pleased to read your review. Enna one of our eight chefs, makes the best panacotta and I always fight to keep it on the menu, and just try a different flavour. We make all of our ice creams as well. This summer we went fig picking at a local farm and made a stunning fig... More 

Hove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The menu offers a good selection of interesting dishes. The devilled chicken livers are delicious, so too the carpaccio. Service is excellent. All great value for money.

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

Dear Turbot61 many thanks for your review. Much of our produce is sourced locally, and our vegetables and herbs are grown by the Tulbagh Community Garden, in Church Street. This is a local non-profit making venture, established to create additional local employment. Hope to welcome you back soon Alasdair More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food was good, the service good and it was quiet where we sat. Everything pretty much expected from a 4 star hotel. Other than that, nothing special. It is a nice place.

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

Dear Louis thanks for your review and I am pleased that we provided you with the standard of food and service that you expected. Best wishes Alasdair More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had dinner and desserts at The Olive Terrace on 11 April 2015. Compliments to the chef... the food was outstanding! The manageress and her staff were friendly and receptive, and the star-lit tree created the perfect setting for our romantic evening. The only reason that I have not given a fifth star was because we waited 1h15m for our... More 

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

Dear Combrink many thanks for your review and kind words. We are currently taking steps with additional training, to ensure we can produce freshly cooked meals in a timely manner. I agree that your wait was too long, and I thank you for highlighting this. Hope you will return in the future. Regards Alasdair More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lovely setting, lovely food, attentive waitress and well worth a visit, I can highly recommend The Olive Terrace. We also went here for morning coffee which was equaly as nice.

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

Dear Katherine many thanks for visiting the Olive Terrace on your visit from the UK. We source as much produce as possible from local suppliers. Hope to welcome you back soon. Alasdair More 

Hermanus
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I stopped here for lunch. Amazing! Setting was beautiful under the tree on a beautiful hot summers day. Food was so delicious I could have eaten forever.

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

Belinda many thanks for the review and the great accolade! Best wishes Alasdair More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Pleasantly surprised. My steak was perfectly cooked and good value for money. The salmon wrap is also a must-try item. Definitely my number one during our stay in Tulbagh.

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

Dear Marieta Many thanks for taking the time to review the Olive Terrace. Very pleased you enjoyed the meal. Hope you will be back soon. Alasdair More 

Sandton, South Africa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

stunning outdoor seatingb area, great freindly and welcoming staff, service extremely slow and not up to standard, my steak was overcooked dry and tasteless, and found it expensive

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

Dear Jacquie many thanks for taking the time to write your review. I wish you had raised your issues with staff during your visit so we could have done something to improve the situation. Our steaks only come from the local butcher who ages them for us. We are often complimented about our steaks in fact. Our pricing is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lovely staff and absolutely tasty food! Using local products at their best. Perfect place for a romantic dinner.

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

Dear Sylwia many thanks for your review. We support local community garden projects that are not profit making, but provide much needed employment. We also make donations monthly to local creches to enable Mum's to go to work knowing their children are well cared for. 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

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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