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All 16 Tulbagh Restaurants

The Olive Terrace

22 Van der Stel Street, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
023 230 0071
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Ranked #1 of 16 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We ended up here after a terrible experience somewhere else, so we were already edgy. What a surprise! The staff was friendly, the menu was not very big, but had something for everyone. I did feel it was a little pricey, but we did leave with a smile at the end of the day. I will go back there on... More 

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Robertson, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We lunched at this venue this past weekend and had a most excellent meal. The service was attentive whilst not being to overbearing. It truly is an ideal place to linger over a meal and watch the world go by. We will most certainly return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

During our stay in Tulbagh the Olive Terrace restaurant came up trumps every time,for both menu choice and excellent food quality. The waiting staff at this restaurant are attentive without been intrusive and all are very smartly turned out.The menu focuses on locally sourced produce and is cooked to perfection,our favourite dish was the game fillet in a redwine cranberry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stayed in the hotel and dined in. Service levels were excellent, well looked after and very attentive. Food, while not fine dining, was prepared exactly as requested and very tasty. Would return happily

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I had several meals at The Olive Terrace, Tulbagh hotel when I stayed in Tulbagh in November last year and every meal I had was great. Portion sizes are generous and the staff are friendly and efficient.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A simple but complete menu with plenty of choice. We ate there 4 times in total and each meal was superb. Simple food cooked very well. Indoors or outside, the ambience is superb and the staff friendly and welcoming.

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Gullane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a real delight! Whether sitting in the sunshine or in the cool shade enjoying a meal or simply a beverage during the day and watching the world go by or, indeed, enjoying dinner under the stars, this delightful restaurant is, indeed, a true find. As part of the Tulbagh Hotel one would hope that it would come up to... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What can I say!, I have never been disapointed with the meals from the Olive Terrace, I was delighted to see new meals on the menu, a bit of a revamp. Why go anywhere else when the meals are so good. Lovely good food, thank you.

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

Dear Norman Many thanks for returning to the Tulbagh for your third visit with your family. Very pleased you enjoyed Christmas lunch with us. It is a busy time of year with lots of fresh produce available. I was out for 2 days picking cherries with some of our staff, and next week we have local fresh figs ready for... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Over the (very busy) season time, friends and I had supper at Tulbagh Hotel. All though the terrace was packed the service was of high standard - thank you Wesley and Quinton. And the food was lovely. A must when you visit Tulbagh!

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

Dear Jolene thanks for your generous review. It has been a very busy festive season in Tulbagh, and I am pleased to read that although busy, we were able to provide you with a high standard of service. We look forward to welcoming you back. Alasdair More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

While spending the day tasting wines in the Tulbagh region, we had a lovely lunch here. Despite a busy restaurant we got a table in the shade and the waitresses where very tentative and kind. Can really recommend this place. The food was tasty and at a good price. Our two youngest kids hade the kiddie burger and chicken strips... More 

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

Dear Asa many thanks for calling in for lunch with your family. Very pleased you were made to feel welcome and that you enjoyed your lunch. Best wishes Alasdair 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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