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Readers Restaurant

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Mediterranean, Contemporary, Continental
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12 Church Street, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
+27 232300087
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The oldest house in Church Street , Tulbagh – Readers. Offering simple...
The oldest house in Church Street , Tulbagh – Readers. Offering simple, outstanding local and global cuisine, has been able to maintain a standard of excellence that has created a notable reputation with both locals and tourists. The cuisine varies on a daily basis depending on the availability of fresh produce. This provides Carol Collins – Silwood trained Cordon Bleu Chef -a certain challenge in ensuring the creation of dishes using imagination, flair and superb presentation. Certain dishes have become trademarks at Readers but the focus remains on variety, fusion of flavours and combination of unusual ingredients.
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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome 4 more Reasons than 1 !!! Gastronomic Entegrity @ it's BEST !!!

AHHH !!! what an Awesome Place Run and Managed by the Owner and her very capable front of House staff member with a compliment of capable kitchen staff. Yip our Party had 3 of the best Saddles of Lamb that I have tasted in a long while in fact the previous Best was served by Gilbert and Anise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
NigelHenry
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

AHHH !!! what an Awesome Place Run and Managed by the Owner and her very capable front of House staff member with a compliment of capable kitchen staff. Yip our Party had 3 of the best Saddles of Lamb that I have tasted in a long while in fact the previous Best was served by Gilbert and Anise Bordier from... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

What an Awesome Little Restaurant run by the Owner and an Amazing Staff Member! The Saddle of Lamb was up there amongst the best I've had and the homemade Ice Cream was Sublime!!! But WAIT!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜»πŸ˜Ή My Girlfriend left her Camera on the Restaurant Steps where we retired for after Dinner Coffee overlooking the Delightful Church Street and French Quartet!... More 

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Hillcrest, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

R real as in genuine E exquisite from beginning to end A amazing atmosphere D divine and delicious E exceptional food combinations and service - R rave reviews from us all S sublime superb scrumptious service excellence

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review, and to know that you had a great experience and time at the Restaurant. Hope you enjoyed the wine farms I recommended and your stay in Tulbagh - Hope to see you soon - remember to book for Christmas In Winter - it is going to be loads of fun. Kind... More 

Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

from first impressions to last this was an amazing experience, friendly and smiling staff, excellent food affordable and interesting wine list and the best service

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi There - thanks for all the kind words, with the seasons changing and a chill in the air, stews and warming soups will be added to the menu for the winter few months. Hope to see you all soon Thanks and kind Regards Carol More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We read a review and decided to try it out. It was not for us, we were handed a tatty half torn piece of printed paper a menu. They did not have the item that was recomended so decided to just start with a cup of coffee. A scruffy orange bodum arrived containing coffee that was weak and grainy so... More 

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Tammy - thank you for taking time to write this review, I am so sorry that Readers did not met your expectations. My menu changes daily depending on what is fresh and available - so the menu is printed daily, sorry if this is not up to your standard, will look at other options. Sorry if the item chosen... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

the title says it all - it was the best meal I have ever eaten, great atmosphere with amazing wines - food combinations was out of this world - Thank you to the staff for amazing service

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lettie - Thank you for your kind words - it was great to host you and your group in the restaurant, please do come back to try the ice creams - you will not be dissapointed. Kind Regards Carol More 

Sandton, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Spent a glorious evening on the stoep - watching the sun set with excellent wine - staff were friendly, helpfull and happy which is a good sign. The restaurant was busy - so the service was a little on the slow side - but when the food was served it was fresh and stunning - amazing flavour. My bobotie with... More 

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi There - Thank you for taking this time to write a review - we do have some amazing sunsets in Tulbagh and always stunning from my stoep. We would love to see you and your party all again soon - please remember the ice cream flavours are forever changing - so there will always be something new and different.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

VERY slow service. Food was average at best- my rice came out hard as a rock- obviously too long in the microwave- not a good sign. Would not return.

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Zipper. Thank you for taking the time to write this review - constructive criticism is always welcome. I must apologies for the slow service, this is not acceptable, and have chatted to all concern, plus the local electrician as I had electrical issues as well. I was unaware on the evening that you were not happy and if communicated... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

As my title states, this place is out of this world. From the moment I walked in till I have left, I have had an amazing experience. The food was more than homely, it was tasty, made with passion and I can't stop smiling. I would highly recommend their trio of ice cream as you will receive 3 unique favours... More 

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Justin, Thanks for taking the time to write this review - and so glad the you and your friends enjoyed their meal. If you would like me to make and organise to deliver a batch of Ice cream - please call and I will gladly make. Hope to see you soon - Thanks and kind Regards Carol More 

Durbanville, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

wedding weekend outing - and well worth it for a second visit. it was even better than i remembered - staff friendly and welcoming - affordable and good wine list. - food was lovely a fresh, unique in flavours and beautifully presented. highly recommended and if a cat lover a must - little cat curious shop great and the ice... More 

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kayleigh. It is always a pleasure to see return guests, please let me know if I can help with any of the wedding planning for you., remember the ice cream flavours change daily thanks and kind regards Carol More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Church Street, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Tulbagh
  • Phone Number: +27 232300087

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 11
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The oldest house in Church Street , Tulbagh – Readers. Offering simple, outstanding local and global cuisine, has been able to maintain a standard of excellence that has created a notable reputation with both locals and tourists. The cuisine varies on a daily basis depending on the availability of fresh produce. This provides Carol Collins – Silwood trained Cordon Bleu Chef -a certain challenge in ensuring the creation of dishes using imagination, flair and superb presentation. Certain dishes have become trademarks at Readers but the focus remains on variety, fusion of flavours and combination of unusual ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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