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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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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 37
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing

Really nice evening out. Food combinations amazing, freshly prepared with generous portions....plus great service. Can certainly recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
DawidMuller
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  • Local cuisine
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Hilton, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After reading all the reveiws, was pleasantly surprised at the friendly and warm greeting, to the plunger coffee at the end. My expectations were met - Carol the host and owner warm knowledgable and willing to go the extra mile. food delicious and affordable wine list. loved the cats, even the neighbour tailless cat joined us on the stoep for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Really nice evening out. Food combinations amazing, freshly prepared with generous portions....plus great service. Can certainly recommend!

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dawid - So glad that you enjoyed your experience at Readers - please note the menu does change daily so hope to see you soon, please do remember the Christmas in Winter weekend and hope to see you and your family soon. Thanks and kind regards Carol More 

Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Readers restaurant was recommended to us by the Cape Dutch Quarters. The selection of restaurants in Tulbagh are limited, so we opted for the recommendation. We were greeted by a lady who also doubled as our waiter for the evening. Her knowledge of the menu was limited and it became apparent when I ordered a dish served with halloumi salad... More 

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sandra - Thanks you for taking the time to write this review - constructiveness is fantastic - I am so sorry the salad was served with feta instead of halloumi - will take this up with the staff. I will also look into the coffee complaint - but most guest enjoy the freshly ground beans in my plunger coffee-... More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

freindly staff greeted us with great smiles, helpfull and knowledgable about the area, the food amazing wow tasty and fab combinations, the cat theme great and the ice creams my favourite . the flavours wow. amazing coffee at the end. the wine affordable and great local selection. as a cat and food wine lover this was heaven

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear beckybecks - thanks you for taking time to write your review - my menu changes daily and hope to see you for the Christmas in Winter festival - it is a great weekend and the the flavour over the weekend will have a christmas theme to it - thanks and kind Regards Carol More 

Cape Town, South Africa
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stopped here and sat on terrace. It was okay. Staff were okay and coffee was okay. Probably wouldn't stop here again there are nicer spots

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Faye - thank you for taking the time to write this review, constructive criticism is always good, I have attended to the issues that you mentioned, please do pop in next time you are in Tulbagh. Thanks and kind regards Carol More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nigel and Tracy - thank you for all the kind words - would love to see you both again - and you are welcome back at readers anytime - just remember the ice cream flavours are always changing. Thanks and kind regards Carol - Ps next time planning on coming to CT will bring camera along More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 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!!! 👍👌😻😹 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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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review and hope to see the 4 of you all again soon, please remember the Christmas in Winter festival is happenig at the end of June - and great weekend. Thanks and kind regards Carol More 

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
Senior Reviewer
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
6 helpful votes 6 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 

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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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