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Readers Restaurant

12 Church Street, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
+27 232300087
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Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Tulbagh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $12
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Started off with a late lunch - and stayed for sundowners and snacks - service excellent, stunning wine list and the food was a gourmet experience. - interesting flavor combinations - ice creams stunning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Popped into this little restaurant on Saturday- yesterday for a late lunch - we received a warm welcome from an owner -carol and had a awesome lunch with amazing friendly service- trout was awesome so was the strudel. We did not have time for dessert so promised to be back. We did noticed all the plates and glasses in the... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Arrived at Readers with high expectations after looking on trip advisor and seeing the restaurant on a tv program. No one greeted us and no guests.... Walked through the so called art and gift shop looking for a nice find or two - but nothing really worth buying. After asking for a menu, the two staff members told us they... More

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Angie - Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and bring this issue to my attention. I am so sorry the staff on duty were not welcoming,and did not explain fully why we were closed as we where still cleaning up from a previous functions, but we also where setting up for a ladies function starting... More

West Beach, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Service was good. Food was Awesome!!! We loved our starters and mains were fantastic. Friendly service and priced well.

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rene - Thank you for writing this reveiw - it was a pleasure to be part of your 3rd anniversary and hope you will celebrate many more at Readers. The menu is forever changing - so are the ice cream flavours. Hope you have a happy and healthy festive season. Kind regards Carol More

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I travelled to Tulbagh with friends to look at wedding venues etc and found some stunning venues - Carol at readers was friendly helpfull and the food was amazing, delicious and a gourmet experience of note - so happy we have found a caterer - and we like the look of the restaurant for our wedding - but concerned it... More

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Amanda - Thank you for taking the time to write this review, I am so looking forward to be part of you special day, and assisting with the menu planning and will create the perfect meal for your wedding and willing to help and assist where needed. Thanks and kind regards Carol PS did you get the email with... More

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Outstanding service, friendly and helpful, welcome sherry is a lovely touch and of course the cats are fab. The 3 meals we had at Readers where all superb, delicious and the ice creams a gourmet experience. The only negativity was the lack of expresso at the end of the meal - but the coffee was excellent - plunger and plenty... More

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and during your time in Tulbagh. We are more than happy to prepare any of our dishes for take away and great that they were all enjoyed. At Readers the menu changes daily so there will always be something different on the menu. Enjoy the rest of your travels and... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We spent the weekend in Tulbagh. Walked down the historic Church Street and came across Readers Restaurant. We decided to have breakfast sitting on the "stoep" surrounded by Ice Berg Roses while enjoying the most wonderful breakfast. My wife is on the Banting diet and the choices on the menu suite her very well. The rest of the family enjoy... More

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Andre - Thank you for taking the time to review Readers, in the summer months sitting on the stoep in the shade is the perfect for breakfast, the evening are just as gorgeous. Readers has started to have Banting options on the menu or can create any dish to suit your dietary requirement. Hope to see you and your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

If you are looking for stunning food, fantastic service and warmheartedness, Readers is the restaurant for you. The owner Carol an obvious Cat Lover is one of the most giving and special people we have met. Nothing is too much for her, from sharing her special music she plays in the restaurant, to the "Mosquito Spray" that she offered (while... More

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nicolette - thank you for taking time to write this review, it was great meeting you both and hope you are still enjoying the music. - It is always a pleasure when I hear how people enjoyed their evening at Readers, and the little extra touches are appreciated. Hope to see you soon back in Tulbagh. Thanks and kind... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The cat lazying in the sun on the stoep greeted us early evening as we stopped for sundowners. Wine lovely and chilled, friendly service and owner chatted to us about things to do and wines to taste - with tales and history about the valley and the locals. We decided to stay for dinner, the food was all freshly prepared,... More

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this review and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Please remember the ice cream flavours are forever changing, so do come back and try the new creations. Hope to see you soon on the next road trip during the summer months. Kind Regards Carol Collins More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

we were looking for a place to eat dinner and we came across this restaurant. First of all, the menu was super weird and small (about 6-7 dishes), so u cant really find what to eat. all dishes in the menu came with stories and lots of introduction text about artists and what-not, which was a bit confusing, i guess... More

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write this review, positive and negative feedback is always welcome. Tulbagh hosted a arts festival this last weekend hence my menu was created and designed around art, artist and the dishes named after various art, - for eg Andy Warhol Campbell soup artworks was double roasted tomato soup and the Jackson Pollock salad.... More

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Additional Information about Readers Restaurant

Address: 12 Church Street, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 232300087
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Tulbagh
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 12
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Continental, Contemporary

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