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Readers Restaurant

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International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
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  • 10
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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 of 5 stars
Great restaurant

Outstanding. A quaint restaurant with superb quality food and great ambiance. Recommend for anyone, be it solo, business or romantic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Deon R
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Yorkshire England
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very enjoyable evening. Food was excellent. Small selection but very well cooked and presented. The service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommend trying their home made ice creams - very different flavours and delicious

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Thank Jenna109
Bloubergstrand, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An outstanding picnic filled with all delicious and tasty local cheese, cold meats home made quiches and brownies, local fruit and package beautifully - which helps us make a decision to dine there as well -I cannot decide what we enjoyed the most the tender springbok, juicy steak fresh salad and an onion to die for plus the amazing ice... More 

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Thank Sgazer
Johannesburg, South Africa
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129 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We never ate at the restaurant itself, but I would like to recommend a very enjoyable 'Things To Do' in Tulbagh. We ordered and collected a picnic basket from Carol, at Readers. Her service was so efficient. R100 per person bought us an amazing picnic, beautifully presented. Although we ordered a picnic for 4, there was enough for 6 people,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding. A quaint restaurant with superb quality food and great ambiance. Recommend for anyone, be it solo, business or romantic.

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Thank Deon R
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Cape Dutch Quarters and our host recommended we take a stroll down the road to the "Readers Restaurant". The quaint restaurant is in a lovely old heritage building with lovely atmosphere. Enjoyed our food and vistas. We would recommend it to anyone visiting Tulbagh.

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Thank Anna B
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great food and a lovely relaxing atmosphere, this really is a great place to come for a romantic meal. The springbok fillet is out of this world!

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Thank Aimee P
Sandton, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to take a drive and ended in Tulbagh - after an amazing wine tasting we ended up at this ltttle gem. Friendly and excellent service from the staff, great chatting to the owner, excellent food from the springbok fillet to the ice cream. The highlight was the cats and cat shop - that alone is worth a visit.... More 

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Thank dirkvasharp
Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick stopover on way to Cape Town food was fresh and tasty and service was quick quaint little pretty town with stunning views

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Thank Lainey0401
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A real gem - tasty food and well chosen wine - excellent friendly service and a lovely setting. If its hot though eat on the terrace and watch the sunset. Sure the cat theme is a little overdone but everything else is just right.

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Thank twig2016
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review- The menu at Readers changes daily trying to create fresh and different dishes from what I can locally source. Thanks for the kind words in the review and hope you all have a safe and healthy 2016 and look forward to seeing you all in Tulbagh soon. Thanks and kind... More 

Cape Town
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

A no nonsense menu with some interesting choices. We enjoyed our dinner on the stoep. Very authentic experience.

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Thank JamboNow
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review - so happy you enjoyed your dining experience at Readers. The Readers team wish you a very happy healthy 2016 and travel safely and hope to see you back in Tulbagh soon 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 6 - 11
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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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