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Readers Restaurant

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12 Church Street, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
+27 232300087
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have used them for catering a work function and the food was excellent. The staff friendly and efficient. I have also visited the restaurant itself and it is a must see especially if you are a cat lover.

Thank MicheleS1026
Lusaka, Zambia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Warm welcome friendly and helpful staff - exquisite food - great atmosphere and amazing experience.\ warming sherry on arrival to unique ice creams to end and a great selection of after dinner drinks -

Thank comigo
Kempton Park, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even though Readers was not open for breakfast that morning, the kitchen prepared us a meal out of this world. The food was amazing served with a friendly smile. The old charm of the farm house with its original wood floors and antique furniture felt warm and welcoming. The cracking of the floor boards and the visit of the resident... More 

Thank claudette560
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by this very quaint restaurant. The food, service and ambience is fantastic. We were well taken care of and the food was very good.

Thank Brett W
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Carol, owner and Chef extraordinaire, delivers quality food and service time upon time, at affordable price. Been coming to Readers for more than 15 years and have not ever been disappointed. You make Tulbagh proud and I will recommend you anytime to any discerning palette. Be it for breakfast, lunch or a long relaxing supper my first option is and... More 

Thank SmilingBuddah
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed both Breakfast and Lunch at this quaint Cat themed restaurant which is situated in an old historical building. Both breakfast and lunch were excellent, as was the service and hospitality. Please don't forget to try the home made trio of secret flavored ice cream which will not only blow your tastebuds but your mind as well.

1 Thank avron200
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really friendly service and very tasty, interesting dishes combine for a great experience. The owner was amazing and made us feel extremely welcome. She went much further than what was necessary to ensure we enjoyed our evening to the fullest!

Thank ChrisWC88
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in, tin bells on the door. No waiter, no manager, no nothing. Walked through, lady behind desk looked up and seems like pc was the better customer. Walked out. Nr 2 on TA???

Thank Rudi V
Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner in this quaint little restaurant when visiting Tulbagh. The owner of the restaurant is very involved, from greeting us at the door, to taking our order and cooking the food, she was very hands on. Her staff were excellent as well. The food was certainly very good - nothing too fancy, but tasty. The restaurant is fairly... More 

Thank Craig M
Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Tulbagh for the Christmas in Winter Festival 25-26 June and we had booked a special Christmas Dinner at Readers. It was an excellent meal and hot and very good value at R 300 each. They had a good choice of wines which were reasonably priced. All in all a wonderful evening !!!

Thank 170Angelface

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $11
International, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Church Street, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Tulbagh
  • Phone Number: +27 232300087
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?