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Readers Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
International, Contemporary
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12 Church Street, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
+27 23 230 0087
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely, quaint restaurant, friendly, helpful staff, delicious food, homemade icecream with intriguing tastes. What more can one want. We plan to return.

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Thank Valerie C
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant with a cat curio shop. The two resident cats were excellent concierges, making you feel welcome without being obtrusive! Warm, friendly service and great food. We had Christmas lunch here - try the home-made ice cream for something different. If you are a cat-lover (or even if you're not), visit this picturesque restaurant and shop.

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1 Thank Lee-Ann S
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LeeAnn Thanks you for taking time to write a review - Please remember the menu changes daily using fresh ingredients which I locally source.The ice cream flavours are also changing the whole time - this is one of my passions - cats the other. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Tulbagh and hope you will visit us again in... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With Felix the cat purring around our legs, we enjoyed the sunset, terrific steaks, friendly staff, and an amazing ice cream trio for dessert.

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

Thanks for these kind words - - Please remember the menu changes daily using fresh ingredients which I locally source.The ice cream flavours are also changing the whole time - this is one of my passions - cats the other Hope you enjoyed your stay in Tulbagh and hope you will visit us again in 2017 - all the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We left dinner plans rather late and were so happy to find that Readers Restaurant could accommodate us even though it was after 8 and they had a big party on the go. We were greeted with open arms and a complimentary sherry, with the setting being absolutely magic (we sat on the veranda in front of the restaurant). The... More 

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Thank Renée N
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Renee Thanks for these kind words - I am always happy to accommodate late diners - Please remember the menu changes daily using fresh ingredients which I locally source. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Tulbagh and hope you will visit us again in 2017 - all the best for the new year - may your dreams and wished... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite an experience with excellent food and a great setting, especially as you can eat outside on a balmy evening.

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Thank Happy_traveller726
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Happy Traveller - loved the name and hope you manage to travel widely in South Africa this year. Thanks for taking time to write this review and hope that you will visit us again if you travels bring you this way again - all the best for 2017 hope it is a succesful and happy year for you and... More 

Bukavu, Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Fantastic atmosphere, friendly staff and scrumptious meal. The most difficult part was choosing what to eat from the awesome choices.

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Thank Jacques B
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jacques - Thank you for these kind words - please remember my menu changes daily and therefore there is always something new and exciting on the menu for you to choose from - all my dishes are created using locally sourced ingredients - All the best for 2017. Kind Regards Carol More 

Cotswolds
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306 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

A small but interesting menu and we were able to sit outside (inside looks very cosy). Very friendly staff & owner and gorgeous cats! It was a quiet evening and we were well looked after, would definitely recommend

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Thank Sue B
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sue - Thank you for taking time to write this review - the staff and I at Readers would like to wish all happy new year and all the best for 2017 -The menu changes daily and being in the middle of summer lovely fresh local fruit and vegetable and other ingredients are sourced. Thanks and kind regards Carol More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Stopped for lunch and we were able to sit outside in the sunshine. I had Spring Bok which was excellent (perfectly cooked) and one of my companions had the chicken pie. The staff were very friendly and the chef/owner came out to chat with us.

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Thank Julie T
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Julia Thank you for taking the time to write this review - Readers would like to wish you all the success with any challenges that lie ahead in 2017 - The springbok shank is one of my favourites and slow roasted for 8 -10 hours - My menu changes daily using fresh local sourced ingredients in the dishes I... More 

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped off at Readers Tulbagh for lunch. Food was good and service was great. Typical small town hospitality. Wish the whole world was so friendly. Then the desert came. True icecream sensation with flavors you can only imagine. Wow day for me and the whole family. A must if visiting Tulbagh.

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Thank Marius d
CarolJCollins, Manager at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Marius - Thank you for taking the time to write this review - Readers would like to wish you all the success with your new challenges that lie ahead in 2017 - My menu and unique ice cream changes daily using fresh local sourced ingredients in the dishes I create. Thanks and kind regards carol More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

loved the cat theme and the lunch we had was fresh and tasty - the ice cream flavours unique and delicious - staff friendly and wine list small and great

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Thank justyt492
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Justian - Thank you for taking the time to write this review - Readers would like to wish you all the success with your new challenges and for 2017 - My menu changes daily using fresh local sourced ingredients in the dishes I create. Thanks and kind regards carol More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $11
Cuisine
International, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Church Street, Tulbagh 6820, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Tulbagh
  • Phone Number: +27 23 230 0087
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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