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Readers Restaurant

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12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 230 0087
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading all the wonderful reviews of Readers, we decided to stop in for lunch on our way to the West Coast. The restaurant had only one other table of guests eating so we decided to sit at one of the many empty tables only to be told that we HAD to move to a smaller table. The menu did... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

from welcome of sherry to receiving the bill staff friendly, and helpfull - food delicious and great for the kids to be able to sit outside and enjoy the summer evening - loved the cats

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited on a midweek evening and the restaurant was full, always a good sign. I thought the menu was excellent, however my wife who does not eat cheese was presented with very little choice. Her first choice was off that evening, which only left 2 options which didn't involve cheese.Service was good, as was the quality of food served.

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Thank ght1948
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review - and that you enjoyed your meal at Readers - I am flexible and can change any dish to suit most dietary requirements - so am happy you wife found a tasty option on the menu - please note the menu does change daily using fresh locally sourced ingredients -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a mini gettaway and stayed at Vindoux guest farm for one evening. Irene at the farm , highly recommended we eat at Readers. We called on the last minute to book and it was unfortunately all full. As it was valentines evening. So we tried calling a few other places with the same fully booked result.. we... More 

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Donovan and Nina - Thank you for taking the time to write this review - it was great meeting and chatting to you - and so happy was able to accommodate a late booking - please note the menu does change daily using fresh locally sourced ingredients - Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in tulbagh -... More 

Durbanville, South Africa
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have such great memories of Tulbagh especially Readers where i got engaged many years ago - holds a special place in my heart - so I decided to organise a picnic basket and had a great romantic afternoon at Saronsberg with my love celebrating our wedding anniversary. The picnic was outstanding and Carol went the extra mile to make... More 

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear jeanne - so glad to see you back at Readers and remembered your engagement well - - and that you enjoyed your readers esperience - please note the menu does change daily using fresh locally sourced ingredients - Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Tulbagh with your hubby - and look forward to seeing you soon... More 

Johannesburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lot going on at this restaurant that has nothing to do with food, and you find yourself strangely drawn to the quirkiness....lots of feline company, from the statuesque entrance sentinels to the occasional visiting kitty, to the somewhat dusty and museum-like cat enthusiasts emporium in the back of the building.... all great conversation pieces and curiosities in... More 

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

Dear Jenny Thank you for taking the time to write this review - and that you enjoyed your meal at Readers - please note the menu does change daily using fresh locally sourced ingredients - the dishes are wll my own creations and - please visit us again kind regards carol More 

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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Readers was recommended by our B&B Hostess & we were certainly not disappointed. The food was delicious but what really made the evening was the Waitress, who was a fun lady, professional, friendly & really excellent in her role. Readers was our pick of Dinner Restaurants in Tulbagh, so thank you all!!

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Thank Bowring14
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review - and that you enjoyed your meal at Readers - please note the menu does change daily using fresh locally sourced ingredients - Hope to see you again on your next visit to our valley kind regards carol More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant in Tulbagh set in a beautiful old house. The choice of dishes is varied but of great quality. We really enjoyed the food and the wine. The staff is most helpful and the deserts are great. Do not miss this great restaurant.

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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patrick - Thank you for taking the time to write this review - and that you enjoyed your meal at Readers - please note the menu does change daily using fresh locally sourced ingredients - My wines are from local wine estates and I try and support local industries where i can - Hope you enjoyed the rest of... More 

Angmering
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best food restaurant in Tulbagh, not to be missed by any visitors. The menu offers some unusual dishes such as a starter of deep fried onion and main courses, such as Springbok shank which literally fell of the bone. The service is second to none and the environment very warm and friendly. Good overall value and a... More 

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Thank Steven M
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Steven - Thank you for taking the time to write this review - and that you enjoyed your meal at Readers - please note the menu does change daily using fresh locally sourced ingredients - the springbok shank is one of the favourites and the onion my own creation. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Tulbagh... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My biggest tip... try the ice cream! This was our second visit to Reader's and I waited in anticipation for the dessert course this time, eager to enjoy the ice cream experience again. Carol is a creative chef and I look forward to visiting again for new ice cream flavours - this time they included strawberry & balsamic... and even... 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Witzenberg Municipality  >  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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