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“Good restuarant”
Review of Magnolia

Magnolia
Ranked #2 of 34 Restaurants in White River
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: MAGNOLIA RESTAURANT & CAFE A Breath of Fresh Air on the White River and South African Culinary Scene Situated opposite the Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, Magnolia Restaurant & Cafe is a breath of fresh air on the White River and South African culinary scene. Inspired by rural French charm, it offers a sophisticated yet relaxed taste of the best the region has to offer. Unique in the diversity its multi-dimensional interior provides, it is simultaneously a romantic, intimate experience with inspirational views over the surrounding landscape; a relaxed outdoor venue set in gorgeously manicured gardens, or an upmarket business venue – perfect for large parties or small, informal get-togethers, vibrant cocktail parties, family gatherings or special occasions. The split-level interior and upstairs veranda create an interior with indoor-outdoor flow, a welcome breeze on hot summer’s days and delightful visual interest. The main restaurant is situated upstairs with a mezzanine level, which, with fantastic natural light, makes it ideally suited to private functions. Magnolia’s indulgent menu, created by leading chefs, is inspired by the use of fresh local ingredients – so whatever is in season makes it onto the menu. Meals are accompanied by a superb selection of South African wines, and rounded off with the most decadent desserts. The unique decor is a treat in itself... rustic, yet elegant – with a European twist. The quirky unexpected accents (most of which were made locally) and attention to detail create a pleasing and layered scene to be peeled away and explored bit by bit.
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Food was excellent and a lovely wine list. Prices comparable to good restuarants but wine slightly more expensive. Varied and different menu which was great. We were there on a Thursday evening and the place was about a third full. Nice atmosphere with modern tasteful decor. Excellent service. We were expecting to go for a pizza as we looked at the menu displayed outside during the day and were pleasantly surprised. The pizzas were quite different and I am sure we're great but we all went for more interesting stuff - kudu, steak, yellow tail, chicken. Spent more than we expected to but worthwhile treat!

Thank rockeysouthafrica
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Schoeman171, Guest Relations Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Hi

Thank you for your comment posted. We are very happy that you enjoyed your dinner. We take pride in our food and feel it is important to offer a wide variety of dishes for our guests to choose from. Hope to welcome you back real soon.

Have a lovely day

kind Regards
Jana Schoeman

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

We enjoyed a superb, delicious dinner here! My husband had a 300g rump medium rare and declared that it was the best steak he has had in a year!! And he can be fussy (used to own a steakhouse back in the day). I had a sole and it was tasty and perfect. We ordered vegies with our meal instead of the variety of carbs they offer and were each given a large side dish of tasty and fine julienned vegies, very nice. The pizzas here are also gi-normous and looked tantalizing as they were taken to some other diners - a nice thin base on them too. The menu has a broad variety of starters, mains, pizzas and desserts, as well as a large selection of wine etc. Our waiter was always smiling and attentive yet not overbearing. We are definitely going back here!!

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Thank kevangwright
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Schoeman171, Guest Relations Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Good day Kevan


Thank you so much for your comment on our page. We are very proud of our food and extremely happy that your enjoyed your meals. We can't wait to welcome you back to our restaurant.

Have a lovely day

Kind Regards
Jana Schoeman

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Great food, great wine, honest prices. Nice interior. Loungy ambiance. The steak for our 9 year old was enormous!! Big choice of exotic dishes. Chicken Tikka massala was great.

Thank Rossi1968
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Schoeman171, Guest Relations Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

Hi Rossi

Thank your for your positive feedback.

We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the Chicken Tikka!!

Have a lovely day

Warmest Regards
Jana Schoeman

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Stopped at magnolia as I was driving through white river and had the most wonderful lunch. The chicken pie is unbelievable and not to be missed! Very friendly staff, Vusi in particular was very friendly and helpful. Thanks for an enjoyable afternoon

Thank Caitlin J
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Schoeman171, Guest Relations Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

Hi Caitlin

Thank you for your positive feedback.

THANK YOU for complementing our Pie!!

Have a lovely day

Warmest Regards
Jana Schoeman

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

My family and I decided to go out for coffee at Magnolia Cafe, for a change. We were so impressed we stayed for breakfast.
Our waitress, Lungile, was friendly yet not overbearing, the food great.
We were also regularly attended to by a charming manager on duty by the name of Christal.
We will definitely come back and recommend it all.

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Thank Veronica Lyona S
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Schoeman171, Guest Relations Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

Hi Veronica

Thank you for your comment and the positive feedback.

Hope to welcome you back real soon.

Have a great day

Warmest Regards
Jana Schoeman

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