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“Fantastic Dinner!”
Review of Magnolia

Magnolia
Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in White River
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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 September 6, 2013

We had a wonderful dinner at Magnolia last night. The service was great and the food was incredible - I had a Magnolia fillet which is superb and as for the Chocolate Fondant - Wow! Thank you to Alphius and Kenneth for looking after us so well!!

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Thank JYV2013
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Schoeman171, Guest Relations Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Good Morning Liz

Thank you so much for your comment on our page.

Much appreciated ;)

Hope to welcome you and your family back real soon.

Have a lovely day

Warm Regards
Jana Schoeman

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I visited Magnolia's twice when I visited White River in August 2013. I first had pizza while dining in the bottom section of the restaurant. The pizza's were absolutely delicious - the toppings were unique and gourmet and really big so it was great value for money. On another occasion I had to dine alone and sat upstairs in the fine dining area. The staff were very friendly and efficient and I liked that the manager came to ask if everything was alright - something not every restaurant does and adds to the personalised service. The only problem was having to choose what to eat as there were so many great dishes on the menu. I'll definitely be going again to take my fiance there when I pass through town again!

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Thank SafariLiving
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Schoeman171, Guest Relations Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Good day

Thank you so much for your comment on our page. We really appreciate same.

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Have a great day

Kind Regards
Jana Schoeman

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

WOW! What a memorable occasion it was!
Magnolia staff, (especially Isiah!!) ...thank you from the bottom of our tummies for the amazing evening.
The food was excellent value for money and the buffet was never ending! The drinks kept on flowing and the staff really helpful in sorting out the kids of all ages!
It was a pleasure to have old friendships reunited under your roof!
Glad you sorted out the change issue for us!
We will be back in another 10 years!! Hahaha!

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1  Thank marietteventer2013
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Schoeman171, Guest Relations Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Hey Mariette

Thank you so much for your Post on our page, we were extremely happy to have read your great feedback! We can not wait for your 30 year school reunion!

Have a lovely day

Kind Regards
Jana Schoeman

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Dinner was excellent, restaurant was very accommodating to my child's requests. Ambience and decor lovely.

Thank Liz J
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Schoeman171, Guest Relations Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Good day Liz

Thank you so much for your comment on our page.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon

Have a lovely day

Kind Regards
Jana Schoeman

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Reviewed September 2, 2013

A really good Pizza is something to die for! You simply have to try the Pesto pizza with a lovely thin crisp base, pesto, feta, prosciutto, and walnuts.......Mmmmmm! Simple but awesome. The food, staff and service are amazing! If you can - make a dinner reservation and reserve some place for their signature Chocolate Fondant - My Favourite!!

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Thank Auds2512
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Schoeman171, Guest Relations Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Hey Audrey

Thank you very much for your post. The PESTO pizza is definitely a hit!! Next time please try the California ;)

Looking forward to seeing you soon

Warmest Regards

Jana Schoeman

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