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“Excellent Service and top athmosphere”
Review of Magnolia

Magnolia
Ranked #1 of 30 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.
Durban
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Service and top athmosphere”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Chek in the case of food questions with Bongani (kitchen) or directly with the manager Isaiah.
Our top waiter was Dalton!

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Thank tfeser
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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Hi Tfeser!

Thank you so much for the compliments, will be sure to let Bongani, Isaiah & Dalton know. We really do appreciate our guests taking the time to review our beautiful Restaurant.

Hope to welcome you back at Magnolia soon!

Kindest Regards
The Magnolia Team
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Bedfordview, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
“Lunch”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

I have been here for lunch twice in 3 days and it was excellent both times. Service was excellent, quality was superb.

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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Hi Marina

Thank you so much for the positive feedback, we really do appreciate our guests taking the time to review our beautiful Restaurant.

Hope to welcome you back to Magnolia soon!

Kindest Regards
The Magnolia Team
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Pretoria, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Making the impossible possible”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Great service and excellent food. I'm fussy yet they produced a non-menu item and adapted others. Wonderful experience. Same group as Kuka Restaurant in Hazyview. Equally great! Will be back on next trip up north.

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Thank Dee W
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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Hi Dee

Thank you so much for the positive feedback, we really do appreciate our guests taking the time to review our beautiful Restaurant.

Hope to welcome you back to Magnolia soon!

Kindest Regards
The Magnolia Team
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quality service”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

I called Magnolia to order a pizza for collection but when I got there, unfortunately and for some unknown reason, the order had not been put through. My irritation was visible and the manager Elphas went the extra mile to make up for it. He offered me and my 2 kids free drinks and as we sat in the cool evening air, swathed in the restaurant's cosy blankets waiting for the pizza, our happy mood returned. The few other times I have dined at Magnolia, the food has been awesome.

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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review, December 26, 2013
Hi Lisa-Anne,

Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to review Magnolia, we really do appreciate all feedback from our valued guests.

We are extremely passionate about our Restaurant and we are constantly changing to meet and exceed all expectations. Apology for the delay in your order but glad we could restore the happiness!

Hope to welcome you back at Magnolia soon!

Kindest Regards
The Magnolia Team
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Flavours to match a picturesque setting”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

My husband and I went to Magnolia restaurant for our wedding anniversary and had all our expectations exceeded! I am quite a picky person that mostly finds only one or two items on the menu that seem inviting, but I was pleasantly surprised at Magnolia. I found myself having to choose between 5 dishes! Here I ate one of the best steaks I've ever had, with exciting twists and flavour combinations prepared with care and perfection by chef Bongani. Our waitress Mary was efficient and friendly. Great atmosphere and a very memorable experience.

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Thank Oreo748Lamps
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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review, December 26, 2013
Hi there,

Thank you so much for your kind words and 5* rating for Magnolia, we really do appreciate all feedback from our valued guests.

We are extremely passionate about our Restaurant and we are constantly changing to meet and exceed all expectations. It makes comments like yours extra special!

Hope to welcome you back at Magnolia soon!

Kindest Regards
The Magnolia Team
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