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“Good vibe, great food, warm welcome...”
Review of The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree
Ranked #5 of 163 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Olive Tree Restaurant Trading hours; Dinners only, Monday to Saturdays in Season> from 6.30pm till kitchen close at 9pm.
Ottawa, Canada
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110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Good vibe, great food, warm welcome...”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Dined here with 2 friends and were greeted by the owner with a warm welcome. Chalkboard displays wine and food menus. Selection of appetizers and main courses was excellent - good range of salads, meat, fish, poultry and vegetarian options. Presentation was appealing and colorful. Flavours did not disappoint. Portions were generous and meals delicious. Friendly atmosphere and good vibe. Would definitely return...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent night out”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

The food, the wine and the people were all excellent. We had a beautiful meal and thoroughly enjoyed our experience at The Olive Tree.

  • Visited February 2013
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Federal, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Delightful dining”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Service great. Small but good selection of wines. The baboetie spring rolls are to die for. Deeelicious. There were 4 of us dining and we were all delighted with our food. Our friends
both had the steak which they said was one of the best they've tasted. I thought the owner
was a great ambassador for her restaurant. The menu is on a blackboard and all is explained.
We didn't have dessert as too full. If you enjoy fine food this is a must

  • Visited January 2013
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Reading
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Favourite place in Knysna”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Failed to get in on our first evening, so immediately booked for the following, and was so impressed we went back twice more during our week there. The Steak Tartare is the best I've ever eaten. The Springbok was magic, and the accompaniments perfect. The owner, Ellen, is charming and very enthusiastic about her menu. There is a limited choice of wines, but liked all the ones we chose. Never managed to eat a pudding as we were full after two courses. We got really friendly with the staff and had our "own" table by our third trip. Worth going to Knysna just to eat there!
Must book - it is full every evening

  • Visited February 2013
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hamburg
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“don't judge a book by it's cover”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

please try this restaurant , which is on main road. it was recommended by loval friends and the food is really worldclass !

  • Visited February 2013
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