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“intimate dinner spot.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree
Ranked #4 of 159 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Olive Tree Restaurant Trading hours; Dinners only, Monday to Saturdays in Season> from 6.30pm till kitchen close at 9pm.
Knysna, South Africa
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156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“intimate dinner spot.”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

limited but good menu. always good food and an attentive owner adds to the good service.easily accessible on the main street. decor is a bit tired in this small relaxed restaurant .

Visited November 2012
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London
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266 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Worthy of the excellent reviews”
Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on a Saturday night based on the Tripadvisor reviews and loved it. The food is packed full of flavour and generously portioned. The menu is varied and well explained by the lovely owner - the clementine pudding was exceptional. Wine is reasonably priced and good quality. The atmosphere is lovely and relaxed. Parking is easy on the street right outside.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lovely place for dinner -great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at The Olive Tree, the food was very tasty, had a good selection for vegetarians and was presented very nicely. The service was friendly and efficient and the lady who owns the restaurant was charming and ensured that we had a good time. Overall, definitely worth a visit in Knysna.

  • Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Best restaurant in Knysna”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

This may be a restaurant in a popular coastal resort with no view of the coast but don't be put off by that; it's all about the food, the ambience and the service. As other reviews here testify, the owner's personal touch and interaction with every diner as a result of her taking round the menu on a blackboard ensures that you feel welcome and properly looked after. The food ingredients are excellent and the cooking does them justice. We went there on our last but one night in Knysna, and then did something we rarely do which was to return the following night - simply becuase we knew a great meal and experience was guaranteed.

  • Visited April 2013
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Knysna, South Africa
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Knysna's Top Quality !”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Ellen and her team of cooks always excel with their superb cuisine and very friendly and efficient service. A lovely venue in the heart of Knysna town and the locals keep her very busy all year round!!

Visited December 2012
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