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“Decent food, disappointing attitude.”
Review of The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree
Ranked #5 of 172 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Olive Tree Restaurant Trading hours; Dinners only, Monday to Saturdays in Season> from 6.30pm till kitchen close at 9pm.
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We visited the Olive Tree restaurant in Main Road, Knysna in September 2013 on the recommendation of our guest house proprietor.
Overall the food was good, however the evening was totally overshadowed by the attitude of the female 'owner'. It was discourteous and disgraceful. We ordered a well done steak and this was the start of a sequence of several returns to the kitchen and escalating sarcastic remarks from the 'owner' which ended in a scorched and burnt steak being served after everyone had finished their meal.
The temperamental tantrums of this 'owner' were uncalled for and unprofessional and succeeded in ruining what should have been a pleasant evening with friends and family.

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4  Thank Brian O
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by the Kanonkop Guest House and we loved it. They have a unique menu on a blackboard. We enjoyed the food the ambiance, and the relaxed atmosphere. I had the Gnocci which tasted great but was a bit mushy. I loved the simple vinaigrette!! My husband had a Thai Ginger Chicken and Shrimp dish which was seasoned perfectly.

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Thank Debjaloha56
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Having researched the best restaurants to eat out at in Knysna, the Olive Tree came out top. I must be honest we were very disappointed. The food was good but nothing special, over priced for what it is. The specialty starter of babotie spring rolls was tasty but not worth the nearly R60. Our waiter was friendly and informative. Maybe reading reviews was our downfall we expected a lot more due to the ratings and raving reviews.

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Thank angeladejong88
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have never come across someone so passionate about her food as we saw the owner of this bistro. There was a small selection but the produce is sourced locally and the combinations worth trying, We had the house salad and a local speciality which was mince stuffed in filo pastry. Very delicious. The fillet of beef was done to perfection as was the sauce and accompanying veg. Very homely atmosphere and the owner took out time to mingle with her guests. By the time we left we thought we had known her for years. Would definitely go back both to the restaurant and Knysna.

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2  Thank Tariq A
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We were a party of seven for dinner at The Olive Tree. The atmosphere was friendly and the service first class.
A wide range of food was chosen as would be expected with a party of this size. In each case the verdict was either "very good" or "excellent".
There was a wide selection of wines and beers which were also well tried.
Definitely a restaurant to try.

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1  Thank James H
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