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“Gastronomically orgasmic experience every time!”
Review of Terra Mare

Terra Mare
Ranked #1 of 96 Restaurants in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This spot has a well-deserved long-standing reputation. Expect to find consistent food (that ever-elusive ingredient to success) and friendly, efficient service thanks to the personal care of the owner, Olivier, and his family team. This popular Paarl restaurant offers an intriguing mix of European-style dishes with the best that this area has to offer. The owners, Olivier and Delenia Jaeggi-Wright, he being Swiss and she of Italian descent, bring a European sensibility to a cuisine that is never precious, but concentrates on maximum flavour in generous portions - the kind of cooking that has made it a favourite with the locals for many years. Helping Olivier with the cooking is Thabo Nqadini, who has been at Terra Mare for 9 years, adding his very own African touch to the Swiss style of the house....
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The food, ambiance and views are just the best this side of the Winelands. The use of fresh ingredients, the conduct of staff make this a truly delightful experience. The owner, Olivier is a kind gentle soul who holds it all together. I know that the pictures of the aesthetically appealing dishes are trending everywhere on my guests' social media pages. A MUST!

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Thank Geraldine M
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

As we were looking for a restaurant in Paarl we found Terra mare.
We were welcomed by the owner "Olivier» .
We choose with the useful advices from the owner, the three main courses we wanted.

As we were testing so many different restaurants in South Africa since we were arrived from France, I must say that, this one is the Best we tested during our stay.
This wonderful cuisine is a great value and not expensive.
Very fine and "gourmet cuisine" ! All the influences from many cultures in the world are in your plate.
Olivier as a creator, has succeeded in creating very good dishes with tasty harmony.
My daughter (7 years old who never eat that much) ate a full portion of a delicious rizotto ai funghi and nearly asked for more.

Bravo Olivier et à très bientôt, je recommande ce restaurant à tous nos amis !!!

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Thank isabelle R
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Always such an enjoyable experience. Delicious food, lovely cosy ambience and some superb wines to choose from. I can really recommend almost everything on the menu. Beautifully presented and the staff is always attentive and friendly. A MUST visit when you are next in Paarl.

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Thank Izelleb
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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely family dinner, and were very impressed by the personal service that we received from the owner, as well as the friendly waiters. The food was absolutely amazing, and attention to detail was excellent. All in all, I highly recommend this restaurant for a complete dining experience. Thank you Terra Mare.

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Thank amytzi
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Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Truly brilliant food, friendly service and a cozy atmosphere, also a great wine selection with the best the cape has to offer.

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Thank taralieb
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