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“SA Paarl”
Review of Terra Mare

Terra Mare
Ranked #1 of 92 Restaurants in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
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....
Au I.d.hallertau
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“SA Paarl”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Excellent cuisine with a great Menu and a great Wine Card. You must reserve table at least 1 day ahead as pretty booked.

Visited March 2014
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Paarl, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“our favourite eatery”
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Do come and try this restaurant. Everything is delightful. A visual feast as well as wonderful taste.
A welcoming host and very smiley staff. Definitely our favourite place in Paarl.

Visited March 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Still the Best”
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

After revisiting the culinary delights of this part of South Africa, which are many and excellent, the consistently outstanding restaurant for quality and value has to be Terra Mare. Whether for lunch or dinner, we have never been disappointed with the superb service, presentation and taste of the many and varied dishes on offer. Not to be missed if you are in this wonderful part of the world.

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“Perfect as always”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

We recently had yet another perfect meal at Terra Mare. We had the seared tuna, baby chicken and beef fillet as our mains and everyone was more than satisfied and gave much praise for the cuisine. The hands on approach by the owner undoubtedly contributes to the fantastic experiences that this restaurant always delivers.

  • Visited February 2014
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Paarl, South Africa
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1 review
“A great experience!”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Thank you Olivier and team for a great evening at your restaurant. The food was of excellent quality. We especially enjoyed the duck and seared tuna. The Christine Marie methode Cap classique was a treat with our starters.

  • Visited February 2014
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