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“Awesome experience”
Review of Terra Mare

Terra Mare
Ranked #1 of 90 Restaurants in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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....
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Awesome experience”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

The family decided to go to Terra Mare for lunch and what an awesome experience. Service was friendly and efficient, food was well presented and delicious and the overall atmosphere is wonderful. The prawn cocktail starter was probably the best I have ever had.

  • Visited May 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Simly the best in town”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had a perfect dinner at Terramare! As we had something to celebrate, I asked via email for a candlelight dinner, Champagne and flowers for the lady. Everything we met exeeded our expectations! I had a very quick response from Olivier, the Swiss owner of the restaurant and everything was perfect. We had a great meal and some very good wines! One of the few restaurants in S.A. that serves the wines at a perfect temerature! We'll go there again, that's sure!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Axel F
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“Great night out”
Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Great friendly staff
The ostrich was cooked to perfection. Very nice wine list

Excellent price to value

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Thank Peter H
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Frauenfeld, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

We booked for dinner based on a recommondation without having any clou what to expect. Honest feedback: The main course (beef fillet with baby potatos and season vegetables was so outstanding delicious, I had to order it again!! Not behause it was a small portion it was just perfect. But I knew I won't find such a delicious main course again!!

The wine recommondation was a perfect match. The food is served as an eye catcher and service very charm and attentive.

Thanks Oli and your team for this great dinner!!

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Chris T
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Paarl, South Africa
2 reviews
“Top quality food, friendly owner Oliver as well as his staff Lizzy and Ashlene”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

The title of my review speaks for itself and I can really recommend Terra Mare to anyone if they want the best food and quality services.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Elmien L
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