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“Expensive but worth it”
Review of The Olive Branch

The Olive Branch
Ranked #11 of 17 Restaurants in Prince Albert
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Prince Albert Tourist Office web site
Alberton, South Africa
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Expensive but worth it”
Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

The 3 course fixed menu has a good variety to choose from for each course and will suit a large range of tastes. The food is delicious and the service excellent. Will eat there again!

Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
“What is all the fuss about?”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Based on raving reviews, we booked a table at the Olive Branch during our recent trip to Prins Albert. The fare was not bad, but bland and lacking imagination. Steamed vegetables, salad with a leave and one slice of apple ... no real gourmet stuff. Perhaps we simply expected some kind of 'experience' and it turned out to be just plain boring. Fastly overpriced too.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Willem S
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Cape Town
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best food in town – if you can find it open!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Bokkie Botha owner runs this fabulous restaurant in a quixotic way is well known in the region. With plenty of reasons. The food, a wonderful combination of continental and local Karoo is awesome. Impeccable service. The only problem is that it is in a very small space with the tables we close to one another.

  • Visited December 2012
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Also stood up”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We have been to the OLive Branch before, and I would ordinarily given it a good review, good star rating. But Bokkie, the eccentric owner, phone us a few hours before dinner time because there were not enough customers.
This is just not good enough.

Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Kelli C
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Prince Albert, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unique dining experience”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Boutique restaurant, personal service, beautifully-prepared food, garden setting. Unfortunately The Olive Branch does not open daily or have a regular schedule.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Sue D
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