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“Good Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ye Olde Tavern

Ye Olde Tavern
Ranked #2 of 30 Restaurants in Montagu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were lucky to get a walk in table as most were reserved - so if you intend on coming here, do yourself a favour and make a reservation.

Service was quick and attentive at the beginning. But as the restaurant got busier for the evening so did the service become slower - maybe an extra waiter for that time period would help.

Great food which left me full and satisfied. I had the Lamb Shank which well off the bone while the Boboetie my friend was having looked delicious and tasty from what I was told.

Pralines are handed out when one pays the bill which is a nice touch!

Overall a good evening.

One thing though - when one reads draught beer on the menu - this is a canned beer and not one on tap.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Simon C
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tavernowner, Owner at Ye Olde Tavern, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
Thank you so much for your review and sorry that we do not have draught beer on tap. Will change menu in future to read draught in a bottle/can.
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English first
Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
“Lovely dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

We had a very nice dinner in this lovely old house. It is very busy and very popular with the locals, so you have to book in advance and I can recommend this restaurant.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Gerda B
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tavernowner, Manager at Ye Olde Tavern, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Our food choices in South Africa had been a bit 'hit and miss' until we went to this lovely restaurant. Really helpful staff. A menu with so many choices it was difficult to decide but we chose well with delicious traditional dishes of African Curry and Bobotie. The portions were so big we couldn't finish them..yet somehow still found room for dessert!

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank BertieSJG
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tavernowner, Owner at Ye Olde Tavern, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Thank you so very much for your review
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
““ Best Restaurant in Montagu “”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

We visited this restaurant a year ago and were so impressed with it last year that we had to return on a recent visit to Montagu and are delighted to say that it is still just as good as ever !!
The menu has something suitable for all tastes, the service is excellent and the food is top class !!! well prepared and served and the taste , delicious !!!!
Coupled with that the prices are very reasonable and a most enjoyable evening was had here and we look forward to our next visit !

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank billdelange
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tavernowner, Owner at Ye Olde Tavern, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Thank you so very much. It was wonderful having you visit again and hope to see you in the near future.
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“OLDE TAVERN TRADITIONAL FOOD”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

A very busy family run restaurant in town. Plenty of room between tables so you don't have to worry about being over heard etc. Menu is varied with adequate choice, together with a good variety of wines. Our meal was cooked to order but arrived in good time, was well presented and piping hot. The decor is simple and therefore not overbearing. The chairs could be more comfortable but a nice touch was the linen napkins instead of cheap and nasty Chinese paper ones. Off street parking was plentyfull when we visited. A steady stream of people had to be asked to come back later in the evening so it is important to book. No evidence of Wi-Fi nor did we ask in case we were tempted.

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Thank Trev N
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tavernowner, Owner at Ye Olde Tavern, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Thank you for the lovely comments and for future reference we do have free wi-fi so don't hesitate to ask.
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