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“A great place to eat out.”
Review of The Olive Terrace

The Olive Terrace
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Tulbagh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Olive Terrace Bistro at the Tulbagh Hotel: open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner. The a la carte menu is a celebration of South African flavours and locally sourced seasonal fruits and vegetables and we cater for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets. All our dishes are prepared in our own kitchen. We also have a wood fired pizza oven. The restaurant supports many community initiatives, buying produce from the Tulbagh Community Garden and sponsoring young people through the City and Guilds Catering course.
stoke on trent
2 reviews
“A great place to eat out.”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We ate out on the terrace on a balmy evening. The atmosphere was relaxing and we felt in no way rushed to choose or eat our meal. The selection of wines and spirits was very good and we were left to browse the menu. Our waitress was on hand to answer any questions we had concerning the food. The service was of the highest quality and the presentation of the food was quite exceptional. The prices were reasonable and the portions were adequate. We would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anybody who is looking for a reasonably priced good meal, in pleasant surroundings. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank buffyStokeOnTrent
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Hi Buffy
Thanks for your generous review. We have regular staff meetings and print off reviews, the good, bad and the ugly for the staff to see! The whole team are very much encouraged by the complementary reviews and the ones with constructive criticisms are a great tool for reviewing our standards and service.
Best wishes
Alasdair
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Christmas Lunch Tulbagh Hotel”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

What a superb meal and excellent service! Over a 3 night stay we had excellent meals every time without fail. Highly recommended

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Sonya r
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Hi Sonya
Great to welcome you back to Tulbagh for your annual visit!
Very pleased that you enjoyed the Christmas Lunch buffet. It was very popular
with many complements for the staff, who were all home and enjoying Christmas with their families
by 3pm.
Safe travels.
Alasdair
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely Brilliant !!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

My wife and I recently spent two lovely days at the Tulbagh Hotel and dined at the Olive Terrace a lot. The food was fantastic and the portions were more than generous!! What rounded everythnig off was the fantastic friendly service which was very refreshing. The prices are very good and I'd highly recommend a meal under the shade tree on the terrace. Time flies by as you relax with a chilled bottle of wine and watch the world go by.

Highly Recommended !!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank John R
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thanks for your review Ian.
Great to have you returning to the Tulbagh Hotel and the Olive Terrace Bistro for the fourth visit!
You seemed to make the most of the South African sun dining by the pool and under the White Karee tree, and savouring the Tulbagh wines! Nice break from the UK winter!
Hope you will return again next Christmas?
Take care
Alasdair
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Suider-Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“wish we booked”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

i wish we booked an outside table at the olive terrace, but wait we did. they forgot about our reservation and thus we did not feel welcome waiting to be seated and served something to cool down, we were a little dissapointed and left...

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Louis K
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Hi Louis
Thanks for your review and highlighting the problem.Our Tripadvisor reviews often mention the friendly and helpful nature of the staff, so I was particularly concerned about your comments. I have made enquiries with the staff, and you are quite correct that you made a reservation for an outside table. The reservation was taken by Natasha who is 6 months pregnant and by her own admission is struggling at times to maintain her attention to detail. She informed me that she personally apologised to you, informed the duty manager, Heidi, who also apologised to you. At a staff meeting on 21 December it was re-emphasised that reservations must be properly noted and the table reserved. Please accept my apology for your disappointment. Alasdair
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Kraaifontein, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews
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“Every order we placed - was exquisite!!!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Liked everything.
There honestly wasn't anything not to like.
The lattes were good.
Best curry and creamy pasta and dessert. My heart and belly were content.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank valentinaradisic86
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Hi Valentina
Many thanks for your kind review. Our summer menu has dropped the curry for a few months, but we have some exciting new dishes including an pork, apple and sage burger, and a seasonal salad incorporating local fruits and vegetables which are now in season.
Best wishes
Alasdair
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