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“Supper at our Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Olive Terrace

The Olive Terrace
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Tulbagh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
“Supper at our Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Food was very well cooked and presented. Fresh ingredients and value for money with a warm atmosphere.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Suzaan J
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear Suzaan Many thanks for taking the time to write your response. The restaurant looks very cosy at this time of year with the log fires burning and some hearty winter dishes on the menu. Hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes Alasdair
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Memorable dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Reasonably priced. Friendly waiter. Try the tender-cooked game with a delicious cranberry and wine reduction as well as the best chocolate souffle I ever had. The fire created a special atmosphere.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Stel_Swart
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Hi Thank you for your kind comments. We are constantly reviewing our menu to keep it interesting and with a local input. Consequently the game fillet is changing to gemsbok, which will be the first time it has featured on the menu. I am very pleased you enjoyed the chocolate souffle, although it takes 20 minutes to cook, I feel like you it is worth the wait. Very pleased to read that you feel the menu is reasonably priced. I often feel daunted by menus that are too expensive and then chose my meal based on price rather than what I would really like to eat. Best wishes Alasdair
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely place but average food!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Great service and great atmosphere but the food was a let down! It has a fire place which was absolutely wonderful for the cold winter nights.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Lizzy741
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear Lizzy thanks for taking the time to leave your review. Unfortunately, as your comments regarding the food were brief I am not able to understand your issues. I travel as an airline pilot to all continents each month, and take great note of menus, what people find appealing and the strong desire to see local produce included. I go to great lengths to gain objective feed back of our offerings and service. We employ mystery guests, who then write comprehensive reports and we respond to them, and I am encouraged by the positive reviews we generally receive on Tripadvisor. But were are always interested in constructive criticism, but I need details in order to respond. Kind regards Alasdair
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Cape Town
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“Olive Terrace @ Tulbagh Hotel = Best Food in Tulbagh”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

We had breakfast, lunch and dinner at several restaurants in Tulbagh and the Olive Terrace has by far the best food. It is tasty, well presented, good portions and value for money! ... and they have a lovely fireplace in the lounge/retaurant for the very cold winters! A definate when you visit Tulbagh.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank LorineCapeTown
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Hi Lorine
Thanks for your kind review. Our new winter menu is up and running. On the main menu we have additions of goat’s cheese pannacotta, the ever popular peri peri chicken livers and a warming bowl of haddock and sweet corn chowder.

Entrees, include additions of Asian yellowtail fishcakes, Thai Tiger Prawn and chicken stir fry, and marinara penne pasta. A few old favourites return for the season, with Tracy’s gourmet lamb and chicken burgers, homemade pie of the day, beef curry and hake and chips.

Our ice cream machine has not got into hibernation, and the kitchen staff continue to come up with new flavours and combinations. Making a first appearance is a stunning chocolate soufflé, cooked to order, café au lait crème brulee and a traditional winter pudding of apple and cranberry crumble. Hope to welcome you back soon, Alasdair
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Had a few meals at The Olive Terrace restaurant - the food was amazing! Compliments to the Chef. Anyone who likes game has to try the Kudu Fillet! Service was also great! Thanks!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Craig B
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Craig many thanks for the review. Although we change our menu often there is such a demand fo the game fillet, it has become a permanent fixture, although we do alternate between Kudu, Eland, Springbok and Ostrich. Thanks also for compliments about the staff and service, will pass these on to the team. Alasdair
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