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“Wow!!”
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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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Olive Terrace Bistro at the Tulbagh Hotel is 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 house. The cosy Karee lounge bar features speciality teas and coffees, draught craft beers, local gins, wines and a tapas menu together with gourmet pizzas from our wood fired oven and freshly baked scones and cakes. The restaurant supports many community initiatives including local creches and Steinthal Childrens Home, sourcing produce from the Tulbagh Community Garden and sponsoring young people through the City and Guilds Catering course. South African hospitality at its best!
Reviewed January 9, 2014

This was my most favourable restaurant on our recent Cape trip. The setting of the restaurant is awesome. It is right in the centre of the main street. Hands down one of the BEST Chicken salads I have ever had. The staff is very friendly. The service excellent. I would recommend this as must when you visit Tulbagh.

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Thank Rina M
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Dear Rina
Many thanks for your kind accolade. The best restaurant visited during your holiday in the Cape is a valued recommendation.
Kind regards
Alasdair

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Took lunch and dinner here, with two hungry kids - they had macaroni cheese both times and it went down well. Food and location excellent, try the Cajun Chicken salad - you won't need a main course. Service a little sluggish at times but when the surroundings are as lovely as this, who cares!

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Thank Nilikuku
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Dear Nilikuku
Many thanks for your review. I am pleased the children enjoyed their meal. Whether it's the main menu or the childrens' our emphasis is on homemade food using fresh local produce.
We will redouble our efforts to ensure that the service is a little more timely.
Kind regards
Alasdair

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at the Olive Terrace Restaurant . . . . .after a pleasant night's sleep in air conditioned comfort in one of the spacious en suite bedrooms of the Tulbagh Hotel. Just one glimpse of my husband's large breakfast made me thankful that I had chosen the smaller version . . . . .my eggs were done just the way I like them, plenty of toast and jam washed down with cappuccino, hot and frothy. Our entire party of 8 received their food at more or less the same time . . . .quite a feat by any standards. I was suitably impressed. The staff were pleasant and attentive without hovering ( I don't appreciate "hovering" especially at 9 am in the morning. All in all this was a most enjoyable experience which I look forward to repeating and will certainly recommend it to our friends

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Thank Ursula C
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Dear Ursula
Thank you for taking the time to write your generous review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay at the Tulbagh Hotel, and we appreciate your offer to recommend us to your friends. Hope you will return to Tulbagh in the near future.
Kind regards
Alasdair

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Awesome Steaks on the menu and the breakfasts are amazing. Staff friendly and very helpful. The popularity of this gem of a restaurant is clear to see in that it is always full.

Thank Callum R
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Dear Callum
Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased that the popularity of the restaurant has continued to grow with local guests and visitors to Tulbagh, alike. Our steaks as with most of our produce is sourced locally and the menu changes to incorporate seasonal fare.
Best wishes
Alasdair

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

The menu offered a wonderful selection and also the staff were more than happy to adapt to suit everyone's taste. Friendly attentive service and even though the restaurant was more often than not fully booked, never once did the staff look hassled or stressed and dealt with it all in their stride- a real testimony to their wonderful personalities each and every one!

Thank Sonya r
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alimcrobbie, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Dear Sonya
Many thanks for your kind comments regarding the menu and the staff.
Hope to welcome you back again next Christmas.
Best wishes
Alasdair

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