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“Memorable dinner” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Readers Restaurant

Readers Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Tulbagh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The oldest house in Church Street , Tulbagh – Readers. Offering simple, outstanding local and global cuisine, has been able to maintain a standard of excellence that has created a notable reputation with both locals and tourists. The cuisine varies on a daily basis depending on the availability of fresh produce. This provides Carol Collins – Silwood trained Cordon Bleu Chef -a certain challenge in ensuring the creation of dishes using imagination, flair and superb presentation. Certain dishes have become trademarks at Readers but the focus remains on variety, fusion of flavours and combination of unusual ingredients.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Memorable dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Delicious food and something for everyone's taste. Friendly staff. Reasonably priced. I really recommend the home-made ice-cream. Also try the Bobotie

Visited July 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

The owner has a real gift of combining textures and flavours.

Ask about the menu and take advice from the server/owner/chef as to what they recommend and you won't be disappointed.

As with all really great food, you can't rush it. Sit on the balcony with a drink and enjoy the (very) small-town vibe of Tulbagh.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Paarl, South Africa
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143 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great service and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Nice wine list super food frienly people great atmosphere only a few tables. The steak is great value for money and the bobotie is real local food

Visited June 2013
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The ice cream is a must try”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Lovely owner who takes time to make sure that you are well taken care of. The House wine was great and reasonably priced. The mains were average, with the Pork Chops being a bit of a disappointment. I must say that the Home Made Ice cream made up for this and I will come here again, but wont order the Pork Chops.

Visited June 2013
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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review - the ice creams is one of my trade marks - so I am happy you enjoyed them and the unusual flavours - I am very sorry that the pork chops were a little disappointing - but please come back and try one of the other delicious main courses from the menu. Thank you
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Cape Town
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3 reviews
“Readers Restaurant in Tulbagh is great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

We were a lartge group of 16 people that had a lovely lunch at Readers and were welcomed with a cherry on arrival. That was a nice gesture, especially in winter! My lamb shank was very tasty and had a hearty-home-cooked-meal-feel to it. Will definately go again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review - Will be cooking springbok shanks next week - hope you can join us then.
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