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Hazyview Road | Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, Corner Hazyview Road (R40) & Numbi Road, White River 1240, South Africa
+27 13 751 1947
07:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Superb meal in beautiful restaurant and very welcoming and accommodating to our young son. Tried the Sprinbok for the first time and my husband had the steak - delicious!

Thank karen m
Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic - try the smoothies as well! Jabu - excellent waiter!! Such a wide variety of choices! Don't need to use 100 characters to describe this breakfast.

Thank reddiriki
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Magnolia a few times and I have left happy each time. Thank you for the lovely ambience, great food, and first-rate service.

Thank Phindi_Maduna
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone smiling, happy, serving efficiently. Great experience. In particular, Jabu was excellent at breakfast on 18th of May, and the Barman and waiter were excellent at dinner on 17th of May

Thank Gavin D
Nelspruit, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Magnolia Rump Steak is amazing... Well done on the Kudu fillet it was just perfect!!👍🏻 The bloke that helped us Bongani the waiter was outstanding!!

Thank fieliewielie
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by our hostess at Ilanda Guest House. A bit hard to find as gps didn't recognize the name, but we were given easy instructions. Phenomenal food, served by Innocent from Zim. lovelly setting.

Thank Juiceharp
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the place is really nicely decorated, the staff is good, the food, when you get it is fine... Unfotrtuntely for us, it took 1h30min to get our dinner orders. Half of them were cold or just warm and one of them had nothing to eat to speak of: the shrimps had no flesh in them! It seems like a popular... More 

Thank AleBe2009
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently hosted my elderly father and his friend for lunch on a beautiful autumn day at this top rated restaurant. We sat on the verandah, enjoying the spectacular weather, served by an attentive and friendly waiter. I ordered a medium rare steak and my father and his companion decided to share a lamb rump that was on special. The surroundings... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food, brilliant service. Always a treat. Love the menu. Beautiful setting. Thank you Jabu for your unbelievable service.

Thank Cobus D
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away in a lovely quiet spot at the back of the Casterbridge centre. You can sit outside or under the trees outside, it is a gem. We loved the great coffee and the breakfasts were all excellent. Really good service to top it all, highly recommended.

Thank Josepino1313

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pizza, Sushi, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hazyview Road | Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, Corner Hazyview Road (R40) & Numbi Road, White River 1240, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  White River
  • Phone Number: +27 13 751 1947

A Breath of Fresh Air on the White River and South African Culinary Scene

Situated opposite the Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, Magnolia Restaurant & Cafe is a breath of fresh air on the White River and South African culinary scene. Inspired by rural French charm, it offers a sophisticated yet relaxed taste of the best the region has to offer.

Unique in the diversity its multi-dimensional interior provides, it is simultaneously a romantic, intimate experience with inspirational views over the surrounding landscape; a relaxed outdoor venue set in gorgeously manicured gardens, or an upmarket business venue – perfect for large parties or small, informal get-togethers, vibrant cocktail parties, family gatherings or special occasions. The split-level interior and upstairs veranda create an interior with indoor-outdoor flow, a welcome breeze on hot summer’s days and delightful visual interest.
The main restaurant is situated upstairs with a mezzanine level, which, with fantastic natural light, makes it ideally suited to private functions. Magnolia’s indulgent menu, created by leading chefs, is inspired by the use of fresh local ingredients – so whatever is in season makes it onto the menu. Meals are accompanied by a superb selection of South African wines, and rounded off with the most decadent desserts.

The unique decor is a treat in itself... rustic, yet elegant – with a European twist. The quirky unexpected accents (most of which were made locally) and attention to detail create a pleasing and layered scene to be peeled away and explored bit by bit.

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