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The Olive Terrace

22 Van Der Stel Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 230 0071
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (31 reviews)
“carpaccio” (8 reviews)
“fish cakes” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
22 Van Der Stel Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 400 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We expected much more from this restaurant. We waited 20 minutes to be served. We bought our drinks at the tapas bar and no one ever asked us if we needed anything more to drink at the table. No waiter checked in on us at...More

Thank Haneke R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had friends from our of town and they loved the Wonderful food and service great staff best birthday in a long time. X

Thank catherinebO3853TN
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend the pizzas at the Olive Terrace, and spending some time outside enjoying the sunshine on a winter's day. Great service too!

Thank Rene000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were staying in Tulbagh and the Olive Terrace was recommended to us. the didnng room was filled to capacity and i think the kitchen had too much going. Both my husband and our daughter'ss food had to be sent back because it was undercooked...More

Thank Shakkie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our dinner here on Saturday evening.The place was fully booked but what upset me the most that although there was a bar with a fireplace going this was not suggested whilst waiting and we had to go to another restaurant opposite the road...More

Thank JohanAntoinette R
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Johan thanks for dinning at the Olive Terrace. The tapas/cocktail bar you refer to has just opened, and your comment was a welcome prompt to ensure we start suggesting to guests that they can enjoy a drink in the Karee Lounge whilst they are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, people are great, the country hospitality exceptional. Lovely weekend getaway as part of stay in the Tulbagh Boutique Hotel.More

Thank pjvorster
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear PJ many thanks for visiting Tulbagh and choosing to stay with us at the Tulbagh Boutique Heritage Hotel. We have an enthusiastic and dynamic young team in the kitchen, many of whom we have helped sponsor through their City and Guilds catering course at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service excellent. Wine selection very vast. Food was nicely presented but salmon cakes could have done with some seasoning (seemed to be a ball of deep-fried fish and potatoes). Dessert was tasty and we liked to see the inclusion of the gluten-free cake. Will definitely...More

Thank FoodieCPT01
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Foodie many thanks for your valued review. Our wines are selected from our local award winning wineries, and we now have a fabulous Tulbagh produced craft beer on draft in our new Karee Lounge bar. We have revisited our fish cake recipe and tweaked...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our starter, mains, desert and wine were top notch which made for a lovely and memorable day outing to Tulbagh. The staff were friendly. The hotel has spades of character. Definitely worth another visit.More

Thank axel_Ingrid
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ingrid many thanks for your kind review. As you mention a day out in Tulbagh is quite doable, a scenic 80 minute drive from Cape Town. Majestic mountains surround the town and they are snow capped at this time of year. Hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

We ate lunch at the Olive Terrace at the Tulbagh Hotel on the recommendation of the Lemberg hostess. Service was speedy and the food was plentiful, unfussy and tasty. The venue is pleasant and clean. All in all, a really good experience.

Thank AntSomersetWest
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Ant many thanks for visiting Tulbagh and joining us for lunch. We have a young and enthusiastic team who are greatly valued. Hope to welcome you back soon Alasdair

Reviewed 13 July 2017

The service was quite fast, but we both found that the food was too peppery and the sweetpotato chips were not thoroughly cooked

Thank Lorraine M
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Lorraine thanks for your valued review. We will immediately ensure that the sweet potato fries are being properly cooked. Hope to see you soon Alasdair

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Albertnlsa
30 January 2015|
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Response from Alasdair61 | Property representative |
Hi Albert Many thanks for your enquiry. The Olive Terrace bistro is open 7 days a week, from 7am and last food orders are 9pm. We look forward to welcoming you. Kind regards Alasdair
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Diana C
18 January 2015|
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Response from David71242 | Reviewed this property |
We only used the restaurant once ut had no problem with food or service which were both very good. I have an allergy to gluton and staff went out of their way to check with chef what I could and could not have and recommend... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Van Der Stel Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Witzenberg Municipality  >  Tulbagh
  • Phone Number: +27 23 230 0071
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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.
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