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“Good choice in White River”
Review of Magnolia

Magnolia
Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in White River
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: MAGNOLIA RESTAURANT & CAFE 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.
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I ate here on Christmas Day evening. There’s a really good choice on the menu from bistro food to sushi to burgers and pizza.
I chose a Durban lamb curry. I was warned that it was mild, but to my taste it was pleasantly medium spiced. It came with sambals, rice and roti.
The restaurant had a nice vibe, service was friendly and attentive, which was a big bonus on Christmas Day.
I had a craft beer with my curry, and there was a good variety to chose from both draught and bottled.
There was a good wine list by the bottle, but unfortunately only Robertson Winery wines by the glass. Hence the beer choice.
But would definitely recommend Magnolia if you’re in White River

Thank lisasplaces
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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Dear lisasplaces

Thank you so much for your review and sharing your experience with us. We were very happy that we could celebrate Christmas day with you and your family.

The Natal Lamb Curry is an excellent choice and one of our favourites.

Looking forward to welcoming you back real soon

Warmest Regards
The Magnolia Team

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We decided to have an early supper. From sitting down outside for Cocktails and Snacks, to our main course inside, everything was superb. I simply can not make any negative comments. Jana, Chris and Bongani - Thanks for an excellent experience. We truly enjoyed it. You will definitely see us again.

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Thank FJESCHOLTZ
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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Dear FJESCHOLTZ,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and the service your received from the staff exceeded your expectations.

Looking forward to welcoming you and your family back to Magnolia.

Warmest Regards
The Magnolia Team

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Unbelievable...... is all we have to say! From service to the chocolate tart, Magnolia is the place to head for when coming to the kruger, 2 nights in a row and not our last ! Justine (managerial qualities) our waiter was professional in every way, Poloso the sushi chef can't be criticized by no means, the sushi was refreshing, fresh and incredible! Chris the Manager, very powerful! I highly recommend you stop at this quaint spot, you will not be disappointed see the Magnolia team soon, happy 2018 from Coco De Mer Boutique Hotel (KZN)

Thank Jean-Claude26
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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Dear Jean-Claude26,

Thank you so much for your review, all feedback is very important to us and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Sushi and the Chocolate tart.

Justine and Chris are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us.

Looking forward to welcome you back on your next stay.

Warmest Regards
The Magnolia Team

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The manager and the staff are simply the best! It was my second visit all the way from GP, it's an outstanding set up and the food is to die for!!!

My girlfriend and I love this place!

Special mention to Chris and Innocent!! I'll definitely be coming back soon!!!

Thank Mokadi
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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Dear Mokadi

Thank you so much for your review,

Chris and Innocent are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us.

Looking forward to welcome you back on your next stay.

Warmest Regards
The Magnolia Team

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

It’s the second time and probably not the last that I will be here , if you around you need to try , best food in the area

Thank Marian D
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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Dear Marian,

Thank you so much for your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us and that we exceeded your expectations.

Looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit

Warmest Regards
The Magnolia Team

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