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Reviewed 6 October 2023

This is a beautiful restaurant, food was 5 star, the ladies all enjoyed their food . It was a bit too fancy and the portions a bit small for the men in our partyMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Dene Pohl, General Manager at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2023

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for your valued feedback We apologise that you were made to feel rushed during service, that is not the atmosphere we strive for. Our Summer Menu has just been released, we hope that you do visit...More

Reviewed 14 August 2023

Deary me. If the crispy pork belly was their signture dish, then they are illiterate. Tender but no crackling.The duck conit was good but the service oh my oh my. non existence over half and hour for water and another half hour for ice. I...was not very busy so we could not understand it. Pricey Never againMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Dene Pohl, General Manager at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2023

Dear Catharina, we thank you for your valued feedback and sincerely apologise that your experience was not what we, at Oliver's strive to provide. Your feedback will be shared with all departments and we urge our guests to raise any concerns immediately so that we...More

Reviewed 7 May 2022 via mobile

The food is absolutely fantastic My wife and are have been blessed to have eaten in some of the worlds best rated restaurants This restaurant is right up there Amazing value for money

Date of visit: May 2022
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The Oliver's Team, General Manager at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2022

Thank you so much for your review and feedback! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to welcome you back again soon! Warm Regards, The Oliver's Team

Reviewed 25 April 2022

My friends and I stayed at Oliver's for one night before heading to Kruger. The property was pristine, our dinner was one of the best we had and the staff was incredibly warm and welcoming.

Date of visit: April 2022
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The Oliver's Team, General Manager at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2022

Dear Penelope, thank you so much for the wonderful review and feedback! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again sometime in the future. Warm Regards - The Oliver's Team

Reviewed 19 March 2022 via mobile

This menu is so good, you could go over and over. Great staff, nice views, playground in the shade, beautiful bar. We loved the pork belly for sure, great recommendation by the waitress. We will definitely go back.

Date of visit: March 2022
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The Oliver's Team, General Manager at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2022

Dear Hannah, thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us at Oliver's and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Warm Regards - The Olivers Team

Reviewed 17 January 2022

Unfortunately, one night only, but what a fantastic stay. The room was well appointed and huge. Food, absolutely amazing with a really good wine list.

Date of visit: October 2021
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The Oliver's Team, General Manager at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2022

Dear Patrick, thank you so much for your positive review and kind words! We thank you for choosing to stay with us and hope to welcome you back again sometime in the future! Warm Regards - The Oliver's Team

Reviewed 25 April 2021 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by a friend. Went with my family to celebrate my birthday. Food was awesome, I had lamb chops with risotto, my daughters had sea-bass, both stunning. Service was excellent. It was a great place to celebrate my birthday. Thanks you all....More

Date of visit: March 2021
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TanjaRufErrath, Owner at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2021

Dear Andiswa, thank you so much for your positive review and feedback! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 19 December 2020

Yes, lovely setting, so Christmassy! Muntu our waiter was charming and very patient and efficient. With only two other tables occupied, l did wonder why; a week before Christmas? Unfortunately, the most expensive dish on the menu, a slow-braised Lamb Shank, which l believed would...be really spoily for us all, was very, very, average! Bits of the meat were moist but some of the chunky bits; dry and an effort to cut! The sauce/gravy, was gunge! Actually, it crossed my mind that perhaps the meat might have even been cooked the day before! The leeks in the dry cold mash, advertised, were no-existent. The veggies, a rather yellow, cold flourette of cauliflower, an undercooked - not even al dente courgette, 2 long, very dreary pieces of butternut, no butter, not seasoning and cold, accompanied this very disappointing dish! The plates were piping hot; perhaps that was what the kitchen was counting on to heat the veggies??? 2 x2 scoops of home-made ice cream (???) and chocolate sauce was pretty average but we enjoyed it. We also ordered one apple strudel which was nice but very disappointingly served - a blob of this and a blob of that! Your chef needs to get a few tips on presentation from MasterChef! For three, with not even a bottle of wine, or the tip; my bill was over a R1000. Ingrid Raikes 083 725 0380More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Tanja R, General Manager at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2021

Dear Ingrid, Thank you for your feedback and for bringing this to our attention. Our sincerest apologies for the delay in response and that your experience did not live up to the high standards that we strive for. Tanja, the owner will be in contact...More

Reviewed 17 October 2020

We stayed at Oliver’s for 3 nights and had the most amazing world class experience. The establishment is well managed and the training of the personnel comes through clearly in the high service level. Dinner was exceptional in quality and presentation. The sea bass was...perfectly cooked as was the risotto. The vegetarian dish was also very tasty.. breakfast is served at the table with a good variety and well presented. An outstanding experienceMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Tanja R, Operations Manager at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2021

Thank you so much for your valued feedback. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 21 February 2020

The food was stunning. My pork belly with the Apricot sauce was moreish. Wish I had ordered the full portion My husband's sea bass in mild curry sauce was truly enjoyable. Staff excellent and surroundings pretty and peaceful.

Date of visit: February 2020
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TanjaR944, General Manager at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for your positive feedback! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and so appreciate you taking the time to review us. Warm regards The Oliver's Team

Reviewed 9 February 2020

Very impressed at the fine cuisine onsite - really delicious and gorgeous presentation. Range of red and white meat as well as fish options and incredible value (we were travelling from Scotland - the pound went far!). literally minutes from the suite to the restaurant....Breakfast is a table service (not buffet) affair and more on offer than we would eat each day.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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TanjaR944, General Manager at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2020

What a wonderful review Miriam! Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, we will most certainly pass on the compliments to our kitchen team. We hope that the rest of your trip in our beautiful country was enjoyable. Warm regards The Oliver's Team

Reviewed 30 September 2019

The Staff of the restaurant and Rina was absolutely on point and accommodating. It far exceeded my expectations. Well worth the trip.

Date of visit: September 2019
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TanjaRufErrath, Owner at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback - we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us! We will most certainly pass on your compliments to Rina and the rest of the staff. Warm regards Team Oliver's

Reviewed 15 August 2019

We arrived early not realizing that they weren't serving dinner for another hour, but they invited us in for a drink. We sat outside on their patio and enjoyed their gardens and the lovely weather. Dinner was excellent and we happened to be dining next...to the owner and her family and got to meet them and chat with them for a moment. This was by far, the best meal we had in White River. Enjoyed it thoroughly.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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TanjaR944, Owner at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

Thank you so much! We so appreciate and love getting positive feedback and are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully, we will get to welcome you back again sometime soon? Warm regards The Oliver's Team

Reviewed 13 August 2019

We decided to visit Oliver's Restaurant after having enjoyed excellent meals there in the past. We left felling slightly disappointed and cheated. Oliver's is typically a fine dining experience however most of the dinner dishes served on this particular evening were below par. The ostrich...steak (a special) was tough and over cooked, the Norwegian salmon was overcooked and very dry, the crackling pork belly was good and the chicken and prawn curry was very average. The restaurant is well appointed and the decor is pleasant, however the bottom line is the quality of and the preparation of the food, both of which seemed to have slipped in our estimation.More

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Reviewed 13 July 2019

Friendly and warm welcome in a casual yet sophisticated setting Great menu with tasty, well prepared dishes. We will be back ! & soon we hopeMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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TanjaR944, Owner at Oliver's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and five star rating! We so appreciate you taking the time to rate us and are over the moon that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back sooner rather than later!...More

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