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European, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews sea bass apple strudel pork belly risotto to celebrate my birthday fine cuisine service was excellent our waiter setting presentation personnel veggies
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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

Reviewed 3 July 2019

The food and ambiance were both wonderful, however, the service was very slow. Having said this, the staff were friendly and helpful but could have been more attentive.

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

Thank you Steve for your feedback and for chatting to us about your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards The Oliver's Team

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