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The Olive Tree Restaurant

) #5 of 114 Restaurants in Knysna RR - RRR, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 5867
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Opens in 26 min
All hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to reserve a table at The Olive Tree during our stay in Knysna and from the numerous people calling in on speck it proved to be a good decision. The food is top class with a wide and varied menu serving top quality...More

Thank DriverCheshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had checked this restaurant out on Trip Adviser before setting off for South Africa and were not disappointed. The advice from the guy who ran our guesthouse was that we would get the best steaks in Knysna here. He was not wrong. Lovely meat,...More

Thank Pilot853
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was told via various sources that this is THE place to eat in Knysna. We found the food and the service very average and left there hugely disappointed

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good on both occasions we visited there. The place is for once not one of those huge and noisy dining rooms which makes it personal and more pleasant. Also the owner together with her staff make you feel very welcomed and...More

Thank Roli B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At last, we made a successful booking for this fairly small-ish restaurant for dinner. In the main road of Knysna. Close to a fairly rowdy nightclub and the noise filters through into the restaurant but not overly annoying. Blackboard only with a limited selection of...More

Thank Andre S
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Good atmosphere, with friendly service. The food is perfect. We had the fillet, and it is our best yet. Gauteng restaurants, please take note....

Thank Dewan L
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had a wonderful meal at the Olive Tree restaurant. The woman who appears to be the owner explained the menu options to us herself with great care and obvious love for what she does. We shared a nice salad, I had chicken with pasta,...More

Thank pjmboston
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Food was fantastic. Great flavor development as well as generous portions. We were very happy with the results. Service was great and very personal as well.

Thank NicolasBlank
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Such a wonderful welcome from the owner and fabulous food. Definitely recommend it. If you have never tried babotie then try it here - it's delicious!

Thank MrsN01
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Food at Olive Tree seems to get better year by year, and I look forward to the lamb cutlets for days beforehand. We ate here twice this visit and decided, first visit, on some variety and we both chose the chicken and prawn curry for...More

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Trying to find an email address to book a table. Can anyone help?
31 January 2017|
Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Unknown. Better to phone when you get there. It's only a small restaurant
Is it suitable for small kids/baby? If not, please suggest an alternative place in Knysna. Thanks
12 January 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 5867
  • E-mail
Olive Tree Restaurant Trading hours; Dinners only, Monday to Saturdays in Season> from 6.30pm till kitchen close at 9pm.