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The Olive Tree Restaurant

21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 5867
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb chops” (54 reviews)
“bobotie” (73 reviews)
“spring rolls” (44 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Friendly staff , fantastic food and wine , great atmosphere , I would highly recommend this restaurant

Thank viv m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It had been far too long since our last visit to one of our favorite restaurant. Ellen was a great hostess. This is such a special restaurant, it feels so cozy and warm. We opted not to have a starter, my husband had the fillet...More

Thank AlexRicour
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good food and atmosphere, small restaurant, lovely owner had the best file and lamb chops in South Africa

Thank drjlo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the reviews and was not disappointed. The ambience inside was very warm and friendly and the staff very attentive. Then the food.. again could not fault it. For starter my wife and I had their famous mince spring rolls..so tasty and so different....More

1  Thank william s
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful restaurant . Food was amazing and he service excellent . Value for money .We loved it !

1  Thank DubaiDebi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The attetion we recieved from the owner was such a treat. She describes each dish as though from a story book and uses adjectives so appealing that choosing is difficult. The dishes live up to their descriptions.The atmosphere is subdude, perfect for an intimate couples...More

Thank Luana A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at the Olive Tree tonight and we must say it's the best cuisine we've had in all our travels through South Africa. We've been on safaris and traveling through Namibia, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa for the past 4 months, actually,...More

1  Thank KarenBonavita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing dinner at this small Bistro style restaurant. The owner is very involved in the quality of her food and in taking personal care of her customers. We had a babootie spring roll, then ordered another since it was so good. Had a fillet mignon...More

Thank Ross P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner. Group of 9 with around table. Ellen the owner , full of passion Read and explained the menu which is changing daily. The spring rolls were excellent and so was the steak. The restaurant has a very home like warmth and the...More

Thank Ronygr
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous locally owned and operated restaurant where the owners are on sight and will likely speak with you. Service and value for the money were outstanding! Best steak I had during a month in Africa and probably the last year in the USA.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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31 January 2017|
Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Unknown. Better to phone when you get there. It's only a small restaurant
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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.
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