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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)
“spring rolls” (61 reviews)
“bobotie” (69 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a small restaurant where everything is fresh and local. Menu ist written on blackboards and every dish is explained by the waiter. Food is really delicious. Atmosphere cosy. We were the only tourists, although is was fully booked .

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Knysna for one night and went to The Olive Tree for dinner. It was so tasty and the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere. We shared the babotie spring roll for a starter and then had the steak and chicken pasta for mains....More

Thank walkerc87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife spent a couple of days in Knysna and wanted a place to have our last donner before moving on. The Olive Tree was a nice finding, with great food (nothing fancy) and warm reception fron the hostess that toroughly explained the...More

Thank Pedro L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I ate here while traveling on the Garden Route and this place is a gem. Knysna wasn't our favorite town along the GR but this was one of our favorite restaurants. The menu is brought out on a chalkboard and every dish...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the homecooked Food! No casual dining, No fastfood, No fancy hotel Food! But a small family owned restaurant, with Great service, and an owner who serves you the Food, as if you Were eating at her OWN place. Great rack of lamb, indian...More

Thank Philippetravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbeatable, consistently fantastic food and a host who makes you feel you are eating at her own dining table. No trip to Knysna is complete without at least one meal here!

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The owner of the restaurant is very rude ... The closing time was 10 Pm, but at 8.55 Pm she was sending us outside of the restaurant to close it... I will not recommend going to a restaurant that you are not welcome!!! If you...More

Thank Scabrino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Olive Tree will blow your mind. They don't have a huge menu, but what's on it is incredible. Fresh ingredients, cooked to perfection, coupled with outstanding service in a lovely atmosphere, makes for a perfect evening. I ordered the Karoo Lamb and was not...More

Thank IlseB630
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Believe me I love meat and in South Africa we have been eating a lot of meat so we were very happy with this restaurant who offers a small menu with fish meat and vegetarian food. It was really good and fresh. My partner had...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner with friends and had an absolutely delicious meal. The menu is presented by the restaurant owner off a daily blackboard, service was attentive and the wine list good. The appetizers were great (fishsoup and very tasty and succulent bobotie rolls), the...More

Thank like2travl2004
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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Olive Tree Restaurant Trading hours; Dinners only, Monday to Saturdays in Season> from 6.30pm till kitchen close at 9pm.
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