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The Olive Tree

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” (58 reviews)
“bobotie” (79 reviews)
“spring rolls” (47 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

My husband and I had dinner here last week and the food was very good. You are greeted like a long lost friend, the menu is explained to you from a blackboard in great detail and the wine was from a local vineyard. Very buzzy...More

Thank Lynda H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Olive Tree features on our dinner plans every time we are in Knysna and sometimes more than once! In fact, three times this year, with different groups of friends. As ever, the food was fabulous and, as ever, I ate the lamb cutlets. Was tempted...More

Thank grahamee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ate here on our visit to Knysna, our hotel recommended this restaurant so we knew it would be good, it lived up to the recommendation, the menu is on a chalkboard which is shelled to your table, this gives the impression that the menu...More

Thank FreddieJac
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and I‘m happy they did this.. the service was superb and the food was so good I can highly recommend going for the fish soup if it is on the menu!!

Thank Christoph Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cosy restaurant offering simple but good food at a fair price. Menu is on a blackboard: 5 starters, 5 main courses and 5 desserts. Limited selection which enables them to serve fresh food. Choice of meat, fish or veggie. Friendly staff. Reservation needed.

Thank carine v
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful lady Ellen the owner is. We hadn’t booked (a big mistake) but she fitted us provided we ate earlier which suited us. We had a table for 6 pm and she welcomed us like lost friends. She repeats the menu in detail...More

Thank Cancan2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always an excellent meal. Bobotie spring rolls were tasty. Could do with more curry. The fillet with a mushroom sauce and vegetables was a good choice. Most enjoyable Ambiance is great. Ellen always recognises old clients Well done

Thank shirljean
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went twice whilst in Knysna which says it all really. Ellen welcomed us back warmly and looked after us well. The food is all good; my highlight was the Kabeljou which was fantastic, my husband raved about the fish curry and he had the...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting the Olive Tree for some years now & the food is still wonderful. It is the best fillet steak we get on the garden route. Amazing value for money & we just love it. Never stay in Knysna without a trip...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 1 week ago

If beef fillet is your choice there is nowhere better than the Olive Tree. The babootie spring roll starter is yummy and a typical South African treat. Helene the hostess is fantastic, so attentive and full of good humour. The staff are lovely, so friendly...More

Thank patbond2222
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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