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The Olive Tree

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21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 5867
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb chops” (53 reviews)
“spring rolls” (47 reviews)
“bobotie” (51 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 2 days ago via mobile

The Menu of the day is presented handwritten on a black board. It shows a limited selection of dishes: everything is freshly prepared. The quality of food and wines is outstanding.

Thank Klaus W
Ellen O, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We so appreciate it!! Kind regards Ellen and Olive Tree team.🎶🌸

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended to us and after having dinner we knew why. Filet is delicious and served with fresh veggies- House salad the best I ever had, spring rolls, fish, chicken curry all cooked perfectly! It was so yummy, we had to come...More

Thank ub40soon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at the Olive Tree with friends. The hostess was very charming. The restaurant quaint simple but elegant. We ordered the salad which was delicious as was the steak tartare. The wine list was limited and we had a delicious white wine and they...More

1  Thank AKathleenG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an annual winter visitor I have been coming here for years.The food is excellent. Not much atmosphere - but that goes for all the best restaurants in Knysna! Good service. The menu has hardl changed in years but I guess that’s why they know...More

1  Thank Harrydomingo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had one meal here since arriving in Knysna. # of us went to dinner here and all ordered different meals and all were disappointed. I certainly wont go back.

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a bad restaurant and the food and service are acceptable. It has no wow factor and looks in need of some updating/renovation. If we lived in Knysna it would not be a regular eating place

Thank wisborough1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

10friends travelling and we called to make a booking. They were very accommodating and fitted us in, the restaurant was full. Everyone at our table were impressed with the quality and presentation of the food. Don’t miss this one.

2  Thank Gayle A
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We ate here on the recommendation of our B&B host. It is only a small restaurant so you need to book. The menu is brought to each table written on a blackboard. The staff were lovely and the food delicious. Try it if you're ever...More

1  Thank lilywhite107
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We last ate at this restaurant 4 years ago (I know from my previous review!), and we were glad to see that the place is going strong. We still liked the restaurant, which seems to have gone slightly more "mainstream" from our previous visit (like...More

1  Thank Dave's_reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Very lovely food, great salad and steaks! Try the African spring rolls - very delicious. Was recommended by a friend and will recommend further 😊

1  Thank JA-Explorers
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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