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The Olive Tree Restaurant

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21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 5867
18:00 - 21:30
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Carlton, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its located on the main street through Knysna, so no fantastic view over the lagoon, but this quirky little restaurant is well worth a visit. On arrival you are welcomed by the owner, the level of hospitality maintained by all of the staff. The menu is small and presented on a blackboard, the dishes are not fancy but are quality... More 

Thank Geoff N
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for dinner, great atmosphere and the service, staff and owner, was awesome. We definitely recommend it

Thank Jan V
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unbelieveable food and serves. The kingklip done yo perfection twice in one week. The Karoo lamb chops perfectly pink on the bone. For the beef fillet you do not need a steak knife. The Cheese cake to die for. TIP: If you book for the 6 o'clock seating do not feel rushed if you arrive at 18H30 and expect to... More 

Thank jaco v
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We hat starters (spring rolls, salad) and fish, steak and noodles as a main dish. The fish and meat dishes were very delicious. The veggie noodles were a little lame, but ok. All in all we had a wonderful evening and I can absolutely recommend this restaurant!

Thank Katharina R
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent vegatarian. Wonderful deserts. Nice atmosphere and good service. What more could you want?

Thank KazIsrael
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled across this place and were lucky enough to get the last table so I recommend booking. The food is fantastic, it's a limited menu but what they do offer is delicious and great quality.

Thank hannahk282
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place blew me away with their exceptional hospitality and attention to detail. You are welcomed into the restaurant as if welcomed home by the owner, who then talked us through the menu and spent time explaining each dish and working with us to set up a memorable evening. I will come back, even if it is just for another... More 

Thank Superbazzz
Wicklow, Ireland
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit this restaurant during our annual visits to Knysna as the food is consistently of the highest standard. We love sharing this dining experience with fellow swallows who are, without fail, most impressed with the food, service and very welcoming staff!

Thank Brian O
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171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Centrally located in Knysna. Very friendly staff, nice interior. Limited menu card, fast service, great food at low prices.

Thank Jannim1966
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant with a smallish chalk board menu. Nice selection though. Really recommend the Babotie spring rolls .. they were so good we will be going back for more. Service very good ... owner takes the orders. Only problem I found is that it's very hot in summer ... make sure to ask for a seat at a window when... More 

Thank Cornu10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
Olive Tree Restaurant Trading hours; Dinners only, Monday to Saturdays in Season> from 6.30pm till kitchen close at 9pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?