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Terra Mare Restaurant

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90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 4805
11:00 - 10:00
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner with a smile. This was a great place to have dinner. As we are walking in, we are greeted with a big hello, and smiles. The staff is wonderful. The food was delicious and so filling. Don't forget to order a few drinks, very tasty.

Thank Lucio G
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst the exterior may not grab you, enter and you will be knocked out by the elegant decor and the warmth of the welcome by the owner and his staff, I felt as though I had been here many times.The menu was not disappointing, I had difficulty choosing, such was the variety of foods on offer, i chose the Gurnard... More 

Thank Beryl G
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meat including a ribeye and Kudu (venison) was cooked perfectly as ordered, but the quality was poor and had no favour at all. A shared starter was fine, as was the suggested 2010 shiraz recommended by the owner. Don’t sit near the kitchen, otherwise you cannot avoid the fumes. Better restaurants in Main Street.

Thank Ruthven65
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We came here on a friend recommandation... service was good and very friendly, really personal. Food was excellent. We tried ostrich filet, homemade gnocchi and chicken pasta... chocolate fondant was delicious. A nice place to go to enjoy a good food, a nice service and surrounding is good too.

Thank micadroz
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This is our third visit in as many years to this restaurant and I have this restaurant the maximum scores last time I reviewed it and I am doing so again Really pleased to report that our meal lived up to expectations We all had a really excellent meal....I had the fig salad with blue cheese and Parma ham, followed... More 

Thank BathUKMan
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend Gabby and I went here a couple of times during our visit and to put it in words - "simply stunning!" There is a fantastic choice of beautiful seasonal dishes to suit every palette, from game to seafood. Don't get me started on the Gin! There is a wide choice of Gin and other local and international spirits... More 

Thank Matthew-May1982
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I went there 2x already for lunch. Promised Olivier a review. To keep it short and simple: Outstanding! Both times. The appetizer salads are to die for. The fish specials are amazing. Overall a great experience. Try the Kudu or Ostrich special too. Oliver

Thank PVGShanghai
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

A lovely atmosphere if a bit noisy. Food was very good with great flavour. Would visit again if I was staying longer in this area.

Thank 854sally
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Decided to pop in while we were exploring Paarl and I'm glad we did. The food is amazing - lots of Risotto's which the wife and I love. I had the Prawn Bisqure risotto which was EXCELLENT - wife had the Black Squid Ink Risotto which was just as good. What is nice is that you can have your food... More 

Thank 619jedb
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Good service and lovely food, all in a nice environment . There is art for sale on the walls and a nice outdoor area for the hot weather.

Thank sheffieldsouth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Fusion, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 863 4805
This spot has a well-deserved long-standing reputation. Expect to find consistent food (that ever-elusive ingredient to success) and friendly, efficient service thanks to the personal care of the owner, Olivier, and his family team.
This popular Paarl restaurant offers an intriguing mix of European-style dishes with the best that this area has to offer. The owners, Olivier and Delenia Jaeggi-Wright, he being Swiss and she of Italian descent, bring a European sensibility to a cuisine that is never precious, but concentrates on maximum flavour in generous portions - the kind of cooking that has made it a favourite with the locals for many years. Helping Olivier with the cooking is Thabo Nqadini, who has been at Terra Mare for 9 years, adding his very own African touch to the Swiss style of the house....

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?