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Terra Mare

90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 4805
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Fusion, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First visit and what an experience! Magnificent food and good service. Will be back for sure. A very memorable evening. Want a special, unique evening, go to Terra Mare Paarl.

Thank jilliankotze
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never to late to submit a review. Date night was such a success. The food was delicious, hot and delievered with a smile. Staff were friendly and helpful. The manager also did a round which made us feel all the more welcome. The atmosphere created...More

Thank Casey Keighon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit on the pricey side, but overall a good experience. The service was attentive and the food presented nicely.

Thank oudewellington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday, I had lunch at Terra Mare in Paarl - what an awesome experience - from entering I was impressed and not to mention the food and the presentation - fantastic - a real must - i will return. Thanks Carmela

Thank Carmela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terre Mare is an outstanding restaurant in Paarl. We visit every year and the standard of the food is consistently high. The choice of food is varied and presented very nicely. The owner Olivier must be very proud of his staff, who are always attentive...More

Thank Deborah J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully presented meals that tasted as good as they looked! We were a large group and were handled smoothly and elegantly. Extensive wine list, but house wine was reasonable in price and well selected. Great dinner!

Thank RedRoadRunner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here last week and found it to be a middle of the road restaurant. The service was friendly and helpful, food was slightly disappointing as my kudu was over cooked. I like medium rare and it was more than medium. The wine list...More

Thank drjudymwhite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this restaurant after a wine tasting in Paarl and it was the perfect culinaire ending of a culinaire day! Special thanks to Nicole and Washeda for the fun and teaching me how to improve my Afrikaans. I really recommend this restaurant!

Thank Thijs V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place: food is excellent and wines are local (and very good too!). In spite of a late arrival for dinner, the service was great and the chef spent time to chat with us (in French!)

Thank Olivier_FR75
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Five of us enjoyed a wonderful dinner of traditional South African food excellently prepared, beautifully presented, and accompanied by a very good wine selection. We tried springbok and kudu and really enjoyed both. The prices were quite reasonable too.

Thank pittsburghproud
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
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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
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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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