We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Terra Mare Restaurant

90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 4805
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rack of lamb” (12 reviews)
“tuna” (16 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Fusion, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
Write a Review
Reviews (685)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 685 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seared tuna and prawns are a must. The venison meat also highly recommended as are the desserts Very good personal service by the chef/owner and his team of watrons. Also a great news years eve venue with excellent food , music ,dancing and fireworks.

Thank Shelley H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our engagement at Terra Mare the past weekend and it was so special and romantic beyond words. I did not know about anything and it was a huge surprise, but my fiance and management and the staff organised the most amazing evening i...More

Thank Gabby G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So not only do I only eat vegetables, but i also don't eat carbs. Tonight we went to Terra Mare and I was dreading trying to choose my meal. Another of the party had the same problem. Taking a chance, I asked the waitress if...More

Thank Sst4411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food Well varied menu Food Well presented Friendly staff Thank you for a nice meal -much enjoyed

Thank Charlene J
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Nice ambience.. love the presentation of the food Friendly staff Great views Something different and unique

Thank Jill N
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful meal and pre-function drinks at Terra Mare on there terrace. The staff were friendly and highly attentive and knowledgeable. The food was absolutely divine and cooked to perfection. We were literally the last people to leave just before midnight, it...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Must be well over my 30th visit to this restaurant. I have yet to experience an average meal. The outside covered patio is a wonderful addition. New interesting additions on the blackboard menu. My starter was a fig salad with blue cheese and Parma ham.Delicious.Main...More

Thank Clint K
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We went there for a dinner while staying overnight in Paarl. Warm welcoming, excellent service, delicious food and wine paired with cosy interior makes this place a MUST, when in the area. Lots of local people. We'll be back next year!!!

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Good food, excellent service and a contemporary wine list. It was our second visit and the total package was as solid as before. The waitresses were attentive, professional and efficient. The food was served in time and was top class. The eatablishment has the convenience...More

Thank steyn216
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I've lots count of the number of times I've visited Terra Mare. It's a no brainer... when in the area, you go there! Fantastic food, efficient service and relaxed atmosphere. Thank you Olivier, Thabo, Elizabeth, Julia and the rest of team. See you again very...More

Thank Edwina B
Nearby Restaurants
613 reviews
.22 km away
Cattle Baron Grill and Bistro
198 reviews
.97 km away
The Hussar Grill Paarl
243 reviews
.55 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fairview Wine and Cheese
737 reviews
4.31 km away
Spice Route Destination
439 reviews
4.26 km away
Afrikaans Language Monument
261 reviews
2.49 km away
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
133 reviews
4.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Terra Mare staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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....
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing