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The Olive Terrace

22 Van Der Stel Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 230 0071
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
African, Pizza, International, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Service
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LOCATION
22 Van Der Stel Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 429 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always great service and great food. Best in Tulbagh. The new tappas bar is also very beautifully decorated. Food may be a bit pricey for the average foodie but you definitely get your monies worth.

Thank leonib625
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant to visit in Tulbagh. The most amazing eggs benedict. Staff were friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend to anyoneMore

Thank Oelof W
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Oelf Many thanks for your generous review. We offer a full a la carte menu throughout the day, and a tapas and pizza menu in our new Karee wine bar. We are open every day of the year. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very elegant and neat restaurant on the Main Street. After having a "rough" previous night, we were greeted with warmth and great service, enjoyed the best eggs Benedict we have ever had. Would definitely be visiting this location in the future.

Thank Riaan E
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Riaan many thanks for your generous review. We are blessed with a very enthusiastic and motivated team, who are extremely proud of what we have achieved over the last 10 years. Hope to welcome you back soon. Alasdair

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At night eating here is magical, a lovely experience, the staff are just so friendly and helpful. 2 out of us 4 had the Cape Malay Lamb curry, beautifully presented which was melt in the mouth though the curry was on the mild side, quite...More

Thank Melvyn J
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Melvyn many thanks for your review. We offer a range of meals from a la carte to tapas and pizzas from our wood fired oven. The menu changes weekly, always ensuring we incorporate local fresh produce. Hope to welcome you back soon. Alasdair

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of dining at the Olive Terrace for my mother-in-law's birthday, with a big table of about 20 people. Even with such a big table, we all received our food in a timely manner (a tad longer than usual, but that is...More

Thank Rudivdw
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Rudi many thanks for your review and choosing to celebrate your mother in laws birthday at the Olive Terrace. We cater for conferences, pre and post wedding functions, year end and private parties. Hope to welcome you back soon. Alasdair

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent breakfast followed by an even better cappuccino. Situated in the Tulbagh Hotel we had breakfast on the terrace.More

Thank Allan M
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Allan many thanks for your review. We are dedicated to offering great coffee and we buy our beans from Hazz Coffee roasters in Cape Town. We also have regular barista training for our staff, and have iced coffee offerings for the summer. We also...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Privileged to have been able to once again enjoy a superb lunch here with family. Not often that i post photo's of food but could not resist as not only did all our meals taste out of this world, the presentation already had us gasping...More

Thank Sonya r
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Sonya many thanks for your generous review and for returning to the Olive Terrace Bistro. I really appreciate the support from you and your family over the years. Best wishes Alasdair

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Amazing dinner on Friday evening. Truly special place with wonderful food. The staff were attentive and on the ball. Highly recommended!

Thank snoopy147
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Snoopy many thanks for your valued review. We have a great team who are enthusiastic and take great pride in the Olive Terrace and our new Karee tapas and wine bar. Hope to welcome you back soon. Alasdair

Reviewed 6 October 2017

We were happily surprised by this Restaurant ,part of the Tulbach Hotel. The menu was well diverse and the food was excellent. Compliments to the Chef(s) We would definitely eat here againMore

Thank HaroldKimmel
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Harold many thanks for your review, much appreciated. We always ensure we have a diverse range of options on our menus, including vegan and gluten free. We have a young and enthusiastic team of 11 in the kitchen, all from the local area, many...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Just really good. In enjoyed the 'mexican chicken' with potatoes and a delicious little salad. The have really good wines from the area and they full the glass in total (not how the etiquette works, but it worked for me!) The services is really good....More

Thank THaans
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Haans many thanks for your review. Very pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. We are fortunate to have a lot of support from local people, and we ensure that our wines, beers, cheese, eggs, fruits, vegetables and meats are all sourced locally. Hope...More

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Albertnlsa
30 January 2015|
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Response from Alasdair61 | Property representative |
Hi Albert Many thanks for your enquiry. The Olive Terrace bistro is open 7 days a week, from 7am and last food orders are 9pm. We look forward to welcoming you. Kind regards Alasdair
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Diana C
18 January 2015|
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Response from David71242 | Reviewed this property |
We only used the restaurant once ut had no problem with food or service which were both very good. I have an allergy to gluton and staff went out of their way to check with chef what I could and could not have and recommend... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Van Der Stel Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Witzenberg Municipality  >  Tulbagh
  • Phone Number: +27 23 230 0071
  • E-mail
Description
The Olive Terrace Bistro at the Tulbagh Hotel is open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner. The a la carte menu is a celebration of South African flavours and locally sourced seasonal fruits and vegetables and we cater for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diets. All our dishes are prepared in house. The cosy Karee lounge bar features speciality teas and coffees, draught craft beers, local gins, wines and a tapas menu together with gourmet pizzas from our wood fired oven and freshly baked scones and cakes. The restaurant supports many community initiatives including local creches and Steinthal Childrens Home, sourcing produce from the Tulbagh Community Garden and sponsoring young people through the City and Guilds Catering course. South African hospitality at its best!
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