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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 good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (33 reviews)
“fish cakes” (7 reviews)
“risotto” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
African, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
22 Van Der Stel Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great spot! Lovely diverse menu and all the dishes looked good. Opted for the ribs with veg and sweet potato chips plus hubby had rump steak with veg and wedges. Delicious! Only suggestion is to get the sweet potatoe chips crisp Vs soggy...More

Thank Lauranel50
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and had breakfast and dinner there. The restaurant is split into 3 areas with the best one being the courtyard. It is cosy, comfortable and intimate. The menu is not very big, but the quality of the food is good.

Thank Gerhard V
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Gerhard many thanks for your review. The stoep and courtyard are great al fresco dining areas, and the indoor restaurant is well air conditioned in summer and has 2 log fireplaces for cosy winter evenings. Hope to welcome you back soon. Alasdair

Reviewed 5 days ago

lovely place, part of Tulbagh Hotel, nice atmosphere lovely settings, and value for money,good wine too.

Thank Kajo-Zulu
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Kano-Zulu many thanks for your review. We are fortunate to have considerable support from visitors to Tulbagh and local residents. Therefore we ensure that we support our local producers and ensure we offer good value for money. Hope to see you soon. Alasdair

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on 3 occasions whilst staying in Tulbagh on our babymoon . My husband had the hake and chips twice as he enjoyed it so much. I had the pizza which was delicious. The one night we went there we tried the butter chicken curry...More

Thank Alexandra T
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Alexandra many thanks for your review and comments. We are conscious not to over season dishes as many guests are conscious of their salt intake. However, we have made changes as you suggested. Hope to welcome you back soon. Alasdair

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch and the food was excellent, staff very friendly and always smiling even if the food took a little long to be served we did not mind the wait. highly recommendable

Thank gretchan f
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gretchan many thanks for your valued review. We ensure that our menu changes weekly to ensure we incorporate fresh local produce. Many of our dishes are prepared to order. Hope to welcome you back soon. Alasdair

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely, quaint atmosphere in which to enjoy your meal. Good service with interesting shopping nearby

Thank R G
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear RG many thanks for your kind review. We like to reflect the local seasonal produce in our menu, and figs are now in season. We have a very yummy fig pudding on the menu now. Hope to see you soon. Alasdair

Reviewed 20 January 2018

Definitely the locals eatery. Very pleasant. Food and service was good.A good place to have a meeting. It was very hot that day and it was cool sitting under the Olive tree.More

Thank Marc W
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Marc many thanks for your review. As you mention we are very fortunate to have strong support from local residents and visitors alike. In addition to outside dinning areas we have a comfortable restaurant and tapas wine bar, both have air conditioning and fireplaces...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Good selection dishes on the menu, good quality food, nice size portions, excellent service, friendly staff, clean amenities. Worth a visit.More

Thank 401elmal
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Dear Elmal many thanks for your valued review. We are very fortunate to be well supported by local residents as well as visitors to the valley. We support local suppliers and farmers, including the local not for profit Tulbagh Community Garden. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018

This restaurant just keeps on upholding excellent standards. The atmosphere is nice, the service is great and the meals are just plain delicious. This time we enjoyed a brunch here and all I can say is that all in our group found the food to...More

Thank Bennett B
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear Bennett many thanks for your valued custom and review. We try and keep our menu varied and interesting by incorporating local fresh produce, including fruit, vegetables, herbs, cheese, eggs and meats. Our wines and craft beers are also from the Tulbagh valley. Hope to...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Sadly our breakfast visit was far from impressive on all levels! We ordered the eggs royale which took a while to arrive! The "salmon trout" was appalling and when I reported this to one waitress she shrugged and disappeared!! We could not eat it, tasted...More

1  Thank PortiaLAmos
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Portia. Criticism where due is welcome, but your issues arose from not reading the menu. It quite clearly states that the eggs royale are served with SMOKED salmon trout, so it is not surprising that you tasted a slightly smokey, salty flavour. You unfortunately...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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
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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