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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)
“risotto” (6 reviews)
“fish cakes” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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22 Van Der Stel Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
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Reviewed today via mobile

Me and my husband went out for romantic dinner and everything went well until my husband's steak was still raw inside even after we told the waitress for it to be well done... After sending it back twice we just decided to leave because now...More

Thank lionelwarner
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely sunny day called for a lunch on the Olive Terrace of the very pretty Tulbagh Hotel. The waiter was friendly, polite, amusing and knew the menu. Spicy chicken with sweet potatoes and massive salad was much enjoyed.More

Thank 151Gloria
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear 151Gloria many thanks for your valued review, and for your comments regarding the staff. We work hard to ensure that know the menu and wine lists. Our menus change regularly and we ensure that all our waiters participate in tasting and critiquing the new...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this restaurant four times over the past year. I have refrained from leaving a review before, as I have wanted to try and give benefit of the doubt and give them numerous chances to redeem themselves in my eyes. Looking at the...More

Thank TY1000
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear TY thank you for your review, and sincere apologies for your experiences. Nobody takes customer service and satisfaction more seriously than myself. We have regular training programs for all hotel staff using external consultants. Our coffee supplier Hazz in Cape Town does barista training...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so lovely to sit under the trees on the terrace, with a glass of white wine and crisp, fresh salad. There were too many options to choose from, as each sounded more delicious from the next.More

Thank KerenE60
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Keren many thanks for your kind review, and for choosing Tulbagh for a few days break. It was our pleasure to host you at the Tulbagh Boutique Heritage Hotel, and our popular Olive Terrace Bistro. As spring approaches we are looking forward to serving...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would definitely recommend stopping at the Tulbagh hotel and visit their bar/restaurant! It’s a lovely little spot, very cosy and filled with history! The food definitely hit the spot and we washed it down with some Tulbagh wine. The service is very good and...More

Thank BiancaG2062
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bianca many thanks for taking the time to write your kind review. We are conveniently located in the small market town of Tulbagh, and are open every day of the year from 7am to 10pm, offering a la carte menus, tapas and pizza from...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a value for money pizza, pizza size is large and suffices for 1 person. Cozy restaurant with comfortable seating.More

Thank ricardo760
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ricardo many thanks for your review. In addition to our full a la carte menu, we make a tapas menu served in the wine bar and a comprehensive pizza menu. All pizzas are cooked to order in our wood fired oven. Hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made a booking a month earlier with Natasha, when we arrived we thought we would just confirm, was told they are full and do not have our booking (it was a public holiday)....they were not really willing either to rectify their mistake until I insisted....More

Thank natalie1wilson
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Natalie thanks for your review and comments. I have investigated your experience. Firstly, your reservation was entered into our diary on the incorrect date, which caused the initial confusion. As we were fully booked, that also created additional issues for the staff. However, they...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed over at the hotel this past Sat and really enjoyed the amazing meals at the olive terrace. Amazing dinner and breakfast and staff so friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is warm and the outdoor terrace must be so good during summer. Keep it...More

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

Dear Theolatravel many thanks for your valued review. We are very fortunate to have cosy indoor restaurant with fireplaces for winter, and two great outdoor areas for summer, under the White Karee tree on the stoep or in the secluded courtyard. Hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant within the Tulbagh Boutique Hotel was absolutely perfect. Service was exceptional and our waitress, Izelna, an absolute delight. Butter chicken and the beef pot pie were chosen and thoroughly enjoyed. Our breakfasts were well cooked and delicious. Items on the menu were well...More

Thank Sandiman7
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sandiman many thanks for your kind review. We have a fairly extensive a la carte menu to ensure we also cater for vegetarian and vegan requests. Much of our produce is sourced locally and we make the most of the fresh seasonal produce from...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We celebrated my birthday at this lovely outdoor terrace at the Tulbagh Boutique Hotel in the picturesque historic town of Tulbagh in the Boland of the Western Cape. The food is tasty, fresh and well presented. Enjoy locally sourced ingredients and wines. It's advisable to...More

Thank Margot S
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Dear Margot many thanks for your review, and for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us. We cater for private functions, end of year functions, weddings and conferences as well. As you mention we source our wines, craft beers and fresh seasonal produce from local...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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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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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