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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%
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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 1 week ago

Interesting menu with wide selection for all tastes. The food was delicious. We ended up eating lunch, and then booking in for dinner and breakfast at The Olive Terrace!More

Thank Brenda S
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Brenda many thanks for your valued review. No greater accolade than having all 3 meals with us. Very pleased that you found the menu interesting and varied. We change the menu as the availability of local seasonal produce changes, but we also have a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. We had an amazing breakfast. Great food, caters for allergies and intolerences. Great service, great ambiance.

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

Dear Candice many thanks for your valued review. We always ensure there are options on the menu for specific dietary requirements, and utilise fresh local produce. Hope to welcome you back soon Alasdair

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently did a wine tasting for the Tulbagh wine club. The Tulbagh Hotel hosted the evening. With a warm fire to welcome us along with host Liana and her friendly team, dinner was a 4 course meal prepared by Chef Rory. Every meal was...More

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

Dear Pia many thanks for your kind review and the presentation of your fabulous Kunjani wines. We will be encouraging our guests to visit your fabulous restaurant and taste some great wines. Best wishes Alasdair

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had two delicious meals over two days at the Tulbagh Hotel. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. I had a lamb rogan gosh that was outstanding, delicious Teenuskraal wine and awesome cheesecake. We sat in the new bar for hours reading the paper...More

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

Dear Carol many thanks for your kind review. I’m very pleased you made use of the new Karee Lounge. Our plan was to create a comfortable, casual space where guests can browse the magazines and newspapers. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Alasdair

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

At the moment we are finishing our cheese platter with several surprisingly " lekkere " cheeses. The food was very good. But the main feature to our opinion, as experienced SA travellers, was the service. Nor often we see in a restaurant that kind of...More

Thank josenjannie
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Dear Jose n Jannie many thanks for your valued review. Our cheese is supplied by the Druk My Niet estate in the Tulbagh Valley. We source as much as possible from our local farms and artisans. Your compliments regarding the service are greatly appreciated. We...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

I had Breakfast at the Hotel over the April 2018 long weekend. The breakfast was lovely and customer service was good.

Thank Kelly93Jane
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Dear Kelly many thanks for your review. Our breakfast menu changes to incorporate fresh seasonal produce. With avocados back in season we have a great breakfast dish of mashed avo, feta and poached eggs. Hope to welcome you back soon. Alasdair

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Tulbagh Hotel really surprised me at the high level of sophistication in their food preparation. We visited for family luncheon and could not comment on rooms as we did not stay over. As a vegetarian, they had quite a range of options, including options for...More

Thank Holly F
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Dear Holly many thanks for your review. We ensure there are always interesting vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options on our menus. We also invest in continual refresher training sessions with our valued staff, and employ mystery guests to ensure that we are up to...More

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We visitied over the long weekend, we had a gorgeous lunch on the terrace on a beautiful sunny day. Such tasty food, awesome service and value for money. Great selection of meals on the menu and great range of prices. Will definitely go again. Very...More

Thank AdrienneBarker
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Dear Adrienne many thanks for your valued review. We endeavour to cater for many dietary requirements including gluten free, vegan and vegetarian. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Alasdair

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with this gem! Great spot for lunch outside on the terrace. Menu has loads of options to cater for all. The pizzas looked amazing, but our orders were of the Menu Specials. Great options at great value. We even booked for...More

Thank CaptCapeTown
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Dear Captain thanks for taking the time to write your review. In addition to our a la carte menu, we have a tapas and pizza menu, with a weekly specials menu, to ensure we are able to include local seasonal produce. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Whether you have breakfast, lunch, dinner,tapas, pizza or just slip in for a coffee it will always be worth your while. The food is consistently excellent and so is the service. Whenever I'm in tulbagh I am compelled to pop in a few times😉. Staff...More

Thank luanap6
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Dear Luanap6 thanks for your valued support. The fabulous team at the Olive Terrace ensure that our guests enjoy their time with us. We continually invest in training, educationals and mystery guests to test our performance. Hope to see you soon. Alasdair

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, 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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