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The Olive Terrace Restaurant

22 Van Der Stel Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 230 0071
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“DELICIOUS FARE”
2 weeks ago
“Excellent food and service”
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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

After trapsing around Tulbach looking for a good restaurant we were directed back to the Tulbach Hotel, where incidentally we were staying, by a number of local folk we met on our exploration of Church Street. We were not dissapointed and thoroughly enjoyed our meal....More

Thank TonyJonesRSA
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Tony many thanks for your generous review. We work to ensure we have a varied menu which changes frequently to incorporate local seasonal produce. We are currently arranging for an Indonesian chef to come and share their skills with are fabulous team of chefs,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner, lunch and breakfast at the Olive Terrace the food was world class. Tried other places. The Olive Terrace the best restaurant in that whole area.

Thank lewberry2016
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Lewberry many thanks for your accolade. All our valued staff were very pleased to read your comments. Hope to welcome you back soon Alasdair

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cheerful team members work well together to provide the customers with a great service. The quality of the locally sourced foods is outstanding. The fireplace that seems to burn most of the day is always a welcoming feature. We did hear that the owners...More

Thank John C
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

John many thanks for your review. As you mention we source as much as possible from local suppliers, and this includes cheese, eggs, meats, vegetables, fruits, olives, wine and craft beers. Our coffee is roasted and blended by Hazz in Cape Town. Hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The avo poached egg and cheese breakfast is a must. The steak and carpaccio as well as their pizzas are world class. An excellent choice not to be missed

Thank John R
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear John was great to welcome you back for another visit to Tulbagh. As an accomplished chef yourself your comments are always greatly appreciated. Best wishes Alasdair

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at the Olive Terrace and the service and food was great! The Duck Salad is an absolute winner - beautiful flavours, perfectly put together.

Thank Leo_travelCapeTown
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Leo many thanks for your much appreciated review. We change our menu weekly and were lighted you enjoyed the duck salad, one of the new additions. Hope to welcome you back soon Alasdair

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant came recommended from the guest house where we were staying and had a great rating on trip advisor. We believe it's a good place to eat but it just wasn't our evening. Food came over an hour late. Steaks were undercooked and when...More

Thank KLMKR
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear KLMKR thank you for your review. I have already received a report from our duty manager about your experience. Unfortunately there was a mix up with the orders in the kitchen and other orders were cooked before yours. We have reviewed our modus operandi...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply delicious food and very friendly waiters. The sweet potato chips are heavenly and I felt less guilty finishing them😉

Thank Charlene B
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Charlene many thanks for your valued review. Our staff are well motivated and we all endeavour to exceed the expectations of our guests. Hope to welcome you back soon Alasdair

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waitress was great and welcomed us warmly. It was a cold, windy day so all dining was in the main dining room. The ambiance could be improved with better lighting and being a cold day the fireplace was begging to come to life. Our...More

Thank Patricia E
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Patricia many thanks for your review and helpful comments. You are quite right, on a chilly day it creates a great ambiance to have the 2 fireplaces lit in the restaurant. I have spoken with the waiting staff and asked them to shift into...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

The Olive Terrace Bistro and Lounge restaurant is an outdoor deck under dappled shade, looking out onto the main street in town. Specialising in local, seasonal produce, the menu includes descriptions of cheese from Druk my Niet farm and free range eggs from De Heuvel,...More

Thank Berenice M
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Berenice many thanks for your review, and your comments regarding our use of local produce. Even our salt is sourced from the nearest supplier. Khoisan hand harvest their sea salt in Velddrif, Western Cape. The salt has no chemical additives or anti-caking agents, and...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Went here today for my birthday to have some cake, ordered the cheesecake with berry coulis. Was the worst cheesecake ive had, the coulis was jam, the base was soggy tasting marie biscuit and margarine and the cheesecake was flavourless and tiny and at R50...More

Thank MichelleSK646
Alasdair61, Owner at The Olive Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Michelle thanks for taking the time to write your review. As with any negative review, we investigate fully in order to deal with anything that genuinely needs attention. It appears that you were very disappointed that we don't have cakes available for sale with...More

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Albertnlsa
hi, would like to know if you are open on Monday evening? Albert
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
Sent in reviews for Tulbagh Hotel and The Olive Terrace. Hotel been reviewed but cannot see review of Olive Terrace?
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
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 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 our own kitchen. We also have a wood fired pizza oven. The restaurant supports many community initiatives, buying produce from the Tulbagh Community Garden and sponsoring young people through the City and Guilds Catering course.