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Readers Restaurant

12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 230 0087
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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All hours
CUISINES
International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 334 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a shop and restaurant; bit fashioned and the good reasonable. The lady owner is the cook and the dinnercard is limited.

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience - on recommendation of our guest house we join Carol and Readers for dinner and had a exceptional meal - conversation - and welcome. the new waitress was still learning the ropes so Carol assisted with orders and service - and gave us...More

Thank vanciecastle
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear vancie - thanks for all these kind words and chosing to spend some time in our gorgeous valley = being in a small town - staff is always a huge problem so always great when a new staff members is praised - goes a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What was supposed to be an amazing dinner was a bit strange. The walls had all been painted and they did not have an extra 10mins to put all the paintings laid all over the restaurant back?! Dinner was cold and only 1 soup available...More

Thank snoopy147
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to write this review - constructive criticism is great as it help me to improve on the whole experience and learn from ones mistakes. Re the freshly painted walls and the picture on the floor - the restaurant walls are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food service and ambiance Friendly and relaxed country atmosphere Nice local menu and value for money

Thank Gareth C
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gareth - thanks for all these kind words and taking time to write this review-. Please note my menu chances daily sourceing local fresh ingreadients Hope to see you again soon and hope you enjoyed your break in the Tulbagh valley- kind regards carol

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

from our arrival on a busy evening as partt of the festival the service and food was top class- waitress friendly yet nervous as was new and excellent at her job - needs a little bit more training re wines and opening of wines but...More

Thank maryjane c
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mary Jane - thanks for all these kind words - being in a small town - staff is always a huge problem so always great when a new staff members is praised - goes a long way in staff training. Please note my menu...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inexperienced staff, owner with an attitude, terrible food that was heated in a microwave, with some of the food on the plate piping hot, some cold and some of the starch rock hard. Not a place i would ever visit again or recommend!More

Thank Brett P
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to write this review - constructive criticism is great as it help me to improve on the whole experience and learn from ones mistakes. I am so sorry about your experience -. Please do try us again next time you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance for Dinner. On arrival the restaurant was unprepared. The only staff member was inexperienced, unable to provide information on the limited menu and even worse advised that some of the items were unavailable. On top of which we were advised all...More

Thank A5472KCrobd
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to write this review - constructive criticism allows me to learn and guide my staff and improve on our service and dining experience - I am so sorry about your experience - and that you choose not to dine with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Readers delivered picnic baskets to Saronsberg for our group of 8. The picnic lunch was absolutely delicious - all we could want plus more and we had so many envious glances from other guests at the estate wanting to know where we got our sumptuous...More

Thank Louise W
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Louise Thank you for all these kind words - the picnic baskets are popular allowing me to be creative and use fresh local ingredients - packed to alll dietary requirements and more than happy to deliver - please let me know when planning to...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

The lady that waitresses at this restaurant is a gem. She seemed to be the waitress and the chef! Carpaccio was delicious, served with fresh asparagus. Chicken and leek pie was lovely. My husband has the springbok shanks, excellent. Not much atmosphere, very quiet and...More

Thank Lindsay R
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lindsay - Thank you for taking the time to write this review - and your kind words re the waitress - I feel it is important to uplift and train the staff in all aspects of the restaurant - my ingredients are fresh and...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

On arrival were met by Owner, one would presume. Were offered a glass of sherry. This was all very pleasant and surprising indeed. However, that is where it stopped. Menu was a homemade affair as was the wine list menu. Were then left alone for...More

Thank BeemerBoyCPT
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to write this review - constructive criticism is great as I and my stall can learn how to improve on creating a great experience for the guest and costumer. Lamb strudel is leg of lamb mince mixed with sundried tomato,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Witzenberg Municipality  >  Tulbagh
  • Phone Number: +27 23 230 0087
  • E-mail
Description
The oldest house in Church Street , Tulbagh – Readers. Offering simple, outstanding local and global cuisine, has been able to maintain a standard of excellence that has created a notable reputation with both locals and tourists. The cuisine varies on a daily basis depending on the availability of fresh produce. This provides Carol Collins – Silwood trained Cordon Bleu Chef -a certain challenge in ensuring the creation of dishes using imagination, flair and superb presentation. Certain dishes have become trademarks at Readers but the focus remains on variety, fusion of flavours and combination of unusual ingredients.
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