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Readers Restaurant

12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 230 0087
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ice cream” (58 reviews)
“bobotie” (31 reviews)
“trout” (14 reviews)
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International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bravo - to keep my group happy was a challenge - 12 guests with varied taste likes and dislikes and Carol went the extra mile to make sure all was happy - enjoyed their meal and left happy- the service was excellent and the foo...More

Thank fairyfire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

TOP CLASS - AND GREAT SPOT - JEWEL OF TULBAGH we had the most amazing picnic prepared by readers - filled with gorgeous tasty dishes, cheeses and meats beautifully packed and thoroughly enjoyed while wine tasting - we enjoyed so much went back for dinner...More

Thank dickiepoole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service Went out of their way to garage our bikes. Excellent old world ambiance and hospitality.

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great hospitality welcome and ice cream - what a pity the restaurant was closed for its annual holiday and maintenance but Carol was extremely welcoming offering us coffee and we had a little ice cream tasting - wow what an amazing experience -

Thank Dom F
Reviewed 12 August 2017

we had a great meal in the evening and had such a great time decided to go back the following weekend with a work group for lunch - the restaurant was closed but Carol recognised us and graciously opened for us with a smaller condensed...More

Thank burtonwolves
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful venue and, since we went there for lunch on a Monday, we had the place for ourselves. Historic building, thick walls, etc. I had a steak which was nice, but slightly overcooked and tasted a bit pan-fried. My wife had the...More

Thank J D S
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear J D S Many thanks for your review and your support. My steaks are pan grilled and sorry if it was slightly overcooked - I did take it up with the chef - , Spring is in the air and the fruit orchards are...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

A real Cape experience. Homely atmosphere, homely food and the waiter made us feel at home. It felt as if they were cooking for us personally. Our bobotie was a treat and no-one left hungry. A great family outing. Thanks for the personal attention.It was...More

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

Dear Francois - thank you for taking time to write this review your kind words and your support. Tulbagh is a great day out, and even at this time of year, Spring is in the air and the orchards are in full bloom - my...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Deliciously simple menu. I chose the Trout, my wife the burger and my son the fillet steak. I had a taste of all. I was happy with my trout. My experience with fillet is that it is usually dry. This one was definitely not. The...More

Thank 507duncana
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Duncan - Many thanks for your review and your support. Tulbagh is a great day out, and even at this time of year, Spring is in the air - my menu changes daily with some new dishes with summer around the corner Hope to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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
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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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