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Readers Restaurant

12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 230 0087
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ice cream” (63 reviews)
“bobotie” (29 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 3 days ago via mobile

Tasty food, friendly servings, fair prices and a terrace in the sun ... What more do you need?! Exactly!

Thank 902kristofl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Look no further if you want a cosy eating experience that matches the charm and timeless old style of Tulbagh. Very friendly staff.

Thank ZaksBoertjie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I came to Readers for my 70th birthday just after the Easter weekend. The restaurant was quiet, which we really appreciated. I had the bobotie, my wife had the slow cooked shank and the home made ice cream - all of the...More

Thank nicklee2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

simple and small menu - with a little of everything and all served beautifully - friendly staff with top service - highlt recommedable

Thank 77montym
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

all round an exceptional experience from the warm welcome to the delicious food, affordable wine list and relaxed atmosphere - highly recommenable

Thank panda752
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We went to Readers for my birthday. The food was exemplary and Carol and her staff made a great evening even more special. This is a restaurant well worth a visit by anyone visiting Tulbagh. Highly recommended. Many thanks Carol for making mu birthday very...More

Thank valerie110449
Reviewed 7 May 2018

we had a gorgeous lunch here before heading off the a wedding - the service was great and the food delicious. we were time limited and a large table and very impressed with the whole experience

Thank 3youngboys
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Home away from home Busy weekend in Tulbagh and we dined in this little restaurant – the soup of the day broccoli was amazing and the onion very unique and delicious. Excellent service and lovely ambience – music great Loved the cat theme –

Thank mama s
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Home cooked food to die for The springbok shanks and veg pie was to die for and we love the fact Carol went out of her to cater to all our needs. The restaurant was busy and the service a little slow – but well...More

Thank bob m
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Dear Bob - Thank you for writing the review. I source all my ingredients locally and try and change the menu according to what is fresh and seasonal - We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Travel safely and remember Tulbagh next event is...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

I visited the restaurant over the April 2018 long weekend. The food was good however the service was poor. We received our food a hour later just to find out then that they were short of staff which I just feel is unacceptable knowing that...More

Thank Kelly93Jane
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Dear Kelly - We appreciate the time you took write to us. Thank you for your honest feedback and constructive criticism as this helps us learn and strive to provide a better service and experience. Huge apologies if the service was on the slow side...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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