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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sounds strange but there is a festival to celebrate Christmas in winter and what a gem of a restaurant we found - traditional faire with crackers gifts and traditional food - amazing flavour excellent service friendly staff. enjoyed it so much we tried the normal...More

Thank kinskipaxton
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tulbagh celebrates Christmas in winter in june and what an amazing festival it uis - but would like to add the traditional dinner we had at Readers my taste buds were in heaven - from the pate followed by the soup to start to the...More

Thank jackson d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off Church Street just up the road from our accomodation. Cape Dutch style quissine. We enjoyed a delicious meal well served. Thoroughly recommended

Thank Windflower0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely ambiance, Rustic yet with a modern twist, very good service and nice food, the smoked trout was delicious

Thank Marky M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From start to finish - all 3 meals we had at readers Restaurant was exceptional - sherry on arrival - lamb strudel and fillet night one - lunch salad and soup fresh and home made and the last dinner rack of lamb and pork chops...More

Thank Calidustin
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I thought my husband made the best milk tart in the world until I went to Readers - I normally am a chocolate cake eater but they really have a good melktert! Will be returning for the Xmas in Winter weekend - I cannot wait!

Thank Robyn-Jill W
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Noisy kid at the next table Food average finished main meal and did not have pudding. Does not compare well to the Olive Terrace. The owners need to modernise the restaurant and perhaps remove the numerous pictures of catsMore

Thank John C
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Dear John - Thank you for taking time to write this review - and I must apologies if the child at the table next door to you was noisy - this is beyond my control. Thanks for the constructive comments about modernizing the restaurant -...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Sunday eve visit . Carol the owner hospitable and makes effort to see that guests are all good. Nice food too . Worth a visit . Beautiful houseMore

Thank LeonardCT_SA
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Dear Leonard Thanks for choosing to dine at Readers - my menu changes daily and all depends on what is available and fresh as my suppliers are all local.With winter approaching I will be serving warming stews - soups and hearty meals and is open...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had dinner at Readers which was recommended by our host in Tulbagh. Beautiful building with wooden floors and the chef came out to chat. Bonus that the restaurant is open on a Sunday evening.More

Thank Leo_travelCapeTown
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Dear Leo Thanks for choosing to dine at Readers - my menu changes daily and all depends on what is available and fresh as my suppliers are all local. The restaurant is closed on a Tuesday but open the rest of the week - Hope...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

It was raining and all the main street hotels, lodges, etc. were fully booked with Africa Burn returnees and we coulnd't find a place to eat. Driving down church street we saw an open door and a restaurant sign. It looked like a quaint place...More

Thank Technites
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks for choosing to dine at Readers - my menu changes daily and all depends on what is available and fresh as my suppliers are all local. Hope you travelled back safely to Cape Town and hope to see you again soon at Readers -...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • 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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