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Readers Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
US$6 - US$11
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
International, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute place, with great vegan and gluten free options on request. Unfortunately our food took awhile, as I assume the vegan dishes look longer to prepare but it was delicious never the less! The quinoa veg salad was super delicious, I thoroughly enjoyed the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EsteeR95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were the first to arrive and it felt like we were being invited to someone's home for a meal - a very homey, eclectic, inviting space. Service was great & prompt. The food was home-cooked style and well prepared. The springbok fillet with a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NixJayW
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

It was my partner’s 40th birthday and I wanted to treat him to something special. Tried to reserve a table and was told that the restaurant was booked for a private function, but that the owner would phone me back. She phone back and told...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RFranken2027
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful and place in the traditional street of Tulbagh. Good and efficient service and authentic local food and wine.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank juergc2016
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Service was excellent, very good and traditional food. I would highly recommend for anyone passing by Tulbagh!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ptailleur
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Nice restaurant with very kind / nice people who Cooked with love for us. Surprising menu care ... but it was so tasteful and great! Go there

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 748chantalw
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The one night we spent in Tulbagh there was a power failure and we were not sure if we were going to get dinner. Our host welcomed us in even though if must have been difficult to get everything prepared under the circumstances. We had...More

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Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ShaneHutchison
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

My brother is the fussiest eater I know. Nevertheless persuaded him to order slow cooked springbok shank, although he insisted "no veg or fancy sauce, just lots of mash". He wolfed the lot and I got up to pay when he picked up the bone...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank macfreyastef
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

My mom and I spent one night in Tulbagh and had dinner at Readers. We immediately fell inlove with the quaint and hospitable feel of the restaurant. To top it off the food was delicious and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cosmopolitan824933
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Very accommodating manager and staff. My babotie was a touch oily but Carol was very apologetic and offered not to charge us. Fish good. Soup needed salt. But I'd go again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JB_108
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