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US$5 - US$11
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International, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small restaurant in church street in tulbagh is not only a jewel but serves the best food in town - from burgers wow pork chips and not to forget the ice cream. the service is excellent and the owner takes time to chat at...the table - welcome sherry was a welcoming touchMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing more magical than a beautiful historic restaurant moodily lit up on a winters night . Readers is such a spot . The interior has an eclectic mix of cat themed keepsakes which are really cool not kitchen . We were celebrating a...50th and Carol the owner and chef was incredibly accommodating. She served a delightful menu which started with a carrot and sweet potatoe soup and superb homemade bread with pâtés. This was followed with a table of delectable starters incorporating aubergine and tomatoe stack; a crispy mixed salad with almonds and fried Camembert. The mains we had carried from ostrich steak , to chicken and cranberry pie and smoked trout with wasabi butter . All super , although the sweet potatoe side was so outstanding I would happily drive back there just for that . We had no room for dessert but I am sure , judging by the rest of the dishes , it would be delicious .More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

welcomeing sherry on arrival, exceptional service, delicous tasty food, simple yet stunning decor and a world class experience. Highly recommendable

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dining at Readers is a great experience. The food is amazing. I can recommend the Camembert starter. For mains we had the Sirloin and a Pulled Pork & Feta Phyllo pie. Be sure to order the chips as a side dish. It is the best....Do not miss an opportunity to dine hereMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

excellent food -steak cooked to perfection and the pork chop was wow = camembert starter we shared was delicious and ice cream to share was mind blowing flavours and service was excellentMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Fran Thank you for taking time to write this review - and I hope you enjoyed your stay in Tulbagh exploring out gorgeous valley. All my ingredients are locally sourced from the local butcher or community gardens. The ice cream flavours change all the...More

Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here. There was no power in the town centre but the restaurant was nicely decorated with candles. The trout was excellent as was the side dish of roasted vegetables. The service was friendly and very good and the price very...reasonable. If you are vegetarian or vegan there is very limited choice, you would have to order a series of starters and side dishes.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mags Thank you for taking time to write this review - and yes running a business is always a battle with the load shedding so thanks for all the kind words . All my ingredients are locally sourced from the local community gardens so...More

Reviewed 23 March 2022 via mobile

Arrived in Tulbagh from Cape Town at lunchtime, very hungry as we had not had breakfast. Popped in to Readers for a quick lunch. We're both vegetarian so opted for the veggie pies with salad and chips. Oh my word - it was absolutely delicious!!!...Fresh roasted veggies encased in a crisp phyllo pastry, crispy chips, and fresh green salad. Huge portion. What a great meal for 2 hungry people! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write this review - . All my ingredients are locally sourced from farms and the community gardens, and the veggie pies is made from them so no day is the same just depends on what is fresh from the...More

Reviewed 17 March 2022

one night in tulbagh for business and we stumbled on this little gem of a restaurant and enjoyed the sides, mains and the ice cream was exceptional. Carole was even kind enough to share one her recipes with us and give us a little sample...of the hollandaise to take home with us, the sesame seed dressing on the veg was outstanding - not to be missed.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write this review - and I hope you enjoyed your stay in Tulbagh and next time come to explore out gorgeous valley. All my ingredients are locally sourced from the local butcher or community gardens. The ice cream flavors...More

Reviewed 17 March 2022

the title says it all, with a warm welcome and offer of sherry to start to the unique flavours of ice cream to end. the food was excellent sharing a camembert to start and a watermelon pizza, mind boggles but it was delicious followled by...the pork chop and a old favourite of mine boboties ( gluten free so I could enjoyit) both was ourtstanding, filled to the brim we shared a ice cream wow wow wowMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kay Thank you for taking time to write this review - and I hope you enjoyed your stay in Tulbagh exploring out gorgeous valley. All my ingredients are locally sourced from the local butcher or community gardens. The ice cream flavours change all the...More

Reviewed 17 March 2022

We loved it the second we walked in. Beautiful setting and atmosphere... Our food was just amazing and very good service. We will definitely visit again. Thank you!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

congratulations - hope you have many happy years together and thank you for taking time to write this review - and I hope you enjoyed your stay in Tulbagh exploring out gorgeous valley. Hope to see you next year as you celebrate your first wedding...More

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Thank you Cillie - hope to see you and your gorgeous lady again soon - keep well and keep safe Thanks you and kind regards Carol
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Readers Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4