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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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CUISINES
International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
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Reviewed today

Sherry on arrival, friendly and helpful staff and amazing delicious, small menu with freshly prepared salads, a few main courses and lovely desserts

Thank rikuskotze
Reviewed today

It was an amazing day of wine gourmet picnic to the most romantic dinner in this gem of a restaurant. My hubby to be had organised this amazing picnic filled with delicious freshly prepared cheese meats quiches and brownies to enjoy on one of the...More

Thank ninajax
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good and service better than expected. The small room felt too cramped with 15 people trying not to listen to other diners conversations. I suggest spreading out tables to other rooms and keeping the door open.

Thank Karin T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Readers Restaurant is a great place to enjoy a relaxed quaint meal. The service and food were fantastic. If you are a cat lover you will enjoy the décor.

Thank patrick773
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw the reviews on trip advisor but wasn’t impressed, the tables are on top of each other and everyone can hear everyone else’s conversation, We had to ask to please put music on so we didn’t have to listen to one guest who talked non...More

Thank natalie1wilson
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Natalie - Thank you for taking time to write this review and for the constructive comments, from these I can learn and improve on the all round guest dining experience. I have re-looked at the table layout and on being asked to turn the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Readers Restaurant came highly recommended by local residents and we were not disappointed! A lovely warm and cosy restaurant on a cold winter's evening was enhanced by the cuddles from the resident cat, Gucci. Carol is a wonderful host and her food is absolutely delicious....More

Thank Sandiman7
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

HI Sandiman Thank you for taking time to write this review - the menu and combination are always changing, my ingredients are sourced locally and most of them are seasonal. There will be fresh salads, summer soups and a few new dishes as spring approaches...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All I need is one word to describe the food in this restaurant - delicious - and the others words will tell you all about the top class service - friendly staff and cats. the food was served on hot plates always a winner in...More

Thank rigbye
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Rigby - Thank you for taking time to write this review - the menu and combination are always changing, my ingredients are sourced locally and most of them are seasonal. The The onion is a favorite, and is one of the dishes I remember...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having eaten delicious springbok shank at this restaurant a few months ago, we both ordered springbok shank when we visited Tulbagh. However, the shanks arrived at the table burnt black and so tough that the knife could not cut it. My wife picked up the...More

Thank Geff99
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Geff - Thank you for taking time to write this review - and for making the trip to Tulbagh in the rain to dine at Readers restaurant. Thank you for bringing it to my attention after paying the bill and via this review that...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

This place had everything we needed. We may have been lucky, and granted it may not suit everyone's tastes, but right from the outdoor drinks in the early evening to the fantastic dinner I have to recommend this restaurant. The veggie pie was to die...More

Thank emma b
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Dear Emma - Thank you for taking time to write this review - the menu and combination are always changing, my ingredients are sourced locally and most of them are seasonal. The onion is a favorite, so is the veg pie There will be fresh...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

During our stay at Wittedrift Manor House, we went for dinner at Readers Restaurant. Very cosy and comfortable. The food was delicious home cooking. I had the fillet with mushroom sauce. It was juicy and soft. Cooked to perfection. Very well priced as well.More

Thank ilchen
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Dear Ilchen - Thank you for taking time to write this review - the menu and combination are always changing, my ingredients are sourced locally and most of them are seasonal. There will be fresh salads and a few new dishes as spring approaches on...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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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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