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Readers Restaurant

12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 230 0087
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ice cream” (55 reviews)
“bobotie” (31 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 4 days ago

we had a great meal in the evening and had such a great time decided to go back the following weekend with a work group for lunch - the restaurant was closed but Carol recognised us and graciously opened for us with a smaller condensed...More

Thank burtonwolves
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful venue and, since we went there for lunch on a Monday, we had the place for ourselves. Historic building, thick walls, etc. I had a steak which was nice, but slightly overcooked and tasted a bit pan-fried. My wife had the...More

Thank J D S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real Cape experience. Homely atmosphere, homely food and the waiter made us feel at home. It felt as if they were cooking for us personally. Our bobotie was a treat and no-one left hungry. A great family outing. Thanks for the personal attention.It was...More

Thank Francois d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Deliciously simple menu. I chose the Trout, my wife the burger and my son the fillet steak. I had a taste of all. I was happy with my trout. My experience with fillet is that it is usually dry. This one was definitely not. The...More

Thank 507duncana
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Carol is a caring host with great insight into the area and Tulbagh life. Food at restaurant is great her picnics and event catering is sublime.

Thank christinacoetzee3
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The setting is charming, akin with beautiful historical buildings. Enjoyed the boundary pushing of flavors and ingredients - lamb streudel and balsamic ice-cream, absolutely delicious!

Thank CathCoe
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Dining out at Readers is really satisfying and enjoyable - the menu is designed to satisfy all with a great variety; service was very good and atmosphere great!

Thank CapeTownRichard
Reviewed 27 June 2017

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 27 June 2017

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 5 June 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

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