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Readers Restaurant

12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 230 0087
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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All hours
CUISINES
International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
DETAILS
12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 review

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 2 weeks ago 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 review

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 2 weeks ago

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 review

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 weeks ago

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 review

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Race food and great wine Excellent meat balls and pasta on Friday – expected spaghetti as opposed to macaroni – but this would have been my choice - - carbo load before the ride – top glass wine and i must add and amazing ambience...More

Thank smd t
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this review and that you enjoyed the carbo loading meal at Readers and the rest of the weekend race and relaxation. Hope to see you again soon to try one of the new winter specials. Thanks and kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not something I would normally do – but feel strongly that when other guests are not 100% truthfull and i decided to write this reveiw . With no booking we arrived is this gorgeous little restuarant - filled wit small items - cats and curious...More

Thank kingfissher
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kingfisher - thank you for taking time to write this review - and for saying the above and bringing it to the attention - I try to chat to all the guests in the restaurant and so glad that you enjoyed and made new...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a late family lunch. We ordered four different mains so we could taste the different options on the menu. Each of our dishes lived up to our expectation with their individual subtle flavors. The trio of ice cream had us all...More

Thank Gavin W
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gavin - Thank you for taking time to write this review and that you enjoyed yourself at Readers. My menu changes daily sources local fresh ingredients. Thanks and kind regards Carol

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there earlier this evening based on good reviews. Quite a few tables available and got one via the 'hostess'. We waited 15 minutes and didn't get any service. No menus, no offer for drinks. Someone that seems to be the owner walked past us...More

1  Thank 102christol
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Christo - Thank you for taking time to write this review, constructive criticism is always great as it assist me and helps me to provide the best dining experience - Marianna the hostess of the evening seated you with menus and the order came...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Early dinner before cycle race turned out disappointing despite booking in advance. We specifically ordered 3 different meals to try out the menu - all arrived cold after waiting an hour which was the reason we did not order desert. Fillet for my son- he...More

Thank Adelevanschalkwyk
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Adele - huge thanks for taking time to write this review - and I agree I would also have been disappointed if I had experience the same - but knowing I would be busy on friday eveinng before the race i was thankful thank...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last evening my husband and I enjoyed our Wine Club meeting at Readers Restaurant, and what a treat it was. When there's a big group, it's so easy for a restaurant to let things slip. Not Readers. Everything was out of the top drawer. Fantastic...More

Thank Angie P
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Angie Thank you for this great review - I am always trying the keep the menu fresh from ingredients sourced from local suppliers - and most of my staff have been here for years - thanks and kind regards Carol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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
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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.