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Readers Restaurant

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12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 230 0087
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • 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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1 - 10 of 362 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant is a bizarre mix of restaurant and gift shop. The gift shop is called Curious Cat and offers a small selection of old and/or tacky cat themed items as well as a random table full of Christmas decorations. The obligatory real life cats...More

Thank Desertmonkey2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy a tender fillet steak perfectly topped with garlic butter, while indulging in some delicious local red wine. The outside tables allow you to watch for the stars in the perfect evening temperature...and devour the last pages of your book! Service is impeccable.

Thank Manfred L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been around forever. We visited many years ago for lunch. Today we returned for dinner. Friendly staff, friendly cats and good food. Recommended.

Thank Judelle D
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We were here for lunch on a Saturday and although we had expected it to be very busy, we were the only guests. The restaurant is situated on the nicest street of Tulbagh (Church Street) and it is in a nice old Cape Dutch house....More

Thank Stalex24
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for writing the review. I source all my ingredients locally and try and change the menu according to what is fresh and seasonal - travel safely and have a awesome Easter. Thanks and kind regards carol

Reviewed 27 February 2018

a quaint little restaurant with a little shop to buy all sorts of little things.....you can take a book and read in the lounge, have something to eat, or just browse....being an avid cat lover i was delighted to spot a real cat amongst all...More

Thank 870dorisl
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Doris - Like you I am a cat lover - and with food creations Readers was born - Thank you for writing this review and hope to see you soon back in Tulbagh kind regards Carol

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on the spur of the moment and what a wonderfull surprise. We were the first people there that evening, but the place filled up quickly. The service was excellent from the start. The food also did not disappoint with everything made...More

1  Thank Gerhard V
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Gerhard. Hope you enjoyed your time in Tulbagh and have a great Easter weekend. Thank you for writing this review and please remember the menu changes with the season and depending on what I can source from local supplies - thanks and kind regards...More

Reviewed 20 February 2018

what a pleasant surprise !!!! excellent food right here in TULBAGH, my stuffed chicken breasts with side veggies were exquisite, best ever had.

Thank Kajo-Zulu
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kajo - thank you for writing this review and so glad you enjoyed the chicken breast - the dark chocolate gives it a great twist in flavours - Hope to see you both soon and have a great Easter thanks and kind regards Carol

Reviewed 12 February 2018

best meal in south africa welcome was great food warm and delicious and service outstanding could not fault anything and all 6 of us happy full and will returnMore

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

Thanks you for taking the time to write this review - and look forward to your return in June - If you are planning a trip to SA in May the vintage in vine festivals is a wine tasting experience and readers will be hosting...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018

Return visit and not disapointed. great sundowners on the stoep followed by delicious food in the coolness of the evening, unusual ice cream flavours and winnerMore

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

Dear Gretchan - thank you for all these kind words and to see you again - please do come and visit us again soon - next event planned in our valley is vintage and wine - I will forward some info to you directly if...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018

The team at Readers Restaurant provided full catering for the duration of 2 weeks, including breakfast, lunch and dinner at a nearby resort for a group of 11. During the 2 weeks the vegetarian and gluten free options were varied, very tasty and delivered with...More

Thank Tom A
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Dear Tom - I hope you enjoyed the retreat and learnt a lot. Thank you for taking the time to write this review, -like the retreat the menu changes daily so there is always something new and different on the menu using fresh local ingredients...More

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Restaurant Details

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