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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
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LOCATION
12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked a 19h00 dinner and had a very enjoyable meal. The springbok shank literally fell off the bone, and home made phylo pie was hearty and tasty. Although the server seemed a bit inexperienced she did try her best, the general cat theme of...More

Thank Kshethra N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food and service. Great ambiance. Really an enjoyable evening out..... No pretense.... just good food...

Thank Eduan1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Home cooked meal with a difference Carol had recommended we pop into Readers for dinner and we where not disapointed - warm plates fresh food and great flavours, locally grown asparagus to start was a winner and then springbok and lamb strudel delicious. Ice cream...More

Thank bellsharon112
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely warm cosy little historic restaurant. Awesome food and fantastic waitress. One in a million!!

Thank tersiav2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great picnic followed by amazing meal Recommended by our accommodation we order a picnic from readers -it was outstanding and the selection with in the basket was excellent - and fresh and tasty. on returning the basket the next day we decided to stay for...More

Thank gemmawpope
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is a shop and restaurant; bit fashioned and the good reasonable. The lady owner is the cook and the dinnercard is limited.

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great experience - on recommendation of our guest house we join Carol and Readers for dinner and had a exceptional meal - conversation - and welcome. the new waitress was still learning the ropes so Carol assisted with orders and service - and gave us...More

Thank vanciecastle
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear vancie - thanks for all these kind words and chosing to spend some time in our gorgeous valley = being in a small town - staff is always a huge problem so always great when a new staff members is praised - goes a...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

What was supposed to be an amazing dinner was a bit strange. The walls had all been painted and they did not have an extra 10mins to put all the paintings laid all over the restaurant back?! Dinner was cold and only 1 soup available...More

Thank snoopy147
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for taking time to write this review - constructive criticism is great as it help me to improve on the whole experience and learn from ones mistakes. Re the freshly painted walls and the picture on the floor - the restaurant walls are...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Good food service and ambiance Friendly and relaxed country atmosphere Nice local menu and value for money

1  Thank Gareth C
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear Gareth - thanks for all these kind words and taking time to write this review-. Please note my menu chances daily sourceing local fresh ingreadients Hope to see you again soon and hope you enjoyed your break in the Tulbagh valley- kind regards carol

Reviewed 4 October 2017

from our arrival on a busy evening as partt of the festival the service and food was top class- waitress friendly yet nervous as was new and excellent at her job - needs a little bit more training re wines and opening of wines but...More

1  Thank maryjane c
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear Mary Jane - thanks for all these kind words - being in a small town - staff is always a huge problem so always great when a new staff members is praised - goes a long way in staff training. Please note my menu...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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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