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Readers Restaurant

12 Church Street, Tulbagh, Witzenberg Municipality 6820, South Africa
+27 23 230 0087
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (62 reviews)
“bobotie” (32 reviews)
“trout” (14 reviews)
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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 356 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 return

Thank rogabel
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 winner

Thank gretchan f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful evening meal! Quite outstanding! If in the locality you would be mad to miss it. A hidden gem. 5* on all counts. We hope to return. What else can we say!More

Thank DAHOTM
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and for the 5 *- we hope to see you soon and remember the menu changes daily so there is always something new and different on the menu using fresh local ingredients - thanks and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stop-for-lunch event whilst travelling thru the town turned out a memorable experience. Quaint restaurant w a relatively short menu but the dishes are great. Boboti was the best on the day - good portion size and tasty. The blooming onion was a bit overdone...More

Thank 401elmal
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write a review and for the feedback - Bobotie is one of the most popular dishes, onion as well - so sorry it was over done. Please do come back and try the ice cream which is also a...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

A lovely, charming restaurant that makes awesome homely food. The menu is small, making it easier to choose from. The food is delicious and the staff friendly. Sitting outside you get a great view of the surrounding hillsides and historical Church Street, with everyone talking...More

Thank Jon B
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jon Thank you for taking time to write this review and the feedback, and hope that next time you are in Tulbagh you will take the time to visit us again - all the best for 2018 - thanks and kind regards Carol

Reviewed 4 January 2018

popped in on news years day for dinner and the little restaurant was busy we managed to get the last table. the food was delicious and the service excellent and what made the evening was the owner chef popped accross to the table to chatMore

Thank lordlexi
CarolJCollins, Manager at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lexi - Thank you for taking time to write this review - hope you had a great new year and all the best for 2018 - please remember my menu changes daily trying to keep it fresh and sourcing local produce and ingredients -...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018

Just visitng Tulbach for the day on New Years Day, with overseas visitors from overseas.. Two of us popped in for a coffee and asked if a Vegan midday meal could be supplied. The Owner/Chef didn't blink twice (a very unusual experience) and said "no...More

Thank sjwills2014
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the feedback - all my ingredients are locally sourced and giving me the freedom to create dishes for all dietary requirements. Hope you had a great festive season and all the best for...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Readers Restaurant’s food tastes like more! Amazing food, sweet place, great service, interesting but fun interior.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
CarolJCollins, Owner at Readers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write this review - My menu changes according to what is in season, fresh and local as I try and source my produce locally. Thanks and kind regards Carol - All the best for 2018

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, 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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