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The Olive Tree

21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 5867
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb chops” (53 reviews)
“spring rolls” (61 reviews)
“bobotie” (68 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

Super cute place for dinner whilst in Knysna. Real character, great service and good quality food and wine-what more could you ask for!

Thank shooey123
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Absolutely delicious meal, with friendly and personalized service. Vegetarians are catered for as well as the meat lovers.portions are large and prices are reasonable.

Thank AnnaLast
Reviewed 15 December 2014

This is a very popular restaurant in Knysna and deservedly so. The atmosphere is very friendly but efficient and the food was delicious. You do need to reserve a table in advance though.

Thank margles51
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Excellent food, environment and very friendly staff. Interesting menu where especially the fish can be recommended

Thank Håkan S
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Eating at the olive tree was one of the best dining experience we had in South Africa with respect to flavours. The meals they served had multiple layers of solid non-industry spiced flavours - this was quite special as few restaurants manage to bring flavor...More

1  Thank SwissGlobalTraveler
Reviewed 11 December 2014

from the time we walk through the door the welcome, ambience and service is warm and friendly. I have not had the pleasure of tasting all the dishes on the diverse menu as the fillet is my favourite. Possibly the best I have ever eaten.The...More

1  Thank Chez50
Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

We turned up having spent the best part of the afternoon snacking on our drive to Knysna, so we weren't massively hungry. Nonetheless, once we had been presented with the menu, which is simple but covers all bases, we opted for a main + dessert...More

Thank GoldenRob
Reviewed 7 December 2014

On a recent road trip our party of 11 had dinner at The Olive Tree. Every item on the blackboard menu was tempting so making a choice was difficult! The service was excellent, our hostess attentive and the wine sublime. If you are travelling through...More

Thank Jeanne C
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Good food overall, a mix between south African and indian quisine ( a bit of mismatch with the name). The manager (who was also a waitress and a hostesss) was very attentive and noticed that I didn’t like my meat as it was undercooked for...More

Thank anna r
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Visiting Knysna on holiday & could see that The Olive Tree was much recommended. Had to book a table & in retrospect it is easy to see why. The moment you enter the restaurant there is a good feel to it & the lady who...More

Thank Iain M
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31 January 2017|
Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Unknown. Better to phone when you get there. It's only a small restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 5867
  • E-mail
Olive Tree Restaurant Trading hours; Dinners only, Monday to Saturdays in Season> from 6.30pm till kitchen close at 9pm.
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