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“dinner”
Review of The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree
Ranked #5 of 161 Restaurants in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Olive Tree Restaurant Trading hours; Dinners only, Monday to Saturdays in Season> from 6.30pm till kitchen close at 9pm.
Knysna
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“dinner”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

we had dinner with friends at Olive tree .The restaurant was full but the service was still good .The Fillet steak we had was the best we had for a long time and so was the chicken breast.The ambiance was god and very personal.We had a great dinner

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Janfourie
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lunch”
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Not what was expected!! We were there on Honeymoon and was looking for a good lunch, after being told how it works by a waiter which was not to friendly an older lady came and asked us what would we like we asked to see the menu which was pizza or die buffet lunch and the lady was even more rude to us, all we wanted to do was leave the place we felt SO unwelcome!!! The food it self needed salt and other spices but was edable.

  • Visited October 2012
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Well Deserved 5 Star Rating for 2011”
Reviewed 20 October 2012

We made a point of calling again at the Olive Tree in Knysna after enjoying my 'Special Pie' so much last year. We were not disappointed at all - another great night out. The food was again excellent and the service cannot be beaten (in our opinion of course). It also seems everyone else who goes to the Olive tree is also impressed because a couple of days before we arrived Ellen got her certificate from from TripAdvisor to congratulate her on her consistent 5* rating over 2011 - a well deserved accolade and on this years offering I can see no reason why 2012 shouldn't result in another 5* rating.

Well done to Ellen and her team for a job very well done and easily one of the best meals over our entire 2012 trip to South Africa. Thank you.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank BigPeteW
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zürich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A "must" in Knysna”
Reviewed 18 October 2012

We spent 4 Nights in Knysna. Unfortunately we descovered Ellen's Olive Tree Restaurant only the 3th Evening. But anyway, after the first dinner there, it was clear that we would come back as well the next evening! The ambiente ist just wonderful with all the candles, the wooden tables and the pizzaoven and especially the wonderful host Ellen!
The food is just so tasteful and very very fresh, and whatever you take, it's breathtaking! The filet and the medaillons are to tender, the vegetable is beeing served in a very particular way, springrolls and soup are just a dream! So I could go on and on.....
So, if you are in Knysna, go there and visit THE OLIVETREE!!!!!!! You won't regret it!

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank pelops
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“Lovely place, lovely staff, superb food.”
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Worth a visit. A wonderful beef filet and a delicious fish. Perfectly executed and presented. Highly recommended!

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