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“Too pricey for our liking”
Review of Terra Mare

Terra Mare
Ranked #1 of 101 Restaurants in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: This spot has a well-deserved long-standing reputation. Expect to find consistent food (that ever-elusive ingredient to success) and friendly, efficient service thanks to the personal care of the owner, Olivier, and his family team. This popular Paarl restaurant offers an intriguing mix of European-style dishes with the best that this area has to offer. The owners, Olivier and Delenia Jaeggi-Wright, he being Swiss and she of Italian descent, bring a European sensibility to a cuisine that is never precious, but concentrates on maximum flavour in generous portions - the kind of cooking that has made it a favourite with the locals for many years. Helping Olivier with the cooking is Thabo Nqadini, who has been at Terra Mare for 9 years, adding his very own African touch to the Swiss style of the house....
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Our family had lunch here on a Saturday. The place was very quiet but we took a chance based on a recommendation of friends that live in the area. The ambience was not great and the quality of food and portion sizes pretty average. The items on menu are very expensive, in the range of some of the best restaurants in the area, which means one suddenly has a lot more options. This place could be better if they lower their prices. It may also be a better option for dinner as the ambience will be better. I don't think we will go back as there are just so many better options in the wider district.

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

visited the place for Saturday lunch...what a relaxed place to spend an afternoon.. all components in the plate perfectly cooked, selected and displayed! All this with an invisible but charismatic service makes the place the one on my first come basis..

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Had an absolutely amazing lunch. Service was top class; gorgeous views and relaxed atmosphere made this a day to remember. The food was delicious with amazing flavours and very well presented. The best Fillet steak I had in a very long time!!The wine was fantastic and recommended by Oliver,the Owner, who made us feel right at home. We will definitely be back for more!

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Reviewed 9 April 2013

When in the Paarl area, look no further than Terra Mare for consistently top quality cuisine in relaxed surroundings with friendly and attentive service. Olivier the owner keeps a watchful eye to make sure that everything runs smoothly and there is an interesting and varied menu with a great choice of local wines.

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Reviewed 9 April 2013

Olivier has everything under control! Nice restaurant, friendly and very competent. Cuisine is mediterranean style and there is a good choice of different dishes; meat, fish, pasta and vegetarian. Olivier also offers a "Specials" menu. Tabo, the man in the kitchen, does a great job and the portions are well sized and very well prepared. Wines are from the local region and very well priced. Always worth a visit....!

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