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“Reliable”
Review of Terra Mare

Terra Mare
Ranked #1 of 93 Restaurants in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, 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....
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Reliable”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We have again put our faith in Tripadvisor and had lunch at the top rated restaurant in Paarl. We ordered the Rack of Lamb and Kudu Venison with a side order of Spatzle. Terra Mare truly lived up to its position at no 1 and TA once again proves its worth.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Fanus E
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Paarl
2 reviews
“Excellent Supper”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Excellent Supper. Food very well prepared and tasty. Vegetables very nice and crispy. Waiter very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend to everybody. Well done to management

  • Visited May 2014
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Frankfurt, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“A good restaurant in Paarl”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

The food is very good and the service was very good. The owner run restaurant delivers good food. The tuna was cooked very well and my friend said her pasta was delicious.

  • Visited February 2014
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Worcester, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Consistency”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

As usual Oliver the owner delivers the most consistent service of any restaurant in the Wineland.I have been a regular at this restaurant for the last six years. I have never experienced an average meal at this restaurant.It has always been a pleasure to settle up the account.never feel ripped off.Good wine selection and lovely presentation of food.Had the good fortune of frequenting many of Cape Towns fine restaurants.Terra Mare stands out.A bit of European flair in the Winelands.Olivers recipe for success is simple.He is always present and cares about his patrons.Well done Terra Mare.You are a gem

  • Visited May 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“The best little restaurant in the Western Cape!!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I am delighted to review this fabulous restaurant in the Main Street of Paarl Western Cape!
I was introduced by a friend and have been there a couple of times privately. I have had the most beautiful food that tastes every mouthful as good as it looks. I am so confident in recommending this lovely restaurant owned and run by a Swiss restaurateur, Oliver, that I have begun taking large groups of foreign tourists there for lunch. Terra Mare is capable of serving spectacular food from its A La Carte menu to a large group and get everyone served within an hour and 30 minutes. An absolute pleasure if you are in a hurry giving sightseeing. I can only rave about the restaurant, it's food and it's friendly staff. It is nothing but a pleasure!
I had a travel writer with me this week Monday and she exclaimed and said "We will still be talking about this fabulous lunch in Paarl for at least the next TWENTY YEARS"!!!!!
I love it!! Thank you Oliver, you guys are The Best!!

  • Visited May 2014
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