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“Date night” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Terra Mare

Terra Mare
Ranked #1 of 87 Restaurants in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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....
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Date night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

My husband and I love have a date night once a month. Last Thursday he happens to see a client who told him about a nice restaurant they had dinner at. I googled it and decided to make a booking and see.... Well, what a pleasant experience it turned out to be. The waiters are really friendly and the food... We ordered the three soups for starters. Yummy!!! I ordered fish for my main and it turned out to be a bit under done. Brought it to the waiters attention, and that was when the restaurant really shined. They took my plate, apologised and not long after that returned with a complete new meal. The food was really 5 star quality and we will return with our friends.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cathrine K
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English first
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

I normally come to this restaurant weekly,because I am normally in Paarl, I am a meat lover, this restaurant has a brilliant fillet, the presentation is great and I love puddings and they have the best teramisu ever. This is a wonderful restaurant with great service and food.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Matthew J
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Paarl, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Great host and good cooking. No great views etc. Go there to eat and enjoy good company. Don't expect more.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Clive C
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Capetown
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mr”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic meal.u r the besssssst.Oliver and staff.what happen to ur beatifull naked women.we cam all the way to enjoy them.hahaha.one can never ever have this great meal and wonderfull service.wow wow u did it again.the bread is def n winner.thanks cu tonight.bobby and maria

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Thank bobbygCapetown
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
“Best restaurant experience in a really long time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

I visited Terra Mare for lunch recently and had the most wonderful restaurant experience! I had a Kudu Fillet that was cooked to perfection which was complemented by fresh vegetables and a tasty cous-cous, and that is not mentioning the exquisite plating. The service was great and very efficient and the personnel welcoming. All and all it was a great experience! Definitely won't be my last visit!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank hannol2
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