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Hazyview Road | Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, Corner Hazyview Road (R40) & Numbi Road, White River 1240, South Africa
+27 13 751 1947
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 07:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On our trip through South Africa we stayed in white river for 2 nights. The lodge we stayed and our travel agent both recommanded Magnolia. And they were right!! The food is really delicious and not expensive at all. We ended up eating there both nights and both times it was amazing. Special thanks to Chris where we had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service ...under the grapevines. ..lovely muffins and cuppicino...definately a return visit sometime

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Thank Linda V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a day out with friends and there was no better place to spend a birthday. Lynné, our waitress was amazing. Suggested the best drinks to us and we very much enjoyed it. The drinks are very tasty and so is the food. I wouldn't suggest any other classic place to spend the day with friends than Magnolia in White... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really great hospitality by our waitress Lynne. She recommended great food and drinks. It was a worthwhile experience!

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Thank Tinani C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lynné is my waitress at Magnolia which is a fantastic restaurant! I am out with Khens and baby Tia. Awesome food awesome drinks!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been well assisted by Lynne. Everything was good and she was very kind. Nice place to visit again

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Thank Sandra B
Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review

Good Day Sandra B Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback on TripAdvisor. We really do appreciate it. It is great to see that you received excellent service from Lynne and that you had a superb lunch. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Magnolia Buds More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a table for my wife birthday on the 9th of December 2016. Booked it online and they responded with an email within minutes. From the booking to the desert, everything was perfect. Waiter very friendly and has a vast knowledge of the menu. The food was amazing. Salmon starter for my wife and I had the calamari starter.... More 

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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review

Good Day Koen K Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback on TripAdvisor. We really do appreciate it. We are happy that we met your service expectations from the time you booked, from your waiter and that you had amazing food. We are really glad that we managed to make your wife's birthday a memorable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food with great service. We had A perfect evening after a beautiful day at Kruger Park. Thank you for your hospitality Chris and Lynne!

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Thank Roelsnijder
Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review

Good Day Roelsnijder Thank you very much for giving us feedback on TripAdvisor. We really do appreciate it a lot. It is great to see that the food was excellent and the service you received from Lynne and Chris complemented your fantastic dinner. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Magnolia Buds More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have waited for 5 months to eat here, I travelled from Ireland. I ordered ribs and they were tough and terrible. I had to send them back. I then ordered lamb curry out of desperation and it was just barely average. Our entire bill came to R1071 and after paying the bill we stayed for a few minutes to... More 

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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review

Good Day We are very sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We at Magnolia pride ourselves in providing the best food and service to our customers and we work very hard on it everyday. We hope to see you back with your next holiday in the Lowveld. Kind Regards, The Magnolia Buds More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service with excellent food. ..masterchef quality!! Thank you Lynné for your friendly professional service!! Thanks manager Chris for the special evening!

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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review

Good Day Marlize L Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback on TripAdvisor We are greatly impressed with your compliments towards two of our staff Lynne and Chris. We are happy that we made your dinner an enjoyable one. Hope to welcome you back to our restaurant in the near future Kind Regards, The Magnolia... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, Sushi, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hazyview Road | Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, Corner Hazyview Road (R40) & Numbi Road, White River 1240, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  White River
  • Phone Number: +27 13 751 1947
Description
MAGNOLIA RESTAURANT & CAFE

A Breath of Fresh Air on the White River and South African Culinary Scene

Situated opposite the Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, Magnolia Restaurant & Cafe is a breath of fresh air on the White River and South African culinary scene. Inspired by rural French charm, it offers a sophisticated yet relaxed taste of the best the region has to offer.

Unique in the diversity its multi-dimensional interior provides, it is simultaneously a romantic, intimate experience with inspirational views over the surrounding landscape; a relaxed outdoor venue set in gorgeously manicured gardens, or an upmarket business venue – perfect for large parties or small, informal get-togethers, vibrant cocktail parties, family gatherings or special occasions. The split-level interior and upstairs veranda create an interior with indoor-outdoor flow, a welcome breeze on hot summer’s days and delightful visual interest.
The main restaurant is situated upstairs with a mezzanine level, which, with fantastic natural light, makes it ideally suited to private functions. Magnolia’s indulgent menu, created by leading chefs, is inspired by the use of fresh local ingredients – so whatever is in season makes it onto the menu. Meals are accompanied by a superb selection of South African wines, and rounded off with the most decadent desserts.

The unique decor is a treat in itself... rustic, yet elegant – with a European twist. The quirky unexpected accents (most of which were made locally) and attention to detail create a pleasing and layered scene to be peeled away and explored bit by bit.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?