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The Olive Tree

21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 5867
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb chops” (53 reviews)
“spring rolls” (45 reviews)
“bobotie” (50 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Another superb dinner in the company of master proprietor Ellen. The food is consistently excellent, the ambience lovely and Ellen's warm and generous spirit permeates it all. She says it's all about the food - we agree but think it wouldn't be the same without...More

Thank dgebhardt
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited here on recommendation. Fantastic food and such a warm welcome from the staff. The babbotie spring rolls are to die for and should not be missed. Lovely evening.

Thank Doris1987
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked in, without reservation, to be greeted by several friendly staff and were seated immediately in a busy restaurant. All our food and drinks were fantastic - the menu explained in detail and with passion. We could not recommend it highly enough to anyone!...More

1  Thank m4r51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a brilliant homely place! The hostess was very Welcoming and friendly. Loved the black board Menu which travels along with the hostess whenever a new guest arrives. The hostess took time to explain each dish on the menu with so much passion that I...More

2  Thank Brinda03
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

It is a nice and intimate restaurant with friendly service and good food. The menu was relatively simple, but all the dishes were prepared with care.

2  Thank Yolanda S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We went there because of the trip advisor score and as usual it was right Great great service from begining to end. We had the fish soup, salad, and chicken curry. All were just great Prices are very reasonable. Recomended!!!!

2  Thank yuvalwel
Reviewed July 23, 2018

The restaurant met our expectation - nothing more, nothing less. Good food, friendly staff - nothing to rave about though.

2  Thank Karin_O909
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal there. One of the best we've had during our travels in SA (and we haven't had a bad one yet!). Service was very friendly and prompt, the food was to die for (especially the cheesecake). They even called a cab...More

1  Thank jfer045
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Great service, with a smile, from the car-guard who leads you into the restaurant through to all the serving staff and the warm welcome and "au revoir" (because you will return, as we did) from the owner. A small menu, tending towards meat dishes but...More

1  Thank Hela S
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

A trip to Knysna isn’t complete without a visit to The Olive Tree. Food is delicious, service is great. A definite must!!!

1  Thank CiyoteKWS
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January 31, 2017|
Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Unknown. Better to phone when you get there. It's only a small restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 5867
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Olive Tree Restaurant Trading hours; Dinners only, Monday to Saturdays in Season> from 6.30pm till kitchen close at 9pm.
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