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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” (61 reviews)
“bobotie” (68 reviews)
All hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't reserve a table in advance which worked out fine on a Friday in late May/off season. This meal did not disappoint. I got the vegetarian delight and everything was perfectly seasoned and complmented each other well. The meat dishes all looked amazing as...More

Thank lsizzle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been there with all the family and everybody enjoyed the food a lot. The menu is wide and enthusiastically explained by the owner. The filet is amazing.

Thank Fausto P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by friends in Ireland and we were certainly not disappointed.Ellen,the owner is a delightful woman who makes you feel very much at home.She explained the menu in detail which really personalised the experience.I had the most tasty lamb chops I...More

Thank Little00715
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We managed to reserve a table at The Olive Tree during our stay in Knysna and from the numerous people calling in on speck it proved to be a good decision. The food is top class with a wide and varied menu serving top quality...More

Thank DriverCheshire
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We had checked this restaurant out on Trip Adviser before setting off for South Africa and were not disappointed. The advice from the guy who ran our guesthouse was that we would get the best steaks in Knysna here. He was not wrong. Lovely meat,...More

Thank Pilot853
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Was told via various sources that this is THE place to eat in Knysna. We found the food and the service very average and left there hugely disappointed

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The food was very good on both occasions we visited there. The place is for once not one of those huge and noisy dining rooms which makes it personal and more pleasant. Also the owner together with her staff make you feel very welcomed and...More

Thank Roli B
Reviewed 19 April 2017

At last, we made a successful booking for this fairly small-ish restaurant for dinner. In the main road of Knysna. Close to a fairly rowdy nightclub and the noise filters through into the restaurant but not overly annoying. Blackboard only with a limited selection of...More

Thank Andre S
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Good atmosphere, with friendly service. The food is perfect. We had the fillet, and it is our best yet. Gauteng restaurants, please take note....

Thank Dewan L
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had a wonderful meal at the Olive Tree restaurant. The woman who appears to be the owner explained the menu options to us herself with great care and obvious love for what she does. We shared a nice salad, I had chicken with pasta,...More

Thank pjmboston
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Nearby Attractions
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Trying to find an email address to book a table. Can anyone help?
31 January 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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
Olive Tree Restaurant Trading hours; Dinners only, Monday to Saturdays in Season> from 6.30pm till kitchen close at 9pm.
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