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The Olive Branch

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Markstraat 1a, Prince Albert Municipality 6930, South Africa
+27 23 541 1821
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George, South Africa
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Hendry Olivier, the chef and owner of The Olive Branch met us at the door to welcome us to this unique restaurant converted from a little cottage. We sat at a table outside on the veranda with a view over the herb garden to watch the sunset and subsequent light show of a distant thunderstorm. It is the best dining... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Hendry and his staff can pat themselves on the back. We were met at the door by Hendry who made us feel very welcome and personally explained the menu of the day. For such a small restaurant there was plenty to chose from on the menu..and the food is all locally sourced...even from the restaurants own garden. The wine selection... More 

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Thank marianmcdn
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Olive Branch in the Prince Albert was a great find. All the other restaurants were full and couldn't accommodate us. The Olive Branch welcomed us and made us feel at home. The meal was outstanding & I must commend Hendry on his hard work and attention to detail. Highly recommend visiting this little Gem!

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Thank sianbryan
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The Olive Branch Restaurant in Prince Albert is an excellent little place where you can get high quality food from Hendry, the brilliant chef. Wonderful vegan meal was served by the friendly staff.

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Thank Gerhard L
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Fine French cuisine in a Karoo setting. Passionate chef Hendry pays special attention to each patron's dining experience. Waiters were eager to please and very helpful.

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Thank Jade J
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting from Portugal and London. Food was delicious - atmosphere, very authentic and genuine - great to get away from pretentious and back to traditional Karoo food. The loin of Kudu and chocolate fondant are definitely a must. Waiters were very attentive and customer focused. Highly recommend if you are visiting Prince Albert!

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Thank SafaMCH
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a truly good fine dining experience, so far the most enjoyable restaurant meal we have had in South Africa. The welcome is wonderful as the waiting staff really seem to want you to be there and enjoy their place. They are terrific throughout the entire meal.The chef brings the menu out himself and invites any questions. The food... More 

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Thank belmont4m
Durban, South Africa
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We came here by default really as Simply Saffron was fully booked. This was by far the best of the 2 meals we had at Prince Albert. From the hospitable & charming host and waitress, crisp white linen and excellent and imaginative food, we could not fault this restaurant. Difficult to locate though one street behind the main road as... More 

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Thank Hazel L
Shifnal, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Hendry serves up incredible plates of food in this sleepy Karoo town, its a shame that it is not in the middle of town and this was reflected in the number of people having dinner on Saturday night. He deserves more, hopefully people will read this and other favourable reviews and increase his patronage

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Thank woodcol
Scots in Sussex
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Recommended by the owner of the cottage we are renting, this turned out to be one of our best meals of the last year. Service was so friendly and accommodating, food was excellent (kudu is a must try) and the Fernskloof Cab Sav (15.6%) was to die for. If in PA you must go here.

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Thank MRCScotsinSussex

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Markstraat 1a, Prince Albert Municipality 6930, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Prince Albert Municipality  >  Prince Albert
  • Phone Number: +27 23 541 1821
Description
Prince Albert Tourist Office web site

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?