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The Olive Tree

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21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 5867
18:00 - 21:30
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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111 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 food options and a fair wine list. Hostess or owner(?) explains most of the options... More 

Thank Andre S
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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, my companion had fish (kingklip), and we shared a dessert (cheesecake). The portions were small... More 

Thank pjmboston
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was fantastic. Great flavor development as well as generous portions. We were very happy with the results. Service was great and very personal as well.

Thank NicolasBlank
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful welcome from the owner and fabulous food. Definitely recommend it. If you have never tried babotie then try it here - it's delicious!

Thank MrsN01
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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426 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 481 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food at Olive Tree seems to get better year by year, and I look forward to the lamb cutlets for days beforehand. We ate here twice this visit and decided, first visit, on some variety and we both chose the chicken and prawn curry for a change. That was not a great decision. Taste was fine and the meat and... More 

1 Thank grahamee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came according to the TripAdvisor recomand and it was GREAT! From all espacts - food, service, atmosphere...Definitely recommended!!!

Thank Elad H
Cape Town
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice meal at The Olive Tree although we did feel a bit rushed in ordering and you had to order your food before you could order a drink? the explanation was that you couldn't decide on a wine until you knew what you were eating... The owner was very pleasant and the service was excellent.

Thank Ron W
Vienna, Austria
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Baboti Springrolls as starters, oven baked fish as main dish and chocolate cake for dessert - everything was just delicious!

Thank blusation
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening and were hosted by friendly staff. Our food was excellent accompanied by a great wine at moderate price. I would surely be back if I'm ever again in the lovely Knysna!

Thank ASpringer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
Olive Tree Restaurant Trading hours; Dinners only, Monday to Saturdays in Season> from 6.30pm till kitchen close at 9pm.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?