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Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge

Pine Lake Drive, White River 1240, South Africa
+27 13 750 0479
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“duck” (5 reviews)
“fondue” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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Value
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LOCATION
Pine Lake Drive, White River 1240, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and food are out of this world. We arrived late ( kitchen was closed) but they opened for us and served the best steak and pork we have yet to try. Gardens are magnificent and atmosphere is the best. Would give them at...More

Thank GlenvistaExecGuest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful, the food is as good as you will find in any top quality European restaurant. You will pay a little more than in the surrounding eateries, but if you fancy a little self-indulgence you will not be disappointed. Beautiful surroundings, overlooking...More

Thank darren c
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Tanya the owner, Amanda the manager and Jeanine the chef run a great place here. Amazing food and old-school, charming venue. Sit outside and enjoy the Lowveld breeze. Have a drink in the bar first, like the good old days. Food is sublime.

Thank macmanson
Tanja R, Reservations Manager at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for your positive review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Restaurant and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards - Dené Pohl on behalf of Tanja Ruf

Reviewed 3 December 2017

Where here twice dec2017, 2 2016. Great food, really great service, good atmosphere, relaxing setting, we will come back soon.

Thank R T
Tanja R, Reservations Manager at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted to hear that you've enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards - Dené Pohl on behalf of Tanja Ruf

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Oliver’s. Without a doubt the very best in the Lowveld area!! Well trained waiters, spectacular ambiance, good wine section and food to die for!! Well worth a visit!

Thank Hubert K
Tanja R, Reservations Manager at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you for your positive review and kind words! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Restaurant and surroundings. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Dené Pohl on behalf of Tanja Ruf

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Out of all restaurants I have visited over the past 37 yers in South Africa, Oliver’s is definitely one of the best. From handling of the reservation to welcoming at the door everything was highly professional. The menu is small, but very different from the...More

Thank Hans5307
Tanja R, Reservations Manager at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you so much for your positive review and kind words! We are delighted that you enjoyed our restaurant and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards Dené Pohl on behalf of Tanja Ruf

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Dined here before but decided to stay over while on business in White River. The immaculate rooms, landscapes gardens, superb service are matched only by the brilliant service by all the staff at the lodge. Always eager to serve with a smile I really enjoyed...More

Thank PraveenDwarika
Tanja R, Reservations Manager at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to welcoming you with us again some time soon. Kind Regards Dené Pohl on behalf of Tanja Ruf

Reviewed 7 October 2017

You will want to return after eating here. The Fillet Steak was cooked medium and was delicious and perfect. I didn't need a steak knife it was so tender. Service was excellent.

Thank AdrianWhyte999
Tanja R, Reservations Manager at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for your positive review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our restaurant and look forward to welcoming you back again sometime in the future. Kind Regards Dené Pohl on behalf of Tanja Ruf

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Every meal was a 5 star experience. An excellent menu and wine list served by friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Thank 763dennis
Tanja R, Reservations Manager at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for your positive review and kind words. We do hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards Dené Pohl on behalf of Tanja Ruf

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Had a dinner at Olivers. We arrived earlier and were warmly welcomed and seated I the lounge with a nice fire burning while being served with drinks by awesome waiters. Limited menu with a focus on excellent quality. Will definitely return and also perhaps stay...More

Thank Chien Te W
Tanja R, Reservations Manager at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted to hear that you've enjoyed your meals with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Kind regards - Dené Pohl on behalf of Tanja Ruf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pine Lake Drive, White River 1240, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  White River
  • Phone Number: +27 13 750 0479
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Description
An oasis of gourmet cuisine in deepest Mpumalanga. The restaurant is run by its owner, Tanja Ruf, and her personal attention to detail shows in everything from the warm welcome visitors receive through to guests’ individual requirements. Mouth-watering cuisine is offered with continental and mediterranean dishes from our a-la-carte menu served with only the finest wines from our well-stocked wine cellar. Fun-dining with fondue and raclette may be enjoyed in the privacy and irresistible romantic ambience of our wine cellar.
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