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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)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 817 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The owner of the restaurant is very rude ... The closing time was 10 Pm, but at 8.55 Pm she was sending us outside of the restaurant to close it... I will not recommend going to a restaurant that you are not welcome!!! If you...More

Thank Scabrino
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Olive Tree will blow your mind. They don't have a huge menu, but what's on it is incredible. Fresh ingredients, cooked to perfection, coupled with outstanding service in a lovely atmosphere, makes for a perfect evening. I ordered the Karoo Lamb and was not...More

Thank IlseB630
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Believe me I love meat and in South Africa we have been eating a lot of meat so we were very happy with this restaurant who offers a small menu with fish meat and vegetarian food. It was really good and fresh. My partner had...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner with friends and had an absolutely delicious meal. The menu is presented by the restaurant owner off a daily blackboard, service was attentive and the wine list good. The appetizers were great (fishsoup and very tasty and succulent bobotie rolls), the...More

Thank like2travl2004
Reviewed 26 May 2017 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 23 May 2017

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 23 May 2017 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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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