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“Delicious... again”
Review of Magnolia

Magnolia
Ranked #2 of 34 Restaurants in White River
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: MAGNOLIA RESTAURANT & CAFE A Breath of Fresh Air on the White River and South African Culinary Scene Situated opposite the Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, Magnolia Restaurant & Cafe is a breath of fresh air on the White River and South African culinary scene. Inspired by rural French charm, it offers a sophisticated yet relaxed taste of the best the region has to offer. Unique in the diversity its multi-dimensional interior provides, it is simultaneously a romantic, intimate experience with inspirational views over the surrounding landscape; a relaxed outdoor venue set in gorgeously manicured gardens, or an upmarket business venue – perfect for large parties or small, informal get-togethers, vibrant cocktail parties, family gatherings or special occasions. The split-level interior and upstairs veranda create an interior with indoor-outdoor flow, a welcome breeze on hot summer’s days and delightful visual interest. The main restaurant is situated upstairs with a mezzanine level, which, with fantastic natural light, makes it ideally suited to private functions. Magnolia’s indulgent menu, created by leading chefs, is inspired by the use of fresh local ingredients – so whatever is in season makes it onto the menu. Meals are accompanied by a superb selection of South African wines, and rounded off with the most decadent desserts. The unique decor is a treat in itself... rustic, yet elegant – with a European twist. The quirky unexpected accents (most of which were made locally) and attention to detail create a pleasing and layered scene to be peeled away and explored bit by bit.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place must to visit when in the area. The atmosphere is great and the dishes carefully prepared by a 5star chef. The service is top level. Tonight we were served by Fresh Basil (that's his name) and he certainly add the right flavor to our dinner. Thanks for the high level service.

Thank JPratas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Magnolia for a nice brunch for one of our friends birthday. What a delightful little gem at the Castorbridge Centre in White-River. Beautiful furniture and so relaxing to sit there and have a lovely brunch with coffee. They also have these speciality cakes that we had after our brunch. We enjoyed it so much that no-one wanted to go home.

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Thank zane755
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This was our second visit and like the first time the flavours were excellent. We collectively had sashimi, chicken salad, a risotto and the fish dish, washed down with some excellent South African Sauvignon Blanc; is there a finer way than this to spend a sunny afternoon with good friends?

Thank Jon Q
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The place looked very promising when we walked in and the service was great.
After looking at the menu there was very little available fora vegetarian but in their defense they made arrangements for my wife without any fuss.
The food arrived promptly but was a bit disappointing and bland.

Thank Markus J
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Whenever we are out in Whiteriver,Magnolia at casterbridge is THE place to stay/eat. The breakfast at the restaurant is great. Jabu always serves us and have been so for the past 8years. There is something to say about a place that keep good staff for years. I can highly recommend the spot inside Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre

Thank Jeannette A
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