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“A pleasant surprise! ”
Review of Magnolia

Magnolia
Ranked #2 of 37 Restaurants in White River
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, 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 30 October 2018 via mobile

We had dinner in this place after a long day in mpumalanga. The food was amazing. The kudu fillet is special! Also the service is perfect. My waiter was Bongani Waito. He was very kindly and he suggested me a very good wine!

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Giovanni G
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

You guys made our wedding anniversary a day to remember... Dorothy your service was great... So sweet serving us with warmth... The food was homely high class we enjoyed every bit of it... Let alone the gift from the manager/owner thank you guys...

Date of visit: October 2018
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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Hi Xolom30

Congrats once again on your anniversary. So happy you enjoyed Dorothy's great service. We will see you next year for another gift.

Regards
The Magnolia Team

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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent service by vicky
She is very friendly
The environment is clean and neat
Music nice
Overall service 10/10
Be back soon

Date of visit: October 2018
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Magnolia W, Waiter at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Hi Mr & Mrs Bennett

Thanks for the great review. We will continue to give our best service with great food.

thank you
Vicky & Team

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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent!! Best food and friendly service! Bongani was our waiter and he handled our table of 10 guests with patience and lots of love. Thank you!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

hi Gina G

Never easy serving a large table. Bongani is a pro at it. so good to to hear you enjoyed everything.

Thanking you
The Magnolia Team

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Reviewed 10 October 2018

We had a lovely lunch here, the food was really well cooked, the presentation was to a high standard, the wine ice cold and our waiter 'Shadrack' was one of the best we have had in South Africa! The food was enough to tempt us back but the outstanding service sealed the deal! See you again soon!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Magnolia W, Manager at Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Hi Cakesnstuff

Good to here you had a great time. Shadrack is an awesome waiter who will always give his best. Hwe hopes to see you soon.

Regards
The Magnolia Buds

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