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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” (56 reviews)
“bobotie” (74 reviews)
“spring rolls” (44 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Main Street | Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Monday night to visit the Olive Tree Restaurant and as last year we were totally satisfied with our choice . The food is delicious and the staff is amazing and you feel warmly welcomed from the very beginning . They offer...More

Thank Claudia Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being vegan in Knysna is not very easy. Of course, you can just ask any restaurant to skip cheese from their salads, but that will give you just a plate full of leaves. We read online that The Olive Tree is vegan friendly, but when...More

Thank kadrikl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had picked out this restaurant and our host where we were staying also recommend it as her local restaurant of choice and we were not disappointed. Good service friendly staff.

Thank midomarl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not expect much - it was only alternative when "first choice" was booked full. Very nicely surprised! Friendly service, surprisingly good food and far from overpriced.

Thank 571bengt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Will recommend for fine dining food. Happy stuff and great vibe! Steak was amazing! Book in advance.

Thank 112tiaanl
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Delicious food, lovely ambience and great staff. We started with fish soup and bobotie spring rolls both delicious. We followed with mains of chicken breast stuffed with feta and spinach and my husband had lamb chops, accompanied by a nice bottle of Shiraz. We finished...More

1  Thank Anne T
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Second visit to The Olive Tree as we visited last year and just had to go back. Exactly as we remembered it, great food, wine and staff, doesn't get much better!

1  Thank Jooles101
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Olive Tree offers good service. It has a unique way to present the menu. Menue and wine list are on a chalk board. Good food with some different dishes from the ZA standard menus. Foo was very tasty. In peak season I assume booking is...More

1  Thank Dieter S
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

A must visit for food when I’m Knysna. I highly recommend booking, although they do keep two tables for two for walk ins. The Olive trees food is absolutely gorgeous. My husband said it is the best steak that he has ever had and the...More

1  Thank Nicki H
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Had a super charming eve. Food was top, starters and main fantastic. Beef wow! Service great and nice. Menu is presented in detail. Great service and mood in the team. Good choice of wines. Would come back but will leave tomorrow!

1  Thank Nscho7311
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1 February 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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