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Terra Mare

90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 4805
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (12 reviews)
“tuna” (16 reviews)
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Fusion, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In a short space of time I had the opportunity to have both lunch and supper at Terra Mare. Both meals were very good. We took our god-child for supper and Olivier went out of his way to accommodate her vegan palate; thank you. We...More

Thank GrietWesternCape
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful evening out. Worth every penny! Great food, amazing service and a relaxing atmosphere which was what we were after. Highly recommended.

Thank Chadwin_Corin
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Seared tuna and prawns are a must. The venison meat also highly recommended as are the desserts Very good personal service by the chef/owner and his team of watrons. Also a great news years eve venue with excellent food , music ,dancing and fireworks.

Thank Shelley H
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We had our engagement at Terra Mare the past weekend and it was so special and romantic beyond words. I did not know about anything and it was a huge surprise, but my fiance and management and the staff organised the most amazing evening i...More

Thank Gabby G
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

So not only do I only eat vegetables, but i also don't eat carbs. Tonight we went to Terra Mare and I was dreading trying to choose my meal. Another of the party had the same problem. Taking a chance, I asked the waitress if...More

Thank Sst4411
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Good food Well varied menu Food Well presented Friendly staff Thank you for a nice meal -much enjoyed

Thank Charlene J
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Nice ambience.. love the presentation of the food Friendly staff Great views Something different and unique

Thank Jill N
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful meal and pre-function drinks at Terra Mare on there terrace. The staff were friendly and highly attentive and knowledgeable. The food was absolutely divine and cooked to perfection. We were literally the last people to leave just before midnight, it...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Must be well over my 30th visit to this restaurant. I have yet to experience an average meal. The outside covered patio is a wonderful addition. New interesting additions on the blackboard menu. My starter was a fig salad with blue cheese and Parma ham.Delicious.Main...More

1  Thank Clint K
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We went there for a dinner while staying overnight in Paarl. Warm welcoming, excellent service, delicious food and wine paired with cosy interior makes this place a MUST, when in the area. Lots of local people. We'll be back next year!!!

Thank Martin K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 863 4805
  • E-mail
This spot has a well-deserved long-standing reputation. Expect to find consistent food (that ever-elusive ingredient to success) and friendly, efficient service thanks to the personal care of the owner, Olivier, and his family team.
This popular Paarl restaurant offers an intriguing mix of European-style dishes with the best that this area has to offer. The owners, Olivier and Delenia Jaeggi-Wright, he being Swiss and she of Italian descent, bring a European sensibility to a cuisine that is never precious, but concentrates on maximum flavour in generous portions - the kind of cooking that has made it a favourite with the locals for many years. Helping Olivier with the cooking is Thabo Nqadini, who has been at Terra Mare for 9 years, adding his very own African touch to the Swiss style of the house....
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