Dining in Tulbagh’s Village


Tulbagh can be savored through cuisine as diverse and interesting as the town’s history and inhabitants. A full slate of terrific restaurants and eateries are in Church Street, as well as various others on farms in the valley. There is something for everybody in Tulbagh, and for every budget, from gourmet cuisine to classic Cape dishes and brilliant burgers and pizza.


Paddagang Restaurant is a famous South African restaurant and has a reputation going back to 1871. The beautiful Cape buildings are complemented by a mix of Cape dishes, simple cooking and chefs specials of the day. Much of the fresh produce is sourced locally from the Church Street Kitchen gardens as well as other farms in the area and the small menu ensures that everything is fresh and never frozen. The wisteria-draped courtyard is the perfect setting for any summer occasion in Tulbagh. The restaurant is open from early to late five days a week from Tuesday breakfast to Sunday lunch. The wine tasting centre is open Monday morning 10am to Saturday 2pm.

Paddagang Restaurant, 23 Church Street, Tulbagh
+27 (0)83 390 4289

Breakfast, lunch, teas and dinner served. Restaurant closed Mondays.

THE OLIVE TERRACE at the Tulbagh Hotel

TripAdvisor agrees that The Olive Terrace offers the finest cuisine in Tulbagh and never fails to delight. The mid-size menu offers a tantalizing range of starters, mains, pizza and deserts that are always beautifully presented and delicious. Diners can choose between the large tree shaded outside terraces in Summer or the warm of a fire inside the main building.

The Olive Terrace, 22 Van der Stel Street, Tulbagh
+27 (0)23 230 0071
Breakfast, lunch, tapas, pizza, coffee and dinner.
Seven days a week from early until late.



Readers Restaurant is an institution in Tulbagh, and on balmy Summer nights there is nowhere else you would want to be than on Readers’ small veranda enjoying a glass of wine, watching the passers by strolling in the street. Housed in the oldest building in Tulbagh’s Church Street, and offering good local and international cuisine with an African twist. Carol’s quirky Restaurant menu changes seasonally according to what is freshest and in season. Her ostrich with Amarula berry sauce followed by a medley of homemade ice creams is a must.

Readers Restaurant, 12 Church Street, Tulbagh
+27 (0)23 230 0087
Lunch, teas, drinks and dinner served. Restaurant closed on Tuesdays.


Tulbagh’s upmarket daytime deli, bakery and restaurant is situated in a beautifully renovated Victorian complex with lovely spaces and attention to detail.  Lunches on the restaurant’s terrace in summer are a hit, as too are winter coffees by the restaurant’s fire.

Things I Love Restaurant & Deli, 36 Church Street, Tulbagh,
+27 (0) 23 232 1742
Breakfast, lunch, teas and drinks. Restaurant open everyday until early evening


Simple country cooking and reasonable prices.

The Light House Restaurant at the Witzenberg Country Inn, 13 Piet Retief Street, Tulbagh
+27 (0)72 836 2902
Closed on Sundays and Mondays, Open tuesday to Saturday from 18h00 to 22h00.


Tulbagh offers a few nice restaurants out of town as well which is definitely worth the drive!

GOVERNOR’S RESTAURANT at Rijks Country House

A celebration of farmhouse food with a South African flair. Head chef, Tracy Young, has prepared a beautiful array of dishes celebrating the best ingredients that the season has to offer. Whether dining inside the restaurant or in the Iceberg Terrace, you will enjoy a selection of freshly prepared dishes made from local produce. Our philosophy with food is “keep it simple, fresh and generous.” We cater for a range of dietary requirements and have a dedicated children’s menu. The wine list has a wide variety of beautiful South African wines from all the different wine regions and has been hand selected to accompany the dishes on the menu. Should you prefer to enjoy wine from the Estate, our staff will be happy to guide you as to which award winning Rijk’s Private Cellar wine will compliment your dish perfectly. Should you choose not to indulge in a full meal, we offer a lovely lounge menu with platters, desserts and our famous home-made scones throughout the day in the comfort of the country house’s lounge.

Governor’s Restaurant, Van Der Stel Street Ext, Winterhoek Road, Tulbagh

Contact +27 (0)23 230 1006
Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner


The Restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients sourced from local producers, as well as our seasonal permaculture garden. We strive to serve delicious, quality food in a relaxed country atmosphere with beautiful views all year round. In summer you will experience the vineyards bursting into life and an abundance of bird and wildlife on the farm. In winter, the fireplaces will be burning and our surrounding mountain snow capped. We run seasonal specials which will entice foodies from all over the Cape. We also have a jungle gym on the lawn for the kiddies to enjoy.

Near Wolseley, off the R46 between Tulbagh and Ceres

Contact +27 (0)23 231 0002 restaurant@waverleyhills.co.za
Breakfast & Lunch: Tuesday – Saturday 10h00 – 16h00, Sunday 11h00 – 15h00

Dinner: Wednesday and Friday: 18h30 – 22h00


Situated 19km from Rawsonville in the beautiful Breede Valley at the foot of the Waaihoek Mountain, you will find the perfect hideaway, Bosjes, with steep mountain ranges on both sides and the Breede River that winds through the valley, is one of those tranquil, off the beaten track places, rich in history and natural splendor.

Bosjes Wine Farm, off the R43, near Ceres, Western Cape

Contact +27 (0)23 004 0496 carlen@bosjes.co.za


Open on Mondays and Tuesdays 10h00 – 16h00 Closed Wednesday to Sunday