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Dining and Restaurants in Tulbagh


Tulbagh can be savoured 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 French cuisine to classic Cape dishes and brilliant burgers and pizza.


Readers Restaurant is an institution in Tulbagh, and on balmy summer nights there is nowhere else you would want to be than on Readers stoep enjoying a glass of Chardonnay. Housed in the oldest building in Tulbagh’s Church Street, and offering fine local and international cuisine with an African twist. Carol’s quirky restaurant menu changes monthly 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 Tuesdays.


Paddagang Restaurant, Tulbagh is a famous South African restaurant has a reputation going back to 1871. The beautiful Cape buildings are complemented by authentic Cape cuisine and legendary Sunday roasts. The wisteria-draped courtyard is the perfect setting for any summer occasion in Tulbagh. The restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, teas, dinner and wine tasting.

Paddagang Restaurant, 23 Church St, Tulbagh
+27 (0) 23 230 0242
Breakfast, lunch, teas, dinner and wine tasting.
Restaurant closes at 5 on Mondays and Wednesdays.


As the name suggests, this day time café is informal, relaxed and popular with Tulbagh’s locals. Karen’s menu is simple but tasty, and over the weekends there is always a choice of wonderful specials to tempt the palette. Courtyard seating under the trees or inside if you don’t mind being enticed by the smells of fresh food cooking.

Local Lounge, 10 Church Street, Tulbagh
+27 (0)72 8362902
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, teas and drinks from 9 till 5pm.


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


Forties is a fun, friendly and informal pub and restaurant, which is usually festive and ever popular with Tulbagh’s locals. There is always some action happening at the famous bar called the ‘Earthquake Bar’, with the party hotting up after the sun goes down. Enquire within for dates of live music and parties at the restaurant and bar.

Forties Pub & Restaurant, 40 Church Street, Tulbagh,  +27 (0) 23 232 0940
Lunch, dinner, drinks. Restaurant and bar open 7 days till late


Local celebrity chef Michael Kenny is back again, this time located at the modest “Wagon Shed” at 16 Church Street. Michael is Tulbagh’s famous ‘singing chef’, and he often serenades restaurant guests with operatic arias from the kitchen (and the stage if you are lucky). It’s all quite intimate and lots of fun and his food is as always is fantastic.

The Wagon Shed Restaurant, 16 Church Street, Tulbagh
+27 (0)73 152 39 85
Brunch & lunch. Usually open from 10am-4pm.


A world of flavours come together at 29. Popular with both visitors and locals, everybody finds what they want on the menu. It’s an exuberant version of eccentric Flemish, meetsIN High Camp and Cape Dutch with the restaurant styled as an Art Nouveau playhouse, leading out onto a series of beautiful tabled courtyards.

The Wagon Shed Restaurant, 16 Church Street, Tulbagh
+27 (0)73 152 39 85
Brunch & lunch. Usually open from 10am-4pm.


Kuierbossie is an old fashioned down-to-earth eatery in Tulbagh’s Main Road.  The restaurant is always festive and very popular with the Tulbagh locals. The restaurant serves tasty and generous portions of ‘steak house’ type food at reasonable prices.

Kuierbossie Eatery, 41 Van Der Stel Road, Tulbagh, +27 (0)23 230 1143
Breakfast, lunch & dinner, teas & drinks. Restaurant closed Mondays.