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Hazyview Road | Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, Corner Hazyview Road (R40) & Numbi Road, White River 1240, South Africa
+27 13 751 1947
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07:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely restaurant, the biggest one of the Casterbridge Centre, the food and the service were very good...very popular venue.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely buffet breakfast the day after we attended a wedding. There were probably over 50 wedding guests that attended the breakfast. I was really impressed that the food was warm and that we never had to wait for the food to be replaced. There was also an amazing selection of breakfasts to choose from. From the traditional... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate at Magnolia twice during out week in the White River area. We had lunch out on the patio with the water misters cooling off the afternoon temperatures. The food choices were interesting and at reasonable prices. Wendy and Lucretia were welcoming and helpful. We just had dinner tonight in the formal, indoor setting with white tablecloths set with... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the day in White River and enjoyed a delicious lunch at Magnolia Cafe. We enjoyed the stacked fish with spinach and prawn and a butternut and onion marmalade pizza. We enjoyed one of the best Pina Coladas ever. Quaint setting - lovely terrace overlooking Casterbridge Hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Well priced and huge variety of options... More 

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Thank Joanne A
Magnolia W, General Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review

Good day Joanna A, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback on Tripadvisor. We really do appreciate it. It gives me great pleasure to read such good feedback on a guest experience. I must agree that the stacked hake is indeed a great meal. Kind Regards, The Magnolia Buds More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A quant setting with a nice variety of dishes to choose from. the staff were attentive and the atmosphere enjoyable. The food was was tasty and well priced. No particular dish stood out for us however the flavours were good and the food nicely presented.

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Thank Allan B
Magnolia W, General Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review

Good Day Allan B, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback on Tripadvisor. We really appreciate it a lot. I am delighted that you enjoyed our restaurant and that you found the food tasty and with good flavors. We hope to see you back soon. Kind Regards, The Magnolia Buds More 

White River, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnolia set up a burger bar for my 40th birthday party. They provided a chef, a waiter and a barman. The staff were unbelievably great, so helpful and organised. Very polite and friendly. The food was ridiculously good. Everyone at the party was raving about how good the burgers were. Thanks to the Magnolia team - you guys were all... More 

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Magnolia W, General Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review

Good day Sue, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback on Tripadvisor. It gave me great pleasure to read your review. Customer service is very important to us and we are so happy that we exceeded your expectations on your Birthday, and we are happy that we could be part of it. We are looking... More 

Widen, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we have known the Magnolia for some time. We always enjoy going there for an excellent meal. Staff and meal quality are at highest level and the restaurant offers a dignified athmospere. The bar offers some exotic pre-dinner drinks as well as "normal" ones. We can highly recommend the Magnolia. Edith + George Haag, Switzerland

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Magnolia W, General Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review

Good day George and Edith, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such good feedback on Tripadvisor. We pride ourselves in providing excellent food and a high quality of service. We are very glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere at Magnolia and that you join us when you are in the area. We are looking forward... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an special dinner! My husband and I celebated his birthday at the romantic Magnolia. The waiter, Bongani, was just an amazing young man. The manager, Chris, wow.. Beautiful setting, great food, quality service! 10/10 experience

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Thank Alicia W
Magnolia W, General Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review

Good day Alicia, Thank you very much for this 10/10 review you gave us. We really appreciate it. Bongani is indeed an amazing waiter and Chris, I agree - a great asset to our business. Thank you for making us part of your Birthday celebration and we are looking forward to hosting the next one. Kind Regards, The Magnolia Buds More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful evening spent at the Magnolia restaurant. the fragrance of the Magnolia tree and the full moon only added to the wonderful food, exemplary welcoming and friendly staff. So Special. Big thank you. will for sure recommend and will be back..

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Thank Bejay W
Magnolia W, General Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review

Good day Bejay, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback on Tripadvisor. We really do appreciate it. I must agree that sitting in the garden next to our Magnolia tree, under the full moon is indeed a great experience. The chefs are very proud of the food they present and they are grateful for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful and relaxed lunch. Great setting, friendly and efficient staff and delicious food. We definitely recommend if looking for a nice hidden spot in White River

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Thank Jan V
Magnolia W, General Manager at Magnolia, responded to this review

Good day Jan, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback on Tripadvisor. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your time at Magnolia. We are very proud of our food and service we deliver and are glad we have met your expectations. We are looking forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, The Magnolia... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, Sushi, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hazyview Road | Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, Corner Hazyview Road (R40) & Numbi Road, White River 1240, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  White River
  • Phone Number: +27 13 751 1947
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?