RESTAURANT REVIEWS | WEDDING REVIEWS
“BEAUTIFUL PLACE WITH DELICIOUS FOOD” *****
Surely the best place in town. Anything in the menu is delicious and careful presented at a masterchef level.
We ate several meals at Magnolia because we were staying at Casterbridge Hollow (don't miss it). Breakfast is a delight with both a buffet and menu items to order. Our poached eggs were photo-worthy and just as tasty as they were attractive. The service was excellent, as was the cappuccino. Our two dinners upstairs on the terrace were equally good. Very relaxed and comfortable, Magnolia's offers full, formal dinner entrees as well as pizza and burgers -- all beautifully prepared and served. We really enjoyed our experiences and would highly recommend Magnolia's.
“ALWAYS THE BEST” *****
The food is always tasty, you will never get there and walk out disappointed, you will walk out with a smile on your face and a full tummy.
“THE MAGNOLIA-EXPERIENCE!” *****
Very charming restaurant! The interiour inside was really warm and beautiful, the food was delicious (fillet parisienne & springbok) and we enjoyed our evening very much. We ate outside so our view was right at the open entrance, very charming place! Highly recommended!!
We had some delicious squid heads, a lovely salad, yummy pizza and very nice craft beer. Atmosphere is great and food is excellent. Service was quick (thank you Gugu) and all in all everything was very good!! Lovely place to have lunch!
“FRIENDLY WELCOME AND QUICK SERVICE.” *****
Lovely open setting, comfy chairs to sit outside before going it to dinner. Staff knowledgeable and an excellent selection of food and wine. Prompt and efficient service.
A superb dinner enjoyed with friends. A table at the window offered a lovely view of the night sky and the soft lighting added to the ambiance. Our waiter Philip and Duty Manager Chrispen were both very attentive and offered a service that could not be faulted. The variety of dishes on the menu for both adults and children from starters to dessert were hard to choose from as every dish looked mouthwatering. Our dishes were presented beautifully and the portions were more that we could ask for. A perfect dinner - thank you!
“LOVELY DINNER UNDER THE STARS” *****
Had a fantastic dinner at Magnolia this evening. Sushi, salad and some calamari were some of the highlights, including a fantastic wine list. Our waiter, Phillip was an absolute gem, attentive and knowledgeable, making the evening unforgettable! Will be back!
“FABULOUS SETTING AND VERY ATTENTIVE WAITER!” *****
We had a really enjoyable evening of great food, lovely ambiance, and helpful, friendly staff. I highly recommend it for a spoil evening our in White River.
Jamie and the staff, I honour you for the way you strive to make every visit to Magnolia a memorable one. I thank you for your hearts and the atmosphere that you have created at Magnolia.
“A NIGHT OF DELIGHTS” *****
First of all the restaurant really is beautiful. A gorgeous setting for an evening meal. The staff are brilliant, well versed and attentive. The food is great. We loved the started tempura prawns and enjoyed the Magnolia steak with avo and emmenthal cheese. A treat of a night out.
“ANOTHER FABULOUS FOOD & WINE PARING” *****
Magnolias food and wine parings never disappoint and a not to be missed event. Great wines were accompanied with creative dishes. One very spoiled evening with friendly service from Sylvia and a visit from Bongani the chef. Love love loved it.
“GREAT DINNER” *****
What an awesome dinner at Magnolia. The perfect end to a day. They make the best gourmet burgers I’ve had and it goes down well with a Jack Black ale. Their service is great and the ambiance in the Restaurant is fantastic. Well done Velly (the manager) and Queen (waitron). Will be back again whenever I’m in the area.
“MAGNOLIA RESTAURANT” *****
Absolute yumminess! Gourmet burgers are frikkin fantastic Such a great place. Highly recommended. Thank you for the great service Velly and Queen!!!
“GREAT FOOD” *****
We have been to Magnolia a couple of times, and have never been disappointed. Been there for breakfast as well as dinner and the food have been excellent.
“A MUST VISIT” *****
A group of 20 of us had lunch at Magnolia and really enjoyed the experience! Great atmosphere, excellent variety of food and drink to choose from, food was delicious, and the service by Jabu superb! If you are travelling to or through White River, a visit to Magnolia is a must!
Food and service absolutely outstanding. Have been here 2 nights in a row, maybe we will make it a third.
“A HIDDEN FOOD GEM” *****
What a lovely surprise in such a remote area of the country. One of the best services, friendly and attentive. Thanks Phillip, was lovely chatting to you and you took great care of us! The food choices catered for such a variety that decision time had to be delayed in order to have more of the wonderful selection of wines. Had a full 3-course meal and all were some of the best meals we ever had. Steak was prepared to perfection with detail to presentation and we were wondering when head chef Thabo will get his Michelin Star. You just have to love Thabo’s sauces. Look forward to our next dinner.
“UNIQUE VENUE, LOVELY EXPERIENCE” *****
My wife and I got married at Caster Bridge and the reception was held at Magnolia Restaurant. The owners, Jamie and Kelly, did everything they could to make it the best day of our lives. Every little detail was attended to and they had a solution to every problem. They were very approachable and we could have our day the way we wanted it. The catering was done professionally by them, the menu was unique and every morsel was divine. The owners’ passion for food was evident, from pre-snacks to desert, and compliments were plenty. Thank you*
The ultra nice staff! The very nice food! And the good price, all together make a fabulous meal! Cosmopolitan space, due the decoration, simple but very nice!
“DELICIOUS FOOD, LOVELY ATMOSPHERE!” *****
Had a lovely dinner and breakfast at Magnolia - the staff was attentive, giving us blankets to keep us warm. Fantastic food, ice cold wine and superb service! Will recommend the Kudu to anyone. Will definitely return!!!
“WHAT A PRETTY PLACE” **********
This is my first time at Magnolia and I loved it. What stands out for me is the ambience and the service. Shoo, Queen, you were fabulous! I will definitely be back.
Wonderful atmosphere and very good food! The breakfast was complete and we found one of the Best services ever!
I frequent Magnolia about four times a month. The wait staff, Sylvia, Wendy, and Jabu are always friendly and remember my order. The manager, Vusi, always takes the time to come by the table and make sure that all if fine. If anything is not right, he is quick to fix it. The owner, Andre, is wonderful and also stops by to be sure that all is going well. The food and coffee is always excellent and prepared to order. This is a wonderful place to sit, do my work, and relax. Do yourself a favour, if you’re in White River, take the time and eat breakfast at this wonderful place.
“BEAUTIFUL BREAKFAST, LOVELY ATMOSPHERE & STAFF” ******
I visited this cafe for breakfast with some friends yesterday and absolutely loved it. The location is lovely, the food was spot on exactly as asked for, the service was quick and friendly from Sylvia and was a great start to our day, thank you!! I would highly recommend this establishment. This is not my first visit here and have found that service and food is of a very good standard consistently!
“WORLD CLASS!” *****
Great food, service and atmosphere. Our waiter, Jacky, was friendly and efficient. Really a gem in the Lowveld. Thanks!
“EXCELLENT FOOD AND VERY GOOD SERVICE!” *****
At the end of a tiring day we arrived in White River and were advised to dine at Magnolia. All by all a perfect recommendation! The food was excellent, the atmosphere was very nice and the service by the waitresses (Jacky and his colleges) was very pleasant. In the end, manager Velly helped us planning our route for tomorrow!
“LOVE IT, YOU WILL TOO.” *****
You simply cannot not go past here without stopping, eating and enjoying Magnolia. Love it, you will too. Jabu you were excellent.
“PERFECTION IN WHITE RIVER!!” *****
On our drive back from Kruger Park we found Magnolia Restaurant and what a treasure this was! So pleased we found it at the far end of the shopping centre - also gave up but so happy we did not. Great service, outstanding food, well priced, beautifully presented and Jabu Sylvia and Vusi - not sure where you were trained but you were all AMAZING! A gem of an eating place in White River! Be sure to visit when you drive through White River next time - I certainly will!
“PERFECT PLACE TO EAT AND DRINK AFTER A BEAUTIFUL RIDE THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS.” *****
Today we drove the Panorama Route. After a long long drive like that there’s no better place to end the day than at Magnolia in White River. The waiters are very nice (Velly (manager) and Josiah) and have great humour, which makes the diner one to not forget. Not even mentioned the food is even better. Best I’ve had in South Africa so far. Absolutely recommended.
“PERFECT RESTAURANT” *****
Magnolia is really a very nice restaurant. Good food and Nice ambience. For sure I will come back. The waiters and manager are very helpful. A restaurant that you will not forget!
“BIRTHDAY PARTY” *****
What a magic party the Magnolia team put on. Vusi and Kristel fulfilled my every wish for my birthday list of special treats. Cant recommend Magnolia enough for a party.
“PERFECT PLACE TO EAT AND RELAX!!” *****
We had a wonderful stay at Magnolia, thanks to Jabu!! After the first time, he remembered us as the family from Holland. Thanks Jabu!!!
“GREAT FOOD, EXCELLENT SERVICE” *****
Magnolia is lovely restaurant with deliciously prepared and nicely presented food, and excellent service. We stop here whenever we are in the area. A special thank you to Mary who took such good care of us on our recent visit!
“FANTASTIC FOOD, GOOD VIBES” *****
Magnolias is an upmarket, gorgeous restaurant, value for money and most friendly staff. Breakfast is fantastic, dinner menu spectacular, catering for all tastes. Jabu is the breakfast waiter and is a huge asset to the restaurant.