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12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 6214
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Hillcrest, South Africa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three mothers and out children decided to have lunch on a Saturday at Olive and Oil Hillcrest and we were blown away with how gorgeous the restaurant is for adults and children. Marilyn in the playroom is worth double her weight in gold! The children's food was spectacularly cooked and comes with an ice cream in a sugar cone! I... More 

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Thank LMAdkin
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We agree, Marilyn is such a gem! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Durban
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Olive and Oil restaurants in the Durban area are well known, especially for their high standards. The Hillcrest restaurant is particularly good. The food is interesting and memorable as it is of a high standard. The restaurant has an elegant decor. The service is very good.The waitrons are knowledgeable about the dishes served and they are very helpful.There is a... More 

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Thank maryann52za
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Hi Maryann, thank you for such a considered review! More 

Hillcrest, South Africa
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Went here for a sunday lunch and sat inside which is not suitable for a lunch. The place has a varandah which will be better for the daytime. The interior is dark and romantic which is ideal for and evening meal. The waiters are non-existant which placed a damper on the whole meal. We decided to go for starters and... More 

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Thank Glyn G
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Hi Glyn, thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your taking the time to let us know of your experience and will be taking these points into consideration. We are disappointed to hear that the service was not up to the quality and standard we work so hard to uphold and will be investigating further. We hope you will give... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Having eaten at another Olive & Oil in Glenwood, Durban, the restaurant in Hillcrest was even better. Larger, with more room between tables, one could converse easily without either being drawn into the next tables' conversations or being bumped by waiters squeezing between tables. Our waitress could have done with a tad more training in speaking slower and more distinctly;... More 

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Thank Brian B
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Hi Brian, thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback regarding the waiters and will discuss with our team. More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

A great place for a quiet quick meal. Nice specials! We popped in and enjoyed the 2 course special while our daughter enjoyed a salad with lovely juicy prawns, pears and avo. We also enjoy their steaks....

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Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you! We age our steaks in-house to make sure they are delicious! More 

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We often eat out at Olive and Oil, and i would like to express our thanks to the management and staff. Their dedication and hospitality is amazing, something that one doesn't find much of these days. We change our meals on the menu, and I can honestly say, we have never had a bad meal. Well done to Olive and... More 

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Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you Bianca! What a lovely review and so appreciated. More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go out for dinner tonight and we wanted to go somewhere local. We called up Olive and Oil Hillcrest and they had a table for us. From the time we arrived, we were treated extremely well. Our waiter, Dylan, immediately attended to our table and he was brilliant from the word go. He made... More 

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Once again, Olive and Oil has been a total letdown! This time I had their set 4 course menu with it's paired wines. It was so bad that the manager was at our table apologizing and saying that their supplier was out of stock. If they did not have the ingredients that were advertised, then take it off the menu,... More 

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Gillitts, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Must rate as one of the best restaurants in the Highway area. the service is excellent and the food even better. Staff knows what they are talking about when asked about a particular dish. The lunch time special, 2 or 3 course meal is excellent and value for money. Attention to detail is what it should be.

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Thank Brian C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

From the start management went out of their way to make the evening special. Even offered champagne and flowers for the table. Our waiter was very attentive and had a sense of humor to boot. The food was top notch. You know you have a "real chef" in the kitchen when the condiments on the table are obsolete.

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Thank Mark K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Hillcrest
  • Phone Number: +27 31 765 6214
Description
A family based mediterranean restaurant with an emphasis on good quality food value for money and an overall dining experience. Catering for all tastes we do a wide array of dishes from seafood to grills we also cater for children with a kiddies menu

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?