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Olive & Oil

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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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Africa
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

In short Olive and Oil is top notch all round - just go! The service is excellent, the food is excellent and imaginatively prepared, the atmosphere is good and there is a great kids play area with attentive staff. They also helped our kids make and bake a pizza. The staff are genuinely friendly, warm and helpful. It's not that... More 

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1 Thank zimsean
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thanks zimsean! We love when our guests have such wonderful things to say. Please do come back again and again. We're a big family at O&O so miss you when you're not around. More 

South Africa
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Another firm favourite of mine in the upper highway area, offering great value for money in a great setting with truly exceptional staff. The waitron's at Olive and Oil certainly make the place what it is and the good food and decent portions are an absolute bonus. Sunday lunches out on the deck are always a firm favourite and a... More 

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1 Thank 835chuckieh
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback 835chuckieh. We always really enjoy hearing how much our guests enjoy their time with us. Please do visit again soon! More 

Durban, South Africa
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I was on my way back from Pmb with business colleagues, who are particular about their food and I am always under pressure to impress them or take a lot of abuse, so after a bit of research and asking a few mates up there what they suggested, we decided on Olive and Oil. What a fantastic lunch....really great food,... More 

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1 Thank Nev2015
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your business meal with us, and please visit again soon. More 

La-Lucia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Really quality, well prepared food. Always a sure bet. I've never left this restaurant disappointed.

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Thank P G
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thanks PG, it's great to know that our patrons are left satisfied. Please visit us again soon. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Whenever we have a special celebration, or overseas visitors, because the food and service are excellent, beautifully presented, and won't break the bank.

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1 Thank Cynthia B
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you, Cynthia, and please do visit us again sometime soon. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Generally under rated restaurant with great food and not often excessively busy or noisy. Has a kids play area for parents to ring kids along too.

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Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you Philip for the review. We're pleased to know that you enjoy your experiences with us. Visit us again soon! More 

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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

It's nice every now and then to step it up a bit. Setting, service and food are all very good at average restaurant prices. They run a good lunch time special, that is well worth it.

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Thank Darren P
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thanks Darren, we hope to welcome you again soon. More 

auckland
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We visited with a large group. Our waiter was so professional I called the Manager over to acknowledge such an excellent staff member. The waiter knew the menu in detail and could answer every question we asked. He explained all the specials in detail..no notes. This level of professionalism should be the norm in the industry but sadly it's not.... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My current favourite restaurant.... fantastic friendly fast service, with impeccable delicious food... highly recommended, but you have to book especially over weekends.

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1 Thank Antionette B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Loved it. Popped out with a friend for a quick bite. We sat outside on the balcony as it was a lovely sunny day. The service was friendly and efficient and the waitress was charming. There was a wide selection on the menu and the food was delicious. There is something for everyone. The iced teas, milkshakes and fresh juice... More 

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Thank Sandi P

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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
European, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, 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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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?