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Olive & Oil - Hillcrest

12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 6214
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (5 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
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31 - 40 of 165 reviews

Reviewed 11 September 2016

Our table of 15 lunched/dined at Olive and Oil, Hillcrest today. Service was good and attentive. New "Lunch" menu was terrific. Starters - Squid heads, livers. Mains - Peppercorn fillet medallions - Great! Smashed Chicken. Looked inviting! Kingklip with a side salad - will go...More

1  Thank micim
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...More

1  Thank zimsean
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

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.

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...More

1  Thank 835chuckieh
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

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!

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...More

1  Thank Nev2015
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

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.

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

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

Thank P G
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

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

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.

1  Thank Cynthia B
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

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

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.

Thank philiphV4331XV
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

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

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.

Thank Darren P
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Thanks Darren, we hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 9 August 2016

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....More

1  Thank jsdkoc
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.

1  Thank Antionette B
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Peter M
Hi have you changed management recently?
11 February 2015|
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Response from ConciergeSA | Reviewed this property |
Peter, why? Were you disappointed in the past and want to know if it's safe to return? I ate there twice during October 2014 and thought the food was great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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