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Olives & Plates Restaurant

WITS West Campus _ Empire Road | North Gate Entrance 7, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa
+27 11 717 9365
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
“baklava” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
WITS West Campus _ Empire Road | North Gate Entrance 7, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance at Olives & Plates is often tranquil and serene. There is a really nice energy around the restaurant which is felt throughout their patrons. I am always greeted very kindly at the door and seated at an appropriate table (they ask inside or...More

Thank 333tifff
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Brilliant food Although, absolutely pricey. It is a good place to have lunch with a couple of friends. Very convenient if you're a student at Wits university Also, it's quite a cosy restaurant..

Thank Nikhil P
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I had a lovely lunch at Olives and Plates today. Delicious and beautifully plated salads, attentive service and a beautiful setting. I love Olives and Plates

Thank Paula N
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Wits is blessed with this excellent restaurant. Affordable meals presented with great care - plating is very elegant. The salads are works of art. Amazing range of delicious cakes and desserts. Several venues for private functions.

Thank RobSharman
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Great chicken pie, caramel frapachino, tramazinni, and fish is also good choices. Huge cake selection!

Thank DDR1234
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is an absolutely lovely place to dine. It includes a charming outdoor setting as well as a lovely interior. It was difficult to choose from among the unique menu items available. Salad was presented in a beautiful way. It was also very delicious....More

Thank Consultcinda
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Food, atmosphere, staff were absolutely fantastic! It was a function that I had to organise with people in the UK and as I said the staff could not have been more helpful. We had guests for this party from the UK and Australia and everyone...More

Thank aegrey
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

What amazing place, felt like I was in Cape Town in Johannesburg, lovely outdoor area, food was delicious, the presentation and so much detail, service was 10 out of 10 from the waiters to even meeting the chef and the owner, will definitely be back

Thank soniar139
Reviewed 11 March 2017

A most wonderful venue with food to match. Really difficult to choose the main attraction in this gorgeous Cape Styled courtyard with old oaks.The food was amazing All ourvdishes were stunningly presented and totally delicious. The Baclava is remarkable and not to be missed. A...More

Thank paul l
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Google doesn't pick up actual entrance gates, so we were abeam tbe restaurant on Empire road bit NO GATE only a 'vrot fence gate' ...We did a tour of the area via Greenside and tried again....Since my day the main public road has become rhe...More

1  Thank Helen H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$80 - US$120
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: WITS West Campus _ Empire Road | North Gate Entrance 7, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 717 9365
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