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Olive & Oil

15 Chartwell Drive | Shop 19, Chartwell Centre, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 561 2618
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (33 reviews)
“focaccia” (10 reviews)
“steak” (47 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 Chartwell Drive | Shop 19, Chartwell Centre, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. If only there was one in UK
"What a lovely restaurant. Nice refurb, Great staff. Kids very happy"
Kate K
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2. Best restaurant in Umhlanga
"It was the best food we had in the area in our two weeks on holiday."
Leonie G
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3. Great menu at reasonable price
"excellent menu with very pleasant staff and wines at reasonable prices"
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1 - 10 of 603 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well located on the dining and entertainment avenue in uMhlanga. Staff were friendly and welcoming. This restaurant has just the right balance between family, romantic and get your groove on dining; with food and drinks to match. We sat outside and could enjoy the alluring...More

Thank Sean_Slabbert_SA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I returned to Durban on holiday and of course had to try out Olive & Oil again, in Umhlanga after their revamp which has included new dishes on their menu. We can see how popular the restaurant is, on a week day many of all...More

Thank YajnaGold
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived without booking and was promptly seated outside overlooking Chartwell Drive. The hustle and bustle of the street can be appreciated from up there. A perfect balance of vibe and solitude. We did not order starters and went straight to mains. The Dijon, Avo...More

Thank Louis N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service and food were very good, better than one would expect from a mid-range chain restaurant. Prawns were fresh and well prepared which indicates the effort in securing fresh materials and then preparing them into tasty dishes.

Thank loizosa811
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Refined artist menu, great cocktails and wine, wonderful atmosphere and friendly staff. I had the Mushroom and Truffle Filet which was simply amazing. It was the perfect place to celebrate the end of a wonderful trip.

Thank CentralCaliGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looked for a restaurant whilst on holiday in Umhlanga and was impressed with the TA reviews. Arrived at the restuarant without a booking and was promptly assisted by the manager with a table for 6. Was served olives (a bit odd by themselves) but I...More

Thank 291Nancy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoy visiting Olive and Oil in Umhlanga, the standard of service is paramount and the menu offers a variety of dishes, all prepared with excellence, it is my restaurant of choice when I am in Umhlanga

Thank pillayzeruiah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Olive and oil with my friends as we have heard great stories about it and indeed we had such an amazing day. Staff were friendly and helpful, our waitron Spha, knew what he was doing and very friendly. I would definitely come back...More

Thank Quest801369
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arriving at the restaurant one is made to feel so welcome. The service is out of the top drawer and the decor is warm and inviting. The menu is extensive and leans to the side of Italian. The food was delish and we will...More

Thank 696barryb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Felt welcome from the moment we stepped in. Our waiter was well clued up on the wine selection and food on offer. Everyone was most satisfied with what was ordered (beef, chicken and pasta).

Thank Gerhard_ZA
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July 26, 2018|
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Response from Valene G | Reviewed this property |
There is a lunch special at the Glenwood branch but not sure about Umhlanga.
Ruth F
August 11, 2016|
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Response from Olivia_Neft | Property representative |
Hi Ruth. We charge R40.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Chartwell Drive | Shop 19, Chartwell Centre, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 561 2618
  • E-mail
Whatever the occasion, when dining at Olive & Oil, we aim to imbue our Guests with a sense of well-being and comfort. Our friendly staff will be on hand to indulge you with the finest traditions of the Mediterranean – exceptional food and unrivaled hospitality. Our motto is simple; comfortable food made exceptionally well!
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