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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” (35 reviews)
“focaccia” (10 reviews)
“steak” (48 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 607 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our guest house manager as offering Mediterranean cuisine. My wife ordered Antipasti which was ample, but not particularly tasty. I ordered the Saldana Bay Mussels. The appearance belied the taste. The sauce was very heavy on cream ( probably thickened...More

Thank tarkastad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very average rump steak. You will find it not so tender.. and most probably below any recommendation.

Thank Guide29772999573
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good, service was almost perfect except that we waited a long time for the wine and I got the big fillet meat although I said want to have the small one. Obviously the waiter wasn’t listen that much what I said.

Thank 154jasminb
Reviewed October 29, 2018

On the first floor of a shopping centre next to a car park - and finding out how to get up there was the real challenge. It is an unassuming staircase off the car park! Once there we were swiftly seated, and the orders taken....More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We went there as a business group. It's mostly a seafood reastaurant, although you can eat meat as well. Food was really good. The staff was really professional. The location is a plus too, maybe 200-500 m from the ocean and lighthouse, in the street...More

Thank Dado77777
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We went for a friends birthday. We all had different food from meat, pizza, ribs, vegetarian did. Everyone was done to perfection. Restaurant big and wasn’t loud and noisy. Prices fair but worth every cent

1  Thank beverley m
Reviewed October 5, 2018

If you went to Olive and Oil ten years ago and went back now you will find it is the same. Great Service! Well trained Staff ! Food good value and always tasty.

1  Thank Rex_Aspeling
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Safe and secure parking. Pre booking essential. Location very good and located in Umhlanga. Great vibe and in great area. Management and staff excellent. Service very good and the food was great. Safe and secure play area for kids. Great for family or business gatherings.

1  Thank Bhejanespecialevents
Reviewed September 14, 2018 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

1  Thank Sean_Slabbert_SA
Reviewed September 13, 2018 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

2  Thank YajnaGold
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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, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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.
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.
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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