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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (33 reviews)
“steak” (45 reviews)
“focaccia” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
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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41 - 50 of 569 reviews

Reviewed 16 October 2017

This has always been a special restaurant on our trips to Umhlanga Good vibe and good food and excellent location with friendly staff

1  Thank CJTARA
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This Mediterranean restaurant situated in the middle of Chartwell Drive has a family oriented, romantic yet sophisticated feel. The service is commendable, however the food was disappointingly average. What sounded like gems on the menu turned out to be bland fests. My dish (forgot the...More

Thank FatDash
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I have never had a bad meal here - the prawns are great and i Love the pasta with prawns - on a balmy night one can sit outside.

1  Thank 622tasha
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Having been to Olive and Oil many times we find the standard of service and food always very high. Nicely positioned with parking close by. The attitude of waiters is very professional as is the the quality of the food with numerous lunch specials.

2  Thank jamesT5556ZQ
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Had the broad beans with chicken, dehydrated broad beans. My husband had the pear Gorgonzola salad ...it was canned pears. At the same price....2 other restaurants in Durban will serve a far better salad with fresh pears at the same price. In comparison to other...More

Thank JessicaNaidoo
Reviewed 2 October 2017

My first visit to Umhlanga for a few years and we were recommended this for a get together meal for 4 of us and were not disappointed. Sitting on the balcony outside kept us in touch with the locals but above the maddening crowd. An...More

Thank 811MikeLG
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We visited as a family. Good was good a bit overpriced. Was disappointed as it was said that they have a good kiddies play area, but the kiddies area is very small and inadequate.

Thank Deon B
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Loved the music that tinkled away whilst we shared our dinner. The menu is extensive, the welcome olives were to die for and my meal was hearty and delicious.

Thank Liesel T
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Very attentive waiter, great service and excellent food. Much better service than elsewhere and very reasonably price. Starter itself was quite filling and after mains, had no room for desserts!

Thank russellmob
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The restaurant was recommended by the owner of Forest Lodge where we were staying and we were not disappointed. Greta food and excellent service. Very popular and of a good standard. Went back twice. Recommended.

Thank henny771
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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