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The Black Olive

308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9693
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“black olives” (64 reviews)
“pizza” (99 reviews)
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New Zealand, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked on the day at 7.30pm. Really warm welcomed. Awesome service with relaxed staff. Food was amazing.

Thank 4252loulou
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really liked this place. Very relaxed ambience. Very good pizza restaurant + takeaway. Also does other food and bar drinks. Close to town easy access from Avalon and Kerigold accomodation.

Thank 586shane
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were all disappointed with our meals, from the calamari that was too salty to a rather too rich Alaska pizza, and an extremely unappetising gluten free pasta meal. We were impressed with our waiters service. Be nice if the menu could change.

Thank misfortune2014
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Having just arrived in Kerikeri for a 3 night stay, we quickly checked TripAdvisor and selected The Black Olive based on menu and food photos. We wanted something with variety and simple hearty food for the kids too. We were not disappointed. From our early...More

2  Thank NamparaCove
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Good service, warm atmosphere and good choice of meals. Pizza could be offered as thin base or thick base and more consistency between pizzas - perhaps more explanation from the team on the menu. Vegan option would be good as well. Margarita was good -...More

Thank Hattie C
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This is a good restaurant in Kerikeri offering selections of Pizza and Italian cuisine. I had the Risotto which was lovely and nice. Though what really impressed us was the service it was super friendly and efficient.

2  Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We are at the Black Olive 4 out of the 5 nights we were in KeriKeri and have to say it was amazing. Great service and wonderful food. The staff were the perfect balance of chatty, friendly and with attention to detail. PERFECT. Thank you...More

1  Thank Tracey A
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Walked in without reservations and the place was jammed, but they still found us a nice table in back, pleasant and private without being cramped. Food was very good; one of us is lactose-intolerant and usually can't eat pizza but the kitchen made a special...More

1  Thank GRChang
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We turned up and the place was full, they nearly turned us away but said if we wanted to we could sit around the corner in the back tables and have a drink. They warned us that there might be a wait because it was...More

2  Thank Karla20132013
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

When booking this restaurant we were given two options 17.15 - 19.15 or from 19.15 onwards. We elected to eat early. The restaurant was almost full and the staff were very busy. We had garlic bread to start with followed by three main courses and...More

Thank Neil M
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I also dined at this restaurant last night and came here to post a glowing review for the staff and meals we all received last night. So I beg to differ with Ms Hannam21 and find this review quite disturbing and dillusional. I was dining near these customers who were all clearly drinking alcoholic beverages. We were dining at a large table and a member of our group even approached the owners out of concern should they need our support in dealing with you and your group. You spoke rudely, you demanded, you did not listen clearly to what the staff were informing you and continued to harass all staff when they tried to clarify things. I could see the wrist bands on your hands indicating you had all been to the Paihia food and wine festival which indicates, as well as your behaviour that you had previously consumed alcohol before coming out to this restaurant. There was also one member of your group who was persistently up and down at the bar harassing the staff. And young lady for someone who does not post reviews I have just read the many you have left here and they are ALL complaints for other places...... so perhaps you just dine at home in the future. Thank you Black Olive for an awesome evening...we will be back!!!!
24 October 2015|
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Response from jeminae | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your feed back. I am sorry you were subjected to the unpleasant behaviour from these customers. The festivals in Northland are great but unfortunately we then have to deal with the odd unsavoury... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
New Zealand, Vegan Options
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 9693
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Family friendly funky atmosphere relaxed and friendly, great food and great prices. Takeaway and dine in
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