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The Black Olive

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New Zealand
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308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9693
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We ate on a Friday evening when the place was full of locals mainly eating pizza and drinking real ale, although we had seafood rissotto. Very friendly, good service and a good range of beers

Thank 77jeg
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

If your looking for great pizza black olive have what you're looking for! Tasty pizzas with the option of thin or thick base, nice in the afternoon with casual outdoor seating, pizza and beer in hand or a nice wine :)

1 Thank 76lara
Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

My wife and I had a long day on the road traveling and seeing the sites around the Kerikeri area. We stopped in on our way back to our accommodation, checked out the menu and made a reservation! It was within easy walking distant of where we were staying which was a bonus! The waitress seated us in a quite... More 

3 Thank Bruce H
Warkworth, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Amazing !! Sammy was by far the star of the show. Food was great but fantastic customer service ! Chatted like we were old friends telling me about her travel plans, hopes & dreams. A very friendly face at the end of a long journey. Food came out in timely fashion even though they were very busy ! Tasted great.... More 

1 Thank AKiwiFarmstay
Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Food was tasty & good size portions, The place was quite busy & loads of children were running around screaming. I would not recommend for a romantic evening-you would be best getting a pizza to take home.

1 Thank 777jakig
Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We recently had a beautiful dinner here and everything We had was amazing.the risotto was out of this world and the chocolate indulgence was fab. If We would have stayed longer in the area I would have repeated for sure

Thank vbeasley81
Kempsey, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We had a good night out here and the food was reasonably priced. It was pleasant to be able to sit on the veranda area.

Thank leehJ8715EB
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We came here first in the middle of a tropical storm. Although they were very busy, they fitted us in and produced water immediately. Our waitress was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. There are a good variety of main courses, all well cooked and presented. We used this restaurant a second time while we were... More 

2 Thank drv2
Vienna, Austria
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at the black olive, great lamb shanks ! Also fish and chips and fish of the day was delicous. The risotto also was close to perfect. The staff also was very friendly and attentive. Thank you

1 Thank Helgalo
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The pizzas were very tasty though I was surprised to find unpitted olives on my pizza and sadly not enough anchovies. They mixed up the wine order (not a biggie) but overall, the service was good and the wait staff friendly. A bit of a long delay between 1st and 2nd courses (around 25 minutes). Nice garden atmosphere and plenty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
New Zealand
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, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
Family friendly funky atmosphere relaxed and friendly, great food and great prices. Takeaway and dine in

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?