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Olive & Oil

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12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 6214
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Hillcrest, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My hubby and I had a wonderful romantic evening at Olive and Oil on Friday evening. We were both quite stressed and needed some "üs" time and we definitely got it. Awesome food, great service as usual. Thank you guys yet again

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Thank leemarais123
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review leemarais123. We're pleased that you enjoyed the special alone time with your husband, and hope that you're able to do so again soon. More 

Hillcrest, South Africa
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having to entertain a couple who are used to fine dining can be a headache, as the service and standards are beyond one's control. But from experience at this venue we had no hesitation at booking a table for 4 on a Monday evening. Four different starters were ordered and all arrived simultaneously, which was a good start. Presentation was... More 

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Thank irishmike60
Durban, South Africa
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined a group of friends for lunch an a Sunday. there was a fixed 3 course menu available at just under R150 which most of us chose. I had the Chicken liver peri peri as a starter. It was very good - a slight bite yet interestingly creamy. For mains, i had the Fillet medallions which were a bit... More 

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Thank Alex M
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Hi Alex. Thank you for the great review, and we hope to welcome you again to Olive & Oil. More 

Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family loves this restaurant because the food is always fresh and well prepared. There's enough variety in the menu to cater for most tastes. The cherry on top for us is Jess who looks after the children's play area- she is so good with the children and makes sure they have fun but also eat their food. The service... More 

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Thank Lungi N
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, Lungi N. We're really pleased that you enjoy your time with us, and will keep an eye on the above mentioned concerns. We look forward to welcoming you again. More 

Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first evening in South Africa and this restaurant did not disappoint. The seafood was cooked to perfection and the presentation was beautiful. One slight criticism is the staff were a little to keen to tidy away our plates, some of our party were still eating while the dishes were being whisked away. But that did not detract from the... More 

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1 Thank Juanitacoo
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback Juanitacoo. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us, and will keep an eye on the above mentioned concerns. More 

Hillcrest, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Outstanding service, lovely food and the prices are affordable. There was a time when I didn't much enjoy neither the food nor the service. But it has improved a lot. This week I ordered a special meal as I had been ill the week before and still couldn't eat much. I got exactly what I ordered. And this on a... More 

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1 Thank 832anneliesh
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you 832anneliesh, we're really pleased that you're enjoying your time with us at O&O. Please do keep visiting, we always appreciate our loyal guests. More 

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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

There are many Olive and Oils around Durban. I personally enjoy the Glenwood one the most. Always great food and a lovely ambiance. Affordable meals and a really nice menu.

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1 Thank ReneMacQ
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you ReneMacQ, we're really pleased that you enjoy your time as our guest. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Durban, South Africa
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My husband and I shared a rare kid-free night out here on the weekend. I realise that anything I don't have to cook or clean up after is brilliant but in this case the food REALLY is outstanding. The staff are attentive without being over the top, the venue is cosy enough without being cluttered and the parking is easy.... More 

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1 Thank PhilippaRoseTite
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us PhilippaRoseTite, and hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Durban
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I hadn't been to this restaurant in about 2 years because on my last visit the service was poor and so was the steak we had. But we tried it again on Sunday and was pleasantly surprised. All 5 of us had pasta, and only one person said their meal was average; my pasta was probably the best I have... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Our table of 15 lunched/dined at Olive and Oil, Hillcrest today. Service was good and attentive. New "Lunch" menu was terrific. Starters - Squid heads, livers. Mains - Peppercorn fillet medallions - Great! Smashed Chicken. Looked inviting! Kingklip with a side salad - will go back to try this - looked awesome and the folks that had it said it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Hillcrest
  • Phone Number: +27 31 765 6214
Description
A family based mediterranean restaurant with an emphasis on good quality food value for money and an overall dining experience. Catering for all tastes we do a wide array of dishes from seafood to grills we also cater for children with a kiddies menu

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?