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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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Gillitts, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Must rate as one of the best restaurants in the Highway area. the service is excellent and the food even better. Staff knows what they are talking about when asked about a particular dish. The lunch time special, 2 or 3 course meal is excellent and value for money. Attention to detail is what it should be.

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Thank Brian C
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the start management went out of their way to make the evening special. Even offered champagne and flowers for the table. Our waiter was very attentive and had a sense of humor to boot. The food was top notch. You know you have a "real chef" in the kitchen when the condiments on the table are obsolete.

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Thank Mark K
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is incredible! I had a calamari salad which was delicious. Ideal place for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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Thank Taryn S
Manchester, UK
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the day we arrived in Hillcrest, we went out for snacks before supper and were directed to Olive & Oil by the owner of our BnB as her daughter used it frequently....well...we must have gone on the wrong day as the service was slow, and the stff avoided looking at you incase you asked them to do/ for something...but... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We always loved going to Olive & Oil Hillcrest and have been regular visitors there for a number of years. Of late however it just seems to lack something that was there previously. It is still a very good restaurant and i would recommend it however they seem to have lost their edge. The service has dropped slightly. We find... More 

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Thank W00dy46
Belfast, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting from the UK our hosts told us about this restaurant. We were greeted in a pleasent manner and told of the specials. Tables are a little tight for space when you have drinks glasses, side plates etc even though our waiter did clear it it still seems a bit cramped. We all ordered starters. Ostrich and mixed platters. Having... More 

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Thank P B
RSA
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant tonight and all of us were extremely happy with our food. My sirloin steak was cooked to perfection and the roasted veggies that came with it were great. The bar one sauce is REAL bar one sauce - big thumbs up! Only thing is the wine seemed very expensive, however they do allow you to bring... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We have enjoyed many outings at Olive & Oil Hillcrest. The service is always good and the presentation of the meal is excellent. On this occasion which was for my wife's birthday, about which I had informed the restaurant in advance, and it was implied that the table would have a special touch nothing unfortunately transpired. Only after our meal... More 

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Thank traveller440409
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal with family to celebrate my birthday. Food was excellent quality and service was really efficient. Staff on hand were so friendly and a real credit to this restaurant is a young lady named Marilyn who looks after the children in the kiddies area. An amazing lady who helped my kiddies make a birthday crown for me... More 

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

Thanks Carmel, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your birthday with us! We will forward your lovely review on to Marilyn too. All the best for 2017, and we hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We entertained a business executive and partner from Italy. Great food and ambience and service of the highest quality

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

Thanks Derrick. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and hope to welcome you again soon. 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
Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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?