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Olive & Oil - Hillcrest

12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 6214
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (5 reviews)
“fillet” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
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31 - 40 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 6 November 2016 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...More

1  Thank Juanitacoo
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2016

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.

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...More

1  Thank 832anneliesh
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2016

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.

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.

1  Thank ReneMacQ
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2016

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

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...More

1  Thank PhilippaRoseTite
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2016

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

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...More

1  Thank Munchie2014
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...More

1  Thank micim
Reviewed 4 September 2016

In short Olive and Oil is top notch all round - just go! The service is excellent, the food is excellent and imaginatively prepared, the atmosphere is good and there is a great kids play area with attentive staff. They also helped our kids make...More

1  Thank zimsean
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thanks zimsean! We love when our guests have such wonderful things to say. Please do come back again and again. We're a big family at O&O so miss you when you're not around.

Reviewed 31 August 2016

Another firm favourite of mine in the upper highway area, offering great value for money in a great setting with truly exceptional staff. The waitron's at Olive and Oil certainly make the place what it is and the good food and decent portions are an...More

1  Thank 835chuckieh
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thank you so much for the feedback 835chuckieh. We always really enjoy hearing how much our guests enjoy their time with us. Please do visit again soon!

Reviewed 25 August 2016

I was on my way back from Pmb with business colleagues, who are particular about their food and I am always under pressure to impress them or take a lot of abuse, so after a bit of research and asking a few mates up there...More

1  Thank Nev2015
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Thank you so much for the great review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your business meal with us, and please visit again soon.

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Really quality, well prepared food. Always a sure bet. I've never left this restaurant disappointed.

Thank P G
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Thanks PG, it's great to know that our patrons are left satisfied. Please visit us again soon.

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Peter M
11 February 2015|
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Response from ConciergeSA | Reviewed this property |
Peter, why? Were you disappointed in the past and want to know if it's safe to return? I ate there twice during October 2014 and thought the food was great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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