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Olives & Plates Restaurant

WITS West Campus _ Empire Road | North Gate Entrance 7, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa
+27 11 717 9365
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
“falafel salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00 Hours
Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
WITS West Campus _ Empire Road | North Gate Entrance 7, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful unexpected hidden gem hidden at the University of Witwatersrand. As you walk in you get a glimpse of a beautiful array of the most beautiful home made cakes. We were served my the manager and 2 wonder waiters. Amazing service. There recommendations were spot...More

Thank Farhana H
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

A phenomenal upmarket venue which makes people think they are in the Cape, the food is incredible and the food presentation is nothing short of spectacular. Above all, the waitrons were brilliant. They co-ordinated all the happenings on our table with grace and ease. The...More

Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

What a lovely, special place! We were a party of 6, celebrating our daughter’s graduation. The service was very friendly, courteous & helpful, but slow. The food was great - fish, burgers & the falafel salad for the vegan amount us. You must try the...More

Thank cindHoffmann
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I only discovered this spot recently. Since I love CT I enjoyed the oak tree setting and views. The service was super friendly and professional. The plating was phenomenal. The serving size and pricing was excellent. The food was yum yum yummy. We had the...More

Thank CuriousMeerkatjie
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is superb!!! From the easy parking, magnificent setting, great service and impeccable presentation to match the delicious food! What a treat!!! Every time I have visited I have tried a different meal and would recommend them all! The cakes are a MUST! Treat...More

1  Thank shellydets
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and a stunning wedding venue. Beautifully presented with professional staff. The only reason I'm giving 4 stars and not 5 is that we got horribly lost on our way to the venue. There is no signposting anywhere (none that we saw anyway) and...More

1  Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

It's a lovely place, extremely well catered and aesthetically pleasing. You'd think you were in the refectory at Oxford University! All around this area is poverty though. That's South Africa for you.

1  Thank hogiebear33
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I have heard a lot about this restaurant & finally went for lunch. The set up is very nice, big outside sitting area with big umbrellas & inside, the architectural gem that survives the years & makes your feel welcome. The food was fantastic &...More

Thank Tica1956
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Having had our wedding reception at this venue when it was the Wits Club ( over 18 years ago) we decided to have a trip down memory lane with breakfast during the school holidays. It was fairly quiet but the venue was warm and inviting...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This restaurant is situated inside Wits. Do not follow Google Maps, Rather go into the main entrance and turn right immediately. Very wide variety of food, generous portions. Excellent cakes and coffee.

Thank Emarie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$80 - US$120
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: WITS West Campus _ Empire Road | North Gate Entrance 7, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 717 9365
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