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Olive & Oil

23 Mc Carthy Drive | Cascades Shopping Centre, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
+27 33 347 1131
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“creme brulee” (6 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 15:00 Hours
Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
23 Mc Carthy Drive | Cascades Shopping Centre, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tried this place for the first time after seeing some of its pictures online. Located at a fairly quiet place in the lush green suburbs of pietermaritzburg at a small mall. Lovely environment. Friendly helpful staff. Good food, good company what more can one ask...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lsn-rhm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best experiences my family and l ever had at Olive & Oil. Excellent customer service, delicious food and great atmosphere.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Judy P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Large menu - not always a good sign but, in this case, certainly what we ordered came well presented, with fresh ingredients, and well cooked. Really excellent draft lager on tap. Portions sizes huge so for those trying to maintain some form of moderation in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pierre_fromuk
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The reception was efficient, the restaurant was clean and the atmosphere relaxed. The food was cooked to almost perfection, portions a little small and the waiter a bit distant, to the point of is he our waiter or just another helper. Overall Impression was good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank andyapricot
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Great food, good service and staff. Regular visitor. 3 course set lunch menu good value for money too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Heather B
Reviewed 23 October 2018

A delightful eatery nestled in the Cascades shopping mall. Whether you are eating inside or outside the ambience is wonderful. Great and friendly staff who are courteous. Food is tasty, a little expensive but worth it. A good package that is suitable for family or...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank YouganA
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Arrived for pre Amashova dinner on Saturday. Good choice of food. Pesto chicken pasta was really tasty as well as the veggie platter. Good setting but seating may be too close to other tables for some (We heard the family next to us entire conversation)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 764rj
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We invited high ranking friends and tried to impress. TWO HOURS WAIT FROM ORDER TO FOOD ARRIVAL. The food was cold and uninteresting. Had in not been for our friends we would have complained to the duty manager. Twice before was almost as bad. Never...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Trail824115
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Good food. Fantastic service. Would highly recommend. Even at there busiest they dont faulter on service. Very pleasant surroundings.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 727lindai
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Food was ok and very expensive. Service was poor I cannot honestly recommend this restaurant and that it sad because it was great.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank B6974GZpatricks
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3 November 2017|
Response from Mishdawg | Reviewed this property |
Just the normal restaurant with a liquor licence. Probably everything is available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Mc Carthy Drive | Cascades Shopping Centre, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Pietermaritzburg
  • Phone Number: +27 33 347 1131
  • E-mail
Whatever the occasion, when dining at Olive & Oil, we aim to imbue our Guests with a sense of well-being and comfort. Our friendly staff will be on hand to indulge you with the finest traditions of the Mediterranean – exceptional food and unrivaled hospitality. Our motto is simple; comfortable food made exceptionally well!
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