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The Black Olive

€€ - €€€, Vegan Options
308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9693
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“black olives” (65 reviews)
“pizza” (101 reviews)
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New Zealand, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner and atmosphere. We have never been to Kerikeri before so decided to give this place a try. Good variety of pizza and sangria was lovely. Definitely recommend the seafood platter!!

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived with a party of 16 to a very warm welcome by the friendly staff. Eclectic country style fit out to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere.

Thank jonentone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here, 4 adults 2 kids. Restaurant is very noisy - maybe due to natural acoustics. Was a screaming kid for a good 30mins which didn’t help. Food was good. Drinks menu good. Overall an ok place for a pub grub style dinner and...More

Thank kelznz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would have eaten there two nights running but closed on Monday. Best pizza have ever had with a thick but light crust & lots of toppings.

Thank 1949emma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As it was my birthday and I really had no idea where to go for a meal we decided to head towards Paihia. We took the wrong turning and ended up in Kerikeri so I suggested the Black Olive as we had never been there....More

Thank 514shannon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked on the day at 7.30pm. Really warm welcomed. Awesome service with relaxed staff. Food was amazing.

Thank 4252loulou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really liked this place. Very relaxed ambience. Very good pizza restaurant + takeaway. Also does other food and bar drinks. Close to town easy access from Avalon and Kerigold accomodation.

Thank 586shane
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We were all disappointed with our meals, from the calamari that was too salty to a rather too rich Alaska pizza, and an extremely unappetising gluten free pasta meal. We were impressed with our waiters service. Be nice if the menu could change.

Thank misfortune2014
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Having just arrived in Kerikeri for a 3 night stay, we quickly checked TripAdvisor and selected The Black Olive based on menu and food photos. We wanted something with variety and simple hearty food for the kids too. We were not disappointed. From our early...More

2  Thank NamparaCove
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Good service, warm atmosphere and good choice of meals. Pizza could be offered as thin base or thick base and more consistency between pizzas - perhaps more explanation from the team on the menu. Vegan option would be good as well. Margarita was good -...More

Thank Hattie C
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I also dined at this restaurant last night and came here to post a glowing review for the staff and meals we all received last night. So I beg to differ with Ms Hannam21 and find this review quite disturbing and dillusional. I was dining near these customers who were all clearly drinking alcoholic beverages. We were dining at a large table and a member of our group even approached the owners out of concern should they need our support in dealing with you and your group. You spoke rudely, you demanded, you did not listen clearly to what the staff were informing you and continued to harass all staff when they tried to clarify things. I could see the wrist bands on your hands indicating you had all been to the Paihia food and wine festival which indicates, as well as your behaviour that you had previously consumed alcohol before coming out to this restaurant. There was also one member of your group who was persistently up and down at the bar harassing the staff. And young lady for someone who does not post reviews I have just read the many you have left here and they are ALL complaints for other places...... so perhaps you just dine at home in the future. Thank you Black Olive for an awesome evening...we will be back!!!!
25 October 2015|
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Response from jeminae | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your feed back. I am sorry you were subjected to the unpleasant behaviour from these customers. The festivals in Northland are great but unfortunately we then have to deal with the odd unsavoury... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
New Zealand, Vegan Options
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 9693
  • E-mail
Family friendly funky atmosphere relaxed and friendly, great food and great prices. Takeaway and dine in
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