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The Black Olive

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New Zealand
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308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9693
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner for 3 on a recent trip to Kerikeri. All the mains were horrible: Salmon main was over cooked with hardly any vegetables - which was returned. 2 x Lamb Shank dinners were disgusting - seemed like packet mashed potatoes in a stew not a jus - did not send this back as by that ime we were starving.... More 

Thank Abhay M
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip to Kerikeri after a long day of travel we opted for dinner close to our motel. They suggested Black Olive and on a very warm evening it was a perfect choice. We opted for traditional fish and chips enjoyed with Pinot Gris and it was perfect. Would definitely return and try their interesting sounding pastas.

Thank CarolynnFC
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and i visiting from Australia had a lovely night at The Black Olive.... we had a pizza with 2 different toppings..yummy. the restaurant had a lovely vibe about it cosy and can be intimate. Dont be put off with looking from the roadway. This lovely little restaurant is tucked around the back. Very nice staff and the menu... More 

Thank Sharon G
BlackoliveKerikeri, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review it was lovely to have you here. Best wishes. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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198 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having eaten here before happily, we tried it under new management. Very disappointing. We ordered two of the pizzas and I was struggling to see how they were better than the $5 ones we could have got from Pizza Hut. Highly unlikely we'll be doing that again.

Thank Kevinfrancis65
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited mid week during the summer school holidays. Service was friendly and efficient but not intrusive. There was a reasonable selection of food including pizzas, pasta and mains. I had a lamb shank, my partner the ribs, one teen had pizza and the other fish and chips. The staff were quite happy to swap out ingredients too, I swapped... More 

Thank kiwipippa
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Sadly this restaurant is not what it used to be. They cant cook steak anymore! The kids hawaiian pizza was spicy! The staff appeared unorganised with no leadership, the first mussel on the dish was off but the rest were ok There was one waitress seen plucking her undies out of her buttcrack and then seen in the kitchen!!!

Thank Tarawa01
Kerikeri, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We ordered by phone, a pizza and pasta dish to takeaway as it was New Years Eve and we thought it would be busy so phoned ahead. Arrived to pick up our meal and was over-charged. Not once, but twice! On the third time after much discussion, the waitress got it right. Great. Got home to find our pizza was... More 

Thank b0rnrich
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I've been going to the black olive for over 20 years since it first opened! Has been a kerikeri institution. Moved home last year and was bitterly disappointed at the end of the year when it changed hands and the quality went down hill. However we chanced it again tonight and I have to say the food was amazing. Back... More 

Thank Kate B
BlackoliveKerikeri, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive response, we have worked hard to get 'back on track' and will continue to do so. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

As a vegetarian pizza places usually offer an option or two. The Black Olive had several veggie options to take out or dine in. I opted for the Peru; Cajun spiced kumara, mozzarella, onion, banana, cream, mango chutney, cashews in a thin base. Unusual combinations that worked really well. We sat on a protected deck which was pleasant enough. The... More 

Thank Yiannis52
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We waited 2 hours for 2 pizzas, 1 fish and chips and a seafood platter. All came at different times and 1 pizza was over cooked. Very disappointing and as locals we won't be coming back. Seemed like the kitchen staff has no idea. The waitress was very nice, obviously embarrassed, but the evening was a disaster.

1 Thank Melanie S
BlackoliveKerikeri, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies, we are taking action to ensure improvements are made and your comments will be passed on to the kitchen. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
New Zealand
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, Cash Only
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
Family friendly funky atmosphere relaxed and friendly, great food and great prices. Takeaway and dine in

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?