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Olive & Oil

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12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 6214
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Westville, South Africa
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We went to O&O Hillcrest for a family member's birthday. We chose Olive and Oil to try somewhere different and were not disappointed. We were greeted by a very efficient host and he dealt with a seating delay very professionally. Our waiter was very pleasant and the food was superb. Wonderful way to celebrate!

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Thank Gr00vy69
Hillcrest, South Africa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A few years ago, I found that it was terrible on many occasions. I vowed never to return, however, we ate there not too long ago and I was pleasantly surprised. Our meals and service were good.

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Thank Dazey12
Chuncheon, South Korea
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant for meals with friends, family (not young children), couples and business alike. They are professional and their food is great.

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Thank jokiepoe
Richards Bay, South Africa
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Lovely and friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere. Our first time at Olive and Oil was on a cold winters night, the restaurant was full inside and we had to sit outside. The host brought a blanket for my fiancé and also moved the patio heater closer. The kitchen didn't took long with our meals, really surprising as they were really busy.... More 

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Thank Izakej
Clarens, South Africa
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Went to Olive & Oil expecting nothing as we were hungry and it was after 8PM, Restaurant was full inside so we sat on the patio overlooking a car park. The staff were great and the service and food not bad at all, just one complaint, a R20,00 charge on people sharing a dish (I can understand why they do... More 

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Thank Ray M
Hillcrest, South Africa
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

My friends and I recently went for lunch at O&O and have to admit the meals were outstanding value. 6 of the party of 8 had the lunchtime special and the others off the main menu. The special really is aptly named as I had the baby sole main and a starter of chilli fishcakes and then rounded off with... More 

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Thank Peter M
Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Friendly Staff, stylish establishment, fantastic service. My top choice for Kingklip. We are always delighted with our meals, and will keep returning.

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Thank TKriek01
Hillcrest, South Africa
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

My friend and i decided to try the lunch special and it was well worth it.. loved the food. This is one of my favourite restaurants that i have frequented at different venues for many years with my family.

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Thank 41katen
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the feedback. Our lunch special is popular, and who doesn't enjoy a complimentary glass of wine?! Please do join us again soon. More 

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We have had 2 meals at this restaurant in the last week, both were great. I use the word great in the absence of using the word outstanding, which this restaurant could be. The decor, ambiance and the meal itself were outstanding, however the quality of the service was just not quite up to scratch. With a little more work... More 

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Thank Kevclarke1964
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, and the constructive crit regarding service. We will certainly work on improving, and do hope to welcome you again soon. More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We went for an early dinner with the kids. There is a lovely woman who looks after the kids so my husband and I had peace :-) I had the Tuscan Chicken which was really amazing. It had crispy, butter fried sage leaves and lots of yummy mushrooms and red onions. My husband had the smashed coriander chicken. The menu... More 

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Thank liskathom
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback. Apologies about the egg mix up, but pleased that you otherwise enjoyed your meal, and that the children like our play area! We hope to welcome you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?