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Chartwell Drive | 19 Chartwell Centre, 15 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 561 2618
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 18:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner in this restaurant and the site is lovely and with good views. The food has high quality

Thank Ismael M
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was outstanding..the food was excellent..I personally think that overall they have improved to one of the best in Umhlanga. Will definitely visit there more often.

Thank pauldA7179TU
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Haguenau, France
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507 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there to have a nice dinner and was not disappointed at all. Basi one of the nice serveur gave me a good advice regarding fresh fish. It came just grilled with some mash potatoes. The fruity Sauvignon made the all dinner just awesome. The only negative point was the music they played on the balcony, what's this for? But... More 

Thank Hugues S
Durban, South Africa
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Food \ Nice ambience \ Great Service \ Always Fresh... However the resturant allow smokers of Vape type cigarettes to use them in the general dinning area which becomes a little annoying.

Thank niven2017
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Olive and Oil is a sure destination every time I visit Durban and it has never let me down. Sure..the balcony faces a parking lot when you don't smoke..but still it's a great atmosphere and the service is competent. Food is great and nicely plated.

Thank Lene F
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really relaxing venue for lunch (and probably dinner). A varied menu to cater for all tastes. Some of the options weren't available but the chicken I had was delicious. Friendly waiting staff. Aircon was having trouble dealing with the humidity so it was a little warm but overall a really nice restaurant.

Thank Stephen H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting, wide choice on menu and attentive staff. Made to feel very welcome without being informal. Food was very good, recommend Camembert in filo pastry and as main course Ostrich steaks😋😋😋. This should be on your agenda if you stay here in Umhlanga rocks.

Thank Hugh C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food and brilliant atmosphere. Brilliant service too. From Francois (the "welcome to the restaurant, let me show you to your table" - guy) to Prince - our waiter, everybody made us feel like we were the most important people on earth. Thank you guys. I shall most certainly come back for a repeat visit. These guys know what the... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing the past reviews, we decided to have dinner here. The signage could be better placed as you will only see it when coming from one direction and as it is on top of another restuarant we missed it, so we ended up walking from the back of the restaurant. Our reception seemed a bit frosty by the waiter... More 

Thank CheriFromSA22
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for a night out here after hearing a lot about the restaurant and seeing a decent share of vegetarian options on the menu. It all sounded great in theory. Upon arrival my party of four was seated at a ridiculously cramped table. We didn't complain as we thought the restaurant was probably booked up. During the course of... More 

Thank Yarisha O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chartwell Drive | 19 Chartwell Centre, 15 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 561 2618
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?