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Corner of George Road and Leila_s Lane, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
+27 44 877 0731
08:15 - 23:00
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Horgen, Switzerland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took an Aperitif at this restaurant and then just a few tapas before we went for dinner to another restaurant where we had a reservation. We should have never changed, because the service and the light food were so good, we probably would have had excellent dinner too!

Thank Hans-Juergen K
Jayson S, Manager at Blue Olive Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hans, I'm extremely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Blue Olive. A pity you only had tapas however it just means you will have to come back and visit us in the future! Yours Sincerely, Jayson More 

Rome, Lazio, Italy
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place where you can have some descent food. The calamari and hake combo was good from the fried fish side but just average from the fried calamari side. The Thai green curry was good and filling. I tried one oyster, dispaointing for oyster lovers used to French atlantic oceanoysters. Reasonable prices. Nice waiters.

Thank Robin B
Jayson S, Manager at Blue Olive Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Robin, Sorry to hear that you were disappointed by our fried calamari as well as our oysters. We continuously strive to ensure that all our food is of a high standard. We have made a note of the issue and will look into it further. We use local oysters to help grow our local industry. Hopefully we can amend... More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely salad here. The roasted butternut squash was fabulous. It was quite a sizeable meal in itself no chips or bread needed. Got a lovely decaf coffee too. My friend very much enjoyed her lunch too

Thank LondonLucille
Jayson S, Manager at Blue Olive Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LondonLucille, Thank you for taking your time to write up a review and your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you and you friend enjoyed your lunch here. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Yours Sincerely, Jayson More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

In the heart of Wilderness, a restaurant like this should really give their food a fast lift. The prices are fair but the food is very average, nothing to rave about

Thank andersonyolandie
Jayson S, Manager at Blue Olive Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear AndersonYolandie, We apologize for not having delivered quality food that is expected of us. We strive to ensure that all of our food is a high standard of quality. I have messaged you to find out more about the meals you received to prevent issues such as this arising in the future. Upon your return, the outcome shall be... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We had booked a large party of guys for a 3 course meal of several options. The ostrich carpaccio was over salted. Not nice at all. This was followed by the kudu steak. A first for me and never again. Tough, salty and of no flavour. I should have ordered a burger. The mushroom sauce reminded me of that paste... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We visited twice, at midday, and enjoyed beer and a light snack. Staff are welcoming, helpful and friendly. Quality food is served and there is a good choice. The restaurant is good for people watching as it is on the roadside in the centre of the town. Street vendors are an added attraction (ladies with wooden bowls and kitchen utensils... More 

Thank Brian L
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant in the middle of Wilderness village. Shared some tapas which were on the whole good but not quite great. Our waiter however was brilliant and the service was very good. Would recommend for a light dinner if in the area.

Thank Alex T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

First visit to the Blue Olive, welcome was very friendly and food was excellent. Our group had a range of meals from Oysters, salads and pasta bolognese. Great tapas selection to start or as mains. Great service and will definitely be returning during our stay.

Thank mark g
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

our first breakfast! There was no water in the village and I was told I couldn't have coffee. I offered to buy a bottle of water if it would help. The waiter, who obviously didn't want to be there, brought us two cups of instant coffee and when the bill came, he had charged us R30 for two filter coffees.... More 

Thank Sunny Henning
Boras, Sweden
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were here in the evening and the food was very good but we had to wait a bit too long for our drinks and food to be served.

Thank ulfm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:15 - 23:00
08:15 - 23:00
08:15 - 23:00
08:15 - 23:00
08:15 - 23:00
08:15 - 23:00
08:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of George Road and Leila_s Lane, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Wilderness
  • Phone Number: +27 44 877 0731

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