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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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Durban, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We always loved going to Olive & Oil Hillcrest and have been regular visitors there for a number of years. Of late however it just seems to lack something that was there previously. It is still a very good restaurant and i would recommend it however they seem to have lost their edge. The service has dropped slightly. We find... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting from the UK our hosts told us about this restaurant. We were greeted in a pleasent manner and told of the specials. Tables are a little tight for space when you have drinks glasses, side plates etc even though our waiter did clear it it still seems a bit cramped. We all ordered starters. Ostrich and mixed platters. Having... More 

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RSA
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant tonight and all of us were extremely happy with our food. My sirloin steak was cooked to perfection and the roasted veggies that came with it were great. The bar one sauce is REAL bar one sauce - big thumbs up! Only thing is the wine seemed very expensive, however they do allow you to bring... More 

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We have enjoyed many outings at Olive & Oil Hillcrest. The service is always good and the presentation of the meal is excellent. On this occasion which was for my wife's birthday, about which I had informed the restaurant in advance, and it was implied that the table would have a special touch nothing unfortunately transpired. Only after our meal... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal with family to celebrate my birthday. Food was excellent quality and service was really efficient. Staff on hand were so friendly and a real credit to this restaurant is a young lady named Marilyn who looks after the children in the kiddies area. An amazing lady who helped my kiddies make a birthday crown for me... More 

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

Thanks Carmel, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your birthday with us! We will forward your lovely review on to Marilyn too. All the best for 2017, and we hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We entertained a business executive and partner from Italy. Great food and ambience and service of the highest quality

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

Thanks Derrick. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Hillcrest, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

My hubby and I had a wonderful romantic evening at Olive and Oil on Friday evening. We were both quite stressed and needed some "üs" time and we definitely got it. Awesome food, great service as usual. Thank you guys yet again

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Thank leemarais123
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review leemarais123. We're pleased that you enjoyed the special alone time with your husband, and hope that you're able to do so again soon. More 

Hillcrest, South Africa
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Having to entertain a couple who are used to fine dining can be a headache, as the service and standards are beyond one's control. But from experience at this venue we had no hesitation at booking a table for 4 on a Monday evening. Four different starters were ordered and all arrived simultaneously, which was a good start. Presentation was... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We joined a group of friends for lunch an a Sunday. there was a fixed 3 course menu available at just under R150 which most of us chose. I had the Chicken liver peri peri as a starter. It was very good - a slight bite yet interestingly creamy. For mains, i had the Fillet medallions which were a bit... More 

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

Hi Alex. Thank you for the great review, and we hope to welcome you again to Olive & Oil. More 

Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Our family loves this restaurant because the food is always fresh and well prepared. There's enough variety in the menu to cater for most tastes. The cherry on top for us is Jess who looks after the children's play area- she is so good with the children and makes sure they have fun but also eat their food. The service... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback, Lungi N. We're really pleased that you enjoy your time with us, and will keep an eye on the above mentioned concerns. We look forward to welcoming you again. 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?