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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
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

I've eaten here a handful of times, most recently I discovered the life changing Marakesh Pizza. Which was really great because I used to only come to Olive and Oil for the pork ribs untill that went off the menu, and I had been a little lost ever since. But that Marakesh Pizza is just something else, please just go... More 

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

Thank you for the input! The seafood is a solid favourite but our pizza and pasta specials on Mondays will likely interest you too :-) We hope to see you again soon, and you never know, you might see pork ribs on our menu again. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

The food was good there was a mix up with one of the orders and they quickly sorted out the problem. A restaurant that also caters for the older child which I was surprised by. Would recommend.

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

Thank you Kim. We hope to welcome you again soon. More 

milton keynes
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Love this restaurant, come regularly.. great food and great service and just a great restaurant. :) .

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Thank loopylou_99
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you, we love receiving such great words from our patrons. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Durban, Kwazulu-natal, South Africa
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Having not been for more than a year we went earlier this week. The resturant was surprising fully for a Tuesday in Hillcrest. Overall the experience was very average. Yes it is for the not so trendy crowd, yes the service is older, but with regard to the food there was nothing I could rave about. We ordered the Tuesday... More 

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

Hello Pete, thank you for the review. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with a food and service quality to meet with their expectations, and we apologise for not having met yours. We will take your feedback into consideration. More 

Hillcrest, South Africa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Perhaps for the not so funky crowd - provides the opportunity for intimate through to group dining and now has an additional kiddies' section for young families. Staff are slightly more mature which makes a difference.

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

Thanks for the input Lindsay! We hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Durban, South Africa
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is one resturant that we always can rely on for good food, great ambience and attention to detail. Our waiter was attentive, without being intrusive. Their Tuesday special of a seafood platter for two is good value for money and most importantly, delicious. Will happily go back there for a relaxed meal.

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

Thank you Terrance. Our seafood special is something that we always pride ourselves on, but don't forget the Monday pizza and pasta special as well. See you soon! More 

south africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Such a wonderful space for a quiet and peaceful night with great food! I recommend this place for couples (Date/ friends etc) who wish to have meaningful conversations around good food and atmosphere!

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

Thank you for the kind words. We welcome all kinds of gatherings, but romance is always a favourite amongst our guests. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Three of us having a very late afternoon lunch. Huge portions of delicious seafood and steak and chicken. I had the bacon and avocado topped steak, just really amazing. A little over done, but really nice flavor. Service was top shelf and the outdoor patio is just a really nice way to enjoy the area. Go and enjoy!

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

Thank you for the feedback, William. We will keep an eye on our steaks, so thanks for letting us know. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Durban, South Africa
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This was our first visit to the restaurant. Inside is very cosy and the verandah has blinds and heaters for inclement weather. The service was definitely the best we have experienced in a long time. All the waitrons were friendly and management made a point of visiting each table to see that their customers were happy. Although the restaurant was... More 

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Thank Lorj03
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

This was a repeat visit to this restaurant and as usual the welcome was warm , we were there for a light lunch and had ordered when we got a call to be in Durban in about 45 minutes , so we asked our young waiter to please expedite our order and within a few minutes our meal had arrived... More 

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

Thank you Robert for the lovely words and support. It really means so much. We look forward to welcoming 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
European, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?