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The Black Olive

) #19 of 33 Restaurants in Kerikeri ₹₹ - ₹₹₹
308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9693
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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51 - 60 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 29 June 2016

The quality of the food is good and all the dishes I've had from here were very tasty. BUT the staff seem stressed and seem to not wanting to be there. Unfortunate. Also I ordered two large pizzas ( they were about 35 cm diameter)...More

Thank Addie24N
Reviewed 27 June 2016

It was a spur of the moment decision to go so had no booking but they managed to accommodate us around the fireplace which was warm and cosy on a cold winters night

Thank pufftrouble
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Pizzas here are spot on. Yummy toppings, great prices, lovely setting and always service with a smile. Perfect family meal out and for parties. THANKS! :-)

Thank EllenHardingEH
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The night we visited it was pouring with rain and cold the restaurant was warm and welcoming., Staff friendly and good device, Seafood Risotto was devine however my husband thought the lamb shanks lacked flavor.

Thank Gaylene R
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

At first sight I was excited to come here. The staff were very friendly and attentive without being pushy. The "garlic bread" is basically a massive pizza which had a delicious strong garlic flavour without being overwhelming. Definitely tasted like a homemade base. Salmon, well...More

Thank Jea M
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Wasn't too sure based on reviews. Had a perfectly cooked pasta, full of flavor. Great service and lovely atmosphere. Will be back for sure. Pizzas looked great.

Thank Aline P
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Good service, good food, good value. All four of us enjoyed our visit. Each of us had different choices from a good selection. All of us enjoyed the visit and we will return

Thank WesMarmaduke
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Having struggled through 2 other much higher rated restaurants, i thought I'd try the Black Olive. I ordered the New Orleans, which was easily the best pizza I've eaten in Kerikeri. The rest of the family were also impressed, so if it's pizza you're after,...More

1  Thank Kevinfrancis65
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Amazing service, staff always smiling, always eager to please and the food is amazing, love the New Orleans pizza, I dream about that pizza when I move away! Awesome..

1  Thank Dayna R
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Great food served here. A big group of us went and everyone left delighted with their choices. That says a lot. The place does get noisy but there is nothing that can be done about people having too good a time.

2  Thank Annee B
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I also dined at this restaurant last night and came here to post a glowing review for the staff and meals we all received last night. So I beg to differ with Ms Hannam21 and find this review quite disturbing and dillusional. I was dining near these customers who were all clearly drinking alcoholic beverages. We were dining at a large table and a member of our group even approached the owners out of concern should they need our support in dealing with you and your group. You spoke rudely, you demanded, you did not listen clearly to what the staff were informing you and continued to harass all staff when they tried to clarify things. I could see the wrist bands on your hands indicating you had all been to the Paihia food and wine festival which indicates, as well as your behaviour that you had previously consumed alcohol before coming out to this restaurant. There was also one member of your group who was persistently up and down at the bar harassing the staff. And young lady for someone who does not post reviews I have just read the many you have left here and they are ALL complaints for other places...... so perhaps you just dine at home in the future. Thank you Black Olive for an awesome evening...we will be back!!!!
25 October 2015|
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Response from jeminae | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your feed back. I am sorry you were subjected to the unpleasant behaviour from these customers. The festivals in Northland are great but unfortunately we then have to deal with the odd unsavoury... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 27
New Zealand
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 9693
  • E-mail
Family friendly funky atmosphere relaxed and friendly, great food and great prices. Takeaway and dine in
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