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“Sunday Lunch”
Review of Olive & Oil

Olive & Oil
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 16
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had a very pleasant Sunday lunch at our local Olive and Oil. The choice of a three course meal with wine for R139.95 is a very affordable option with a good selection of choices. The extras that are offered - olives and cold , flavored water are thoughtful and welcoming.

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Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Thank you for the feedback, Ellen, and pleased that you enjoyed the lunch special. Please do visit again soon!

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

My wife and I went recently. We were stuck in a dark corner and the staff tended to forget about us! We both ordered chicken dishes. Mine was supposed to have chilli in it but there was none. It took a while to find someone to ask.........it turned out that they had swopped our dishes around!! My wife does not eat chilli but there was no chilli in it.

To cap it all we had a complimentary voucher for a bottle of wine and we were charged for it. My wifes chicken was tasty though!!!

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Thank Warwick W
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has good service before 7pm and the food is seriously delicious. Try avoid going near or after 7 as it just gets too full and the service is then quite shocking. I don't think they have enough staff members to deal with the rush.
We've enjoyed all our meals there but wouldn't recommend their Nutella brownie - hard and overcooked.

Thank Lara V
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

We went to celebrate my sister in laws honors graduation .The venue is wonderful and very inviting. The manager on duty was friendly and welcoming. It was a Monday night and I presume that it is not normally a busy night, but there was a graduation ceremony at UKZN that day and the restaurant was quite busy. The food was very good and tasty but the one complaint is that three of us ordered the pasta "special" and one of us a normal pasta dish. What was quite obvious was the difference in portion size between them. Come on guys, don't call it a special and then half the portion size.

Our waiter was fantastic but he was spread a little too thin as the restaurant was busy and we waited a long time to order our mains and desserts as he had too many tables to look after.

All in all not a bad evening but we have had better in the past.

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Thank carlosdefreitas
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

With what can only be described as a "Come In-Get me smile", host /manager and waitrons alike allowed us to feel at home, rather than "just" welcome, as I directed my guests to the deck-where a river runs through- to indulge our nicotine cravings- and enjoy sun-downers. Well that was the plan..
Mother nature of course had other ideas, & decided that fun was to be had by all!
A sudden torrent of rain arrived minutes after our drinks, & as we enjoyed the 80's stylish poise of glamour with our smokes & care-free late summer casualness-
our crew of service oriented individuals ensured drinks, smokes, hand-bags, amongst other things, along with our delicious starters were repositioned under canvas umbrellas, without so much as an "Excuse me" ?. Relaxed and comfortable, and sampling an array of Good entrees : Saganaki, Fromage Camembert and Panko prawns with freesh foccaccia, We had within 30 min ordered fresh line fish, gourmet tuscan chickens, Fresh penne , salads et al accompanied by service par excellence!
As the aromas of the feast before us mingled with fresh rain-washed trees and gurgling river, we were indulging pure senses with each mouthful of the chefs culinary feats-(Who knew Tuscan Chickens , and grilled line fish tasted so divine!).
From fresh flavourful food and waitrons who knew the menu like their own palette- Our fabulous Al fresco Friday had turned to delicious delectable Mediterranean delights on Mc Carthy Drive, Maritzburg.

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Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016

What an entertaining piece! Thank you, it was lovely to read and we so value such positive and encouraging words. We look forward to welcoming you again soon at our PMB venue.

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