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Olive & Oil

) #3 of 36 Restaurants in Hillcrest ££ - £££ Seafood, Mediterranean,
12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 6214
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (5 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
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51 - 60 of 163 reviews

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.

Thank Kim L
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2016

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

Reviewed 5 April 2016

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

Thank loopylou_99
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2016

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

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...More

Thank Pete W
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

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.

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.

Thank Lindsay G
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2016

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

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...More

Thank Terrance W
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2016

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!

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!

Thank mavusana
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2016

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.

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...More

Thank William A
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2016

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.

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...More

Thank Lorj03
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...More

Thank Robert A
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2016

Thank you Robert for the lovely words and support. It really means so much. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 28 January 2016

having lunch with a friend down from Johannesburg, we waited 30 minutes for a starter, plus a extra 1hr 45mins for the main courses to be brought, while a staff member sat on his cel phone not looking at his customers, the service is really...More

Thank 686Carol
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Peter M
11 February 2015|
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Response from ConciergeSA | Reviewed this property |
Peter, why? Were you disappointed in the past and want to know if it's safe to return? I ate there twice during October 2014 and thought the food was great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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