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“Not quite what we hoped”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Olive & Oil

Olive & Oil
Ranked #3 of 47 Restaurants in Hillcrest
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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
Richmond, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not quite what we hoped”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

Having read the reviews we had high hopes, the service was good as reported and the meze starter we shared was also tasty. However the recommended wine and main courses were found wanting, portion sizes were too generous and the calamari in particular was a bit tough. This, combined with the price left us disappointed, not up to the standard we have come to expect in South Africa.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Dee_Parker
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Durban, South Africa
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great Value Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

Great atmosphere! Prompt polite service by knowledgeable enthusiastic waiters.

Lunch specials, starter a main and a bottle of water and glass of wine for R 99.95

I had the fish cakes followed by Garlic/Lemon prawns and shared a Crème Brule....with my hubby!

3 course meal is R119,95

Wonderful venue for business, family and couples!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank micim
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“All round awesome Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

Keep returning to Olive & Oil for the amazing food and great service. Make sure that Kelsey serves you and also have the Cheesy Lango Tails for appetizer... Yum.

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1 Thank LouisVDWalt
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, great service, a great evening out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

My girlfriend and I recently had the pleasure of dining at this establishment. The food was certainly beyond par. It was straight forward and wholesome, modern and trendy and much to my delight did not carry the pretentious nature that can be found most modern chic establishments. The service is also another high point with the staff being responsive and courteous to all our needs. Our waitress - Kelsey - ensured our evening our evening was enjoyable with no issues.

I would certainly recommend this restaurant to all looking for an evening out.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank N_Kirkiridis
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

Had a great lunch yesterday our waiter Charl was excellent. My family thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank treasure124
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