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“Lost their touch”

The Olive Salad Bar & Coffee Shop
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Description: Open Mon-Sat 8am-5pm. Sundays 9am-4pm. A few months ago, The Olive made the short move to 11 College Road in Alexandra Park. The new location is a house we have adapted to accommodate the restaurant. Self-described as a restaurant specialising in healthy cuisine, The Olive is a relatively unique dining experience in Harare. We have substituted the heavy, unhealthy options normally gracing restaurant menu pages for healthier, more nutritious options that you just know are extending your lifespan. While a lot of us are apprehensive about this style of cooking, the dishes are absolutely delicious. On top of that, the food prices are reasonable and we have a variety of dishes to choose from. The Olive has a casual and relaxed atmosphere as customers can choose to sit outside by the pool or inside, under cover, if they prefer.We do outside catering, takeaways, office parties, kiddies’ lunches and lots more. Recently joining our team are Gibson and Claude (2 top Chefs from Victoria Falls.) We have also added a small kiddies play area. Our inside parking is quite substantial.
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Description: Open Mon-Sat 8am-5pm. Sundays 9am-4pm. A few months ago, The Olive made the short move to 11 College Road in Alexandra Park. The new location is a house we have adapted to accommodate the restaurant. Self-described as a restaurant specialising in healthy cuisine, The Olive is a relatively unique dining experience in Harare. We have substituted the heavy, unhealthy options normally gracing restaurant menu pages for healthier, more nutritious options that you just know are extending your lifespan. While a lot of us are apprehensive about this style of cooking, the dishes are absolutely delicious. On top of that, the food prices are reasonable and we have a variety of dishes to choose from. The Olive has a casual and relaxed atmosphere as customers can choose to sit outside by the pool or inside, under cover, if they prefer.We do outside catering, takeaways, office parties, kiddies’ lunches and lots more. Recently joining our team are Gibson and Claude (2 top Chefs from Victoria Falls.) We have also added a small kiddies play area. Our inside parking is quite substantial.
Harare, Zimbabwe
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lost their touch”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

I've been twice since they moved. I won't go again. I'm not sure what changed, but the ambiance and food are not up to their previous standard. One of my pet peeves. If the menu says rocket, don't serve lettuce. But it's more than just that.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank PeterHK1938
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7 reviews from our community

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English first
Helsinki, Finland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A very nice spot”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

This is a sweet restaurant tucked away off a busy road but with a delightful garden ambience. Good food and good service as well.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank SwedenInternational
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely Peaceful Gardens in a bustling city”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Nice experience - kind of a French mediterranean type feel about it. Good food and well priced!

Visited December 2011
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Thank Luke B
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Kigali, Rwanda
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Fresh, clean, healthy”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

This is probably the healthiest option for a restaurant lunch in Harare. Fresh, good salads, generous servings and wonderful fresh juices. Friendly service and nice environment. They also serve a good breakfast, both as "full English" or "Health" options. I regulary invite for business breakfasts and lunches and have never been disappointed.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Pascal C
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Salads in Harare”
Reviewed 3 February 2012

Having spent a lot of time in developing countries, I have come to learn the true value of a good salad that doesn't make you sick! Everything here is of the highest standard and unfailingly FRESH. The smoked salmon salad is amazing. All serves are HUGE. Beautiful setting and outstanding waiting staff. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Catherine S
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