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12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 6214
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A family based mediterranean restaurant with an emphasis on good quality...
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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  • 49
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding Fine Dining Experience

As a food and restaurant fundi - I love trying out new places and new dishes. I have been to Olive and Oil Hillcrest 3 times and each time I have been blown away. The first time was a family lunch and we ordered off the special 3 course menu - I can definitely say that, that is value for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Jessica A
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Durban, South Africa
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  • Families with children
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

As a food and restaurant fundi - I love trying out new places and new dishes. I have been to Olive and Oil Hillcrest 3 times and each time I have been blown away. The first time was a family lunch and we ordered off the special 3 course menu - I can definitely say that, that is value for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

On a whim, my friends and I decided to try Olive & Oil in Hillcrest on a Friday night. I made a reservation but still had to wait 10 minutes for 'my table' to clear which I guess shows it's popularity. The service was a little slow, but again due to the restaurant being full. The food was delicious and... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Yesterday, the 14th july 2015, i had the pleasure of having lunch with my ex Chairman and this gem of a restaurant was his choice. They have a luncheon menu which offers one- two or three course and the 2 course at r112 was a steal. What did i have... patience friends. Starter of croquette fish cakes .. outstanding followed... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had the "lunch Deal" Great as usual. Our table had Leek/potato soup, fish cake, starters and for mains the Chicken with roasted potatoes, the Fillet served on mash potato with feta and other interesting green tasty stuff with a pepper sauce - Juicy = Delicious! Garlic Lemon Prawns were divine! For Dessert - Creme brule' - still the best... More 

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Durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Olive and Oil is a lovely restaurant and the one in Hillcrest serves great food and the service is good as well. If you are willing to pay just a little more you get what you pay for! Perfect for couples. No childrens area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A regular venue for my inner circle gatherings. Never been disappointed in 4 years. Vegetarian pizzas and other dishes are well prepared and delicious. House wines are invariably well chosen. Staff prompt and efficient regardless how busy restaurant is. A lovely environment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great food and drink. The pasta was lovely, could have picked several things on the menu, my friend had the pizza which looked and tasted good. Added the rocket salad as a side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A vibrant resturant with friendly staff and delicious food. All the dishes on the menue sound so great that it took me an hour to choose a main. They have a wine of the month special which is quite a treat. A great night out for a group of friends or family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Our favourite local "special occasion" restaurant. We've been visiting for a number of years, and have never been disappointed with any part of our visits. The menu is sufficiently varied to meet the tastes of most groups, and the food has always been well prepared. For a more sophisticated experience than the perennial Oscars downstairs, treat yourself to a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Went out on Friday night for my partner's birthday and I must say Olive & Oil didn't disappoint - from our arrival to departure the service and attention was first class. The food was also really good, served promptly and hot. Certainly recommended in this era of fast food crappy service.

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Additional Information about Olive & Oil

Address: 12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 31 765 6214
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Hillcrest
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Grill

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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