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Olive & Oil

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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, Late Night, 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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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
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  • 0
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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
Never Disappoints

Having had several Sunday lunches here I have never been disappointed. The food and service are excellent . Their latest addition of a supervised play area has simply rocketed this restaurant into another level. I visited today with my family and a 3 year old. We had a most enjoyable and relaxed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
mawalker
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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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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Having had several Sunday lunches here I have never been disappointed. The food and service are excellent . Their latest addition of a supervised play area has simply rocketed this restaurant into another level. I visited today with my family and a 3 year old. We had a most enjoyable and relaxed meal knowing that she was happy and looked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We met for a corporate supper there, about 80 people. The staff were very welcoming, the atmosphere was warm and comfortable. The menu had obviously had lots of planning and thought. The starters arrived, a mezze platter served with wedges of garlicky foccacia, all very tasty and I could have stopped right there. For mains, I chose the Filet with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

went for a lunch time meal. The food was mediocre and uninspiring. The service was barely above a snail's pace. The best part of the place is the el fresco dining experience upstairs. ..but for the rest it is just mediocre.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I and our 2 boys come here often for both lunch and dinners. Magical atmosphere and incredible food. Great play area for the kids. Friendly service and very affordable prices. Love it here.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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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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