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Olive & Oil Hillcrest

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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Great Service!

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 of visiting each table to see that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lorj03
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Durban, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 of visiting each table to see that their customers were happy. Although the restaurant was... More 

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Thank Lorj03
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 waiter to please expedite our order and within a few minutes our meal had arrived... More 

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Thank Robert A
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil Hillcrest, responded to this review

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

Pinetown, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 bad as there was only 3 table so no reason for slow service, my friend... More 

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Thank 686Carol
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steaks were good, pastas ok but a salmon meal quite disappointing. Restaurant was quite empty and service was good but atmosphere perhaps a little lacking

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Thank Andrew2105
Hillcrest, South Africa
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we feel like a lovely steak we call at Olive and Oil. The steak is always served the way you ordered, waiting times are not bad and we just like the fact that even if you are a big group and everybody orders different dishes the food is always fresh!

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1 Thank Trouble1312
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil Hillcrest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review, Trouble1312. We pride ourselves on the quality of our meat, so are pleased that you enjoy our steak. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Hillcrest, South Africa
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Venue and food is/ was excellent. Only down side of the lunch date, was the service. The staff are very friendly but the actual service is extremely slow.

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Thank Donavan78
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food, catering for mid range to more upper class families. Service was superb and would definitely return.

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Thank Donna C
Durban, South Africa
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Never again will we put ourselves through that torture. The chicken was raw and had to be sent back twice. The pizza was an oily mess. The staff argued about the food and then still insisted that we pay for the inedible food They need to rethink their business. Perhaps a hotdog stand is better suited to their attitude

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Thank clan486
Pinetown, South Africa
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Enjoyed super Christmas meal with work colleagues. Chose one of the set menus which gave 3 choices for starters, mains and pud. Good attentive service and food was great. Recommended

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1 Thank Darrol C
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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112 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We brought a group of 12 here for dinner. We had eaten here before and throughly enjoyed our meals, but the service seemed a little slow (it was a Fri of Sat evening). When we returned with the large group the service was extremely slow. Again it was a weekend evening. Our group became quite dissatisfied with the slow service... More 

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1 Thank cooperlynx

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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: Pizza, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?