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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 - 7:00 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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Very Enjoyable Supper!!!

Saturday night Supper and a night out for my wife and i. We ended up at Olive and Oil Hillcrest, normally i would have reserved a table and was abit surprised to find that i walked in to find that they could politely entertain us even without a reservation which was awesome. We sat down to the best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Keshen1402
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Durban, South Africa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Saturday night Supper and a night out for my wife and i. We ended up at Olive and Oil Hillcrest, normally i would have reserved a table and was abit surprised to find that i walked in to find that they could politely entertain us even without a reservation which was awesome. We sat down to the best ambiance in... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Well done to manager Craig and staff for a great evening last night! The food was done to perfection. My wife had the Dijon sirloin and I had the Gorgonzola fillet for mains and both were amazing. The service was the best we have experienced in years. Despite the restaurant being quite busy, the waiters and waitresses were very quick... More 

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Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

On our annual visit to Hillcrest we decided to ask some friends to join us for dinner in this fantastic restaurant. Reservation was made with no problems. On arrival we were shown to our table and orders taken expediently The varied menu offered great selections and a most sumptuous meal was enjoyed. Will most definitely return on next visit and... More 

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Kloof, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had booked a table on the balcony, but the temp on the day was over 30c. The staff were quite happy to move us inside to the air-conditioning. Service was excellent. They did not hover, but were instantly aware of our signals for attention. the ambiance, from light background music (unusual these days) was most pleasant. The food was... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Went to Olive and Oil in Hillcrest for our anniversary, have visited them for dinner a few times and have never been disappointed. The food has always been perfect, tasty and quantities adequate? Try the chicken stuffed with Halloumi and basil......absolutely delicious.The service is attentive without being annoying as some waitrons at other restaurants can be. The only down side,... More 

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Took friends from the UK for Dinner and they were over awed by the experience. The guys had steak cooked to perfection and the ladies had seafood delightful! Staff very friendly and attentive. Well done keep it up.

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Went to O&O Hillcrest for Lunch and the food was amazing the bruchetta very nice, I had the fillet santorini was cooked to perfection. My son had the Smashed Corriander Chicken which he thoroughly enjoyed. The service was good, we were served by Wandile who was nice but could have checked up on us a bit more but still nothing... More 

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Kloof, South Africa
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10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

what a delightful spread - set menu with choice of mains.The staff were excellent, keeping us advised of the progress at all stages. two of us had Pork Roast Belly!!!! to die for and one had the Fillet - superb. Well done to all at Olive & Oil for a superb meal and atmosphere!!

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Durban, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were guests amongst +-30 diners last night to celebrate a friends' birthday. The waiters did a remarkable job, very efficient & attentive which frankly was a very pleasant surprise as we were such a large & demanding group. The food was really good, my steak cooked to perfection although the veg were meagre & unappetising. Starter was not as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Beef carpaccio was cut to thick and almost frozen. Compared to Primi it was not good value for money.Fillet was a very poor cut, with sinew. The truffle mash was devine! Creme brûlée was not set. Service was good and atmosphere was lovely but sadly very disappointed in the food.

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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, 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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