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All 19 Hillcrest Restaurants

Olive and Oil

Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest, South Africa
031 765 6214
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Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Hillcrest
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Durban, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The new Lunch special menu will wet anyones appetite! Starters - Chicken livers, fish cakes etc in generous portions. The main - fillet steak, mushroom sauce with veg and roasted potatoes cannot go wrong! I had the 2nd of main course choice, 6 plump prawns on rice with garlic, chilli and parmesan cheese = table extra's No charge! Dessert -... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We dropped by for lunch on a Monday in October. I decided on a vegetarian dish while the rest of the family had meat dishes and certainly a variety. Every dish was so well prepared and even the children cleaned out their plates.They also had great specials.Loved their olives and yet I don't usually fancy them.It's what's they put in... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Friends took us to this restaurant tonight and we just raved and raved with every bite. The decor was smart and classic and our waiter was sharp and very attentive to our request for food and drinks. My piece of Fillet exceeded all expectation. If I raved any more you would think I'm exaggerating. A full 10 stars from me.

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Cape Town
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I found the service great. Not sure if there was an electrical problem but twice the lights went out and then came on very bright for a second and then back to normal. Probably just something tripping the main board. I had the night's special - grilled Yellowtail crusted in sesame seeds on a bed of stir-fried veges. The food... More

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great restaurant and good value for classy food and service. Have visited often since opening and has never been a let down. Variety of dishes are as good as you get anywhere. From Pizzas to seafood or succulent steaks you will not be unhappy as the friendly waiters serve you.

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Durban, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Olive and Oil Hillcrest doesn't compare to its sister in Umhlanga. Whilst the food was tasty, the serving sizes were small, and the bill big. Service was a bit slow, and this is inexcusable being mid month and not full. Nice location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Simply the very best Mediterranean restaurant in the outer west. Excellent vegan alternative. Both casablanca and Marrakesh pizzas being delicious. Service always first Class along with pricing and ambience.

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Durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had a nice evening, the staff were friendly and the food was great. We had the Gorgonzola Fillet with bacon and a Fisherman's platter. The seafood was good and fresh and the fillet was delicious and tender. Nothing beats the taste of fresh seafood. Overall a good atmosphere and enjoyable evening. Thumbs up

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Gillitts, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A reliable restaurant for intimate to family gatherings. Large menu and good service. Not overpriced with decent portions.

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I decided to treat ourselves to Date Night last week, as we had seen so many yummy pics and good posts on facebook etc. Well, even if i took a pic of the platter, it would not have done it any justice!! The meal was so heavenly, that I was sad when I finished my last mouthful... More

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Address: Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest, South Africa
Phone Number: 031 765 6214
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Hillcrest
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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