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Olive and Oil

Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest, South Africa
031 765 6214
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Ranked #2 of 18 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Had Sunday lunch at Olive and Oil, Hillcrest, they had a special price lunch menu, and the choices we had were excellent. Ambience was very nice and they had a fantastic musician who made it an even more pleasant experience. Well recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After having an absolutely horrible experience at a “fine dining” establishment two days prior, I was pleasantly surprised by the food, service, menu and ambiance of this small little restaurant, Olive & Oil, in a shopping centre in Hillcrest. Firstly, we were able to take the children with, a no no at the aforementioned fine dining establishment. Secondly, the children... More

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Hillcrest, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We were two adults for lunch on a Sunday. The ambience is pleasant and relaxed, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Service was prompt and attentive. The menu is extensive, offering beef, fish, pasta and seafood dishes with a Mediterranean flavour. The food was tasty and well-presented. The wine list is limited, but refined. Highly recommended.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The service food and vibe of this restaurant was amazing. i felt as if my business was wanted and valued. i really enjoyed my time

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Durban
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Never had a bad meal here. Food always great and the service comes with a friendly smile. Love eating here

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Both 2012 and 2013 was a unanimous vote to book at Olive and Oil Restaurant in Hillcrest for our Xmas function and once again we were not dissappointed. Both years we were in the private room which is stunning and the food was excellent. Last year Cam was our waitress and could not be faulted at any time. She was... More

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Glass was empty on several occasions .... had to send steak back as it was over-done and about 0.5mm thick ... didn't get value for money

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Durban, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

First time I went, I found the food overpriced and underwhelming. The second time, exactly the same experience. Two different dishes were ordered and both were smothered in the same sauce. The most irritating issue is waiting for the bill, that took 20 minutes. There are definitely better dining experiences in the area.

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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

First time at Olive and Oil and what a delightfull restaurant. Service was top draw and the meal something Gordon R would compliment. Compliments to Mangement and staff. We'll be back

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Estcourt, South Africa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I have been to quite a few Olive and Oil restaurants in the past and, yet again, the Olive and Oil in Hillcrest did not disappoint. Good, friendly service, a wide choice of tasty dishes and a great atmosphere made this another great dining experience. This restaurant is well worth a visit and comes highly recommended.

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