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Olive & Oil

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149 Bulwer Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
27312016146
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Whatever the occasion, when dining at Olive & Oil, we aim to imbue our...
Whatever the occasion, when dining at Olive & Oil, we aim to imbue our Guests with a sense of well-being and comfort. Our friendly staff will be on hand to indulge you with the finest traditions of the Mediterranean – exceptional food and unrivaled hospitality.

Our motto is simple; comfortable food made exceptionally well!
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  • 161
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Accommodating and Friendly, great Eat Out

With no pre booking on a busy Friday night we were very graciously accommodated. We asked for our meal to be adjusted to suit and this was also very graciously accommodated. The Kingklip on a bed of mash topped with mushrooms, drizzled with a creamy sauce with grilled prawns on the side spiced to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
pmoonsamy
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Durban, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With no pre booking on a busy Friday night we were very graciously accommodated. We asked for our meal to be adjusted to suit and this was also very graciously accommodated. The Kingklip on a bed of mash topped with mushrooms, drizzled with a creamy sauce with grilled prawns on the side spiced to taste was great. Parking was a... More 

Helpful?
Thank pmoonsamy
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you pmoonsamy, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal and service at Olive & Oil, and look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyable food and atmosphere. The price of the meals are not excessive. They also have a kids eat free special on Sundays.

Helpful?
Thank KTraveller2014
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Hi KTraveller2014, thank you for the positive words. We look forward to seeing you again soon - perhaps Sunday? ;-) More 

Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We got to the venue at 18h10 for a reservation at 18h30. On arrival we had to walk up to a manager on duty to be welcomed. She gave the impression that she was very nervous and could not quite figure out what size of table to give us as we had a 2 year old with us. I had... More 

Helpful?
Thank CruisingSA
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Dear Cruising SA, we appreciate you taking the time to give us this valuable feedback. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at our family-run restaurant. While we strive very hard to deliver and maintain a high level of service and quality of food that brings a large loyal following, we recognise that it is... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant has a good choice of food and the food is well-presented, tasty and the service excellent. I did feel the ostrich was a little too rare for my taste but that is perhaps a cultural difference where medium rare in South Africa is perhaps rare in the UK.

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1 Thank idleeater
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On Tuesday night, we celebrated our belated 36th Wedding Anniversary at Olive & Oil Glenwood as on the actual day the week before, I was ill. We decided to do the Uber thing seeing it was a special occasion and what a pleasure. We were welcomed into this lovely restaurant by the ever so friendly Manager on duty and he... More 

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1 Thank Z5038XNpats
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely feedback, Pat. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience, and wish you another 36 years of wedded bliss ;-) More 

Ramsgate, South Africa
Level Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh fusion foods on offer, once again I was spoiled for choice with a nice vegetarian range of food too! The venue is always busy and is frequented by a mixed bag of business, trendy groups of youngsters and couples. The staff kept a watchful eye on our table and service was flawless!

Helpful?
Thank vickywentzel
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you vickywentzel for the positive feedback. We hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Toronto
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, nice atmosphere, family friendly, great service. Had a wonderful meal, staff very friendly.

Helpful?
Thank Ricardo113113
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you Ricardo113113, your review means a lot. Please do visit us again soon. More 

Durban
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is great, Service excellent. Nice restaurant maybe too many tables so a bit crampt for space. Generally highly recommended.

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1 Thank logann176
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Logann176. We'll look into the spacing and table layout, but appreciate your words of support. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very good menu for both adults and kids - staff are friendly and the service was excellent - would go there again

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

Thank you for the review, Kevin. We look forward to welcoming you again! More 

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Olive and Oil Glenwood is a very relaxing resturant to visit and the food is great, THe ambience of the place is beautiful

Helpful?
1 Thank 859gl
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, 859gl. We appreciate it and are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 149 Bulwer Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: 27312016146

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

Whatever the occasion, when dining at Olive & Oil, we aim to imbue our Guests with a sense of well-being and comfort. Our friendly staff will be on hand to indulge you with the finest traditions of the Mediterranean – exceptional food and unrivaled hospitality.

Our motto is simple; comfortable food made exceptionally well!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?