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Olive and Oil - Glenwood

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149 Bulwer Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
0312016146
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    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
So good to include all generations

This is a lively popular restaurant .The food is Italian based but allows for all tastes . My grandchildren enjoy it as they have a choice as well .Quote" All the food is not only too grown up" We have really enjoyed evenings here as a couple out for an evening or as a family outing. Try it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Heath R
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Durban, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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239 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Durban, South Africa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a lively popular restaurant .The food is Italian based but allows for all tastes . My grandchildren enjoy it as they have a choice as well .Quote" All the food is not only too grown up" We have really enjoyed evenings here as a couple out for an evening or as a family outing. Try it , you... More 

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Durban, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Lovely ambiance and classy table appointments. Attentive service and good food well presented. Always busy, but never noisy. A slight drawback are the steep stairs up to the restaurant, but it is definitely well worth the climb.

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Olive and Oil consistently offers tasty meals at a reasonable price. Don't expect something wild or outlandish, but you will be guaranteed a well cooked tasty meal.

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Durban, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If I'm not going to say something good rather say nothing .... taken me a while to even complete this review started it in January! Maybe, just maybe it has improved

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Have been to Olive and Oil a few times with my Family, Friends and with my husband and all occasions the food was simply amazing. The staff have patience with my very active 5 year old which makes the experience even more enjoyable.

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Lisbon District, Portugal
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It was really great atmosfer,Great food.Nice specials. The Seafood extravaganza on Tuesday is good value. Sunday lunch it is good too.

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Durban, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was invited to a birthday party dinner for around 15 people last week and must say I was suitably impressed. The ambience was great, the food was even better and the service was top notch. Our waiter, Billy Mclean, was fantastic and totally attentive, along with his manager Jiren. They, and all the staff, couldn't do enough for us... More 

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Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Nice terrace, very good food, a lot of different things on the menu and a good selection of wines. I had an ostrich fillet perfectly cooked and very juicy. Higly recommended!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Lovely setting, great food with a good selection to choose from. Attentive staff with good atmosphere. I like the touch of the Olive and Oil on the table on arrival.

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Iowa City, Iowa
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Our hotel was very close to Olive and Oil so we ended up visiting twice. Both times the food was great and the service was good. The atmosphere is very nice, as well.

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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: 0312016146

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients
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?