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The Black Olive

45 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
09 407 9693
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Ranked #14 of 30 restaurants in Kerikeri
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Aug 18, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We've found Kerikeri not to be the greatest in selection for restaurants. But there are a couple of stand outs. The Black Olive being one of them. You know its good when on a Friday night in winter when most other restaurants are empty or closed, the Black Olive is jammed packed with locals. We ordered pork belly ( which... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Best restaurant for food by miles. Loved it. Thoughtful staff who put us in a quieter area away from a party of teenagers. Loved it.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Black Olive is one of our local restaurants that consistently serves great food. We like to try different places locally but sometimes come away thinking, "we should have gone to the Black Olive". It's the sort of place we feel comfortable taking visitors to. A good range of meal options. Drinks are the same price you'd pay in many... More

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Kerikeri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love to visit The Black Olive if we fancy Ribs. They are very tasty and tender and well priced. The service is always good and staff are very friendly.

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Moses Lake, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Was a bit hard to locate at night, but the homemade bread was super and I loved the stuffed rolled chicken...great flavor!! My husband was not terribly impressed with the pizza however...

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Nadi, Fiji
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This little restaurant was a great pit stop, the food was wholesome and good, service a little frantic at the start of the night but once a couple of big tables and a birthday cleared became personable and interactive. I rate this place a solid 4 out of 5.

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new zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Highly recommend Black Olive, it has something for everyone. The pizza menu is great if you're after something simple, the main menu has some delicious options, and the desserts are fabulous. Especially the sticky toffee pudding. :-) The service was top notch & the restaurant is well designed so that it can suit couples, families & groups. We were in... More

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KERIKERI
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Another place that I haven't visited for a while, those guys know how to cook, from Pizzas to Steaks lots to chose from and delicious.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Even when busy the welcoming staff make time for conversation, making you feel important, (paying customer after all) but it's sincere. The only time we've been disappointed is when we can't get a table, otherwise the food is consistently delicious, fresh and plentiful. Watching Wally prepare the pizzas is always a plus and the kitchen is also visible, always a... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had takeaways from here and were delicious and good value. And the owner was really pleasant and chatted about stuff!

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