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The Black Olive

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308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
6494079693
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Overall experience great

After seeing the 2 previous unhappy reviews and checking with the staff they assured us it was not the normal level of service. We were seated quickly out on the deck . Particularly enjoyed the garlic bread, unsure about the make up of the risotto stack, calamari and pasta went down well.With the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Steffi1308
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Lymington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's ok. Steak was tasty but not great. Service was good. Nice wine. Pizzas were different and seemed popular. Lots of families.

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Thank Graeme B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After seeing the 2 previous unhappy reviews and checking with the staff they assured us it was not the normal level of service. We were seated quickly out on the deck . Particularly enjoyed the garlic bread, unsure about the make up of the risotto stack, calamari and pasta went down well.With the exception of some roast potatoes we all... More 

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1 Thank Steffi1308
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Booked a reservation at this restaurant. My mum ordered the chicken dish which looked really amazing and tasted really good and I ordered the lamb shank with beans and mashed potato which was good too.

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1 Thank asxman
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner was a little disappointing,especially when dinner is the whole package. The main course food was nice and could not be faulted. However the service was lacking. There was a long delay in the main arriving and we were not kept informed of a delay. When the main did arrive there was no apology. And we were not asked if... More 

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Thank Laurie R
Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had read other reviews before deciding to go here. Was unimpressed with service and setting which did not match other reviews. Our table was in a thoroughfare even though we had booked and there were other tables available. Dessert menu boring with three ice cream options so didnt bother. Main meal was nice but had a long wait for it... More 

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Thank Alikr2015
Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Kerikeri for 4 nights and ended up eating here every night. Our motel host recommended The Black Olive and he certainly gave good advice. Great range in the menu, delicious food, we sampled different things from the menu each night, although some of us did go back to favourites. Also great service from our waitress Millie, who... More 

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2 Thank Jeni B
Coalgate
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the food here and the prices weren't over the top. I had Spare Ribs and they were falling off the bone tender with a yummy sauce. Other people in our party were also very happy with their food.

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1 Thank TudorCoalgate
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The black olive is easy to find on the way into town and the lovely garden area set the scene for a lovely dining experience. Our food arrived quickly and was delicious. I don't normally order ribs but I saw a review that claimed they were really good so thought I'd take a chance. I wasn't disappointed! My partner had... More 

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1 Thank sweetjamm
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought this would just be the usual, same old pizza place, like all the others. I had been sick that day and we needed something for dinner so I ordered something I thought would be relatively bland but easy on my stomach and do the job (plain cheese pizza). I was so wrong. It didn't make me worse and... More 

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1 Thank AInwood
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and service of this restaurant. As it was attached to a camp and cabin site, we had quite low expectations. We were very wrong and would definitely recommend and would return. Very good selection of well cooked dishes and great service.

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Thank Nigel P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: 6494079693

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 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?