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Black Olive

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7 Harvard Street, Howick 3290, South Africa
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Howick, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Black Olive has been under new ownership for just over a year and as regular (weekly) diners for the past 3 and a half years we have noted significant improvement over the past year. Food preparation is undertaken by the owner who follows through with the customer once the meal has been served. The menu is sufficiently broad to... More 

Thank CraigPL1949
Kununurra, Australia
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148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely evening starting with a healthy serve of grilled mushrooms, followed by mains of steak / fish, capped of with don pedro's all washed down with the recommended red wine. Somehow we missed the black olives! Although nothing was outstanding, the overall experience was very satisfactory and it's somewhere we'd recommend.

Thank Allan W
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

They served delicious black olives as a table snack which is also available to buy in jars to take home. I absolutely loved their coffee that is being supplied by Steam Punk Coffee Roasters. Everyone at the table was satisfied by their quick service and tasty meals. Prices are affordable. Had a lovely time!

Thank Geraldine G
Mooi River, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This restaurant is just the place for pensioners to have a meal and their special of the day is affordable and delicious.

Thank wildberryguestfarm
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Black olive is under new management. The restaurant has had a face lift and is looking lovely. Great food. Great service. Good steam punk coffee. Well done and keep going!

Thank Gillon B
Howick, South Africa
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93 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2017

the new owners are really making a big difference. Friendly Lady greats you at the door. Menu has some good options, for every taste. Make sure you book on Fridays night as it is fairly busy.

Thank maizemiller2003
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Friends who regularly go for Sunday lunch invited to Black Olive yesterday....you have other options of meals, but Sunday they offer a Roast of the Day with dessert at a reasonable price....portion size was just right...absolutely delicious....service excellent....a wonderful time was had by us all...and a definite return shall be planned

1 Thank Donna M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice light lunch of fish and chips and burgers. Lots of food considering the prices. And good service too.

2 Thank Paul J
Shanghai, China
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119 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at this restaurant and enjoyed the service. The portion sizes were great, but I'm afraid the Fish (overlooked) and French Fries were a bit oily!

Thank Chris P
Fish Hoek, South Africa
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

I really enjoyed the friendly service and we sat outside in the mist because it was very pleasant and the temperature was great. Being curry fanatics we ordered the lamb curry and it took me down memoiry lane to my younger days when I lived in Durban and my mother made curry. The lamb curry here reminded me so much... More 

1 Thank Pierre R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Harvard Street, Howick 3290, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Howick
Run personally by Grant and Ann Muir these home cooked meals cater for all tastes from a Steak to a Hamburger to a pasta. Food is prepared by Grant and served by Ann with the help of very polite and friendly African ladies. This is a value for money eatery providing a lovely evening out. Really recommend this place if in the area.

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