We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Olive & Oil

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 6214
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 132: English reviews
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was on my way back from Pmb with business colleagues, who are particular about their food and I am always under pressure to impress them or take a lot of abuse, so after a bit of research and asking a few mates up there what they suggested, we decided on Olive and Oil. What a fantastic lunch....really great food,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nev2015
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your business meal with us, and please visit again soon. More 

La-Lucia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really quality, well prepared food. Always a sure bet. I've never left this restaurant disappointed.

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

Thanks PG, it's great to know that our patrons are left satisfied. Please visit us again soon. More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whenever we have a special celebration, or overseas visitors, because the food and service are excellent, beautifully presented, and won't break the bank.

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

Thank you, Cynthia, and please do visit us again sometime soon. More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Generally under rated restaurant with great food and not often excessively busy or noisy. Has a kids play area for parents to ring kids along too.

Helpful?
Thank philiphV4331XV
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you Philip for the review. We're pleased to know that you enjoy your experiences with us. Visit us again soon! More 

Level Contributor
59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice every now and then to step it up a bit. Setting, service and food are all very good at average restaurant prices. They run a good lunch time special, that is well worth it.

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

Thanks Darren, we hope to welcome you again soon. More 

auckland
Level Contributor
44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with a large group. Our waiter was so professional I called the Manager over to acknowledge such an excellent staff member. The waiter knew the menu in detail and could answer every question we asked. He explained all the specials in detail..no notes. This level of professionalism should be the norm in the industry but sadly it's not.... More 

Helpful?
Thank jsdkoc
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My current favourite restaurant.... fantastic friendly fast service, with impeccable delicious food... highly recommended, but you have to book especially over weekends.

Helpful?
Thank Antionette B
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved it. Popped out with a friend for a quick bite. We sat outside on the balcony as it was a lovely sunny day. The service was friendly and efficient and the waitress was charming. There was a wide selection on the menu and the food was delicious. There is something for everyone. The iced teas, milkshakes and fresh juice... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sandi P
Westville, South Africa
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to O&O Hillcrest for a family member's birthday. We chose Olive and Oil to try somewhere different and were not disappointed. We were greeted by a very efficient host and he dealt with a seating delay very professionally. Our waiter was very pleasant and the food was superb. Wonderful way to celebrate!

Helpful?
Thank Gr00vy69
Hillcrest, South Africa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A few years ago, I found that it was terrible on many occasions. I vowed never to return, however, we ate there not too long ago and I was pleasantly surprised. Our meals and service were good.

Helpful?
Thank Dazey12

Travelers who viewed Olive & Oil also viewed

Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal
Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal
 
Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal
Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal
 

Been to Olive & Oil? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
European, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Hillcrest
  • Phone Number: +27 31 765 6214
Description
A family based mediterranean restaurant with an emphasis on good quality food value for money and an overall dining experience. Catering for all tastes we do a wide array of dishes from seafood to grills we also cater for children with a kiddies menu

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Olive & Oil and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Hillcrest, South Africa
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Olive & Oil staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?