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Corner of George Road and Leila_s Lane, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
+27 44 877 0731
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
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Pretoria, South Africa
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our go-to place when we visited in 2012. The place had a special appeal, cosy, comfortable and slightly bohemian/arty. We spent many happy hours (no pun intended) there. Sadly all this was lost after the recent upgrade. It now feels cold and impersonal. Glad to say the food is still of the high quality we had then. Service... More 

Thank Xander B
Wilderness, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

New decor is great. Evening music terrible and much too loud. Manager not helpful. Sunday live music good but too loud. Could not get away from the smoke. Spoils everything.

Thank Lynne797
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place in lovely grounds with good food but a few service issues. The waiter didn't know much about the wines although he did let us try a couple first. The first 2 bottles we chose they didn't have. Then the main course arrived while we were still not finished the starter.

Thank EDED084
Knysna, South Africa
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried the restaurant yesterday after the alterations. Décor bland, no flowers on tables. Lovely fire as the weather turned. Sirloin steak tasty but when I asked for mustard I was told since the renovations, they do not keep mustard!! How crazy is that with the Spar a few steps away! Corkage R35 when the restaurant opposite charges R10!! ( for... More 

Thank Viv_and_Chris_12
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited the new blue olive. We had a great time sitting on their road side table. The service was friendly, quick and efficient. Our food was great and presentation was top notch. Keep working hard to build the new Blue Olive! You will see us again soon.

Thank Darren S
George, South Africa
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited your restaurant on Sunday to listen to Steve Newman, but unfortunately the experience was below average once again. We thought things would change with new management, but clearly not. It is such an awesome venue, you must really focus on your service, quality and presentation of the food and the ambiance. Firstly, we couldn't hear the music outside... More 

Thank IvorVR
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Our first visit to the Blue Olive was in May 2015. We stopped for a quick bite and I ended up having the best beef stroganoff EVER! Visited again after the revamp (it looks great guys) only to found that they removed the stroganoff from the menu. So naturally I was "forced" to try the seafood pot. With the stroganoff... More 

Thank Wiesie1974
Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Met up with family at the Blue Olive for a cocktail, but ended up enjoying a bottle of red wine and jalapeno poppers. A lovely place to just sit and watch the world in Wilderness go buy. Situated on the street, so it lends a street atmosphere, with a huge tree that forms part of the wooden deck area.

Thank Swan1965
Yanbu al Sinaiyah, Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the dinner and we like the flexibility that staff did to make the meal as we want it. The price is reasonable and the quantity of food is more that what you eat.

Thank Husain A
Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We enjoyed the atmoshere created by all the people here. One of the busiest restaurants with the largest variety of good food and drinks in Wilderness.

Thank Briandicks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $15
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of George Road and Leila_s Lane, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Wilderness
  • Phone Number: +27 44 877 0731

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