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The Black Olive

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New Zealand
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308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9693
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed January 22, 2017

We ordered by phone, a pizza and pasta dish to takeaway as it was New Years Eve and we thought it would be busy so phoned ahead. Arrived to pick up our meal and was over-charged. Not once, but twice! On the third time after much discussion, the waitress got it right. Great. Got home to find our pizza was... More 

Thank b0rnrich
1 review
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

I've been going to the black olive for over 20 years since it first opened! Has been a kerikeri institution. Moved home last year and was bitterly disappointed at the end of the year when it changed hands and the quality went down hill. However we chanced it again tonight and I have to say the food was amazing. Back... More 

Thank Kate B
BlackoliveKerikeri, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your positive response, we have worked hard to get 'back on track' and will continue to do so. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 7, 2017

As a vegetarian pizza places usually offer an option or two. The Black Olive had several veggie options to take out or dine in. I opted for the Peru; Cajun spiced kumara, mozzarella, onion, banana, cream, mango chutney, cashews in a thin base. Unusual combinations that worked really well. We sat on a protected deck which was pleasant enough. The... More 

Thank Yiannis52
1 review
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

We waited 2 hours for 2 pizzas, 1 fish and chips and a seafood platter. All came at different times and 1 pizza was over cooked. Very disappointing and as locals we won't be coming back. Seemed like the kitchen staff has no idea. The waitress was very nice, obviously embarrassed, but the evening was a disaster.

1 Thank Melanie S
BlackoliveKerikeri, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies, we are taking action to ensure improvements are made and your comments will be passed on to the kitchen. More 

Wozniki, Poland
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2016

I went here with my family to have pizza for dinner. The first thing we noticed was that half the pizza's on the menu had pineapple! :) I can understand this for a Hawaiian pizza but I have to say that many of the combinations were very unusual. This is the first time I have ever mentioned too much toppings... More 

Thank Mark B
BlackoliveKerikeri, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments - we will review the pizza toppings and check the filter as the water we use should be filtered. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice meal. Was value for money, but middle of the road. Pizzas are their strong suite. Good selection of wine and beer.

Thank Chris W
BlackoliveKerikeri, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

We hope families enjoy it here, thanks for your comments. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Nothing like it used to be. Staff agreed. Staff didn't know what specials were Mums pizza had ham that tasted off. Seafood platter was cool. Won't be visiting again

2 Thank Barbara S
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

The lamb shanks with mash potato & beans with wine jus yummy. Nice salad. The waiting staff were a bit disoganised but friendly. Suggest they look at getting more professional looking menus made and also just check all cutlery and dishes they bring out are clean. Ambience ok. Very Family friendly. All and all very nice experience

Thank toots_kiwi
BlackoliveKerikeri, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are about to have our new menus printed so using temporary ones at present so I apologise for that and we will certainly follow up on the other matters. More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 30, 2016

We have visited the Black Olive on numerous occasions, birthdays, just a place to have that Friday wind down. Food was awesome.

Thank v0nney
BlackoliveKerikeri, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Thanks so much, it's great to know the Friday wind (wine?) down happens here! More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

We'd eaten here a few times and enjoyed the food and service each time. This restaurant was very well loved by locals and the menu reliable. The risotto stack was a favourite of mine. Visited recently and the entire menu had changed. The online menu had not been updated either, so when we arrived we were extremely disappointed. Mostly pizzas... More 

6 Thank notthlandrat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $25
New Zealand
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: +64 9-407 9693
Family friendly funky atmosphere relaxed and friendly, great food and great prices. Takeaway and dine in

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