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“Good food, bad service (2 years in a row)...”

Blue Olive Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 30 Restaurants in Wilderness
Price range: $3 - $11
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Cape Town
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, bad service (2 years in a row)...”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

After having lunch at the Blue Olive back in December 2011, with some bad service (waiter being rude and not attending to my requests) we decided to go back there for breakfast during December 2012. Our waitress was friendly and helpful, and we ordered our food...After waiting 45 minutes for our Eggs Benedict, I decided to complain..The waitress assured me that the food is on its way. In 15 minutes our friends' food arrived...Another 15 minutes passed and still no food for me or my girlfriend...it arrived about 10 minutes later by which time everybody had finished their breakfast...I complained to the waitress and she apologized...though It just seems that after a year they're still not getting it right!! Good eggs benedict though, they just need to really look at their service!!! Proper management and kitchen control would do the trick!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Chris M
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Knysna, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome Service, Awesome Waiter, Awsome Place”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is really a great please, if you just want to have drinks or even to have dinner, and the prefect pleace for a nice romantic dinner. The waiter was awesome, wish I knew his name (Blond guy very happy and helpfull). We will go back there anyday. the food is so well plated and it is devine!!! and the Chilli Popper and Muchrooms are so yummy!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Erene B
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Uk
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161 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Food ok, service could be better”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Food was ok, good choice but my prawn curry was a bit mediocre. Service very slow and not overly friendly.

Visited January 2013
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Thank bruisyard
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Paarl, South Africa
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221 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Best spot in Wilderness”
Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Go here for good tapas and other dishes. Crab claws and line fish very good. Wine well priced but our service was indifferent. Try and get table at end of deck under the milkwood tree. Delicious deserts.

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Thank Paarlite
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

This restaurant is usually very full especially in the holidays but the food was brought very quickly and the waiters are very friendly, so it was very nice overall.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Hanro567
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