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Olive & Oil

12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 6214
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went to Olive and Oil for a friend's surprise birthday dinner. Meals and service were exceptional good. Will definitely return.

Thank chantalr907
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Dinner for 2 with my wife on a Saturday evening. Service very good but perhaps a bit over the top when it came to checking on us. My choice was the Moroccan Chicken in Linguine. Portion was good and the food delicious. A garlic roll...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Every aspect of the evening was good. Relaxed environment and exceptional food tonight. Left feeling really satisfied.

Thank Shane-Jackie K
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I have been to Olive and Oil a few times, and each time the food was very good and the service was good. Go before 7pm for Happy Hour on their cocktails. Their main meals are well priced and expertly prepared, so good value for...More

Thank Andre G
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Normally love the food at olive & oil. The ambience at the Hillcrest branch is also much nicer ... visited again after a couple of months and unfortunately not as good as usual. The Tuscan chicken was a bit dry .. the greek kebabs a...More

Thank Lucy N
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Never disappointed with the variety of food or quality of service. Definitely not fast food but worth the wait for the unique menu. Highly recommended

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 27 March 2018

The food is Wonderful here and the service has been fantastic on all of my visits! I loved the fact that as a smoker I could sit on a nice couch, not too far from my table with my glass of wine!

Thank 50jessw
Reviewed 5 March 2018

They serve good food Great place to take friends and children. The kids area is awesome and Marilyn ensure the kids have a ball, Marilyn always remembers their names, she normally get the kids to make something with bread dough. Have not had a bad...More

Thank Dreamer1001
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Again, what Lovely evening. They always accommodate me by making a vegetarian pasta that is not on the menu: this time penne with tomato, mushroom and spinach. Very tasty. Hubby had the marrocon pasta which was excellent, just the right amount of burn;). We tried...More

Thank Gwendoline l
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Spend with friends to celebrate the new year First visit to this restaurant and was impressed Had chicken kebabs and vegetables Everybody else had various types of steak which was good A fair amount of free parking close by with security guard on duty .A...More

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Peter M
11 February 2015|
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Response from ConciergeSA | Reviewed this property |
Peter, why? Were you disappointed in the past and want to know if it's safe to return? I ate there twice during October 2014 and thought the food was great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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
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