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Olive & Oil Restaurant

12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 6214
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • 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 yesterday via mobile

Great menu, friendly staff, lovely ambiance. Pity no elevator / access for people with limited mobility.

Thank Currant_Bun1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family visited the restaurant after many years. And i must say... its even better and now its a must every month. Absolutely tasty menu. The food is delicious great tasting starters and decadent desserts. You wont go wrong... almost guaranteed that you will enjoy...More

Thank bn412
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great venue in Hillcrest, our entourage of 10 chose just about everything on the menu... ! from a Mexicana Pizza to Gnocchi, generous starters as well.... and Olives ...never seen so many olives on a table... The Italians loved it ;) and probably why it...More

Thank NerveEventsSA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was great food with a great Sunday lunch vibe. Had a musician which wasn't intrusive. Perfect melodies to digest the scrumptious meals provided. Plus the staff were excellent and very accommodating. Children friendly environment that the family will love. Sundays u12 eat free with...More

Thank manesh n
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We found a spacious table for 5 on the verandah after guests had enjoyed a chat and refreshments on the comfy couches. It was peaceful and service was great! We all enjoyed our meals from pastas to the chicken dishes, well presented! We love dinner...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We had heard and great things about this establishment, so we visited this passed Saturday for lunch with friends. Of the 4 adults main meals, no one classed theirs as great - 2 were ok and 2 were bad. The line fish was so overcooked...More

Thank DaneSalmon
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, excellent food and excellent value for money. Our waiter Riccardo was effecient, on the ball, friendly and always available. Our son played in the childrens playroom and was looked after by a fabulous child minder Marilyn, she was brilliant and my son loved...More

Thank Kiley S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Three mothers and out children decided to have lunch on a Saturday at Olive and Oil Hillcrest and we were blown away with how gorgeous the restaurant is for adults and children. Marilyn in the playroom is worth double her weight in gold! The children's...More

Thank LMAdkin
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for your review! We agree, Marilyn is such a gem! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Olive and Oil restaurants in the Durban area are well known, especially for their high standards. The Hillcrest restaurant is particularly good. The food is interesting and memorable as it is of a high standard. The restaurant has an elegant decor. The service is very...More

Thank maryann52za
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hi Maryann, thank you for such a considered review!

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Went here for a sunday lunch and sat inside which is not suitable for a lunch. The place has a varandah which will be better for the daytime. The interior is dark and romantic which is ideal for and evening meal. The waiters are non-existant...More

Thank Glyn G
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Hi Glyn, thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your taking the time to let us know of your experience and will be taking these points into consideration. We are disappointed to hear that the service was not up to the quality and standard we...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
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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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