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Olive & Oil

15 Chartwell Drive | Shop 19, Chartwell Centre, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 561 2618
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
15 Chartwell Drive | Shop 19, Chartwell Centre, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. If only there was one in UK
"What a lovely restaurant. Nice refurb, Great staff. Kids very happy"
Kate K
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2. Best restaurant in Umhlanga
"It was the best food we had in the area in our two weeks on holiday."
Leonie G
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3. Great menu at reasonable price
"excellent menu with very pleasant staff and wines at reasonable prices"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a friends birthday. We all had different food from meat, pizza, ribs, vegetarian did. Everyone was done to perfection. Restaurant big and wasn’t loud and noisy. Prices fair but worth every cent

1  Thank beverley m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you went to Olive and Oil ten years ago and went back now you will find it is the same. Great Service! Well trained Staff ! Food good value and always tasty.

1  Thank Rex_Aspeling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Safe and secure parking. Pre booking essential. Location very good and located in Umhlanga. Great vibe and in great area. Management and staff excellent. Service very good and the food was great. Safe and secure play area for kids. Great for family or business gatherings.

1  Thank Bhejanespecialevents
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Well located on the dining and entertainment avenue in uMhlanga. Staff were friendly and welcoming. This restaurant has just the right balance between family, romantic and get your groove on dining; with food and drinks to match. We sat outside and could enjoy the alluring...More

1  Thank Sean_Slabbert_SA
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I returned to Durban on holiday and of course had to try out Olive & Oil again, in Umhlanga after their revamp which has included new dishes on their menu. We can see how popular the restaurant is, on a week day many of all...More

2  Thank YajnaGold
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We arrived without booking and was promptly seated outside overlooking Chartwell Drive. The hustle and bustle of the street can be appreciated from up there. A perfect balance of vibe and solitude. We did not order starters and went straight to mains. The Dijon, Avo...More

1  Thank Louis N
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Service and food were very good, better than one would expect from a mid-range chain restaurant. Prawns were fresh and well prepared which indicates the effort in securing fresh materials and then preparing them into tasty dishes.

1  Thank loizosa811
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Refined artist menu, great cocktails and wine, wonderful atmosphere and friendly staff. I had the Mushroom and Truffle Filet which was simply amazing. It was the perfect place to celebrate the end of a wonderful trip.

Thank CentralCaliGirl
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Looked for a restaurant whilst on holiday in Umhlanga and was impressed with the TA reviews. Arrived at the restuarant without a booking and was promptly assisted by the manager with a table for 6. Was served olives (a bit odd by themselves) but I...More

Thank 291Nancy
Reviewed 1 September 2018

I really enjoy visiting Olive and Oil in Umhlanga, the standard of service is paramount and the menu offers a variety of dishes, all prepared with excellence, it is my restaurant of choice when I am in Umhlanga

Thank pillayzeruiah
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Questions & Answers
26 July 2018|
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Response from Valene G | Reviewed this property |
There is a lunch special at the Glenwood branch but not sure about Umhlanga.
Ruth F
11 August 2016|
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Response from Olivia_Neft | Property representative |
Hi Ruth. We charge R40.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
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18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Chartwell Drive | Shop 19, Chartwell Centre, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 561 2618
  • E-mail
Whatever the occasion, when dining at Olive & Oil, we aim to imbue our Guests with a sense of well-being and comfort. Our friendly staff will be on hand to indulge you with the finest traditions of the Mediterranean – exceptional food and unrivaled hospitality. Our motto is simple; comfortable food made exceptionally well!
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