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Olive & Oil Restaurant

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15 Chartwell Drive | #19 Chartwell Centre, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 561 2618
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 18:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived with no reservation but were able to be seated straight away on a lovely table on the terrace. We were recommended a lovely bottle of white wine and both starters (of snails and charcuterie) and mains (of prawn linguine and anthea's chicken) were superb and great sized portions. Value for money was also good, we would love to... More 

Thank Gemmawilmslow
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Lovely setting, wide choice on menu and attentive staff. Made to feel very welcome without being informal. Food was very good, recommend Camembert in filo pastry and as main course Ostrich steaks😋😋😋. This should be on your agenda if you stay here in Umhlanga rocks.

4 Thank Hugh C
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for at least 8 years. Have not been in 2 years. We were so disappointed with our meals. The seafood platter was so bad we refused to pay for it. The avo and chicken salad had 3 slivers of avo. The only thing that was good was the antipasto starter. Don't waste your... More 

Thank jcordano
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an indoor outdoor setting - we preferred the outdoor terrace as it was nice and cool and offered us the view of other dining areas nearby. The choice of menu was amazing and the staff were well versed in what was on offer and the recommended foods for the adventurous palate. Ambiance was amazing as were the staff... More 

Thank Gloria B
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For some reason, experience this time was disappointing. Food average and service not as good as before.

Thank Eli G
McGregor, South Africa
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday evening and pretty busy Lovely piece of Cape salmon good wine list friendly and efficient service by Stu fried calamari nice and tender and good panacotta to finish it of This was a nice easy going dining experience with good food wine and service The windows are to high though maybe bring a few to the floor level but... More 

Thank Baroqueboerre
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for anniversary dinner. Food was excellent. Linda served us,friendly and helpful,good advice regarding food choices. Wil go back.

Thank Marieke D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice fish dish and service, but no sea view. Possible to sit outside. Offers great white wine as well 👍

1 Thank Argento73
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely great service from our waitress Linda! You made our anniversary dinner the best. Enjoyed every meal from our starters to dessert. Thanks from Mr & Mrs A. Krishen

2 Thank ColleenKrishen
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we take a trip to Durban we always make the time for a great meal at Olive and OIl they have fabulous service and the food is always fantastic.The best steaks no matter how ordered are the best in SA, their ideas and additions are out of this world the flavors divine

2 Thank Liesel11111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Chartwell Drive | #19 Chartwell Centre, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 561 2618
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?