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Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A good quality restaurant in the centre of Umhlanga. Good quality service and food . Can recommend and would certainly go again. Reasonably priced with good menu selections.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such a wonderful experience. The food and service was excellent. Look after Pemba he is such a gem to your restaurant. One of the best waiters we have ever had . Thank you.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 November 2021 via mobile

One of the best choices we have made so far, food is amazing . Staff extra friendly and professional. And. The place looks amazing

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 19 October 2021

I haven’t been here since what seems the Middle Ages (2018) and was then disappointed - this was a much improved visit – the venue is quite extensive with comfortable seating – the menu good – the meals were whole and hearty – efficient staff...– reasonable prices – nice wine list with several vintage offerings – all in all a very pleasant lunchMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2021 via mobile

Exquisite food, fantastic service. A really wonderful restaurant in Umhlanga that, in my opinion is entirely underrated. What an absolutely stunning meal, excellent wine, and brilliant service.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 19 June 2021

Had a very nice pasta. Also ordered a margherita pizza which was ok. The two simple servings did take very long to arrive , over 45 minutes.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 December 2020 via mobile

What a fantastic visit for us. Two ofif us ate pasta, one had a fillet (grilled to perfection) and one baby chicken. Honestly, the most wonderful meals and experience in Umhlanga. Highly recommended. We'll definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 6 December 2020

We had Christmas menu 2. Casey was great with helping in the arrangements as we came from different parts of the country. Chantal was an excellent waitress. The food was Awesome! Everyone said they would recommend the restaurant for ambience, food and service! 5/5!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 22 October 2020

Not too impressed. Dishes looked a bit thrown onto the plates and the stir fry was wet and runny.Service was fine.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020 via mobile

We booked a table for a Sunday evening. The restaurant was not busy as there were only 3 tables with guests. Reception not too friendly, given menus without a wine list. On request we were told to scan the QR for the wine list -...which was difficult to navigate to when landing on the page. The waiter dis not give us time to look at the wine list but stood waiting for us to order. Food was average. Pizza not great, the White fish and chips was good, the Honey &Mustard chicken burger tasted like mayonaise (would not recommend it). Service was not too bad, but overall its very average. Nothing special.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Connector45305142513
25 January 2022|
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Response from GDay1044 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I reviewed this venue following a private visit for lunch - I cannot help you with you enquiry and would suggest you contact the Manager Sbu or his deputy Thami on 031 561 2618 as I am sure they can assist you further... More
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Response from 732jacquelinei |
Umhlanga branch also runs the lunch special 7 days a week 😊
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Response from Olivia_Neft | Property representative |
Hi Ruth. We charge R40.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Olive & Oil

Yes, Olive & Oil offers takeaway services.

Olive & Oil is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4