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Black Olive

7 Harvard Street, Howick 3290, South Africa
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“black olives” (4 reviews)
“chasseur” (2 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7 Harvard Street, Howick 3290, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

The venue is homely and simple. We have visited them for years as a couple and as a family. The food has been reliable and goof for value. Not so on this occasion: The liver was oversalted - not too much of a problem. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GailFN
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite on our travels and stumbled on this delightful cafe. We had simple toasted sandwiches, but they were made to perfection! Staff and owner are very welcoming. Was divine! Thank you.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank JeanneB1392
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Food is excellent value and can highly recommend the pizza and pasta options. The wine list is very limited but the offerings are good quality and value. The waitress provided excellent service and the manager ensured that we were happy with everything. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank DARead
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Good food and good company make for a good meal. I had the liver and although I normally like it pink and the chef doesn't make it pink, it was tender and tasty. The mash was a winner! Two of our party had the mussel...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mishdawg
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We wernt to Howick for long Distance Duathlon and found this great place. Great service, great pizza. Only problem with this place is that it is so far from Cape Town.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank annie18108
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay and the food was great both times. The Black Olive pizza is excellent.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank athollt
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We had not been back to Howick for 4 years so we were delighted to pay a return visit to the Black Olive and find, that under newish ownership, it had gained ground. The welcome is friendly, the staff efficient and the food is delicious....More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank Jenmac48
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit to The Black Olive and I was pleasantly surprised. Although lots of happy diners the service was fantastic and there was a cosy atmosphere. The food is unpretentious but wholesome and tasty. I had the Calamari for my Main and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank LindaH475
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We visited this restaurant several times while on holiday from the U.K. The food is of high quality & reasonably priced, with outstanding personal service from Vanessa & Lance & their staff. My mother of 98yrs of age was welcomed & met at the car...More

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank moiramatthews
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

What a lovely find. Our group had a mushroom pizza with avo, a chicken schnitzel and hake and mash. There was lovely creamy mushroom sauce and a pepper sauce as sides along with veggies. Lovely hospitality. Nice food. Good service. Enjoyable 2 hours for dinner...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank gavinmoffat
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Harvard Street, Howick 3290, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Howick
Run personally by Grant and Ann Muir these home cooked meals cater for all tastes from a Steak to a Hamburger to a pasta. Food is prepared by Grant and served by Ann with the help of very polite and friendly African ladies. This is a value for money eatery providing a lovely evening out. Really recommend this place if in the area.
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