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Olive & Oil

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12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 6214
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 good.The waitrons are knowledgeable about the dishes served and they are very helpful.There is a... More 

Thank maryann52za
Hillcrest, South Africa
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 which placed a damper on the whole meal. We decided to go for starters and... More 

Thank Glyn G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having eaten at another Olive & Oil in Glenwood, Durban, the restaurant in Hillcrest was even better. Larger, with more room between tables, one could converse easily without either being drawn into the next tables' conversations or being bumped by waiters squeezing between tables. Our waitress could have done with a tad more training in speaking slower and more distinctly;... More 

Thank Brian B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for a quiet quick meal. Nice specials! We popped in and enjoyed the 2 course special while our daughter enjoyed a salad with lovely juicy prawns, pears and avo. We also enjoy their steaks....

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often eat out at Olive and Oil, and i would like to express our thanks to the management and staff. Their dedication and hospitality is amazing, something that one doesn't find much of these days. We change our meals on the menu, and I can honestly say, we have never had a bad meal. Well done to Olive and... More 

Thank bianca19881223
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to go out for dinner tonight and we wanted to go somewhere local. We called up Olive and Oil Hillcrest and they had a table for us. From the time we arrived, we were treated extremely well. Our waiter, Dylan, immediately attended to our table and he was brilliant from the word go. He made... More 

Thank Kylie A
Hillcrest, South Africa
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again, Olive and Oil has been a total letdown! This time I had their set 4 course menu with it's paired wines. It was so bad that the manager was at our table apologizing and saying that their supplier was out of stock. If they did not have the ingredients that were advertised, then take it off the menu,... More 

Thank Dazey12
Gillitts, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Must rate as one of the best restaurants in the Highway area. the service is excellent and the food even better. Staff knows what they are talking about when asked about a particular dish. The lunch time special, 2 or 3 course meal is excellent and value for money. Attention to detail is what it should be.

Thank Brian C
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

From the start management went out of their way to make the evening special. Even offered champagne and flowers for the table. Our waiter was very attentive and had a sense of humor to boot. The food was top notch. You know you have a "real chef" in the kitchen when the condiments on the table are obsolete.

Thank Mark K
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food is incredible! I had a calamari salad which was delicious. Ideal place for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Thank Taryn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?