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Olives & Plates Restaurant

WITS West Campus _ Empire Road | North Gate Entrance 7, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa
+27 11 717 9365
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (10 reviews)
“baklava” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
WITS West Campus _ Empire Road | North Gate Entrance 7, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing food and a stunning wedding venue. Beautifully presented with professional staff. The only reason I'm giving 4 stars and not 5 is that we got horribly lost on our way to the venue. There is no signposting anywhere (none that we saw anyway) and...More

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 19 August 2017

It's a lovely place, extremely well catered and aesthetically pleasing. You'd think you were in the refectory at Oxford University! All around this area is poverty though. That's South Africa for you.

Thank hogiebear33
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I have heard a lot about this restaurant & finally went for lunch. The set up is very nice, big outside sitting area with big umbrellas & inside, the architectural gem that survives the years & makes your feel welcome. The food was fantastic &...More

Thank Tica1956
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Having had our wedding reception at this venue when it was the Wits Club ( over 18 years ago) we decided to have a trip down memory lane with breakfast during the school holidays. It was fairly quiet but the venue was warm and inviting...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This restaurant is situated inside Wits. Do not follow Google Maps, Rather go into the main entrance and turn right immediately. Very wide variety of food, generous portions. Excellent cakes and coffee.

Thank Emarie B
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The ambiance at Olives & Plates is often tranquil and serene. There is a really nice energy around the restaurant which is felt throughout their patrons. I am always greeted very kindly at the door and seated at an appropriate table (they ask inside or...More

1  Thank 333tifff
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Brilliant food Although, absolutely pricey. It is a good place to have lunch with a couple of friends. Very convenient if you're a student at Wits university Also, it's quite a cosy restaurant..

Thank Nikhil P
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I had a lovely lunch at Olives and Plates today. Delicious and beautifully plated salads, attentive service and a beautiful setting. I love Olives and Plates

Thank Paula N
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Wits is blessed with this excellent restaurant. Affordable meals presented with great care - plating is very elegant. The salads are works of art. Amazing range of delicious cakes and desserts. Several venues for private functions.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Great chicken pie, caramel frapachino, tramazinni, and fish is also good choices. Huge cake selection!

Thank DDR1234
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 80 - USD 120
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: WITS West Campus _ Empire Road | North Gate Entrance 7, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 717 9365
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