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Olive and Oil

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149 Bulwer Road | KwaZulu Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 201 6146
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Today
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 18:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Durban
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in to our local Olive nOil be ages I worked late and hasn't cooked dinner. The professional and polite staff welcomed us and brought complimentary olives and water. Our super-pro waitress TK recommended the best red wine, and we each chose a steak. My fillet was tasty with Gorgonzola and bacon topping and the veg side was excellent.... More 

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Thank Karen C
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After many years we decided to visit the Olive and Oil in Umhlanga! We were pleasantly surprised as the service was excellent to the extent that it was refreshing to find a Restuarant that has got it right! The food was also a revelation! The menu is comprehensive and our food was of an exceptionally high standard! What also impressed... More 

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Thank Andre L
Wirral, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

fifteen of us met for a reunion lunch. The a la carte looked enticing but dividing up the bill was going to be complex so we settled for the set menu - R200 a head for three courses and a glass of wine (including the tip). Great value for money. The menu was reasonably restricted but everyone found something they... More 

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Thank vch1107
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't bother. The starter was ok the rest was really bad. Don't bother. So many other nice restaurants in the area.

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Thank jcordano
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Durban. I highly recommend any of the steaks. The waiters are well mannered and the service is superb. Definitely recommended for a Date Night!

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Thank Carmel B
Durban, South Africa
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small table of family, wanting differing dishes, so we chose Olive and Oil - all time favourite. I'm afraid it was a tad disappointing. The service was good, but the meal was average. No one even commented on their meal, and it certainly will take a lot to get me back. This was always one of my all time favourite... More 

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Thank Zelda D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal with friends. The service and food were good. It was quite noisy. A great place for families especially for lunch time as there is a great outdoor children's area. Nice and central and close to two highways.

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Thank Moira L
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a few times, and also to the branch in Umhlanga. The food is consistently of good quality and the chicken liver starter is the best I've tasted anywhere. Service is of a good standard and the restaurant has a good atmosphere. The one problem I found at Bulwer, is accessibility for the elderly ( by stairs... More 

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Thank Naresh M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is great at Olive and Olie and the service is splendid too. Wine as good too. I was here for my first time, but my friend has join the restaurant several times. I'm going again for sure. Don't miss it when in Durban.

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Thank Anne Sofie T
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Partner, his family and I visited here on our holiday in South Africa. The food was delicious. I had butternut ravioli it was amazing! The staff were lovely and prices reasonable. Olives were given immediately and without cost. Nice environment not all crammed quite roomy. Enjoyed very much! Would recommend. Plenty of different meals to choose from😁

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Bulwer Road | KwaZulu Natal, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 201 6146
Description
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?