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123 Mc McCarthy Drive | Cascades Shopping Centre, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
+27 33 347 1131
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17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food ...excellent service. ...ordered chicken kebab and sold fish ...it was superb ...well cooked ...Great atmosphere ...

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1 Thank junaid n
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you Junaid! More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic visit to Olive & Oil last night for a nostalgic family dinner. The food did not disappoint and even when the steak was slightly on the rare side for one of the steak meals, this was promptly and kindly rectified by the staff. To the point where the chef came out to deliver it himself and... More 

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Thank Katy M
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Hi Katy, thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that our team took such good care and will be passing this on to them! More 

Hilton, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely attention to our wishes. A highly trained waiter served us with grace and humor. He was courteous and professional. A non-intrusive presence.

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Thank delmahlangu
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! More 

South Africa
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190 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took my dad here for his 80th birthday. Staff were great. Friendly. Fast. Happy Food was excellent- we all ordered something different and they were all delicious

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Thank TouchLightly
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you so much and happy birthday again to your father :) More 

Uvongo, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great, the starters had us waiting in anticipation for mains. Sadly so disappointed... nothing wrong with the mains, but for the price we were looking something slightly special. My kingklip was nicely cooked, but completely dull in flavour... my wife's gorgonzola, bacon chicken dish was better than my kingklip, but was also rather average. To sum it up,... More 

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Thank PaulRussell77
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Hi Paul, thank you for taking the time to review. We do put in a lot of careful planning and effort into our dishes and will take your review into consideration for future menus, and we do hope you will give us another chance. More 

Pietermaritzburg
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to the staff of Olive and Oil for making our anniversary a special night to remember. The food was done to perfection and delicious.

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Thank Jannie O
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

It was our pleasure, Jannie! And we hope to welcome you both again soon! More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The restaurant was quiet when we arrived, service tardy.Waitrons seemingly busy many tables empty.The Seafood Special picture in the regular ad shows good sized Tails. What was presented to my parents were the size of your thumb and frankly should never have been removed from their mother.It was altogether a disappointing Luncheon and the platter for two hardly enough for... More 

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Thank Sonia H
Pietermaritzburg
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely ambiance, perfect for an intimate evening with special people. Delicious olives on the table, made on site and served instead of bread to tease the palate. Amazing array of choices on the menu and not the usual 'ditto' menu items. Delicious starter with chorizo, butter fried sage, calamari tentacles with butter beans and something else I can't quite recall,... More 

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1 Thank Fiona L
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a super place for dinner, although not the cheapest you are never disappointed. if it is a lovely evening I recommend sitting on the veranda and listening to the cascading water and you might even spot the resident fruit bat that dashes in and out the trees.

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Thank marksamc
Pissouri
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were recommended this restaurant by our hosts. It is in a shopping mall so not the best location. Having said that the staff were charming and very helpful , found us a table inside when it got too cold outside. Food was excellent cooked well and presented well. Very popular place needed to book.

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Thank sumoo

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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
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 16
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Mc McCarthy Drive | Cascades Shopping Centre, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Pietermaritzburg
  • Phone Number: +27 33 347 1131
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?