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Olive & Oil - Hillcrest

12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
+27 31 765 6214
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (5 reviews)
“filet” (10 reviews)
“our waiter” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, excellent food and excellent value for money. Our waiter Riccardo was effecient, on the ball, friendly and always available. Our son played in the childrens playroom and was looked after by a fabulous child minder Marilyn, she was brilliant and my son loved...More

Thank Kiley S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Three mothers and out children decided to have lunch on a Saturday at Olive and Oil Hillcrest and we were blown away with how gorgeous the restaurant is for adults and children. Marilyn in the playroom is worth double her weight in gold! The children's...More

Thank LMAdkin
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We agree, Marilyn is such a gem! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 29 March 2017

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...More

Thank maryann52za
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this review

Hi Maryann, thank you for such a considered review!

Reviewed 20 March 2017

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...More

Thank Glyn G
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this review

Hi Glyn, thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your taking the time to let us know of your experience and will be taking these points into consideration. We are disappointed to hear that the service was not up to the quality and standard we...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017 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...More

Thank Brian B
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this review

Hi Brian, thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback regarding the waiters and will discuss with our team.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 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
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this review

Thank you! We age our steaks in-house to make sure they are delicious!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

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...More

Thank bianca19881223
Olivia_Neft, Guest Relations Manager at Olive & Oil - Hillcrest, responded to this review

Thank you Bianca! What a lovely review and so appreciated.

Reviewed 24 February 2017 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,...More

Thank Kylie A
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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...More

Thank Dazey12
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...More

Thank Brian C
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Peter M
Hi have you changed management recently?
11 February 2015|
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Response from ConciergeSA | Reviewed this property |
Peter, why? Were you disappointed in the past and want to know if it's safe to return? I ate there twice during October 2014 and thought the food was great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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