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123 Mc McCarthy Drive | Cascades Shopping Centre, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
+27 33 347 1131
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
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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Pietermaritzburg
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to give Olive & Oil a try as they are actively advertising their 2 and 3 course lunch special. What a dissapointing experience! When we were seated, normal menus were placed in front of each of us. Had to ask for special menus, of which they only had two to offer us. Felt like the promotion was only a... More 

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Thank Henriëtte P
Fourways, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Had dinner the night before "Midmar Mile" at Olive & Oil. What a pleasant surprise! Atmosphere - awesome, food - absolutely amazing and our waiter, Lydia - friendly & competent!

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Thank CLabotski
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with Friends and once again had a scrumptious meal. Managment was seen but not in your face. The waiter was vibrant and friendly. Awesome place to go for a Sunday lunch will be back soon.

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1 Thank RossGregP
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Had an absolute blast with the missus the other night. The food was incredible, the wine selection even more so, but the best part of the experience was the service. We had Oscar, who was only two days on the job, and already more competent than most service staff at other restaurants. All in all a brilliant experience, made possible... More 

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Thank Justin H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was beautiful. The waiter was lively, and the GM ensured all her guests were enjoying their evening. The food was delish! We will definitely come back!

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Thank Melinda C

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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
US$10 - US$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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?