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The Black Olive

308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 9693
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“black olives” (55 reviews)
“pizza” (88 reviews)
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CUISINES
New Zealand
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 222 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Returned to the Black Olive for the first time since it reopened and I'm happy to say the food and service is back to the level that previous customers would expect - went with a large group and food was to a good standard -...More

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and great service. Love the pizza, halumi stack and the boiysenberry dessert. Best place in kerikeri to eat.

2  Thank Anette101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank heavens! After a dismal period The Black Olive is back in the hands of former ownership. The restaurant has been refurbished. Speaking volumes of the management many of the original staff have rejoined the team. The pizzas are excellent, the accompanying menu is comprehensive...More

2  Thank philipj779
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 5.30 and ordered 3 takeaway pizza's. Told they would take 20 mins. 45 mins later they were ready. Staff seemed stressed and dismissive. Pizzas were undercooked (soggy bottoms) and cheese was not melted - nor were they hot. Would not bother again! So...More

3  Thank Nwal032
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Ordered a takeaway "New Orleans" pizza which was great with a twist of banana and nuts on top. Service from the chef was friendly and also apologised for the delay with my order. Great service as well from the young lady who took my order.

2  Thank mamagee69
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The seafood platter was just awesome and the whole family enjoyed their favourite bits from the sea. The steaks were perfectly cooked as ordered - well done chefs. The front of house staff were attentive and friendly - nice work ladies. Happy to recommend this...More

2  Thank Greg T
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Ignore all the past negative reviews, the Black Olive is back and better than ever! Great meals, pizza, pasta and service this is one of our favorite go to restaurants for all occasions - family, friends or business.

4  Thank Natalie T
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Had dinner for 3 on a recent trip to Kerikeri. All the mains were horrible: Salmon main was over cooked with hardly any vegetables - which was returned. 2 x Lamb Shank dinners were disgusting - seemed like packet mashed potatoes in a stew not...More

1  Thank Abhay M
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to Kerikeri after a long day of travel we opted for dinner close to our motel. They suggested Black Olive and on a very warm evening it was a perfect choice. We opted for traditional fish and chips enjoyed with Pinot...More

Thank CarolynnFC
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and i visiting from Australia had a lovely night at The Black Olive.... we had a pizza with 2 different toppings..yummy. the restaurant had a lovely vibe about it cosy and can be intimate. Dont be put off with looking from the roadway....More

Thank Sharon G
BlackoliveKerikeri, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review it was lovely to have you here. Best wishes.

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mayvis8
I also dined at this restaurant last night and came here to post a glowing review for the staff and meals we all received last night. So I beg to differ with Ms Hannam21 and find this review quite disturbing and dillusional. I was dining near these customers who were all clearly drinking alcoholic beverages. We were dining at a large table and a member of our group even approached the owners out of concern should they need our support in dealing with you and your group. You spoke rudely, you demanded, you did not listen clearly to what the staff were informing you and continued to harass all staff when they tried to clarify things. I could see the wrist bands on your hands indicating you had all been to the Paihia food and wine festival which indicates, as well as your behaviour that you had previously consumed alcohol before coming out to this restaurant. There was also one member of your group who was persistently up and down at the bar harassing the staff. And young lady for someone who does not post reviews I have just read the many you have left here and they are ALL complaints for other places...... so perhaps you just dine at home in the future. Thank you Black Olive for an awesome evening...we will be back!!!!
25 October 2015|
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Response from jeminae | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your feed back. I am sorry you were subjected to the unpleasant behaviour from these customers. The festivals in Northland are great but unfortunately we then have to deal with the odd unsavoury... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Cuisine
New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 9693
  • E-mail
Description
Family friendly funky atmosphere relaxed and friendly, great food and great prices. Takeaway and dine in