Overlooking the main street in a bustling Umhlanga Village, Olive and Oil has an elegant ambience perfectly suited to this matriarch of the family. With coastal views and the gentle hum of satisfied guests, Jacqui and Nickos Itopoulos have successfully created a happy haven to which loyal guests have no qualm returning. Loyalty to this family operated restaurant does not only extend to guests. Store Manager Gareth has been with Olive and Oil virtually since its inception. Gareth has been instrumental in maintaining the high levels of customer service and consistently great food for which Olive and Oil has become renowned. Together with Head Chef Armstrong Makhosa, he leads a dynamic team dedicated to the philosophy of comfortable food made exceptionally well. Armstrong has also been a long standing member of the Olive and Oil family. Starting out in the scullery section, Armstrong, with the support of his team, rose through the ranks to become a valuable asset. It is under his expert supervision that such culinary delights as Sweet Chilli Prawns and Rack of Lamb are such firm favourites with regulars and newcomers alike. Sweet Chilli Prawns is a dish comprised of irresistible prawns grilled in a delightful sweet chilli sauce, served on a bed of crisp stir-fried vegetables. For the less sea-faring folk out there, the Rack of Lamb is unquestionably a high ranker on the ‘must eat’ list. Marinated and oven roasted with thyme, rosemary and garlic, served with rosemary potatoes – this dish is well worth the 30min wait. In the event of an early arrival, we proudly invite you to take advantage of our stylish bar facility. In true Mediterranean style, our hospitality does not only begin once you are seated. We want all our guests to feel welcome, even the smallest ones. Along with our bar facility, we also have a dedicated play area for the younger generation. Whether for lazy lunches or vibrant dinners, Olive and Oil Umhlanga invites you to come and taste the Med. Wine List
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