The Hillcrest branch of Olive and Oil is positioned conveniently on Old Main Road on the first floor of the Lillies Lifestyle Centre. This beautifully decorated store is ideal for the entire family as it has a kiddies room to keep children entertained while adults enjoy their meals either around a cozy fireplace for those colder evenings or on the spacious balcony on warmer ones. Patrons can also make use of it’s plush bar to relax in before or after dining. Olive and Oil Hillcrest provides an all-round enriching culinary experience.
The origins of Olive Oil
Native to the Mediterranean region and Asia Minor, the ancient Greeks and Romans both told tales of olives and olive trees and their creation by the gods. In Greek Mythology, the story of the fabled rivalry between Poseidon and Athena came to head when Greek gods decided to build a great city in Greece.
They promised the city to which ever of them could provide mankind with the finest and most useful gift. With a blow of his trident Poseidon made a superb horse spring from the rock. Then Athena gave a mighty stab with her spear and a gigantic olive tree appeared, covered with blossoms and fruit! The gods did not hesitate, Athens was named after her, the grey-eyed goddess became its protectors and the olive tree the national tree of Greece.
Throughout the centuries, whether begged or bought, whether desired for this life or the next - the olive branch iIs a symbol of victory, wisdom and peace that needs no words to convey its message. Olive Oil, being one of civilised man's first great accomplishments symbolised life, friendship and achievement and rightfully became known as the
Mediterranean's "Liquid Gold"
Take the N3 towards Pietermaritzburg past the Pavilion Shopping Centre. Take the next left off-ramp to M13 Pinetown. Carry on along the M13 past Pinetown up Fields Hill and past Kloof and Gillitts, then take the Hillcrest Old Main Road turn-off. Turn right over the bridge and carry on along Old Main Road through 6 sets of traffic lights. As you pass the Heritage Market on your left, you will see our Centre The Lillies Quarter. Turn right after passing the centre into Builders Way and take your first right into our car park. We are situated on the second floor.
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Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Shop 19A
12 - 16 Old Main Road
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 15:00
Monday: 18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday - Thursday: 18:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 17:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 17:00 - 21:00