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Arriving at Olives and Plates you could be forgiven for thinking that you had just been transported to some tranquil wine estate in the Cape. The traditional style Cape Dutch architecture, delightful patio surrounded by old oak trees, and well tended herb garden, give The Venue an old world charm that is hard to surpass in the light of its location on the Wits Campus. The Club seems far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet it is easily accessible to the M1 and Empire Road and there is ample secure parking.

 

The Olives and Plates Restaurant is the brilliant heart of the new WITS Club, where the atmosphere is fun, informal and focused on food. It’s the perfect place to meet with friends & family, to entertain clients over lunch or simply enjoy a cocktail after work. The warm engaging atmosphere is ideal for savouring some great South African ingredients, in a wine land setting. The spacious interior, with its modern twist, has been tastefully decorated from the sophisticated bar area to the glamorous silver and black furnishings.

 

Whether you’re nibbling a Meze Platter or sitting down to a juicy steak, our food presentation will delight and impress you. Feast your eyes on our display table with its scrumptious selection of tempting cakes and pastries which can be savoured along with your choice of hot and cold beverages - that’s if we can’t tempt you with champagnes and interesting wines from niche producers! You’ll walk in from a busy campus to an atmosphere laced with garlic, herbs and simmering stock. Pop in for a drink – you may find yourself tempted to stay and eat.

 


Map

Directions

Travelling on the M1 North
Take the EMPIRE ROAD R55 off-ramp. The off-ramp will fork; take the right fork HILLBROW R55. At the yield sign, make a sharp right turn (All most a U-turn) into YALE ROAD. Head back up underneath the M1 Highway towards WITS ENTRANCE 7. Drive to the VISITORS boom and inform security that you are going to Olive & Plates Club. Follow directions in point 6.

Travelling on the M1 South
Take the EMPIRE ROAD R55 off-ramp, keep in the middle lane. At the traffic light turn right onto EMPIRE ROAD, keep left. Pass underneath the M1 Highway, keeping left. Take the slipway left onto YALE ROAD. Head straight up, underneath the M1 Highway, towards WITS ENTRANCE 7. Drive to the VISITORS boom and inform security that you are going to Olive & Plates Club. Follow directions in point 6.

Travelling East on Empire Road
At the intersection of EMPIRE ROAD and YALE ROAD (Toyota Dealership on your left). Turn Right into YALE ROAD. Head straight up, underneath the M1 Highway, towards WITS ENTRANCE 7. Drive to the VISITORS boom and inform security that you are going to Olive & Plates Club. Follow directions in point 6.

Travelling West on Empire Road
Pass underneath the M1 Highway, keeping left. Take the slipway left onto YALE ROAD. Head straight up, underneath the M1 Highway, towards WITS ENTRANCE 7. Drive to the VISITORS boom and inform security that you are going to Olive & Plates Club. Follow directions in point 6. v
Travelling South on Jan Smuts
Pass over the M1 highway, heading towards Johannesburg Central. At the intersection of JAN SMUTS and EMPIRE ROAD, Parktown Boys High School on your left. KPMG on your right. Turn right onto EMPIRE ROAD. Carry on straight through the first Traffic Light. Pass underneath the M1 Highway, keeping left. Take the slipway left onto YALE ROAD. Head straight up, underneath the M1 Highway, towards WITS ENTRANCE 7. Drive to the VISITORS boom and inform security that you are going to Olive & Plates Club. Follow directions in point 6.

6. Directions from the Entrance of Wits
Head straight up from the boom and get into the right-hand lane. At the first Stop Sign, turn right into the tunnel underneath the M1 Highway. After exiting the tunnel, turn right at the Four-way Stop. Head down (North), there will be parking lots on your left and right-hand sides. The road will get to an S-bend (Hall on your left, Squash Courts on your right) keep following the road. As you come out of the S-bend the road will curve to the left. There will be White Cape Dutch Buildings on your left and a Parking lot on your right. Turn right into the parking lot and park, head towards the White Cape Dutch Buildings. You have arrived. Welcome!

Latitude

-26.187098
-26° 11' 13.55''

Longitude

28.027872
28° 1' 40.34''
Address
Wits Club & Conference Centre
Yale Road off Empire Road
Parktown

 

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Food Served
ContemporaryMediterranean
Average Price$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 17:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 15:00
Sunday: Closed
Open for functions in evenings on request
Facilities
Take Out
Secure Parking
Child Friendly
Outside Seating
Fireplace
Disabled
Functions
Wi-Fi
Weddings
Outside Catering
Load Shedding
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