Those who come to sample our delicious fare and locally brewed beer and wine, are constantly dazzled by the best-kept secret in Wellington, our courtyard!
The glorious Olive tree in our curiously tropical courtyard has, for nearly 20 years, offered the shade of its branches in many a peace offering, over a long black or glass of rosé. Today Olive offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as everything in between.
Proprietors, Head chef Jamie Morgan and brothers Ferdi and Carlo Petagna, first came into contact in 2008 at Fratelli on Blair Street, which the brothers had just opened. A few years later the boys reunited to try their hand at something a bit different, which they found in Olive. With prominent careers in the Wellington and Australian hospitality industries their combined experience and friendship is reflected in the unique and friendly atmosphere at Olive.
The Olive Works & a coffee or half pint. $20 / $22 .
Every Monday all day
Choose one of your dinner Set Menus, that change often.
3 Courses for $40!
$10 Waffles 8am – 3pm
All Dinner Desserts $12
Come unwind after work in our garden area.
Friday night live music!
Wander in of a morning for a coffee and a cheese and chilli scone or a Bloody Mary and Olive’s big breakfast. Lounge in our courtyard with a cocktail in the afternoon sun, or step in for a slightly more formal affair and dine on Jamie’s creations for dinner.
Jamie’s commitment to food is about creating balanced dishes that everybody can enjoy. He works with seasonal produce in creative ways using a combination of traditional and progressive techniques. He draws on the knowledge and skills he has obtained throughout his career (his first mentor being Rex Morgan); As well as a constant hankering to know what is new in the world of food to bring innovation to his dishes.
We serve food and beverages throughout the day from 8am until late, Tuesday to Saturday, and from 8am until 3pm Sunday and Monday.
Olive is perfect for your next private or corporate functions with a selection of rooms and menus available to suit any occasion.
We offer 2 course lunch set menus from $40pp, 2 course dinner menus from $50, and three course dinner is from $65. Olive offers a private dining room for up to 8 guests and has a variety of group tables in the main dining area and in the Garden.
For larger groups over 20 we offer a unique garden dining experience in our beautiful garden oasis with a special shared dining menu starting from $50per person, prepared and cooked for you by your own personal chef in our outdoor kitchen. For further information and current menus please email us and let us know how we can help plan your next gathering.
Tuesday – Saturday 8am – Late
Sunday – Monday 8am – 3pm