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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 over 20 years, offered the shade of its branches in many a peace offering, over a long black or glass of rosé.



Meet The Team

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.

Olive cafe meal and drinks.

” I enjoy the process of foraging, learning and discovering what is possible with what we collect. It also just simply fits into the Olive philosophy and culture “

Jamie Morgan