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Olives Restaurant

#550 of 17,934 Restaurants in London
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Neighbourhood:
South Kensington
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140 Gloucester Road | Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington, London SW7 4QH, England
+44 20 7331 6308
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07:00 - 22:30
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Hong Kong, China
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336 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even when the breakfast service was included for our room rate, I still felt that the food was average in terms of quality and selection. Harsh brown was too soft in texture due to left in chaffing dish for a while. Scramble eggs was too watery. Muffin flour was very mushy. Grilled tomato was very sour. Server continue to check... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had booked well in advance, but got the last table next to the door and then we were forgotten. When we finally got our food, it was delicious. I had octopus salad as a starter, gnocchi with pumpkin and pancetta as a main course and then finally a fantastic pannacotta with orange peel and grand mariner. They have several... More 

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Thank Calamarison
davide f, Manager at Olives Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Calamarison, thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant. Although I can see you have enjoyed your food very much I am also concerned to read that your service appeared to be less than satisfying, I would like to apologise and assure you that we will take your comments on board and work hard to... More 

ontario
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937 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this spot. It was recommended by our hotel concierge. I enjoyed the food , actually we all enjoyed our food, and the service was fabulous. Great ambiance, good wine selection, all in all a great experience. Loved it, highly recommended. .

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1 Thank ericon991
davide f, Manager at Olives Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ericon991, thank you very much for your great review. I am very pleased to read about your experience and that the recomandation you received turned out to be a good one. I will certainly share your gracious feedback with all the staff and we look forward to welcoming you and your guests back again soon. Kind Regards, Davide Fumagalli... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this restaurant for dinner via open table on the first night of our 2 night stay for my friends 60th birthday It was brilliant the waitress was very good pointing out the special offer that saved us money on wine. We both had the shredded chicken to start, belly pork for main and poached pear for dessert. All... More 

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davide f, Manager at Olives Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Maggielew15, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review of Olives. We are all really happy to read your night of celebration was a success. We certainly look forward to welcome you back to Olives very soon when you will decide to bring your husband for a visit. Kind Regards, Davide fumagalli Food... More 

Stein, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch, service was great. We had to wait quite long between starter and main course but food was good.

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1 Thank frankdesiree
davide f, Manager at Olives Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear frankdesiree, thank you very much for your review, it is great to read you have enjoyed your lunch at Olives Restaurant, however I am also sorry you had to wait longer that expected for your food to arrive. I will pass your feedback to our chef which will certainly address it to make sure we can improve on our... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The risotto is excellent; luscious and generous serving with tantalising flavours mingling on your palette. Very attentive and warm service.

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2 Thank lkq89
davide f, Manager at Olives Restaurant, responded to this review

DEar Ikq89, thank you very much for taking the time to review Olives Restaurant, we are very pleased to read your experience was good and that you enjoyed the food and service we offer, I have passed your comments to our floor staff and chefs and we look forward to welcoming you to Olives Restaurant again in the near furure.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place 5 years ago on one of our trips to London, did not remember the name of the restaurant but remembered the great food and location . This time staying in this area have found it ! Had a wonderful family dinner, enjoyed every moment. Special thanks to Dina and Barbara who served our table exceptionally last night!

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davide f, Manager at Olives Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Oksana Y, thank you for your review. I am very pleased to read you have come back to visit us again and that during the time since your last visit we managed maintain the high standard we constantly strive to achieve. It is a good reward for all our staff which works very hard every day to improve our... More 

London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant, elegant atmosphere, good Italian food, fine wine. Very nice waitresses, always smiley and ready to offer menu or wine guidance. Food is good and steak is amazing.

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Thank Denise D
davide f, Manager at Olives Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Denise D, thank you very much for your kind words, we are all very happy to read you experience was good and that you have enjoyed both food and service. We certainly look forward to welcoming you to Olives again soon. Kind regards, Davide Fumagalli Food and beverage Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Olives restaurant on Friday 17th of February with my wife, sister in law and brother in law. We had read some of the reviews on Tripadvisor and were very impressed with the manner in which the bad reviews were answered and handled by Roberto. From start to finish everything about this restaurant was fantastic. The food and wine... More 

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399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

My wife and I ate Christmas lunch here. The place was well decorated and super festive and everyone was cheerful giving the restaurant a nice holiday vibe. The food was fine but we both made a wrong choice by having the turkey dish, even though it is traditional, because it turned out to be dry. The desserts were good and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$44
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Gloucester Road | Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington, London SW7 4QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7331 6308
Description
Olives Restaurant and Bar just off Gloucester Road in London's Kensington is an authentic Italian dining room which will delight lovers of Mediterranean food. Full of quirky charm, Olives is at once both chic and rustic, decorated in deep blue and furnished with simple, clean lined furnishings. Mismatched chandeliers hang from the ceilings and behind the bar the fine produce you���ll soon be sampling is deliciously displayed. It's as if you're suddenly transported from South Kensington to southern Italy. Italian-born chef Davide di Croce is at the helm in the Olives kitchen where he gives traditional Italian favourites his own unique twist using top quality ingredients. The set menu, perfect for lunches and pre-theatre suppers, is full of your favourite Italian dishes and the price is ridiculously reasonable. The wine list is divided into Europe ��� with real depth in the Italian selections ��� and The Rest of the World, and rounds off the Olives experience very well.

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