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Olives Restaurant

#538 of 17,954 Restaurants in London
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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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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comprehensive Italian menu. Lots of choice and all sounded delicious. Enjoyable setting - very pleasant ambience. Service top quality - there when you want them, regular checking of glasses, but not overbearing and happy to let us sit and chat even after we'd finished eating. Food was tasty and beautifully presented. With 50% off the food bill you've got to... More 

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Thank 666awy2015
davide f, Manager at Olives Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 666awy2015, Thank you for your valuable feedback, I am glad you enjoyed our cuisine and you had a great experience at Olives Resataurant. We do appreciate a lot that you highlighted the attentiveness and professionalism of our team. Thank you once again for sharing your experience and we all look forward to welcoming you back to Olives. Warmest Regards,... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food. I had the lasagne and although small, especially for £15 with no veg or extras it was filling and the best lasagne I've ever had. I'd rather have tasty and smaller than large and tasteless. My husband had the pork shoulder with pork belly and he thought it was sublime, again though didn't come with potatoes so remember... More 

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

Dear Michelle H, thank you for taking the time to write a review of Olives Restaurant and Bar, we are really happy to read how much you and your husband have enjoyed your meal, it is great to read that you considered both food and service to be of a great standard and we look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Athens
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just arrived from the airport had to wait for a table for 15 minutes (no reservation) It was quite late so we ordered 2 Carpaccio di manzo scottato al tartufo which were quite nice but nothing special . I ordered Lasagna di manzo which is home-made lasagna with beef ragout, mozzarella and Grana Padano sauce. The portion was ridiculous small... More 

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

Dear Nikos G, thank you very much for your feedback. Iam very sorry to read you were disappointed by your meal at Olives, there is no excuse for food that it's not prepared properly and I can only apologise for it. I have passes your comments to our chef in order to investigate what happened on the night and we... More 

London
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had beef carpaccio to start, steak and creme brulee. Everything was lovely but the beef carpaccio was particularly amazing! Great atmosphere and lovely waiter. Highly recommend.

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

Dear Katherine R, thank you so much for your fantastic review, it's great to read you have enjoyed the food and service provided to you and both floor and kitchen staff have done a good job in providing you with a good dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind Regards, Davide Fumagalli... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waitress was a special breed, guiding us to the best choices and clearly knowing how each dish tasted, I am so indecisive when faced with a menu and she helped me choose a delicious meal. I loved the carpaccio, mushroom risotto and the sharing desserts particularly the pana cotta. House wine was lovely and the restaurant as well as... More 

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

Dear Elizabeth S, many thanks for your kind words. I am really happy to read of your experience at Olives Restaurant. We work hard to provide the best food and service we can and it's a pleasure to see we were successful. I have passes your comments to all staff and we sincerely hope you will be back to visit... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat here regularly (at least once a month) and live locally. Consistently high quality food, (they make their own pasta from scratch!) Great service and elegant surroundings. Wide range of menu and wine list, I thoroughly recommend you visit this place if you are in the area. Amit / Josie

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

Dear Amit and Josie, thank you very much for your review of Olives Restaurant, it is very valuable for us to hear we are doing a good job, even more so by regular customers as you are. Cosistency in our food quality and service is extremely important and it's good to see it is noticed. We certainly look forward to... More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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146 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not need a reservation to have dinner in this restaurant with nice ambiance, good food and kind service. Worth a visit even if you are not staying at the Hotel

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

Dear IsabelTM, thank you very much for your comments, we are very please you found Olives Restaurant to be to your liking and that your experience was positive both in therms of food and service provided. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near furure. Kind Regards, Davide Fumagalli Food and beverage Manager More 

Hong Kong, China
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374 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Dear wiseguy1281005, thank you for taking the time to review your breakfast experience at the Bailey's Hotel, I am sorry you did not completely enjoy your experience, I have passed your comments to the chef for review as we always strive to improve our offering according to customer feedback. I hope you will give us another chance and I am... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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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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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941 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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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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 

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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$45
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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