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The Fat Olive

8 St Helens Road, Ormskirk, England
01695 577 055
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Ranked #23 of 91 Restaurants in Ormskirk
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, International, British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our concept at The Fat Olive is based on providing fresh homemade food with ingredients sourced from local suppliers. With menus styled with a International theme and an added Traditional Lancashire twist you can be sure that there will be a dish to suit everyone's taste from either the a la carte menu or weekly changing specials. The restaurant boasts great modern decor and a friendly ambience offering a full wine list with draft and bottled beers available.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our concept at The Fat Olive is based on providing fresh homemade food with ingredients sourced from local suppliers. With menus styled with a International theme and an added Traditional Lancashire twist you can be sure that there will be a dish to suit everyone's taste from either the a la carte menu or weekly changing specials. The restaurant boasts great modern decor and a friendly ambience offering a full wine list with draft and bottled beers available.
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Been to this restaurant a few times now and we always enjoy our visits there . The service and food is great and very reasonable prices . Excellent fixed price menu with steak as an option ( with a small supplement ) but very much worth it and absolutely delicious . Highly recommend the fat olive .

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

One of my favourite places to go at uni!! they do the most gorgeous pizza ever, for so cheap!! £5 lunch deals and i love the look of the place!! its such a lovely place, always play relaxing music, and everyone in there is so lovely. the food is made fresh and i think its such a nice place to... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

rang and booked the only round table (for 7) but when we arrived our agreement had been mismanaged. Food was served but one of our 7 who had specifically asked to have an ingredient omitted from their order and was offered another which she accepted, meal came with the original on it and the replacement not. Menu was on a... More

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Lancashire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Well this must be our 50th or is visit to fat Olive. Never fails us solid tasty food and very good service. The 10 pound menu on Thursday is a steal and the quality excellent ... Salmon properly done. Only one let down... The chocolate fudge cake, I didn't try it but the 3 kids said it tasted of chemicals.... More

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SpinningJen, Owner at The Fat Olive, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Fat Olive. We are very proud to retain our regular diners and i will look immediately into the chocolate dessert. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My family & I visited this restaurant last Sunday for the set 3 courses for £10 (after being very impressed with The Fat Italian close by). Unfortunately, this restaurant did not impress us as much as The Fat Italian. The atmosphere was cold and awkward, and the service was a bit too casual. The food was mediocre, I had the... More

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SpinningJen, Owner at The Fat Olive, responded to this review

I am sorry to read your comments about your Sunday lunch with us. We never normally get negative comments about our atmosphere and usually receive high praise of our modern decor. If your steak had been cooked incorrectly we could have replaced it immediately but if we are not told we can't do a lot to remedy the situation. Yes,... More

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We waited 40mins to be seated, not once during this time did a member of staff apologise or give an explanation for the delay.Eventually we were taken to our table. After waiting a further 20 mins for our order to be taken a member staff apologised for the delay When the food arrived I can only describe it to be... More

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SpinningJen, Owner at The Fat Olive, responded to this review

I am sorry to read your comments of Fat Olive and hear that you were not impressed. We have invested a lot of time recently on employment of the right staff as we aim to provide good service. We have issues with diners not booking tables so we do our best to accommodate everybody but sometimes there will be a... More

Southport
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was an impulse visit. We very greeted in a friendly manner and seated immediately. We each had steak (Monday special: half price). They were tender and served with tasty sauces. The menu is not as big as it used to be but all the dishes look very tempting. Will we be back? Definitely!

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SpinningJen, Owner at The Fat Olive, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Fat Olive. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed our locally sourced steaks. We hope to welcome you back. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went with a party of around 12 for a mates birthday, There was already a bigger party of people there, however, the service was really good. Our orders were taken very quickly, and our drinks were kept topped up well. The decor and layout of the place was nice too. The quality of the food and the size of the... More

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SpinningJen, Owner at The Fat Olive, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Fat Olive. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your night out and the food. We hope to welcome you back. More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Have been twice to this restaurant and both times have thoroughly enjoyed it, it's great value (3 courses for £10 on certain days). Great choices on the menu, staff are lovely and friendly, the place has a nice feel to it, would highly recommend! Can't wait to go back!

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SpinningJen, Owner at The Fat Olive, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Fat Olive. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and took advantage of our fantastic offers. We hope to welcome you back. More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Visited The Fat Olive yesterday for the first time and have to say we were very impressed, made a reservation online which they confirmed via email. Staff were very polite and we opted for the £10 three course meal and were very pleased with the selection of dishes available, the portions were just right, I asked for my steak medium... More

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SpinningJen, Owner at The Fat Olive, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on Fat Olive. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope to welcome you back. More

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