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Olives Restaurant

140 Gloucester Road | Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington, London SW7 4QH, England (Earls Court)
02073316308
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Ranked #1,418 of 17,541 Restaurants in London
Price range: $39 - $55
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Earls Court
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This place is a real gem in Kensington. Food is amazing, service very professional and attentive. If you looking for a nice place with excellent, high quality food this is the place to be.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Brilliant atmosphere, excellent service and really tasty food. If you are looking for a nice Italian restaurant with a good value for money, I'll hardly recommend it.

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Durham Bird
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have a tastecard and was visiting my brother in South Kensington. We looked on the tastecard website and spotted this restaurant which allowed four people to use the card and offered 50% on food. What a delight it was from the first. Although the reviews were good we were still amazed at the quality of the food. We had... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Again an Open Table recommendation. 50% off mains before 7pm on a Sat evening. Excellent value. The food was pretty good too.....bruschetta full of flavour, lasagne misleading with a small slice proving filling...creme brûlée very good. A joyful waiter who goes by the name of Arthurr.....sit down Arthur :)!!! Pleasant surroundings within the Millenium Baileys Hotel. Opposite Gloucs rd tube(... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My friend and I were looking for a good place, a step up from a chain and pub food, and we found it at Olives. I had Salmon and my friend had the special - stuffed ravioli. Delicious!! This is not really a family place. Probably a but pricey for some but very good service, food presentation and delicious food.... More

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Geneva
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A friend an I went to this restaurant having found its address on OpenTable. Pierre has helped us through the menu and showed genuine interest at ensuring that everything was fine for us at this occasion. The pasta with black truffle were great, so were the desserts. Prices are on the reasonnable to high side but OpenTable allows the bill... More

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Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

food is very good and service is great we ate there several times and enjoyed every meal there are also great dining venues nearby

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A really nice italian eatery in London. The good was really fresh and it had an authentic taste not often found in Italians in London. We would return again and enjoyed the setting and ambience of the place.

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Los Angeles
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We celebrated our anniversary dining at this Italian Restaurant. I had the tortellini ai fungi and my husband , the gnocchi di zuca, as a started we both had salad. Our waiter, Roberto, was very friendly and advised us well with our choice of menu. The ambiance was very nice and the price, moderate. If you stay in this area... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It is the best Italian restaurant in London! The food is delicious!!! Every day you can try a new special starters, main course and desert! In Olives the best Carpaccio that I ever try! Service is perfect! It is really worth it to visit this place!

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Additional Information about Olives Restaurant

Address: 140 Gloucester Road | Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington, London SW7 4QH, England
Phone Number: 02073316308
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Earls Court
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 39 - 55
Cuisine: Italian

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