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Olives

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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Portuguese
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Estrada Monumental 199 | In front of Post Office (CTT or Correios), Funchal, Madeira 9000-065 , Portugal
+351 291 236 004
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Today
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 325
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Olives could be reopening in new location

I understand from a friend that Olives has closed BUT it would appear that it is only temporary and that it will be reopening in a new location.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
cherryimp
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I understand from a friend that Olives has closed BUT it would appear that it is only temporary and that it will be reopening in a new location.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had one lovely evening meal only the two of us with a lovely view over the sea. We decided to return a few days later to find it has closed

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Suffolk UK
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Olives is on a stretch of road with many competitors but it is worth seeking out. Inventive riffs on Maderian classics, the team of brothers, Tito and Luis run a worthy enterprise. Luis has a strong pedigree from classic hotel restaurants in England so his cooking has style as well as substance. Tito is a committed Madeiran and will describe... More 

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Walmer, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We always visit Olives when in Funchal for the good food and friendly service. However, were disappointed on this visit as we did not receive the usual friendly welcome. The starter portions seemed smaller and we asked for some bread, having refused it earlier. We were surprised at the small portion we were served, although it was beautifully presented with... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Walking into this restaurant I wondered if I had made a mistake. It is very plain and functional, rather down market. The table cloth had holes in it and the napkins were frayed. The menu was plain and boring but the welcome was genuine. The chef brought our bread with an interesting selection of flavoured butters and things were then... More 

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scotland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Enjoyed an excellent meal here at Olives. We have looked at it several times whilst in Funchal but never gone in . So glad we did as we will definately be eating there again when we are next visitng Madeira. The service was friendly and polite. The meal was presented beautifully like a top quality restuarant , the chef obviously... More 

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Coventry
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Funchal every year for 15 years and love the place. Olives is the best restaurant of all. The food is perfectly cooked and beautifully laid out. Amazing quality were it twice the price. Friendly helpful service. Good music not too loud. Rather plain decor, needs some decorative plants.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We ate here on several evenings of our stay and the food was always superb. The presentation of the dishes was excellent, the service friendly and helpful, and the house wine was delicious. We are almost counting the days until our next visit. The icing on the cake is that the prices are very reasonable. Probably they should slightly upgrade... More 

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Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We picked the restaurant based on the good TripAdvisor ratings. We were the only guests that night, it was off-season early February. It is located in the hotel district of Funchal, which one must like. The food itself was good, the service also ok. Overall nothing outstanding, the pricing was reasonable. I guess we simply had higher expectations from what... More 

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sheffield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Special occasion? Holiday treat? Just a lover of good food? Then you are a fool if you miss a chance to eat here. This candlelit restaurant does friendly, unobtrusive service at its best. From the opening welcome, helpful advice on meal and wine choice, a visit from the chef checking all was satisfactory with the meal, to a cheery goodbye,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada Monumental 199 | In front of Post Office (CTT or Correios), Funchal, Madeira 9000-065 , Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 236 004

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 38
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?