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Fat Olives brasserie

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lake road | Bowness-On-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere la23 3bj, England
+44 15394 47447
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A friendly English and Mediterranean brasserie style restaurant, open from...
A friendly English and Mediterranean brasserie style restaurant, open from 4pm serving freshly prepared, home cooked food. A varied menu offering light snacks, sharing plates, grills and regularly changing specials. Excellent childrens menu available. Also offering a Cinema and Meal deal in co-operation with the Royalty Cinema which is just across the road.
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  • 326
    Excellent
  • 203
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"The only place to eat "

We have eaten here several times now and the meals remain superb, a delicious variety of Mediterranean mix . The staff are all smiley making it a perfect ambience to relax and eat !! I recommend the combined dinner and cinema deal . You will watch a latest film in the lovely retro cinema... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Alison M
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here several times now and the meals remain superb, a delicious variety of Mediterranean mix . The staff are all smiley making it a perfect ambience to relax and eat !! I recommend the combined dinner and cinema deal . You will watch a latest film in the lovely retro cinema opposite.... All in all a great... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Love this place. The food is lovely and they have a deal with the local cinema across the road. We bought our ticket from the restaurant earlier in the day, watched the film and had a lovely meal after. The deal includes a selective menu and still provided excellent choice and big size portions. Can't wait to go again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We had the cinema deal, arrived at 7 , had a wonderful 2 courses with some wine , great atmosphere , great service , and then the quaint cinema afterwards , what a wonderful evening , thanks .

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Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We have been to this restaurant 3 times now after visiting friends in Scotland and we have tried different meals each time and every time the food is excellent and cooked to perfection. It is also very good value. All the staff are very friendly and helpful and only add to a wonderful ambience. Give Fat Olives a try you... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Good atmosphere. Attentive service. Nice decor. Busy. Food very good reasonably priced. Enjoyed it. I had lasagne which was good but unremarkable. My wife had excellent duck.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Good food and friendly staff. Really enjoyed the tapas plate, we had 2 lots of sticky ribs, seafood risotto, garlic & sweet chilli king prawns. The wine woz lovely too.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Found this restaurant on the way in to Bowness last Friday evening. We didnt have a booking but they had space and we were promptly seated. Mains were delicious and we finished off with the Assiette of desserts to share...devine!

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I found Fat Olives when researching for a weekend away in the Lakes and after reading good reviews and spotting the "early bird" special, booked in at late notice for early Saturday evening. After a busy day at Brockhole visitor centre, in the rain, we were ready for our dinner. I asked if my boys (8 and 11yrs) could have... More 

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Fat Olive's does an excellent Cinema supper deal with the Bowness Cinema just across the road and as locals we have taken advantage of this arrangement a few times now. However with this kind of arrangement it's too easy to underrate Fat Olive's and that's a mistake. They really do provide consistently good food, the service is quick and friendly... More 

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Liverpool
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were accommodated at short notice. The restaurant had a relaxed atmosphere. It was busy but the staff were attentive and efficient. Mediterranean food and a good selection of specials. We had a three course meal for 2 with a bottle of wine which cost £70. Would recommend this restaurant and would definitely return

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shrill29, Owner at Fat Olives brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and for your recommendation. See you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: lake road | Bowness-On-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere la23 3bj, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 47447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 31
  • Cuisine: French, European, British, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A friendly English and Mediterranean brasserie style restaurant, open from 4pm serving freshly prepared, home cooked food. A varied menu offering light snacks, sharing plates, grills and regularly changing specials. Excellent childrens menu available. Also offering a Cinema and Meal deal in co-operation with the Royalty Cinema which is just across the road.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?