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Fat Olives brasserie

lake road, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $28
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A friendly English and Mediterranean brasserie style restaurant, open all day 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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Not great really but not overpriced. Menu lacks imagination and food was simple. For that reason I wouldn't return

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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

So good we ate here twice. Great food, fantastic choice, friendly service you cant ask for more. A really varied menu with lovely fresh, tasty food.

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North West England
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Staff are excellent as is the food. I have eaten here before and would not hesitate in going again. Choice of Menu is extensive PLUS a Specials Board. The Home Made Lemonade is just great. Definately HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We have been to this restaurant four time and found it little jem food on each visit has just been fantastic

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

After a ok meal we were about to ask for the bill when my 2 year old decided to sing not loudly but loudly enough for a blonde woman who worked there to ask me to make him stop. Disgusted I am, advertised as a family friendly restaurant but doesn't allow a little noise. We were seated for 5pm and... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Wow what a find.... On the main road but slight up the hill near the cinema... Fat olives was a surprise find and we were not disappointed. Firstly I have to mention our waitress "Rosie" with an "ie" as she explained...she was lovely very welcoming and served us with a beaming smile. The food was fantastic freshly cooked pasta a... More

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Cambridgeshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Fancied something really tasty and Fat Olive delivered! Tapas board, moules frites and a chilled bottle of Sancerre. Exquisite! And all very reasonable for two.

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Fabulous food, friendly staff and extremely good deal including cinema ticket. We paid £19.50 for 2 courses and a ticket to see the inbetweeners. Amazing! Stilton mushrooms were fantastic and my veggie option of aubergine with goat's cheese was extremely tasty. Food did come very quickly and we were done within about 45 mins which was the only negative i... More

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Malta
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a great restaurant for dinner. They have a good menu and quite a number of daily specials. We stumbled across it while walking through bowness and decided to stay for dinner. We ordered a starter to share and two mains, along with a jug of wine and soda. The service was good and food arrived in very good... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited Fat Olives as a family of six after seeing the offer for dinner and cinema ticket. The price for both was less than we'd pay for the cinema ticket alone at our local flix. And the food was excellent! Service was friendly and efficient too. We'd definitely go again.

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