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Fat Olives brasserie

lake road, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $29
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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Bolton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Loved this place, great food and friendly, helpful staff. Will definitely go again if in the area. Give it a try.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We dine here every yearly trip to Bowness, last year we dined here 3 times in the week we stayed. Tried the Tapas selection, Moules, Pasta with Chicken (made slightly spicey), Meatball Pasta dishes all of which looked great and were gorgeous! The year before last, we dined here a couple of times so we now make a bee line... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the Fat Olive on our resent holiday to Bowness due to the great recommendations and were not disappointed! The restaurant was rather busy due to the good weather but service was still very quick and attentive to our needs. I ordered the chicken breast with pasta, parmesan and rocket from the specials board and was very impressed by... More

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huddersfield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I last visited this restaurant 22 years ago when it was a Greek restaurant. Since then it has obviously changed hands so we thought we would try it again. The menu has changed and now has more of a Mediterranean feel. I had goats cheese with onion marmalade and my wife had garlic mushrooms and both were on a brioch... More

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Stratford-upon-avon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Just returned from an utterly traumatising experience. Half-way through eating the vegetarian dish of the day my wife discovered a triangular piece of glass. Needless to say she alerted the staff to the situation. Returning from the rest room and being told what happened I was shocked and really couldn't finish my meal or the wine we'd ordered. I was... More

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

I am a little shocked by this review. You found a small piece of plastic in your goats cheese, we have no idea where it came from, it may have originated at the factory as we have never had this before. We will be drawing this to the attention of our supplier. I apologised to you, offered to replace your... More

Skipton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My daughter had booked this brasserie for the meal after her wedding, she had visited it once before and said it was very good. When we arrived, the downstairs tables had been decorated by the staff as fit for any wedding and on seeing it for the first time we were very impressed, the staff were very accommodating and could... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Made very welcome. A little warm in the table right infront of the kitchen. Food was average - pastas were oily and a little under cooked. The restaurant was busy, good atmosphere, waitress v good, food a little underwhelming unfortunately.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

During our 2week summer break in Bowness we took the opportunity of the cinema and evening meal deal offered by the restaurant and local independant cinema. It was a good idea as, having enjoyed the film, we walked across the road to enjoy a very good meal. We received a very friendly welcome and although a restricted menu as part... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had dinner here during a 2 night break to Bowness, we were on our way into Bowness from our B&B and past Fat Olives, it looked a really vibrant place and we decided to give it a try. We had Calamari and Brucsheta to start and I had the Butternut Squash and Goats cheese Cannelloni (absolutely stunning and I'm not... More

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Northern California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

All dishes we ate were fresh and good. Salads were tasty. Chips good. Coffee also good. Ate there twice. Prices fair for the area.

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