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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 362
    Excellent
  • 218
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Worth a Visit!

Had a weekend break in Windermere and looked for a few places to eat on the internet before leaving home. Needed to find places that gave a varied option for vegetarians and Fat Olives was one of the restaurants that had a really good and varied menu. We booked a day in advance as it seems to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Kerimar
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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English first
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had a weekend break in Windermere and looked for a few places to eat on the internet before leaving home. Needed to find places that gave a varied option for vegetarians and Fat Olives was one of the restaurants that had a really good and varied menu. We booked a day in advance as it seems to get quite busy.... More 

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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went to Fat Olives after reading the reviews on Trip advisor and we are so glad that we went. We had the large tapas with half a litre of house wine for £25 for two people. It was amazing. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, without being overbearing. We recommend Fat Olives to everyone as it is so... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Starter was a herb and cheeses bruschetta but too many herbs overpowering ,my seafood risotto had 6 mussels in shells but only 2 open tasty rice but lacked seafood. But when I pointed this out the very pleasant young lady removed it from the bill.I would have preferred a better dish. Plus our dirty pots were not removed from table... More 

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Kent. UK
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We ate at this restaurant twice during our week long stay in Bowness. The menu was varied with a number of interesting daily specials. The staff were welcoming and enhanced a pleasant experience.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

On a recent four day visit to Bowness and Windermere we enquired about places to eat in the evening and this was one of two restaurants recommended to us by the B&B where we stayed. We visited Fat Olives on the second evening and found it so good we returned on the third evening and were not disappointed. My wife... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our meal at Fat Olives was served by very friendly staff who seemed to have good senses of humour. The food was fresh and tasty, served in a timely manner, and, especially as we were able to capitalise on the 'early bird' special (finished by 7pm), it was a very good price for mains. The atmosphere was pleasant, and it... More 

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Manchester, UK
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We booked well in advance earlier in the week. The booking was made for 7.30pm and confirmed by the restaurant. My wife (heavily pregnant) and I arrived at 7.30pm and were duly told that our table had been given away as we had arrived late for our 7pm booking. They were quite blunt and matter of fact with us, and... More 

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

I am so sorry that we made an error with your booking on Saturday Night. You had booked for 7pm and that is what I had put in the book but unfortunately I had emailed confirmation to you for 7.30pm. We hold tables for 15-20 minutes and when you had not arrived we let your table to someone else. It... More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We found this little gem on our first night of our week long visit to Bowness. It was fully booked, a good sign. We therefore booked for the following night. Food Excellent, a good choice of reasonably priced wines, friendly and efficient staff. We decided after our visit we would return later in the week. That turned into two more... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This lovely small restaurant was in easy walking distance of our room and we went there twice. Varied menu and daily specials as well as offers for early diners. Very good.

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Huddersfield
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Amazing... Lovely nibbly meal - Tapas, salad and crusty bread - perfect. Great friendly service waited outside with a glass of vino everyone who came out was saying it was scrummy, would go again

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Additional Information about Fat Olives brasserie

Address: lake road | Bowness-On-Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere la23 3bj, England
Phone Number: +44 15394 47447
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
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
Average Prices: USD $12 to $31
Cuisine: French, European, British, Greek

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