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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
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

only gripe is where they initially tried to seat us in the very bottom in a very confined space! food amazing, the staff superb, cant ask for more for the last night in the area. keep up the good work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lovely food, good service. Always a pleasure to visit this restaurant, keep up the good work & see you again in a few weeks.

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Bolton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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