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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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped for dinner at the Fat Olives during our stay in the Lakes. The food was great value for money and very tasty. We had starters from the main menu and went for the daily specials for our mains. We where not disappointed the food was fresh and tasty. Recommend you stop here for a bite to eat, we... More

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cumbria
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The staff are friendly, drink a little expensive. Tea Maria and coke was around £5.50 ,only £3.30 at one of the public houses. Food was reasonable ,but nothing special.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Tried this place on the back of the good reviews, but I have to say it was rather disappointing. The delicate taste of the seafood in the risotto I had was overwhelmed by a very strong tomato sauce. The bruschetta my daughter ordered as a starter was out of a packet (she was sitting facing the hatch into the kitchen... More

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

I am so sorry that you didnt enjoy your meal as much as expected, I will address the points raised in your review - Our lovely ciabatta is bought in part-baked and baked fresh every day, if we run out during service, we bake some more - this is obviously what your daughter saw. Out of the oven, warm and... More

Heywood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Just love the atmosphere and food at this restaurant. Staff are really friendly and food is reasonably priced. Great choice on the menu too.

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geordie in the Toon
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21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We popped in on the off chance of a meal on a Saturday night , we were told it would be 20 mins . So we went for a drink and returned half an hour later . Our table was ready and our drinks order collected straight away . The restaurant was lovely all glittering with candles. We ordered a... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We ate here as part of a package deal for tickets for the cinema over the road. Very reasonably priced. Food was lovely - choice of set menus - and service was good. We weren't rushed at all - even though it was a very busy bank holiday weekend evening. Will definitely return.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had looked at tripadvisor to plan where we were going to eat as we knew there were so many different choices and didn't want to drag our two children around trying to choose. We arrived quite early, around 5pm, after a visit to South Lakes Zoo, so were the first customers. The service was really friendly and professional, happily... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited this restaurant on a weekend getaway to the lakes The staff were very attentive and the food did not disappoint - good Italian selection and good value too The place is not too big but it was just right for a Saturday nite. Don't be deceived by the initial look - we would go back next time we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had a lovely supper there. Good friendly service. Very original menu with great variety and choice and a Mediterranean flavour. Had dishes off the Specials board-all gorgeous. Lovely wine by the glass. Would definitely go back.

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Liked - thought about our needs as we had tired little children such as splitting drinks into two small amounts for the kids, the same with the ice cream. Great food too - lasagna, spaghetti bolognaise and chicken salad very scummy!

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