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Fat Olive Wigan

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13 Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan WN1 2AD, England
01942 242000
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 220
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  • 109
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food

Not been here for over 12 months but I have to say that it is even better than before and it was really good then. Been with a large number of people for an 18th birthday party and was really impressed, didn't have to wait long for the food to be served and it was piping hot when it came.... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Julie M
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  • Special occasions
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English first
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not been here for over 12 months but I have to say that it is even better than before and it was really good then. Been with a large number of people for an 18th birthday party and was really impressed, didn't have to wait long for the food to be served and it was piping hot when it came.... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the restaurant on Saturday evening, it was very busy and brimming with atmosphere. The service was terrific, the staff were attentive and very welcoming . We were delighted with the menu which was varied and offered a range of flavours and cuisine . The food was tempting on the eye, delivered on taste and didn't disappoint . Overall a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here a few times but held back on my review. The welcome is fantastic as the staff are very friendly. But the food is just ok and overpriced. I chose the set meal for £15.95 but it was small I was still hungry after desert. The place is noisy too because there are so many people in... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

More like thin olive the portions are tiny and very overpriced not happy they took ages to serve so you fill up on expensive drinks then when I finally got my meal, well put it this way I'd of got more food and more quality in one of those cheap value microwave meals you can get for a quid

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

had my 50th Birthday meal here on Sunday and it was excellent. The food was really nice and the service could not have been improved upon will defo be going here again great atmosphere, great service and great food

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is a great little restaurant. The set price menu is amazing for the price. The pate and goats cheese starter were excellent. Mains steak cooked perfect, dianne sauce was really rich and tasty. Morrocan Chicken was flavoursome with a nice hit of spice. Only down side was desert. Chocolate orange cake had a chocolate sauce that was burnt... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We booked the Fat Olive for a leaving do and found the food to be as good for larger parties as it is for small. We pre booked the table for around 15 people and were taken to our table on time. The service was very efficient and we never had to wait too long for our meals which were... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Third visit to the Fat olive last week, both times previously very average, shame really nice location good looking decor but food really not up to scratch. Hadn't been for around 18month and I remembered why , food was lashed in salt others in the group also commented ok to try but wouldn't recommend

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We have visited the Fat Olive on many occasions and for the majority of times had a reasonable night coupled with good quality food. This night, we decided to visit the Fat Olive again as we hadn't been there for a while. Things were looking good, nice buzzing atmosphere. It didn't last long. Our first little minor irritation was when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great food, excellent service, v.f.m. a fantastic friday night eating experience. Quality fresh food, greeted like old freinds at the door. Nothing was too much trouble, really made to feel at home and a very reasonable price. Would recommend to anyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan WN1 2AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Wigan
  • Phone Number: 01942 242000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 25
  • Cuisine: European, British, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?