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Olive at Mawson

Southlands shopping centre Mawson Dr, Mawson, Canberra 2607, Australia
02 6286 3753
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Ranked #18 of 778 restaurants in Canberra
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 28, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We really enjoy the Olive and go once a week, the food is excellent, the service is responsive and respectful.

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OliveTeam, Owner at Olive at Mawson, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we value and appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed the Olive experience. We hope to see you again soon. More

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had dinner at The Olive last night. Atmosphere great. Not squashed in and easy to have a conversation without being drowned out by other diners chatter etc. Staff were lovely - but hovered too much at the beginning of the night - then as the Restaurant became busier we waited quite a bit for any service and had to call... More

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OliveTeam, Owner at Olive at Mawson, responded to this review

Hello Maluajan Thank you for your review, we value and appreciate your feedback and apologise that your Olive experience was not 100% We always strive to ensure we do the best for our customers, we will take on board what you have advised us as feedback is always beneficial for any new company. More

Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have been here twice now, and both times I was blown away. A note to other patrons: our second visit was to celebrate our daughter's 19th birthday, and unfortunately an unbooked party arrived before us on a busy night, looked over the waitress' shoulder, pointed our name out on the reservation list and said "that's us" and took our... More

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OliveTeam, Owner at Olive at Mawson, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we value and appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed the Olive experience, We also apologies again that your table was taken, we will review this to ensure we can confirm more details in bookings so this doesn’t happen again. We hope you enjoyed everything and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great service, very friendly staff, the food was great, given some home made chocolate at the end of the meal, was divine, first time here will be back.

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OliveTeam, Owner at Olive at Mawson, responded to this review

Hello Cheryl, Thank you for your review, we value and appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed the Olive experience, We hope you enjoyed everything and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Busy Saturday night. Impressed with the style of the restaurant, table cloths full layout etc. nice welcome unfortunately that is where it finished 20 mins to get our first drink and a little while later give the order. Entrees were well presented, Bruschetta, ok but Mediterranean dips were too subtle for us to discern the differences except for the olive... More

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OliveTeam, Owner at Olive at Mawson, responded to this review

Hello Robin, Thank you for your review, we value and appreciate your feedback and apologise that your Olive experience was not 100% We always strive to ensure we do the best for our customers, we will take on board what you have advised us as feedback is always beneficial for any new company. We hope to see you again soon. More

Canberra
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Simple food cooked really, really well is the hallmark of a great restaurant. Olive at Mawson has this in spades. It's obvious that the chef takes a great deal of pride in everything he serves. We had a table of six and we all had three courses - every dish was excellent. The grilled eggplant entree was full of flavour,... More

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OliveTeam, Owner at Olive at Mawson, responded to this review

Hello Rod, Thank you for your review, we value and appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed the Olive experience, We hope you enjoyed everything and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Canberra, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Have eaten here twice and both times have left very satisfied and content. Value is good. Staff are wonderful. Meals are superb - recommend seafood stack and highly recommend tiramisu. Recommend very highly to anyone.

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OliveTeam, Owner at Olive at Mawson, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we value and appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed the Olive experience, We hope you enjoyed everything and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Came to olive for dinner with a group of friends. This restaurant is absolutely amazing. We had the best food ever. Everyone ordered different dishes - gnocchi, seafood stack, veal, fish. Everything was so fresh and so well cooked we honestly couldn't get enough. It is definetly worth every dollar. The service was great (our waiter was so attentive )... More

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OliveTeam, Owner at Olive at Mawson, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we value and appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed the Olive experience, We hope you enjoyed everything and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Canberra, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

As we arrived the waiter opened the door for us, which was a nice touch. The decor was simple, modern and elegant with soft pleasant lighting and subtle background music. The table had a quality linen tablecloth and serviettes. Service was attentive and the food arrived promptly but not so fast that we felt rushed. To start we had a... More

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OliveTeam, Owner at Olive at Mawson, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we value and appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed the Olive experience, We hope you enjoyed everything and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

a.c.t
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

my family and I had dinner here Wednesday night. it really was special... from the great food to the décor and especially the service from the charming hostess who also happens to be the owner ( a wonderful Greek lady with a gorgeous accent ). We had the home made gnocchi, rack of lamb and duck...just beautiful! This is a... More

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OliveTeam, Owner at Olive at Mawson, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we value and appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed the Olive experience, We hope you enjoyed everything and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

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