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“Good average Greek food but not great.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Blue Olive

The Blue Olive
Cockfosters Road | 11-12 Station Parade, Barnet EN4 0DL, England
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Ranked #36 of 65 Restaurants in Barnet
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
london
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good average Greek food but not great.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

Been here a few times as its round the corner and best one round here which says a lot as its not great . Everything is ok but it should be a lot better . Greek food is all about quality and careful cooking and seasoning . Their poorest effort is on the barbecued meat which is very hit and miss . Always have to ask for pork and chicken to be juicy and not dry . They just need to get their standards up . They should go to other better greek restaurants to see how it cn be done .

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fab!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Frequently order takeaway from this restaurant. Never been disappointed with the quality or service!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hertfordshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We have just found this resturant , food delicious especially the Lamb souvla.
service very good and can recommend the house wine. Have been back several times Lovely!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not a good experience!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Really disappointed as expected better for a Greek restaurant that appears elegent. Food was badly presented and seem to go for quality rather than quantity. The staff made no effort to appologise for lack of quality, eg, very dry and mousaka and thrown together, solid, tirmasiu.

Won't be going back as a total waste of money. Very expensive for a bad experience!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Malaga, Spain
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108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
“GREAT GREEK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Excellent food, good, friendly service. Meze (min 2 persons) highly recommended as a try out of various dishes. Meze for 2 is enough for 3 people. Also one of the tastiest Moussaka I've had...huge serving! Good wine selection.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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