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“Good evening out” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Olives Restaurant

The Olives Restaurant
1st Floor, Contract House, Stafford Street | Stone, Stone, England
01785 813334
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Ranked #11 of 41 Restaurants in Stone
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
stafford
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good evening out”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Lovely lively atmosphere with live singer . Nice decor and attentive servers.
Food wise: starters were tasty, plenty of choice; main course the portions were satisfying and cooked well, especially the meat moussaka Puddings were slightly disappointing chocolate brownie disguised as a pudding , crumble which was too soggy, tiramisu slice of cream and little flavour
At £30 ahead with drinks the meal was good value , for the double birthday celebration it was atmospheric and lively (especially with the hen do!) good honest food

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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209 reviews 209 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“A good group venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Tried 'olives' for our yearly christmas party not expecting too much as other venues were full but they did not disappoint, good food, well presented and realistically priced, what made it a great night was a girl singer as entertainment, she was fantastic. well worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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OlivesGM, General Manager at The Olives Restaurant, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your night and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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The Olives
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stokie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“wonderful evening out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

a lovely warm greeting,very attentive and friendly staff,wonderful food and a very relaxed atmosphere .It really was a very pleasant and enjoyable evening.. The solo singer was wonderful and more than helped to make the evening special. So enjoyable that 14 of use are visiting again this month for a birthday celebration

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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OlivesGM, General Manager at The Olives Restaurant, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your glowing review, it means so much to us when our customers are happy - we can't wait to see you again later in the month for your celebration.

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Staffordshire, England
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Gets A Thumbs Up”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We tried Olives as a last minute decision & have to say, overall, it was a decent choice. Service was really good & attentive, the food (particularly the £9.99 for 2 courses set menu) was good value for money & plenty of choice. Wife had hummus & dips followed by chicken in red wine, son has meatballs followed by chicken pasta & I tried calamares followed by moussaka. It isn't fine dining, seemed to be mostly frozen/re-heated, BUT it was well presented & who could complain for less than a tenner a head!!. We would return.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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OlivesGM, General Manager at The Olives Restaurant, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

The Olives always makes a point to cook food from fresh, nothing is reheated as we like to offer authentic flavours. The Mousaka is freshly prepared each day by Mamma Moini and is cooked to order in the oven to ensure that it is sizzling hot!

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“An ideal place to take your family for Sunday dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Went for the Sunday dinner special, 4 adults a 5yea old and a 1year old .myst admit I was rather surprised , the staters were very good and the main courses were very good, I had the beef which was excellent , the only criticism I would slightly give was there was not quite enough for me , but there was plenty for everyone else . The one year was free and he was given a good portion of Sunday dinner . I shall definitely be going again .

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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OlivesGM, General Manager at The Olives Restaurant, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your great review. You must always ask if you don't find the portion big enough, Mamma Moini would hate to send you home hungry! She likes to feed everyone up.

We hope to see you again soon.

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