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Olives Restaurant and Bar - Italian Kitchen

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#1,345 of 19,005 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Olives Restaurant and Bar just off Gloucester Road in London's Kensington is an authentic Italian dining room which will delight lovers of Mediterranean food. Full of quirky charm, Olives is at once both chic and rustic, decorated in deep blue and furnished with simple, clean lined furnishings. Mismatched chandeliers hang from the ceilings and behind the bar the fine produce you will soon be sampling is deliciously displayed. It is as if you are suddenly transported from South Kensington to southern Italy. Italian-born Executive Chef Davide di Croce is at the helm in the Olives kitchen where he gives traditional Italian favorites his own unique twist using top quality ingredients. The set menu,
$13 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was wonderful. Our waiter Nassim was very efficient, had a good sense of humor and made us feel very comfortable.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jstone99
Reviewed 2 days ago

After a really long day around central London me and my partner we decide to stop, on our way to go home, in this very cozy bar for last drink of the day. The bartender Ruben was very kind and he made one of the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Nicobrighi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After a long walk, me and my partner we decided to stop here in this lovely cosy Bar/Restaurant. We had our best Montenegro served with Ice and orange made by Ruben. We also really appreciate the Manager Andrea which comes to see us as follow...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Billybolla
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and breakfast at this restaurant. The service was impeccable and interior of the dining room gorgeous. Our meals were delicious. Recommend the buffet for breakfast as lots of fresh choices and easy access if time is a factor.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank TigerLily2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying just a couple of blocks from this restaurant...and stopped by for an early dinner. We are so glad we did. The dining room was nearly empty and quiet. The decor was wonderful and quirky. We had the antipasto and it was perfect....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank SusanO1952
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Olive Restaurant and Bar in the Bailey Hotel is excellent. The food is delicious and the staff terrific. Jesus was our server each time and he took excellent care of us. The linguini with artichoke was wonderful. The bruschetta was perfect. High tea at...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Tjwcarlos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar is one that many regulars keep coming back to. Not only is the service impeccable - no matter how busy they are, but the staff are truly amazing. And I would recommend anyone to visit. Two stars of the show are Andre and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
2  Thank DarmishWC2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered starters , main courses, and few desser Nice and friendly service... A bit expensive But will be back

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Tommy2736
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to be treated rudely, especially by the bartender named Ruben who thinks he’s very important and in a flurry he’s throwing stuff etc. then this is the place for you. he should be fired. Rude is his title. You should try a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Bug1958
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit this restaurant as we had 50% off the full bill with Gourmet Society. After we sat down and ordered our food and drinks, for some unknown reason we noticed waiters giving us some “looks” like we are not meant to be...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank 490edmundn
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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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