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“Fantastic little place just off the main street”
Review of The Olive Press Bistro & Bar - CLOSED

The Olive Press Bistro & Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Only Been Open For 2 Weeks
Reviewed January 11, 2012

we went to Devonport as we were a bit fed up with being stuck in the city, we was looking for somewhere to eat when we came across this restaurant which is just off the main street. The Lady was lovely and bought out a blanket and massive box of toys for our little boy to play with, the food was tapas style and was fresh and very tasty. A lovely little gem of a place

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Thank LeoneR33
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

We had a Grabone coupon that we used to have lunch at the Olive Press one Saturday afternoon. Staff were extremely friendly - we had been reserved a table outside but requested to be moved inside, which was not a problem. The menu was excellent - something for everyone from pasta to burgers to fish. And some of the best hand cut chips we've tasted. The waitress was very knowledgeable and recommended a good wine to accompany our meal, and always kept our glasses full of water. We skipped desserts as we did think they were slightly overpriced, but had a coffee which was really good. Overall a really great lunch and even without a voucher we would go back.

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1  Thank Itchy_English_Feet
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

Purchased Groupone coupons.Took an overseas colleague there to impress her. Food very tasty but ridiculously over priced and too small portions. The creme brulee portions for NZD 14 odd was a shocker!But t.he staff were so sweet.Not a place I would visit again

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1  Thank Mary Anne M
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

To say we were disappointed is nothing... We went there with friends having discount vouchers from grab one. Both food and presentation is cheap, but prices are very well above those in restaurants nearby. Also, we had a very strong suspicions that same dish for those with and without vouchers is different - such a bizarre! Not a good sign from restaurant that pretend to be respective. Absolutely agree with previous rating - school dinner at (VERY) high price...

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2  Thank Alex G
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

What a disappointment. Devonport deserves somewhere decent to eat - it has been years since the likes of Porterhouse Blue and the original incarnation of the Esplanade Hotel. Now, there is nowhere better than mediocre in Devo which is a crying shame. So when The Olive Press opened its doors, we were genuinely excited. And the decor/fitout is very promising. Service was a bit amateur night but we eventually got settled down and were fervently hoping we had found somewhere that might become our neighbourhood restaurant. Oh dear. Mum's chicken was passable but my lamb dish was slop, as was my wife's. Just so bitterly disappointing.

We might - just might - give it another go, solely to see if our experience was the exception rather than the rule. And I will report back.

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1  Thank DitchDiver
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