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“Weekend with Friends”

Olives Restaurant and Bar - Italian Kitchen
Ranked #1,499 of 24,429 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: South Kensington
Description: 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, perfect for lunches and pre-theatre suppers, is full of your favorite Italian dishes and the price is ridiculously reasonable. The wine list is divided into Europe ��� with real depth in the Italian selections ��� and The Rest of the World, and rounds off the Olives experience very well.
Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is a lovely Restaurant,very clean,the staff were very helpul ,and polite,the atmosphere was buzzing,we booked the table for 8pm and there were only 3 tables vacant so thats shows how popular it is .The food was lovely and the prices were not too expensive to say it was London,I would recomend this restaurant to my friends and I shall come again

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Dined with our 7 year old, got a 10% voucher as we were staying at Hotel. Lovely meal, nice bread to start, good Caprese, nice Crab salad, lovely Tagiolini with prawns, terrific tagiatelli with rabbit, and our son had chicken with herb roasted garlic potatoes, he probably got the best meal!

Couple of desserts and coffees were nice too.

Good service, not especially expensive for London, £100 for the food and a few glasses of Prosecco and 2 budweisers. Enjoyed it.

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1  Thank lipschick
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Food and atmosphere excellent.Only downside is the "discretionary service charge" at 12.5% which added £16 to our bill.You have to remind yourself that it is in London and not the local Italian with 3 courses for £11-95.The lasagne itself cost that and nothing else was served with it.However,the food was excellent and would go again for a treat but lunchtime has 2 courses for £8-95...Staff excellent and friendly

2  Thank Malchris
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Definitely recommend this one. Better get a reservation earlier in the day for dinner. Polite, accommodating and friendly staff at every level. The pasta dishes were very good and well presented. Portions were perfect (not too big)while being well prepared, presented and delicious. Did not try any of the fish or meat dishes. Good desserts. A very good experience.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Great family food and good wine. Friendly atmosphere. Good value for money. Ask for "tagliolini sea food"

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