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“Great food at a great price!”
Review of Les Olives

Les Olives
Ranked #8 of 525 Restaurants in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Towcester, Northants, UK
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food at a great price!”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

Four of us went for lunch using a Groupon voucher which allowed us to choose eight tapas dishes. With bread and olives also included this was plenty for a most enjoyable experience. I particularly liked the scallops and the belly pork but all the dishes were good. Of course we spent quite a bit on drinks but these were priced fairly reasonably. We go to Spain quite regularly and this was a lot better than many tapas that we have had there.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Staff Christmas meal”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

1st visit to Les Olives Northampton party of 10. We arrived on time however our table was not ready and we were asked to wait in the stairway which caused obstruction to other people trying to get by and felt very awkward. When seated the table was not set correctly and certainly did not reflect a christmas meal welcome. We waited some time for our drink order to be taken. Some of us received our drinks and water also arrived for the table but we had to chase missing drinks and ask for glasses for the water. We were told to order 2-3 dishes each from the menu which we proceeded to do so. The food eventually started to arrive but in very short supply. A table of ten with only 2 dishes for quite some time? There must of been at least 4 different waitresses approach our table with various dishes, none of which had even been ordred by us. More food arrived but then taken away from us as they should have given it to another table? Unfortunately this experience went beyond a joke and the manager came to apologies but said this was normal practice to only bring random dishes out. Most of us had finished our food while some were still waiting for missing dishes. Suddenly lots of other food was dumped on our table with staff advising this was free of charge. These dishes were clearly those which had been cooked incorrectly as we had not even ordered them, we didnt even want the extra dishes but were given no choice. We were offered free desert but we couldnt wait to leave after such a chaotic and stressful meal. The bill arrived and you guessed it, it was incorrect and they tired to over charge us!! I will not be recommending this restaurant and feel they clearly over stretched themselves by booking well over what they were cable of handling.

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank 634els
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Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Rubbish”
Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Went as party of 10 for Xmas do. Arrived on time but table not ready so sent us downstairs to wait which was very over crowded. Called us back up about 15 mins later. It was Xmas but no crackers on table to had to ask, all drinks ordered but only half arrived and the other half had to
Wait another half an hour, what a complete joke different staff were asked to complete the order and after a few attempts it was finally done. Waitress said order 2/3 meals each and so we did. And we waited and waited and waited until it started to arrive but it came in dribs and drabs and then they got it mixed up with a other tables order, it was a complete joke one member of the party waited 1 and 1/2 hours for mashed potato!! It was crazy and each time we questioned the missing dishes we were told they would go and sort it. The manager came over to apologise but blamed us saying it can't come out all together and that we should share by we were not told
This at the start, offers for free food and drink could not make us stay any longer we ordered the bill which yes was wrong as they put on two bottles of wine instead of one. We paid and escaped. The food itself was ok
But nothing to rave about and the service was rubbish I will never return and I will never recommend this place to anyone.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A northampton treasure”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Lovely fresh food and very authentic tasting. Relaxing atmosphere-feels like you're on holiday somewhere sunny and warm. Good selection of food and drink-ideal for any tapas lover. Friendly and helpful staff is also a bonus. Would recommend booking as gets very busy

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Csp91
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful as always!”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

The quality of food at Les Olives was exceptional and the service, as always, was very friendly and efficient. The restaurant was heaving, as it has been each time we have eaten there in the past (on the same evening we visited several bars which were completely empty and devoid of atmosphere). We rarely eat at the same place more than once, so our repeat visits are testament to the wonderful experiences we have there. Ermir, Alex and their team have created something very special in Les Olives.

  • Visited November 2013
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