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“Nicest chip shop in the North West”

Olympus Fish & Chip Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 533 Restaurants in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nicest chip shop in the North West”
Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and surrounding, clean and fresh, modern style inside. A pianist added a lovely touch, making it a peaceful lunch. Service is above all, staff extremely friendly and helpful, even assisting customers with their coats. The meal itself was the best i've had in the area, with numerous meal deals.

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English first
Manchester
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Always excellent”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

No better fish and chips in the area. Always excellent service and great food. Spotlessly clean, great new toilet, grand piano, it is an experience. Bit pricey but worth it. Always busy tells its own story.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank NWLadyManchester
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“BRIGHT AIRY FISH & CHIP RESTAURANT”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

It's a few years since I last visited the Olympus Fish & Chip Restaurant so when I found myself in Bolton town centre one lunchtime, I decided to try it again.

After being politely welcomed by a smartly dressed member of staff, I was invited to choose a table. Once seated, a menu & cutlery were placed on the table within seconds. The menu always has a pensioners' special. There are also Just Enough, Standard & Whopper sized fish &chip meals on the menu. The Standard portion of fish includes chips, peas & a slice of white or brown bread. Beverages include a choice of :- a pot of tea, cup of coffee or a soft drink. The Standard meal costs £8.60 which is rather expensive in my opinion but the fish (Haddock) was beautiful.

When customers are leaving the restaurant, staff help cusomers on with their coats & always open the door for them, at the same time thanking them for their custom.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank ARKWRIGHT1955
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic food, wrapped up in old-fashioned hospitality”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

The Olympus restaurant has been a landmark of Bolton town centre (my home town) for many many years, serving customers from its restaurant and adjoining 'chippy'. I believe it has been owned by the same Greek family throughout its life.

The Olympus offers great food at a relatively premium price (in comparison to a traditional chippy) but it does represent excellent value given the standard of the food and surroundings.

There is a huge dining area (75+ covers), lots of extremely polite and attentive staff and the dining area itself has just been renovated to an extremely high standard.

If you are in Bolton for the day I urge you to visit this place and have lunch - you wont regret it. It offers traditional fish and chips and true hospitality. It is what Harry Ramsden's used to be!

Other restaurants could learn a lot from the Olympus.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank MattfromBolton
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best fish and chips in town”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

This place is legend. Young and old and everyonen in between love this place. The fish, chips and mushy peas are absolutely oustanding. I would say that the Olympus is one of the best restaurants of its kind in the country. The place is spotless, the service exemplary and the interior, recently refurbished, is fit for a king. I know the owner Tassos personally looks after many of his regular customers - and they do return week after week because of the ambience of the place. This is no back street chippy - this is a palace to Britain's great national dish. The food is just fantastic with lovely white firm cod and haddock, perfect mushy peas and great, non greasy chips. If you come to Bolton you really must try it - you won't forget it.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Wes W
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