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Olives - One and Only Royal Mirage
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Ranked #376 of 9,933 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is the main halfboard restaurant for the O&O hotel and where breakfast is taken. Unlike some reviews that said it was more like a school canteen, I found it very acceptable. We had breakfast every day and one evening meal and the quality and choice was always very good.....at breakfast, eggs cooked as you require an amazing selection of fruit and delicious pastries, whilst at dinner a vast array of meat, fish and fresh cooked pizza's. On the day we had dinner they served lobster tails...very nice.
Yes.....this is not the same standard as the other restaurants on the hotel complex, but those cook to order and this is a buffet, but if this is compared to similar buffet style "eateries" in other hotels I believe it would score very highly.

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1  Thank JS031951
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

The hotel entrance is lavishly decorated; giving much care for the details.
The outdoor seating where there is an Arabic music band is just great.
Try Shisha flavored with watermelon, konafa and Moroccan tea.

1  Thank DaliaRady
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Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

The outside dining area on the edge of the water is wonderful and especially the tent like settings on the beach for small parties. We were with a group of 10 and had pre-ordered tapa's which were nice and local and the main dishes consisted of lobster, steak and chicken skewers that BBQed but very dry and lacked tenderness. I also missed some decent side dishes. I ordered a Sancerre which was cooled perfectly and a red Syrah which was too wam. Unfortunately they decided to over cool the red but went overboard. I recommend white wine in this climate.
Dessert was very nice with a chocolate tart and icecream. Nice evening.

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Thank Robert M
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

I had a nice stay here four years ago, but this time the service was atrocious and I checked out with my family after one day. The food and internet were also overpriced and other hotels close by offer better value.

Making the reservation on the phone required numerous calls because room reservations was always busy, I never received the promised call-back to confirm the room rate, I never received a booking confirmation, and the car pick-up from the airport didn’t happen because I never received the booking confirmation. The biggest insult was their denial that I never provided my email address; basically blaming me for the mishaps.

Overall, the staff were very oblivious and there seemed to be major disconnects between the various departments at the hotel.

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1  Thank Noah M
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Olives is included in half board when you stay at the one and only hotel. The variation of the food was very good and well prepared and cooked. The chefs were helpful and eager to please. The only let down was the waiting staff who forgot consistently to replace the fork and knife when taking plates away, so for the next course you were left waiting before you could eat the food that you had brought back from the buffet. They were quick to bring the replacement cutlery when asked, but it would have been helpful if they were instructed to put more down when guests returned to the buffet.

1  Thank dottydilondon
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