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“Utterly Delightful Lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fat Olives

Fat Olives
Ranked #2 of 36 Restaurants in Emsworth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Utterly Delightful Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

Ten of us from the Pompey Meetup visited yesterday for lunch.

We all ate from the three course set lunch menu (£17.95 two courses, £19.95 three courses). Everybody had a great meal. The dishes were elegant, tasty, well thought out and presented beautifully. The pace was unhurried and relaxing. Service was attentive and invisible. I thought that the meal was great value for money for great quality.

I'm looking forward to going back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
portsmouth
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Expensive bland dishes”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Went here with high expectations and the food lets this place down. I had the seabass which was totally tasteless. No Bouillabaisse flavour at all, this sauce was watery and tasteless so not what it should have been in order to be classed a bouillabaisse. My partner had the pork loin which was also bland and tasteless. For the cost we should have come away remembering this meal for a long time but we were upset and felt cheated. The atmosphere was stilted, the chairs uncomfortable, but luckily they had cushions which we needed!
£160 yet 3 out of 4 of us didn't have desserts.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Sally D
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Waterlooville, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Must try”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We have been meaning to try this restaurant for some time and finally got round to it for my husbands birthday. So worth the wait. The restaurant itself was quite small but made for a cosy atmosphere. The food was superb and well presented. The service was excellent. It was a little pricier than we are used to but we would definitely visit again for a special occasion and would recommend to others.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Teresa C
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Portsmouth UK
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A good lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Food was good, atmosphere was lacking slightly. Not sure I would go again.
Stingy with the bread to go with the soup......however you had enough butter ( in the shape of a swan ) to eat a whole loaf.....food portions were small.....but very nicely cooked.......had to cross the ourtyard to get to the ladies which was very nicely decorated

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Cathy R
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great venue for a celebration or a relaxed dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Travelled down from London for a family celebration. The food rivalled many great restaurants I am used to. Very friendly staff without being obtrusive. Great wine selection too.

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Thank Kjonasher
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