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“Excellent food”

Olivers Bar & Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 138 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Oliver's Bar & Restaurant is an exclusive establishment in the heart of Rochester. Our philosophy is to only offer the best to our patrons. From our extensive range of wines, beers and spirits, locally sourced and inspired restaurant A La Carte menu to our equally high standard of customer service. Whether it be dining, drinking or dancing. We want every visit you make to Oliver’s to be memorable for all the right reasons – great service, great atmosphere, great company and great food and drink.
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Went here in December with 7 friends and we all loved the meal and are going back would recommend it to anyone, waiters and bar staff made you feel very comfortable 5* all around.

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Thank Tolsontash
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

It's great to see a bar/restaurant like Olivers in historic Rochester. If you're after a cool pace to lounge on a week night, or looking for a place at the weekend that serves a variety of cocktails, beers and wines then Olivers is the best place to go. Only recently a restaurant has been added to this gorgeous building and the food is sensational. Couple this with the attentive staff, who are extremely friendly (which makes a change for a Medway bar!!), the ambient atmosphere (and their appreciation for Rochester) and you're onto a winner. I've always been of the belief that you get what you pay for, and with Olivers it's all about the quality, right from the food to the service to the atmosphere. And long may it continue, Rochester has been crying out for a place that isn't full of toy-town gangsters!

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Thank Neil A
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stephen r, Manager at Olivers Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2012

Not sure what you mean by 'toy town gangsters' but thanks!!

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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Stopped in on several occasions both with my partner and friends and found the atmosphere and the selection of drinks to be excellent. If you're looking for somewhere in Rochester to spend an evening either for a few pints or for cocktails - look no further! The staff were both knowledgable and attentive. Haven't eaten in yet but from what I understand the food and service are both excellent. Can't recommend highly enough....

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Thank Rhys L
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

My husband and I have been to Oliver’s for drinks on many occasions and always enjoy the lovely friendly staff and ambience of the venue as well as yummy selection of wines and cocktails!! So we were pleased of the addition of the restaurant and looking forward to trying it out and it did not disappoint. Actually it far exceeded my expectation even though my expectations were high. I found the standard of food and service to be very high, nice little touches like bread and water served to the table and the décor all help to create the overall atmosphere and ambience. Would recommend the chicken and leak pie served with perfectly crisp and tasty green vegetables- Gorgeous. Also my husband had what he describes as the best fish and chips ever although there is a varied menu and others things I’ll definitely be back to taste! Would highly recommend a trip to Oliver’s and would say that also for that even for people that don't normally go to the bar or haven’t been before to try the restaurant as it is actually a completely separate experience and not just for those visiting the bar for drinks- separate room with lovely relaxing but refined decor. We will be back and hope to see the restaurant thrive in the coming weeks and months. Also just mention you must try the deserts… delicious does not begin to describe the cheese cake…

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Thank MrandmrsArnold
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

I ate here with a group of friends on the restaurant's opening night, and cannot recommend it highly enough. You couldn't tell it was their first proper night with customers - the staff were all great and the service was attentive & friendly. Food was excellent, I had the braised lamb but I tried the steak and the veggie filo and they were also very good. The wine list was extensive and pretty reasonable too. The new decor in the restaurant is very nice and makes it feel intimate. Prices were excellent considering how good the food was. Will definitely be revisiting!

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Thank Harry C
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stephen r, Manager at Olivers Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2012

Yeah the steak and the lamb are two of my favourites also! Glad you enjoyed

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