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Olives Restaurant and Bar

140 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4QH +44 2081662731

((((* Italian
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 22:30. Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 21:30.

Very pleasant lunchtime experience. Food and service excellent. Nice atmosphere and very clean, including loos!
Only 15 minutes easy walk to the Royal Albert Hall.

Peter Saunders 22 November 2016
from Eastbourne

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Boasting an AA Rosette to its name, Olives Restaurant and Bar offers authentic Italian food. Head chef, Davide Di Croce serves up stunning dishes in the bright dining room, while the bar brings a selection of indulgent cocktails.

While options range from risottos to salads, staple favourites at Olives restaurant remain the same, with tomato coulis spooned on top of a grilled sea bass fillet with a fennel, orange and artichoke salad. Creative options include the roasted pigeon breast with a lentil and pancetta mixture, doused in a Marsala jus. Sensational desserts on the Olives menu showcase originality; hazelnut parfait is served with crushed caramelised nuts and mixed berry compote.

Casual elegance oozes from every detail at Olives Bar and Restaurant in London. Dine on an ‘Italian twist’ afternoon tea amongst deep red curtains, elaborate lightshades and sweetly-potted plants on tables.

Olives in South Kensington is less than a 1-minute walk from Gloucester Road Tube Station.

Olives Restaurant and Bar

140 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4QH

Contact +44 2073316308
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Customer reviews for Olives Restaurant and Bar

4.0 ((((* (based on 33 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (16)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • lunch (5)
  • business (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (1)
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  • (((** 28 November 2016 by Lesley Moreton from London

    A bit disappointed to be seated in the bar, and not the restaurant. No white table cloth. As in picture on your website.
    However the tea stand, was very adequate, smaller portions of everything meant you could eat everything. Scones were superb.
    And a huge pot of tea!

  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Peter Saunders from Eastbourne

    Very pleasant lunchtime experience. Food and service excellent. Nice atmosphere and very clean, including loos!
    Only 15 minutes easy walk to the Royal Albert Hall.

  • ((((( 17 November 2016 by Phina Barrows from London

    Excellent food and service

  • ((*** 10 August 2016 by Alex Ballard from Sutton

    The afternoon itself was nice, but the service was pretty much non existent.

  • ((((* 8 August 2016 by Barki Aljidaani from London

    Friendly staff

  • ((((( 18 July 2016 by Elizabeth Cooling from Reading

    Food was excellent. Nice light and airy restaurant. Lots of space around and good ambience. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

  • ((((* 17 July 2016 by Polly Wood from London

    I booked this very nice looking restaurant in order to entertain a very disable friend. Unfortunately there was a mix up with her carer who took her elsewhere and we had to abandon Olives having bought nothing more than a bottle of water. On that basis I would highly recommend their attitude and service. Sadly I cannot comment on the food, but I will return!

  • ((((* 2 July 2016 by Steven Press from London

    Lively restaurant with very pleasant staff - great steak and huge Italian cold meat starter (far too much for two) - would recommend. In a window seat with aircon outlet, so cold - but ended up covering vent with menus!

  • ((((( 20 June 2016 by Hollie Ridges from Reading

    We came for a family surprise birthday meal. Had a wonderful experience. Place was beautiful and staff were kind and helpful. Food was lovely. Would defiantly come back when I visit London

  • (**** 10 June 2016 by Ingrid Huang from London

    The food was not good at all.

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