Olives Restaurant and Bar

(58 Reviews)
140 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4QH
Italian, Afternoon Tea
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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

Boasting an AA Rosette to its name for culinary excellence 9 years in a row, Olives Restaurant and Bar offers authentic Italian food. They serve stunning dishes in the bright dining room, while the bar brings a selection of indulgent cocktails.

Showcasing creativity and ingredients sourced from Italy, The Olives Restaurant menu features dishes like spinach and ricotta ravioli with butter herbs, roasted salmon fillet with celeriac puree and salmon caviar, or roasted duck breast with green beans and prunes sauce. For dessert try a tempting white chocolate crème brulee or pannacotta with rhubarb 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, or enjoy a pre-theatre menu before an evening out in the West End.

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

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Olives Restaurant and Bar
4.3
(based on 58 reviews)

93%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (10)
  • business (8)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (36)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (9)
  • lunch (19)
  • luxury (12)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (14)
  • trendy (8)
  • value (8)
  • views (1)
  • By Joel K from London
    12 November 2019

    On arrival the restaurant had no knowledge of our reservation!

  • By Anmol S from London
    27 May 2019

    One of my favourite restaurants in London & fairly priced. So I’ve been here a few times and never disappointed, but every season there’s a menu change and I just want to say by far this is one the best menu they’ve offered. Fish and seafood quality is so high and even the vegetarian starters and mains were extremely exquisite in flavour. A talented chef!

  • By Edward L from london
    13 January 2019

    very good food, atmosphere and polite friendly staff

  • By Audrey P from London
    10 January 2019

    Good lunch from the set menu, which gave a choice of 3 items for each course. The starter of Italian bread cooked with ham pieces was yummy as was the hake for a main course ( we had to pay extra for veg) and the pudding of pineapple, coconut ice cream and chocolate shavings was absolutely delish. Service was generally attentive but the food was very slow in arriving. Wine was a bit pricey. Apart from that, would definitely go again.

  • By Carol H from Taunton
    8 December 2018

    The restaurant seemed busy and distracted. The waiter was very interested in whether we were happy.

  • By Carmine S from London
    25 November 2018

    Excellent food and service

  • By Annette J from RICHMOND
    28 October 2018

    Had a nice meal at Olives Restaurant with a friend before going to a concert in Royal Albert Hall. The food is really nice but thought the service could have been a bit better. The restaurant was basically empty when we arrived but took quite some time before someone came and took our order and it was not like their were busy.

  • By Annette J from Richmond
    23 September 2018

    Had a nice dinner in the Olives Restaurant before going to a concert in Royal Albert Hall The restaurant is very convenient located just next to Gloucester Road Tube station and the ambiance is very nice as well. Staff was friendly and service minded and the 2 pasta dishes we had were both nice and just the right size. Would come back again.

  • By Sue R from Billericay
    25 June 2018

    We had a fantastic evening at Olives. The food and atmosphere were excellent as well as the friendly and efficient staff. We’ll definitely return and recommend.

  • By David R from London
    5 June 2018

    We had a very enjoyable dinner at Olives. Food service and ambiance all excellent.

Restaurant Location Map
Olives Restaurant and Bar
140 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4QH