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The Olive Grove opened its doors for the first time on the 1st of April 2013 in Cambridge, UK; bringing from Greece the long-standing culinary tradition of the Maniot Kontakos family. Since 1992, the family has been providing executive hospitality & catering services through its Greek subsidiaries the Capari Suites, the Kouzini and the Canal Beach Bar. Today we aim to bring traditional Greek food with artisan twists of our Chef Joseph Zanaty transforming the Greek food you know & like to food that will dazzle and surprise you.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Contemporary, Street Food
FEATURES
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It’s a shame this restaurant has gone down hill. We were gutted to have had a very bad experience and can’t help but feel it wasn’t a one off. We didn’t stay for our main as we were so disappointed with our starter and slow...service. The calamari was so over cooked and the oil for batter was far from fresh. The 2 waiting staff were very pleasant however they seemed very under staffed and unable to attend to customers needs. There was a general lack of attention to detail and the deliveroo drivers constantly coming in and out was intrusive of our meal.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my wife really enjoy eating here. Clean, fresh and tasty meals. The mixed starter for 2 was a great way to taste a lot of little things in one dish. Very friendly staff also.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 8 and were guided to our table by a very friendly front of house lady. We were given the menu, and after a few minutes our food order was taken. As the food is cooked to order it took a little longer...than your chain establishment, however, we didn’t notice as the time passed so pleasantly. The sharing “picks platter” for two was both delicious and ample. After a short wait the main event arrived, Deb ordered a halloumi wrap, I couldn’t decide so Deb twirled a finger and it landed on a mixed grill. Wow, gotta be the biggest meal on the menu. Stuffed!, doesn’t come close - very tasty (although the wedges weren’t the best ….a little greasy). All in all, a wonderful introduction to Cambridge hospitality with fantastic food, wonderful and attentive staff and a great relaxing atmosphere. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough…….a fantastic start to our weekend stay in Cambridge. Thank you all, and you Balloon man 😂More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely calm relaxed atmosphere, fabulously attentive and friendly staff. Delicious food and wine. No hurry. Had a fabulous evening. Stayed for another drink rather than go to a noisy bar. Highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Starters were good, unfortunately, it then all fell apart. We waited nearly an hour for our main course to arrive. Several tables were served before us although they had arrived after us. When the food eventuallg arrived it was luke warm and overcooked. The meat...was so dry i could not eat it. We did not complain to the staff as we were now late for our museum visit and had people with us. I do now wish we had. Certainly would not return.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pre arrival booking was excellent, we had to change the time and that was no problem. We arrived on time and it seemed to be a surprise as they had to set a take up for us, no a big deal. Initial service was...good and the starters were excellent. It then took an hour for the main and when we asked for it we were told they were busy serving a large party, the waited then ignited me. The food was good base product poorly prepared with over cooked, dry meat. Very disappointing. The bill had an automatic 10% service charge and despite the poor service they tried to have us as a tip when paying. Such a shame, it has potential but it missed it.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very pleasant meal at this restaurant. The food was great, the staff were professional and the restaurant itself had a relaxed atmosphere which was rather nice.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for 4 as a surprise for my sons 21st birthday. Staff were friendly, not over attentive (which we prefer) but on hand if needed. Good menu. Food and drink reasonably priced. The starters are huge, the calamari was superb, as was the...hummus. Can highly recommend the moussaka, was piping hot, very tasty and not overfacing. The restaurant has nice decor and a pleasant ambience. Would definitely eat here again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Painfully slow! The food is OK, spoiled by the fact that the service is painfully slow. Too many 'walk ins', too many additions to existing bookings, a constant flow of delivery drivers coming backwards and forwards through the restaurant who appear to have priority over...diners who've reserved a table. If you want to be a delivery business, do it, but not at the expense of those who've booked to eat in.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had e great evening for our wedding anniversary. The food and the service were perfect. Everything was very tasty. We ordered a platter to share, I had a beef moussaka and my husband a gyros, and we finished with yogurt with honey. We had...a really good Greek wine and ouzo. I definitely recommend this place. We finished the dinner with a glass of Porto. The waiter was there always at the right time and finally offered us a shot of mastika as a compliment from the restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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The Olive Grove is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4