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Olives Restaurant

#547 of 17,841 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Kensington
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140 Gloucester Road | Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington, London SW7 4QH, England
+44 20 7331 6308
07:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Olives restaurant on Friday 17th of February with my wife, sister in law and brother in law. We had read some of the reviews on Tripadvisor and were very impressed with the manner in which the bad reviews were answered and handled by Roberto. From start to finish everything about this restaurant was fantastic. The food and wine... More 

Thank Declan00712
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate Christmas lunch here. The place was well decorated and super festive and everyone was cheerful giving the restaurant a nice holiday vibe. The food was fine but we both made a wrong choice by having the turkey dish, even though it is traditional, because it turned out to be dry. The desserts were good and... More 

Thank Richard F
Richland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE had breakfast here everyday we stayed at The Baileys and it was quite good. My husband and I also had Champagne Tea here and it was very nice.

Thank Abby S
davide f, Manager at Olives Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Abby S, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are glad you had a very good time at The Bailey's Hotel and Olives Restaurant just helped your experience to be even better. We all hope to welcoming you back again in the nearest future. Warmest Regards, Roberto Arienzo Food & Beverage Supervisor More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Restaurant is connected to The Bailey's Hotel. We had breakfast here, the menu is limited and probably a little pricey for what is delivered. The servings are small. The service could improve. Many more choices for breakfast around Kensington at a better price.

Thank Anita W
davide f, Manager at Olives Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Anita W, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Olives Resaturant and The Baile's Hotel. Your feedback is important to us and for that we are working hard with all our team to improve and to deliver the best service at every visit. I am sorry to hear that you have not been satisfied... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

David Claudia Pierre Roberts and Imola - impeccable service and attention to detail. Food was cooked to perfection with high quality ingredients. Emphasis on freshness and quality. Try the Taglionini or the mixed fish grill. Stupendous!!!

Thank Ali S
davide f, Manager at Olives Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ali S, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at Olives Restaurant and Bar, I am glad you had a lovely and enjoyable experience and you appreciate the taste and quality of our cousine. I would love to tkank you in particular for the nice feedback regarding the impeccable service and attentio to detail,... More 

Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a relaxed Italian restaurant. The food is very good, wine selection likewise and service was prompt and not intrusive. The risotto was very good, as was the beef.

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Chessington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for an early dinner at 6pm on a Friday. The restaurant was nearly empty but started filling up as we were eating. Staff were cheerful and attentive. The restaurant itself was clean and tastefully decorated. Food was very tasty and nicely presented, portions were not huge but filling nonetheless. We had bread with oil and vinegar to share, mushroom... More 

1 Thank Kathryn K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Coming to the Olives Restaurant and Bar for few years and never been disappointed! Very warm welcome, friendly and professional staff, best Italian food I have tried in London! I have my favourite dishes of A la carte and I'm happy to try some new specials of the chef they change daily ! Bar is located just next door so... More 

1 Thank Vitaliy V
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I've been there last week with some friends and it was just amazing. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was perfect and the staff was so nice. We had the special spaghetti which the waiter suggest to us, AMAZING. We will back soon!!

1 Thank markanderson81
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Arranged a Work Christmas do at the end of December. We really enjoyed the food, the Lamb was excellent! And my colleagues really enjoyed the staffed Gnocchi. I was in charge of orginising this event for my office and it turn out to be a success. Roberto was of great help with pre-orders, seating plan and even arranged personilised name... More 

Thank Fabiana K
davide f, Manager at Olives Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Fabiana K, Thank you for taking the time to review your experinece at Olives, I really hope you had a nice Christmas and a great New Year. I am really glad you had a wonderful experience at Olives Restaurant and Bar. Thank you so much for your appreciation about the organisatione of the event all organised with the aim... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$44
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Gloucester Road | Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington, London SW7 4QH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7331 6308
Olives Restaurant and Bar just off Gloucester Road in London's Kensington is an authentic Italian dining room which will delight lovers of Mediterranean food. Full of quirky charm, Olives is at once both chic and rustic, decorated in deep blue and furnished with simple, clean lined furnishings. Mismatched chandeliers hang from the ceilings and behind the bar the fine produce you���ll soon be sampling is deliciously displayed. It's as if you're suddenly transported from South Kensington to southern Italy. Italian-born chef Davide di Croce is at the helm in the Olives kitchen where he gives traditional Italian favourites his own unique twist using top quality ingredients. The set menu, perfect for lunches and pre-theatre suppers, is full of your favourite Italian dishes and the price is ridiculously reasonable. The wine list is divided into Europe ��� with real depth in the Italian selections ��� and The Rest of the World, and rounds off the Olives experience very well.

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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