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The Blue Olive

#13,971 of 17,567 Restaurants in London
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56-58 Tooley Street, London SE1 2SZ, England
+44 20 7407 6001
Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Reading, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

We've been here a few times and enjoyed it. But last night we went with about 12 of our family and were disappointed. One of the waitresses didn't want to bring us clean plates for one of the courses, explaining that that wasn't the restaurant's policy. Then we showed her that we had beetroot and messy dips all over our... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

The Blue Olive, on our visit, offered fairly good, authentic Greek food at a reasonable price. The food wasn't breathtaking, however, and the atmosphere was a little too loud for my liking. Worth a look, though!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

This place is noisy and a bit crowded. The food is very average with the occasional good/great meal.Do not eat before you go there as you will probably order too much and have trouble eating it. The starters are the best part of the meal. They are fresh. The main is difficult to come by depending on what you order... More 

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luton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2010

Booked the blue olive for a joint birthday celebration. We booked it for a Tuesday night, the resturant was quiet and was shown to a table immediately. We ordered a Meze for 4 and the starters were faultless. They were fresh and plentiful. The fish was nice but the only fault was the lamb in the meat part of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41
Cuisine
Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56-58 Tooley Street, London SE1 2SZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7407 6001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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