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Fat Olives

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30 South Street, Emsworth PO10 7EH, England
+44 1243 377914
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London
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240 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over the years, this place has continued to operate at the very highest level. It is, easily, the best place to enjoy a meal out in Emsworth, and is recommended 100%,

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Thank jobetim
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, discreet restaurant with food made with local produce. Great choice and everything we had to as delicious. There's a sense here that they're not about the money but they are more focused on great food and a pleasurable experience.

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Thank rowdyfox
Southsea
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Fat Olives for Valentines Dinner following recommendations from friends and were not disappointed. The staff are welcoming and courteous and the atmosphere inside is relaxing just perfect for a quiet meal. The menu was full of variety, I recommend the roast wood pigeon starter and duck breast main, they were both delightful, follow with the Sticky date... More 

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Guildford, England
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We have eaten here for many years, it's not local to us but so worth the trip, food aside which is sooooo good, Jools and Lawrence are delightful and just care.......about so many things and so many people which comes across in their food and service. Thank you to both of them for such a lovely restaurant.

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hayliing island
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Fat Olives never fails to please on every count, the food tastes divine and the presentation is a feast for the eyes and the service is always smiling and attentive, nothing is missed, just a perfect meal and a most enjoyable evening . Thank you Fat Olives.

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1 Thank happy70_11
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Been wanting to dine at fat olives for a long time and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious, very well presented, but what stood out for us was the service my husband is blind , the waiting staff were attentive (but not over the top) explaining each dish as they serve it. We eat out regularly but I... More 

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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Situated in 30 South Street, Emsworth in a converted 17th century fisherman's cottage the decor and ambience was delightful. (Parking available opposite). It has about 20 covers with a selection of comfortable seating from 2 to 6+. A vast choice was available on the menu and the staff were attentive and helpful. There were six of us and and we... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Not quite there considering the price. Food was ok but nothing special, wine was overpriced. All in all I would recommend walking the extra couple of steps down to 36 on the quay. Not saying this place is bad just not what I would call fine dining, the 3 young chefs maybe need an experienced hand to help them up... More 

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South of England
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Fat Olives is a such an excellent restaurant that every lunch deserves a review. Simple ingredients, but far from run-of-the-mill, imaginatively brought together to produce unique dishes. Leek, watercress and olive tart; Gurnard with salsify, beurre blanc etc; pheasant breast with lentils etc; all beautifully presented; better than excellent - absolutely superb. Quiet attentive service with a smile. For nearly... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,480 reviews
626 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

There is a set menu at lunch time for a cheap price and the evening menu is more expensive but that's what you would expect and you will get a warm welcome and excellent food for your time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 South Street, Emsworth PO10 7EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Emsworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 377914

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