Olives Restaurant and Bar
The air conditioning vents near the window were blowing very cold air onto our faces, so we asked if they could block them,the waitress said "I will turn them off,but you wiil complain about it being too hot",which we weren't and we didn't.
Otherwise the service was good and the food was nice. I would go there again, but not sit near the windows.
Fantastic staff, wonderful cuisine, great service!
Unforgettable meal in Olives Restaurant. We booked quite late the day before and wanted a pre-theatre meal. Timing was just as we wanted and the food and service were excellent. Especially nice to have a decent sized pot of camomile tea to finish.
Service was poor and waiting time was very long. Food was good.
Restaurant is located inside Bailey's Hotel London in Kensington area. Very close to Gluocester Road (Piccadilly) Underground station.
Overall, food was just okay. Food taste was very average. Food presentation was bad. It was like getting food from Food Court. Food portion was small. Very pricey (easy average £45 per person - that is still without dessert or beverages).
Lovely setting. Friendly and polite staff.
Food was amazing. Would recommend but we were not aware of the service charge which we thought was too much. For the 2 of us we were charged £12.50.
Highly recommend the lasagne, best we've ever had!
The set menu looked good value for money but the portions were tiny. If it hadn’t been for my gluten free toast, I hate it when restaurants don’t provide gluten free bread which can’t be served unless toasted there is a difference between bread and toast! I would have been starving. Also at £3.50 for the two slices it was not good value for money. We were left to pour the wine ourselves which is not what I would expect in a restaurant. The chocolate desserts were delicious.
Good food at reasonable price we were in no hurry so did not mind a slower service as the restaurant became busier post 8pm.
We were staying in the hotel so booked the Restaurant as it was convenient and the menu looked reasonably priced.
To be welcomed by my first name as we walked in was superb. The food was really good, but the service mediocre. Especially when one of our guests ordered a second drink, but the waiter walked off before she had specified what she wanted. She caught him as he passed again and explained she wanted a different drink to her first. But he came back and said 'But it's already been prepared'. I pointed out his poor service and he changed it. We had to wait a long time for our third drinks after ordering them.
Then my wife paid the bill whilst I was in the loo. I only found out several hours later how extortionate it was. Having checked the food menu I can only assume the drinks bill was crazy. My wife didn't keep a copy of the bill, so I cannot check that we were even charged correctly. I would have done!!!
We will certainly be staying in the hotel again, but won't be visiting the restaurant.
The restaurant is located beautifully in South Kensington and the large windows brings in lots of natural light. The moment you walk in you feel calm and relaxed and the staff go above and beyond to keep you that way.
Starters were delicious along with the mains however the mains came to us warm instead of hot as the waiter did explain that the kitchen is a fair distance away. My gripe then was why didn’t they cover the food to preserve the heat.
Apple strudel for dessert was really nice but felt it needed a touch more sugar but other than that would go back again.
We thought the food was pretty good, but the service was poor. The restaurant had two large parties and that seemed to absorb all of the waiters. It took 25 minutes for us to get a cocktail. After that the service was OK other than the fact that we were served or waited on by seven different people. The other problem was that we were seated between the kitchen and the large parties, it became a raceway as waiters shuffled plates to and from the parties in the next room. I might go again but it would be with reservation and concern about the service.
I booked this last minute following a seminar in the area. It was quiet on arrival but got busier,really friendly staff who left us to enjoy a leisurely dinner and wine which is rare in London now, often you’re told there is a 2 hour turnaround. Helpful advice on wine to go with our food which was enjoyable, the burrata starter was particularly delicious. All in all a very nice evening, good food and great service.
My wife and I were visiting London and ate here before a show at Royal Albert Hall. Highly memorable evening, excellent service and first class food. We will come again!
Really enjoyed our visit and excellent service the food was lovely however the pre theatre menu needs more choices as by only offering 3 of which I didn’t like any of them I had to order something from the main menu which meant I missed out on the 2 course offer
This is the second time we have visited the restaurant prior to going to the Royal Albert Hall. The staff are very efficient and welcoming.
I had the ravioli as a main again again i have only marked 4 stars for the main as i feel there just isn't quite enough in the portion. The Flaour is outstanding though.
The Value for money on the Pre-Theatre package is brilliant.
Servers distracted and not very attentive or listening, for example I said tap water and they brought bottled. After food came no check up for 15 minutes. Sums up the experience.
We ate there for Christmas Day
It was lovely ambiance
However, food was really not that great considering we paid 60 pounds per person
The crab mango salad was really not flavorful
The salad was actually a bowl of soft cheese with a bit of radicchio.
The turkey was not great.
Overall not great food, atmosphere lovely, service good.
Easily accessible from the tube, nice decoration and tasty food. It was quiet and a bit chilly when we visited for lunch. Shame that the glass of wine ordered came when the meal was one bite away from being finished. That said, nice for a quick bite!
Nice atmostpher, good dishes, I will come back for sure with friends or family. I recommande this restaurant.
Went for lunch at Olive's restaurant on Saturday. Food was OK but the service was absolutely outstanding making this a very enjoyable experience.
Excellent staff and food selection.
Great food and service. Staff were friendly and attentive too. Lovely place for a relaxing lunch.
Excellent cocktails and food. Portions are a little small but it was all delicious.
Salty food - overpriced
Bill needed to be asked a few times
We were all shocked by the waiter who was clearly very upset when we asked to change an order of one of the drinks just few seconds after making the order.He didn’t listen to what we were very politely asking to swap and kept getting very irritated until we gave up.
Then I asked wether a pasta sauce had tomato because I wouldn’t eat itif there was.
He firmly replied that there was no tomato in the pasta .
The pasta arrived with a red sauce and chopped tomatoes.
Then we had to wait for 1 hour for the second courses even if the place wasn’t busy at all.
In the mean time they kept asking to the two of us who hadn’t order a second course if we would have liked coffees or desserts, regardless the other two people with us were still waiting for their dishes.
Unacceptable,it was a special occasion and I felt embarrassed to have reserved a table there for my guests.
Me and my girlfriend were looking for an Italian restaurant to book last minute for a later meal and found Olives Restaurant and Bar. The food was good and the service was on the spot and very helpful. Not a very big place, but they have good food and good service for the value if you are looking for a nice meal.
I had dinner to Olives Restaurant with 4 friends. We didn't have a great experience. The food was ok but not that great as I expected; customer service was very poor and our waiter didn't look very awake; and worst thing even If I booked with Opentable where there was 50% discount offer with 2 courses, they didn't make us any discount because apparently it wasn't accepted after 7pm. After having had the bad news they did not even try to make us happy in another way. They lost 5 customer. Absolutely overpriced.
Nice surprise. Food here was really nice. Place was very quiet but it was a week day lunch time so not entirely unsurprising. I would recommend going if you are in the area.
Natalia was our waitress, very accommodating and friendly. Every course we had was excellent, even the wine recommendation.
Waren als Paar vor einem Konzertbesuch in Olives Restaurant essen. Gut gefallen hat uns das klassisch elegante Ambiente, wobei die Hintergrundmusik etwas unpassend war. Das Personal war sehr bemüht um uns, an dem Abend war wenig los, wir wurden förmlich umschwärmt, was es ein wenig anstrengend machte. Auch ein wenig Pause zwischen den Gängen wäre wünschenswert. Das Essen war sehr lecker (Vorspeise: in rote Beete gebeizter Lachs, Burrata in Erbsen-Minze-Sauce mit Kresse & getrockneten Tomaten, Hauptgericht: Trüffel-Spargel-Risotto, Pasta mit Meeresfrüchte) und auch der Espresso ziemlich perfekt. Wir hatten einen rundum schönen Abend!
Impeccable service and food every time I come to visit and bring either my partner or parents. I opted for the lasagne this time and although very tasty, I felt there was a bit too much melted cheese on top... the dish itself was already amazing so didn't need it!!
Sadly, the risotto was bland and cold. The cod was good, however.
Nice meal, attentive staff in an attractive restaurant. My second meal here and both times enjoyed the experience.
We were extremely disappointed with the service. We waited for more than 40 minutes to be served although we came on time ,we had asked for a portion with no pork but the dish contained a strong taste of pork . The waitress was rude about our complain and said it wasn’t possible.
We spent two wonderfull evenings at Olives. Dinner was very good and the service friendly and attentive. We booked promotion packages on the webpage, so we got good value for the money.
A good place to spend an evening in elegant but also relaxed atmosphere.
This restaraunt which is part of a hotel serves less than mediocre food at exorbitant prices. I am embarrassed that tourist staying there may assume this quality and cost is typical of London.
We will not go again - there are a number of independent restaurants and pubs in close vicinity which offer far better.
The sea food linguine is to die for. The food, staff and decor was outstanding.
We chose this venue for a friends' catch up after 12 years due to our love of Italian cuisine, its close proximity to Gloucester Road tube station - just one minute's walk! - a friend's nearby hotel and the guess that, as a hotel restaurant, it might be quieter than other local Sunday lunch venues. Positive reviews on major sites bolstered our decision. Three out of four reasons satisfied! Our starters of bruschetta served on slate - why? - were somewhat bland - no easy task, bearing in mind the potential flavours brought together. The melted cheese was so runny it was making a break for the edge of the slate. My main of lasagne, a house staple in Italian restaurants, again was somewhat bland, despite copious seasoning at the table. The ragout was totally lacking in flavour, the pasta sheets overcooked, the promising Grana Padano sauce [?] appeared to have been added as an afterthought, nestling furtively in one corner of the dish with the whole offering being very dry, displaying the appearance of a Saturday night overproduced reheat rather than anything freshly cooked on Sunday. My dining companion's choice of mixed grilled fish drew an 'It's ok!' comment, hardly a glowing endorsement. Italian desserts tend to be disappointing to we opted for coffees to round off a wholly unmemorable meal. Large gins and tonic, Bloody Marys and a glass of the house red brought the bill to just over £100. Again, we simply wanted to have a quiet venue for a catch up and Olives was certainly quiet. Including us, there were never more than 7 covers in the 90 minutes or so of our visit. The company overrode any disappointment in the venue. However, my stinted view of hotel restaurants remains undiminished.
Asparagus risotto was fresh and delicious
We had a lovely time. The menu had a lot of choices, a la carte and two set menus that we could have chosen. The staff were amazing - discreet but available when needed. We were greeted on arrival and left feeling thoroughly spoilt.