The Stuffed Olive

4.4
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43 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
Welcome, to the Stuffed Olive, we look forward to serving you.
Established in 2006 the Stuffed Olive takes Mediterranean concepts in its recipes.
We cover meat, fish and vegetarian dishes.
Please ask about our function room for private dining or business dinners - seats 16.
The Stuffed Olive is open 7 day’s a week - serving from 12- late. Pop in on Sunday for Sunday lunch.....
What 43 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElaineL
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Wishing you all the best at this uncertain time :)

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HannahB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal with great staff and friendly atmosphere during these testing times x

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AsaciaE
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was lovely. Maybe a bigger menu would be beneficial, but no complaints

JW
JohnW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A warm welcome as usual and nice to see the musician. The food was good though my salmon with crust a little over-cooked. What was a bit odd was to have "the boss" clearing our table as if there was a rush when there were free tables.

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MATTY
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you stuffed olive - making a business meeting an extra special event. Excellent food, great service with superb customer service - an all round great night

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Quinn
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing with outstanding service. Definitely worth the money. Staff are professional and attentive. Highly recommended!

DM
DMIng
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Returned to the stuffed olive, as always great service and great food.

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AnastasiaP
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very disappointed staff inattentive, fowl smell throughout restaurant

The Stuffed Olive
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thanks for your comments - as a note it was made aware that the local water authority was completing work behind the property and this was affecting this entire area of the Wellingborogh Road. This was not a restaurant problem but maintenance to public water works. Whilst it was disappointing - this lasted only a short time that day whilst the work was undertaken. This was something, unfortunately, out of the restaurants control we apologise for any inconvenience.

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SarahJ
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and service was really good. Would definitely recommend and will definitely go again.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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PatriciaP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, cosy atmosphere with the bonus of live entertainment-just have recommended to a friend!

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Hrossa
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already recommended The Stuffed Olive to family that in the area, and we hope to return in good time.
The food was very well presented with imagination and some intricacy, cooked with care and with very good flavoring.
The Staff were very attentive and clearly worked well as a team.

I like to play Guitar, but I am not on the same planet as the musician that was playing throughout the evening... I wonder if he gives lessons... seems like a nice guy and set just the right tone for the dining room - pun intended :-)

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MazH
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

When we were first seated it was fairly quiet , the staff were a little too over attentive and we kept getting disturbed every few minutes and asked the same questions multiple times. They were only trying to offer great service but it got a bit annoying.

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VictoriaJ
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was really nice but we were charged £4 for a few small bits of dry bread and £4 for a Bottle of sparkling water

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SharonV
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Lovely food, friendly and helpful, if a little over enthusiastic, staff. Only downside is if you are unlucky enough to be dining when a large, energetic group is in then the noise is unpleasant.
It didn't ruin our visit but it was the reason we ate at pace and left early.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our first visit. The halibut was a bit over cooked but it still remains my favourite fish !
We will return for a less-in-a-hurry [theatre] visit

Chris Horsman and Dr Angela Rushton [the lady who shares your hairdresser !]

Clearly your section below comes from over the water, I.e. some spelling. What is paleo?

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vipPaulS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Still one of the best restaurants in Northampton
Background music gives very good ambience
Food very well prepared
Service first class
Wine selection excellent

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EdwardR
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely first time here, they have a great menu for everyone. We had the vegetarian options and they were amazing. Great atmosphere and lovely food. Staff were brilliant too.

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SarahL
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Disappointed with meal, service was slow even though there were hardly any diners. Food was mediocre considering the price. Left early and didn't have desert.

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StuartJ
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined early at 7pm in a slowly filling restaurant. The food was good. The soup was excellent, and the red mullet was spectacularly good, with many flavours on the plate; a thoroughly enjoyable dish.
The talented guitarist / singer was sensitive to the atmosphere and played a well-judged selection of songs - a real plus.

It was a special occasion for us (40th Wedding Anniversary) and we were glad we chose the Stuffed Olive.

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SyreetaF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly, efficient service albeit kn a quiet Friday night. Menu is noticeably varied for those who don’t eat red meat. Food was very tasty and well presented. The stuffed aubergine dish was a particular hit and the sea bass main also delicious. Wines varied and well priced with enough by-the-glass options. Dessert menu particularly unambitious - I’m normally a dessert fiend and couldn’t find anything tempting.
Managed to leave my debit card at the restaurant - received a call within minutes of leaving and rushed back to find a staff member waiting for me at the door. Great service!

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JudyB888
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening with family. Thank you.

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jeremyb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

London prices for mediocre food.

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TraceyG
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Having booked table by window and called to confirm this, was disappointed not to be given table by window. Ordered wine only to be told that particular wine wasn’t available. After choosing another wine, we were told that 2 out of 3 starters we had chosen were not available either as they had run out at 7.30pm in the evening!! Called for manager who didn’t apologise - just rambled on making excuses. What food we had was lovely - just the attention to service could have been better. It was a special occasion and felt let down in many areas.

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OpenTable Diner
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous Really nice food friendly staff really helpful In all really enjoyed it love to go back again

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VickiH
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 3rd(and not my last) visit to the Stuffed Olive. As always the food was perfection, amazing service and such a lovely setting with great atmosphere. Guitarist on a Saturday night just sets the tone perfectly. Will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Very disappointing. Extremely poor service. Expensive for the quality. Won't be back.

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JaneH
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The vegetarian option was good (hearty and tasty), though maybe a bit overpriced. Very quiet at lunchtime with very few diners, so the ambience was non existent. Service pleasant. A good place to go for a quiet lunch away from crowds.

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ThomasB
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was amazing.
However the portion weren't the best when you pay a fair amount for each mains.
We also wanted our wine with both starter and mains and it finally came out with the mains after asking twice.
The atmosphere was lovely, but the live guitar music was a little bit to loud at points.

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JaneG
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in Northampton. The food is always good here. The service was excellent. I struggle to pick something from each course on the menu as I’d love it all!
It’s also one of the few places that still has Muscadet, which we really enjoy, on their wine list

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Tomwoods
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing food, prices are a little high but worth it for the food! Great atmosphere in the restaurant too with good service

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Turan
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Been many times, and the ever changing menu keeps it fresh, good vegetarian selection too.

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Nicky
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Some of the food was cold and a bit underwhelming. The restaurant was empty so didn’t have a good atmosphere.

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Cher
Northampton
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Very disappointed. Having eaten there before I was looking forward to returning with my husband but after dinner Friday night I wouldn’t go back again . Starters were pretentious (4 prawns at roughly £2.50 a prawn !) don’t mind paying for good food but all I could taste was the chilli oil ! My husband ordered the lamb which he enjoyed however I had to send my fillet bs k as it was over cooked , the waiter told me the chef said the lights in the restaurant might make it look that way !!! The re-fire was cold and quality of both steaks were poor . We left quickly and quietly .

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IanM
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Limited choice on menu but great food done very well
Good vibe with acoustic guitar played in background
Special treat!

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GETTOGETHER
London
21 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We took my mum for lunch on Sunday - the food was lovely and we enjoyed the complimentary glass of prosecco. Sadly, the restaurant was almost empty.

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JamesM
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best restaurant in Northampton, food was amazing and the restaurant is great with great staff.

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LindaW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming restaurant, intimate and nicely set out. Decorated tastefully.
Attentive staff and great varied menu which is good value for money
We will be back !

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AmieD
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, atmosphere was lovely. We had a great evening! Thank you!

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DMIng
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having never been to the Stuffed Olive before, but having heard great things, we had high expectations of our visit.....and we weren’t disappointed. We were met with a smile and escorted to our table.

The food was amazing and was washed down with a lovely wine (chosen from an extensive list). There was no one rushing us through, and it felt like we had all the time we wanted at our table.

Overall a fab night at a great restaurant.

FAQs

The Stuffed Olive is rated 4.4 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.