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Olives Restaurant and Bar - Italian Kitchen

140 Gloucester Road | Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington, London SW7 4QH, England
+44 20 7331 6308
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (64 reviews)
“tagliolini” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (20 reviews)
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7:00 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 Gloucester Road | Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington, London SW7 4QH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived at olive to a warm welcome from the Waittress. We had booked although she couldn’t find our booking but seated us straight away since it was 5:30pm pre theatre booking. We ordered drinks, a small glass of Chardonnay, Andretto delight cocktail and a...More

Thank aleysha
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to this restaurant for lunch for my birthday as a special treat. The first cause was a timbale of brocoli and salad leafs. It was dry as dust and tepid as if warmed in a micro wave, very unappetising. The main course can...More

Thank Alexandra S
Roberto A, Manager at Olives Restaurant and Bar - Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Alexandra S., Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Olives Restaurant, I am deeply sorry to hear you had not a pleasant lunch. I will definitely pass your message to our Chef however I would like to investigate this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk up and down Gloucester Road, and check out the menus of the pizza places and so on. Then just opt for style, comfort, a lack of surround sound, and just simple elegance. The starters mixing beetroot with salmon moved into spectacularly tender lamb and...More

Thank Kelsorosa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been living in London for a while, and finding a great balance between classic Italian recipes and a bit of innovation had been very difficult until we visited Olives. The place itself is great, its high ceiling combined with enough room between each...More

Thank Eleonora P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was ok but the food was not. The starter of deep fried calamari, prawns, cod and kale had rubbery calamari, and under cooked prawns. The main course lamb shank was tough and mostly gristle and served with 3 chips in an egg cup. Meal...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay at the Millennium Baileys Hotel at least once a year but we have never eaten there in the evening. So we gave it a try. Service was excellent and the food was beautiful. However if I have a criticism its that vegetables are...More

Thank SallyAM64
Reviewed 8 January 2018

we were walking past and booked this as looked nice inside. We weren't disappointed!! food was really good and matched up with a lovely bottle of wine. We would def go here again should we be in the area and the lasagne was one of...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I had dinner there with my daughter as it was a convenient option given that we were guests at the Baileys. The service was ok but not attentive. The food was reasonable but overall the bill was too expensive for the quality of the food...More

Thank Lindoxis
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Popped into Olives on the off chance they had a table for two, luckily for them and us they did, and we were treat to their excellent cuisine, service and ambience. Highly recommend this Italian themed restaurant, great food, keep doing it people.

Thank vinnie972
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Polite reception. All food courses absolutely marvellous and the staff couldn’t be faulted. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Thank MrQuiet1949
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 49
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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 will soon be sampling is deliciously displayed. It is as if you are suddenly transported from South Kensington to southern Italy. Italian-born Executive Chef Davide di Croce is at the helm in the Olives kitchen where he gives traditional Italian favorites his own unique twist using top quality ingredients. The set menu, perfect for lunches and pre-theatre suppers, is full of your favorite 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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