We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Olympus Fish Restaurant

#4,113 of 17,939 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
140-142 Ballards Lane | Finchley, London N3 2PA, England
+44 20 8371 8666
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 67: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been here a few times I can honestly say that the Grilled Plaice & chips have always been excellent. Normally the restaurant is busy so it is better to book to avoid disappointment. Melissa & Violeta take good care of the customers, whilst Mehmet is always very attentive, entertaining & full of laughter. Well worth a visit.

Thank Peter M
Cambridge, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Olympus on a busy Saturday night and although we had no reservation we were quickly seated and served. There is an attached take-out fish bar, so the fish was cooked fresh - good variety of fish to choose from and all fish is available in either batter or Matzo meal which was a welcome change. Portions are... More 

Thank Gillian1746
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently went during the lunch period was not very busy. Service was pretty basic. The waitress only came to give menus, food and collect bill, nothing more nothing less. Also felt a bit duped as we were charged full price for food that we later found out is around half price less on the lunch menu which we were not... More 

Thank yusuframadhan
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the grilled whole place on the bone was so full of roe and hard skin it became just about half a plaice consumed, the manager did offer to make me something else but i appreciated and declined, my husband had fish soup to start which was a bowl of white liquid with a couple of pieces of fish floating and... More 

Thank mitzi07
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've visited this lovely restaurant several times, for informal family celebrations, but it's taken me a while to get round to writing a review....... The food is fab - on the odd occasion anyone has had anything other than fish and chips, it's been excellent. The fish (matzo meal or batter) and chips itself is beautifully cooked, served in huge... More 

Thank Budgetluxe186338
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We have been to this place before from a client's recommendation and to set out to disprove or otherwise a previous negative review and was quite impressed. The manager even got a young waiter to look after our car parked on a meter zone with only 15 minutes left but uncontactable by mobile! (typical of Barnet council) this time we... More 

Thank trevor h
Level Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Love the grilled cod and chips Massive portion Really tasty and great value Warm friendly restaurant

Thank michael k
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Always friendly and helpful. Food good to a standard and a wide range of offerings for starters. Everything is tasty and well worth a visit.

Thank Eric G
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
125 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Its either wet fish or trad fish and chips, salad ad sundry veg. Very nice place , worth a visit, cost about 15 pounds and its good. Owner very welcoming and good staff , the only thing is the wine we drank a basic italian white was very very ordinary, you might be better off with beer here but its... More 

Thank 896jude
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Exceptionally good fish restaurant. I went there with a friend just before Christmas, and thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful. We started with the mixed meze, which were the best I have tasted. Then we had the cod and chips... My home is in Whitby, and therefore I know fish and chips. The fish could not have been more fresh if it... More 

1 Thank Crnmoski

Travellers who viewed Olympus Fish Restaurant also viewed

London, England
Barnet, Greater London

Been to Olympus Fish Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140-142 Ballards Lane | Finchley, London N3 2PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8371 8666

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Olympus Fish Restaurant and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
London, United Kingdom
9 days ago
11 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Olympus Fish Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?