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The Blue Olive

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Cockfosters Road | 11-12 Station Parade, Barnet EN4 0DL, England
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Ware, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Place appears to have had a recent face lift which is very nice very well presented It's a really friendly family restaurant with a good menu with traditional Cypriot Food The service is always first class with the staff attentive and on hand I like the place and it's good for large groups and couples Also reasonably priced

Thank James A
Barnet, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food. I am very critical of Greek restaurants as I am from a Cypriot family. The Blue Olive clearly caters for Greeks/Cypriots who like to eat food that reminds them of their grandmother/mothers/aunts' kitchens. Worth every penny.

Thank Barnetbelle
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointing meal. Kalamari rings were not seasoned and very bland. Pitta bread with tzaziki tasted a bit stale and salad had too much vinegar. The main courses were average and not good value. This is a friendly restaurant, it was very busy and has a good atmosphere but the the food lets it down. Maybe they don't feel they have... More 

Thank Trip037
Barnet, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place, easy parking, fab staff. Been here a few times.Always busy. Always very happy with food and service. King Prawns are amazing.Great for celebrations. Will be returning.

Thank wendyangus272016
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

If my husband fancies moussaka then this is the only place he'll go! It's also great because our children love the food here too. We've all travelled several times to Greece and the food is really authentic.

Thank Tracy O
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I booked last minute on Valentines evening and they a table available for us, staff lovely and helpful and food excellent. Thank you for being so welcoming and accommodating.

Thank 9155
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This was my second visit to this restaurant and it didn't disappoint. The staff were very welcoming, warm and attentive. The food was cooked very well and tasty. Location is great and parking usually available. Can tend to be rather noisy, particularly on the weekend when it is packed. Overall a great place to meet friends for dinner, and best... More 

Thank seafood17
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Im regular for this restaurant every week i go with my girlfriend. We really like to eat fish flatter for 2. Its amazing they give a lots of mezes and after grilled calamari after sword fish and after fried kalamari and whitebait and prawns :) last thing seabream but impossible to finish everything :) and price is with bottle of... More 

Thank Emre A
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We have visited the blue olive many times and it's always been great food. It's not far from my mums so if I'm popping in I can pick up a takeaway for a treat. The kleftiko with rice or potatoes is amazing and sometimes extra large too. It's beautiful food to take home and enjoy over a chat and a... More 

Thank Mark P
Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We have eaten here many times and find the food to be excellent with warm, genuine service, you are treated more like a friend than just another customer. The mixed meze is delicious with lots of choice and generous portions, so good value for money. Have been here as a couple, with family and for a birthday and always have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
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: Cockfosters Road | 11-12 Station Parade, Barnet EN4 0DL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Barnet
  • Phone Number: 02084400567

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