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Chez Olive

#16 of 257 Restaurants in Pau
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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9 rue du Chateau, 64000 Pau, Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees, France
+33 5 59 27 79 45
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We went following recommendation from the hotel for local food. The food was indeed like home cooking, great taste, well served and they also speak a little English so they can describe the dishes. Prices are fair.

Thank UriM15
Maassluis, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here with three other colleagues. We all had a different choise of starter and main course. All of us agreed the meals are very tasty. Also the service was very good and enthousiastic. Would recommend it to anyone.

Thank Dennis L
Ronda, Spain
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We arrived in Pau around mid-day, checked into our hotel and then went in search of lunch. Unfortunately, we hadn't discovered where it's at in Pau. That happened this evening when we weren't very hungry. The Quartier du Chateau is worth searching out. Not only is it really pretty with loads of lovely places to eat but it is a... More 

Thank judithsharpegardens
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I had a very pleasant meal here with my colleagues. The restaurant was small and charming. The menu was small, but good. Everyone was pleased. Friendly service.

Thank Sara R
Bath, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Not the first time I've been to Chez Olive, this time during Grand Prix Week with my wife & 25 yr son. Delightfully old fashioned decor & hand written menus. A very warm welcome every time by the owner & his wife. Great local food, well sourced & beautifully cooked & that's the most important thing. We'll be back again... More 

Thank Chismb
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

I came here the first time I came to Pau, and have been coming back whenever I had the opportunity. Duck speciality and local wine.

Thank Jakob H
Berrynarbor, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This seems to be a love it or hate it type restaurant. We loved it. The owners were very friendly and we had no problems with the speed of service, even though it was full towards the later stages of the evening. We also had the chicken in a pot and the hake with prawns as per a previous reviewer,... More 

Thank jamly
North west
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Great position in the square by the Chateau. Couple who ran the restaurant seemed lovely and helpful BUT the food was dreadful. No flavour at all. The menu sounded good - hake with prawns but tasted of nothing. Husbands chicken in a pot was supposed to be a local dish but had absolutely no flavour. We asked for a second... More 

Thank queenie52
Marlow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We were recommended by out Hotel and were very pleased we acted on the recommendation. The decor is not great as others have said but the food and the service were excellent. You need to reserve a seat as it is popular at weekends but even this process is quirky with the Madame not requesting name just happy to remember... More 

Thank cliff b
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Worst resto experience I had in a long time!!! Salad was rather Brown than green, meat was burned,... Etc etc! Close this resto as quick as possible please! A real shame for Pau...

Thank Trappist84

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$147
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 rue du Chateau, 64000 Pau, Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Bearn-Basque Country  >  Communaute d'Agglomeration Pau-Pyrenees  >  Pau
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 27 79 45

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