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The Olive Lounge is a Tapas Bar & Restaurant based in Wickersley, Rotherham. We provide a wide selection of authentic Tapas meals and in house mixed cocktails which we’ve been told are to die for, but don’t take our word for it, come and try them for yourself and experience The Olive Lounge.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tapas choices and cooked to a very good standard Great cocktail selection on offer Good service on a busy evening

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This manager is a disgrace expected us to squeeze into this table I mean none of us are a size 6-8 but we asked nicely to be moved no our only option was leave food under hot plate bearing in mind no one nos what...the eating so I’ve just sent all mine back his attitude stinks he said we can get up an leave if we need to how rude Edit he’s knocked drinks off an little waitress called izzie was amazing training an left our table to her but bless her she did amazing who do I complain toMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely! The steak is always amazing and the brownie hanging kebab was delicious as always. The staff here are fantastic especially a few more than others. Love coming here. Even the door staff are polite which is refreshin.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Midweek Christmas meal with colleagues. Had never visited Olive Lounge before and as a mainly tapas bar wasn’t expecting much when I ordered steak. How wrong was I? One of the best, most tasty steaks I’ve ever had. Absolutely loved it. I can’t comment on...the usual levels of service as we were in a large group who had pre-ordered our meals, but everything came out hot, on time and everyone was happy.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely food, and Morgan, our waitress was fabulous, a credit to the company! Nothing was too much trouble, she was lovely!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023 via mobile

5 of us went to the restaurant and we couldn’t fault one bit we all said that we would go again To order you just circle the item on the menu what you want Everything was cooked perfectly and all the dishes tasted delicious From...the prawns, mushrooms, lamb kebab muscles etc The staff were really friendly toMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Lovely tapas, very reasonably priced. Great portion sizes, a special shout for the belly pork - delicious. Vibe was nice, staff attentive. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Booked table of 4. Our friends had COVID so could not make it. We still went as not to lose our deposit. £40 paid. Only got £20 off the bill as two people couldn't make it. If they did come and didn't eat, would we...still have lost the deposit? Stated on booking that it is £10 pp on booking and not per table. However, nowhere does it say that you will only get this booking fee off your bill if all people attend. Not directed to t's & C's on booking either. Manager 'jonno' attitude is shocking! Food was okay. Would absolutely not go back and will be advising anyone to eat elsewhere.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Was told that we needed to leave the table at 7.30. This was completely understood by ourselves. However, through the night we felt rushed and pressured and felt like we were being pushed out of the door in a rude manner.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

Had a table upstairs in the restaurant midweek. There was only one member of staff with every table full, she was great and really trying her best. The food wasn’t great, it was all overcooked cooked especially the prawns and cheese bites. At one point...another member of staff helped clear plates then quickly disappeared. Only writing the review to say how well the waitress did!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023 via mobile

Not very impressed with our experience here The service we received was terrible from start to finish It was quite busy and the staff seemed very rushed We we’re given a quick explanation on how to order then nobody came to get our drinks order...we had to call over the waitress to ask for drinks which then took ages The food arrived but no plates the waitress had clearly forgotten us as she served another table and again we had to call her over to ask for plates The food was okay and is it was tapas night all the dishes were £4.95 The drinks were reasonable priced but due to the terrible service we will not be returning any time soonMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

Booked a table for 8 and paid £80 deposit. But only had £60 deducted from bill as only 6 turned up on the day. Nowhere in the t&c’s does it state this. I was told I had cancelled two people. I said that I hadn’t...as we still arrived for our 3:30pm booking on a very quiet Saturday. (Didn’t get busy until we were leaving at 5:30 and still at least 10 spare table settings available not including our spare two). One tapas dish never arrived (bread and olives) and was deducted from the bill. Never asked if we wanted desserts and even though we spent over £230 with drinks beforehand downstairs and our bill upstairs - we felt rushed. Also had to wait at least 15 mins before drinks arrived. Also when we did arrive on time it took the quite abrupt waitress 10 mins to come over and tell us that we then all had to write down our choices on one menu for the 6 of us. If we had known we could have done this from the start as not been in over a year and some had never been, and two wasted a lot of time rather than just taking our order as we then had to pass it around and lots of crossing outs as many people wanting the same dish. Very disappointing experience. Also the lemon chicken (3 on our table) was all very dry and not lemony. Photo shows the empty tables so no need to have stolen £20 as they weren’t desperate for the seats.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 May 2023

Had a wonderful midweek evening meal at the Olive Lounge, not really a fan of Tapas but was recommended by several people so gave it a try and was not disappointed. We chose a selection of dishes, seven in total which was plenty for two...people and can't fault a thing,freshly cooked so piping hot and all delicious. Staff were great too friendly and very attentive. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023

The food was lovely, the only fault was felt rushed and did not have time for a desert. A member of staff called Alanya did stand out from the rest. Was very helpful Alanya made all of us very welcome, discussed the cocktail list with...us. And was very prompt in bringing our drinks , very pleasant young woman.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023 via mobile

We visited last month as some friends were in the area and we wanted to catch up over some good food. My friend booked a table in the restaurant as none of us had ever been before for food, and we were very pleased we...did. We were shown promptly to our table, and a drinks order was taken pretty much straight away by the lovely waitress (can't remember her name but she had very light blonde hair) who looked after us brilliantly for the rest of the evening. She was very patient with us (as we were slow to order because of all the catching up we had to do) which was greatly appreciated, and she was friendly and chatty throughout. We ordered multiple tapas plates and every single one was well presented and delicious! We had a great evening and would definitely return based on this experience!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Hello Lorraine I've seen the non alcoholic cocktails as my friend had them they were lovely and no different in looks to an alcoholic one. I've seen teenagers in early evening in the upstairs lounge but I would suggest... More
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The Olive Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4