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“A very enjoyable meal in good surroundings”
Review of The Olive

The Olive
Ranked #233 of 2,294 Restaurants in Leeds
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We booked in for a meal on Saturday 23/06/2018 using two groupon vouchers between the four of us. It was with trepidation having viewed the early revues where the previous reviews could not have been so wrong.

The staff were very helpful and could not do enough for us. Starting with the menu I noticed the board with specials on the wall showing also a variety of cocktails with Mojitos that I can’t say no to, so I ordered one only to be very disappointed with a drink whose taste resembled a mock tail with none of the ingredients that make a Mojito. When asked what went into it I was told that’s how they always make them and when I mentioned not being able to taste the rum they said “well it’s only 25mm of rum that goes in”. As the glass was somewhere between a half pint to a full pint you can imagine that 25mm in a full glass of liquid was never going to be able to be tasted.

Anyway the point is the waiter was happy enough to take it away and I stuck to water for the rest of the evening.

But the main thing about this quaint restaurant is that it does give a good service and the food is second to none with the lamb cooked to perfection.

If you like your desserts like I do and like Baklava then get along to the Olive where it is exceptional with the honey ousing out when you put your spoon in to the pastry.

All in all we were there for around two hours with everyone in the party of four saying how good their meals were and when I mentioned that the service was very good they also agreed. This was again shown when we paid our bill and the waiter then brought each of us a complimentary drink.

It’s all the little touches that make the meal into an exceptional dining experience along with the quality of the food and the quality of service.

So don’t choose the Cocktails but do choose anything food wise and you will not go wrong.

Will we go back - definately

Is it good value - definately

From the Patterson’s see you again soon

Thank Terry P
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TheOlive2017, Owner at The Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you for your five star review...
We will see hopefully you again when you’re free. We have not had any complaints about our cocktails, so please do feel free to try our cocktails again as they are pure perfection ( we may have been a little busy) ...
Just let us know its you if you dine with us again & we will add an extra dash of alcohol for you & your keen tastebuds ...
We always like to please our customers as we are a family run business & like to treat everyone to a taste of the Mediterranean in the heart of Chapel Allerton.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Spent a lovely Saturday night here. A relaxed atmosphere, good service & great food.

We had the meat & fish mezas and they were beautiful. Cooked to perfection with a glorious mix of herbs & spices.

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TheOlive2017, Owner at The Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you for your fantastic five star review

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

The Olive is a friendly, airy and comfortable restaurant. The owner and staff are very pleasant and welcoming. Our food was outstanding, plentiful and delicious. An early bird menu is excellent value. This was our 1st visit since it got a new owner who had completely and tastefully refurbished it. We will soon be there again!

Thank popsy710
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TheOlive2017, Owner at The Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you so much for your fantastic five star review ... We really do appreciate your five stars ... Hope to see you again next time you’re free...

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Booked the table earlier in the week did mention it was fathers day and mentioned the £13.95 deal, they said it was. The good was fab! Full of flavour, right sized portions. The service needs more attention to details. Like pouring the first glass of wine, clearing the the un wanted placings. I know we now have a problem where to go locally as it's on our "we will be back" list.

Thank Beverley K
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TheOlive2017, Owner at The Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you for your review... We are really pleased you enjoy our delicious dishes ... Normally we receive 5 stars for the royal treatment we give to our customers, so there may be a possibility that we were quite busy with it being Fathers Day. We are a family run business & always try to give attention to detail like even opening the door for customers entering ... So hopefully if you visit again you will receive this excellent five star service & more next time...

The Olive offer is on every week day for lunch (2 courses £9.95) & evenings (2 courses £13.95*)(Sunday-Thursday) ,Early Diners (Friday-Saturday 6.30pm) excluding Valentine's Day, Christmas & certain special occasions, like most other busy restaurants... This should be explained at the time of booking or ordering ... Thank you

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Had dinner here before our forthcoming holiday to Thassos to get us in the Greek mood. The food was cooked well and very tasty and reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly. We will definitely be back here to dine again.

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TheOlive2017, Owner at The Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you for your fantastic five star review & wonderful comments... We look forward to seeing you again next time...

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