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“Very, Very Average.”
Review of Taverna Ambrosia

Taverna Ambrosia
Ranked #9 of 24 Restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Solihull, United Kingdom
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840 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
“Very, Very Average.”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We wanted a quick meal between visiting the stunning archaeological site at Olympia and the equally stunning museum. Like other reviewers, our Thomson rep pointed us to the Taverna Ambrosia. We both had moussaka; both were lukewarm (that was the norm in Greece 35 years ago, not now), small portions, no salad, a few limp chips..........and a big bill. Least friendly service that we had had anywhere in Greece. Ambrosia - food of the gods; not here! It surely only survives because of its proximity to the archaeological site of Olympia.
Avoid.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank wendyanddavid536
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Amaliada, Greece
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2 reviews
“Excellent!!”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

I had a great time! The food was delicious and fresh! The atmosphere was incredible!! I will return one day to treat myself with more superb meals...!

  • Visited January 2014
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Bromley, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Poor service, poor food and expensive.”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Our rep (Thomson) pointed us in the direction of this restaurant (possibly due to the fact she got a free meal for getting us all in there). Although we had a coach to catch we weren't in any rush. We waited ages to have our order taken. We had a serving of bread with no butter thrown onto the table by a passing waiter. The portion sizes were small (ordered mousakka which came with no salad or side). We waited ages to gain somebodies attention to order dessert but instead just asked for the bill (time running out), only to discover we had been charged for the dry bread we hadn't even asked for. Wish we had walked a further 30 - 50 metres past to other restaurants and shops where we purchased our ice-cream. Olympia is a fantastic day out, just don't let this restaurant ruin your day. Worst meal in the whole of our 2 weeks in Greece,

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Sarah N
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utrecht
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“perfect restaurant”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We stayed some days in Olympia in August and we ate most evenings at Ambrosia. Why? Because of the perfect food and service, the relaxed ambiance outside, the location near the Museum and near the river which gives the terrace a freshness you won't find elsewhere in Olympia in high summer.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank archeoloog
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Good Honest Greek Food”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

After walking through the ancient site for several hours, our bodies were in need of refreshment! Within seconds of sitting down, an order of drinks was taken and it arrived in with iced glasses, most welcome indeed.
The order was taken a bit more slowly but we were in no hurry. Our food arrived without great delay but not so swiftly that you think its been sitting waiting for someone to order it! The food was nicely presented and very edible. We ordered extra drinks and when we were ready to pay there was no delay with the bill.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank AngelBearTheFirst
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