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“Satisfyingly Stuffed!”
Review of Olive N Chilli Restaurant - CLOSED

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Olive N Chilli Restaurant
Price range: US$16 - US$24
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Multi cuisine restaurant and takeaway offering a selection of Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine. Fully licensed premises with a great slection of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails to complement the world cuisine offering.Special lunch time menu for quick meals which can be preordered and paid for over the phone.Promotional offers on takeaway. Please call for latest offerings.Party bookings for large groups available 7 days a week.
Reviewed 16 February 2013

I went with a large family and found the seating very accommodating. The lighting was very relaxing and cosy.
The staff were very friendly and helpful as well as the owner who was present.
The menu is incredible varied and caters for most, after a long time pondering i opted for a tandoori chicken as my starter which was exquisite. My main courses were karahi chicken and paneer which again were delicious. I have been to many london indian restaurants which are usually over spicy or incredibly bland, the food at the olive'n'chilli was spot on.
I will definitely be going back and would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Thank Mandeep C
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

When unexpected friends called at the house the other evening we decided on a spur of the moment to take them out and introduce them to the menu at Olive N Chilli

Yet again we were not to be disappointed and it was nice to hear our friends commenting that the food was different to the usual "run of the mill" Indian restaurants as it was more "aromatic" and had a depth to it's taste

We can certainly recommend the Chicken Bhuna, Chicken Khorma , Lamb Karahi & Lamb Dhansak but have never been disappointed in the quality of any of our meals we have eaten there.

The staff are friendly and very helpful (if asked) when choosing the right meal to suit individual tastes, it also makes a pleasing change to be able to watch you meal being prepared in the open plan Kitchen area at the rear of the restaurant area

In talking with the owner we learnt that a New Menu was about to be produced to cater more for those who enjoyed the mediterranean cuisine

We shall be returning again very shortly to sample the delights of their new menu

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1  Thank MKO1948
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

Have now visited this restaurant several times and on different occasions and have never been disappointed. Most recently my colleagues and I ordered from the special lunch menu. The fast service makes it a perfect place to go on our lunch breaks as we work in the area, plus the prices are reasonable enough to go regularly.
Had take out a few times as it's free delivery and found it arrives pretty quickly so food is still hot and tastes the same as eating in.
Found I'm able to eat from Olive n Chili a lot due to their varied menu and haven't yet tasted anything which makes me think they're economising on taste to compensate for this menu, great chefs and great to watch them cook in the open plan kitchen.
Friendly family run business just starting out, lovely to see it grow, already seen improvements since it opened as the staff grow more comfortable, service and food have gone from great to excellent. Restaurant's obviously doing very successfully so great to see that prices are still remaining competitive.

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Thank 724lulu10
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

I have been in Chippenham for the last 14 months. In this duration, I have dined from almost all of the so-called Indian Restaurants here. One thing I noticed is that almost all of these of these apart from Olive n Chilli are Bangladeshi restaurants. I have seen the Bangladeshi restaurants have these characteristics in common.
1. They use more oil in the dishes which makes it unhealthy.
2. They tend to put sugar/sweetener to most of their dishes which I personally don't prefer.
3. Many of the dishes taste very much like the ones you get from Tesco/ Sainsburys. You don't feel the magic in the variety of spices used.

The only restaurant which serves proper Indian food in Chippenham is Olive n Chilli.
They claim to serve Chinese and Mediterranean cuisines as well which I am no good to comment on. Well, I have once tried their Chicken Chowmeen noodles which was alright.
The Indian dishes were marvelous and I could feel the richness in taste. They had used minimal oil and the food came piping hot, aromatic and delicious. The interior was warm and comfortable. The staff were quite friendly and homely.
Definitely recommended if you look for some real delicious Indian food.
Fisk pakoda, Veg Pakoda,
The Chicken Tikka masala (tasted much better than from the other restaurants)
Lamb Biriyani.
Tandoori Roti, Stuffed naan

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Thank nitinram
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

I took a friend to dinner and thought why travel far to Bath when we have a new restuarant here in Chippenham. What a mistake this was, firstly we were seated right by the door which was constantly opened and closed so the draught did make our food quickly cool down. We ordered from the wine list which I do salute as it was extensive and the meals on offer where very varied.
As our starters came I noticed the cous cous dish was still in the shape of a bowl and this was confirmed when I noticed a small plastic strand on the side (obviously a ping meal) 10 minutes in to the starters our main arrived and was left on the table at the side so we asked to have it taken back till we had enjoyabably eaten our starters, so they did and it was placed under the hot plate, unfortunatley they left the salad on the side for my partner and also the piece of lemon. this dried up as we noticed.
The mains arrived and when we asked why they were left under the hot plate and not given a fresh salad we were informed that this was normal.
We never stayed for dessert and vowed not to go back again. The staff however were polite however I feel they cannot cope with more than 5/6 tables at a time. The food is adequate for the price however perhaps too much choice for one menu is too much.

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1  Thank Gavin James P
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c s, Owner at Olive N Chilli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2012

We welcome all customer comments and were disappointed to hear you were not satisfied with your experience on your first visit.
Thank you for your positive comments on our wine list and menu.
We pride ourselves on preparing only freshly cooked meals on our premises so we can guarantee 100% that no microwave foods are served, however we do cover some foods with cling film when putting this in the hot cupboard so it does not dry out. The shape is prepared by us and is part of our commitment to presentation as well as taste. We do not serve ready meals at our premises.
We are sorry to hear you did not like where you were seated however if we are not full, we will always seat our customers where they wish to be seated so please let us know if an alternative table would be preferred, should you visit us again.
I am surprised to hear you were not given a fresh salad if you had asked for this and will investigate the incident you mention.
We always ask all our customers for their feedback at the time of their visit. We make every effort to ensure customers have enjoyed their meal and will do our utmost to change the meal if it does not meet your expectations so please let us know if anything is not right should you visit us again.

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