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“punctuatingly pleasantly perfection”

Green Olive Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 222 Restaurants in St Helier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$39
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: We are not a Vegetarian Restaurant ,but have unusual Veggie options, we do not serve red meat, we specialise in Vegetarian,Seafood,and White meats,sourcing from Local Farmers and producers the very best in Fresh Jersey produce ,Our Food is unusual and different from the normal, we always concentrate on flavour & use modern culinary techniques, we have appeared in The Good Food Guide Uk since 2011,which we are very proud of .
Jersey, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“punctuatingly pleasantly perfection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Quite unplanned night out with friend - admittedly have got to know the owner/chef to a degree recently...

So we went to the restaurant.

immediately met - really like the intimacy of the set-up/lay out - by Paul et at and seated amidst a relatively new punchy/fresh green & material led decor...

Starters were perfect; goats cheese parcels & scallops - both with sufficient/required garnishes and spreads.

Mains were very much the same; well presented, thoughtfully constructed - I had the Pea Risotto which surpassed any of my expectations. I love risotto but it is offered so poorly often. My companion had the Vegetarian Samosa - which although delightful & flavoursome proved rather too much.

Sadly - respectfully - we passed on desserts. We were however served too very succinct Irish Coffees [so many places fail on this].

Perfect evening and shall frequent again as often as possible.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank misterged
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GreenOlive1, Owner at Green Olive Restaurant, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Dear Sir,
Thank you for your kind review,& The Green Olive Look forward to being of service to you again soon,we will strive to get a five out five.

Many Thanks

Paul.
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“Another enjoyable meal at my favourite Jersey restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

I visit Jersey every year for the Spring walking week and discovered this restaurant about 3 years ago on a local walker's recommendation. I am vegetarian and found plenty on the menu to suit my taste. Service from Paul and his colleagues is knowledgeable and friendly. Paul manages wonderful meals from his tiny galley kitchen. If your previous experience of vegetable samosas is confined to the cardboard triangles found so frequently even in Asian restaurants I urge you to try the ones Paul makes. Super, light flaky pastry overflowing with tasty, medium spiced filling. This restaurant is so good (it's probably best to book) I went twice during my stay and look forward to visiting again in 2015.

Gill J

  • Visited May 2014
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GreenOlive1, Owner at Green Olive Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Thank You so much for your kind review,so nice to see you again this year,Thank You for continued support & we hope to see you next Year.
All The Very Best.

Paul.
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“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

Hidden away, had a romantic table for two. Great food and wine and reasonably priced would defiantly return!

Visited December 2013
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Thank 227antonym
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GreenOlive1, Owner at Green Olive Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Thank You for your kind review,nice to hear that we are doing a good job,we do try hard to please our customers.
All The Very Best.

Paul.
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Saint Sampson, United Kingdom
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“Hidden away but excellent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Some friends suggested the 10 of us went to the Green Olive Restaurant. It has a slightly quirky menu but had something for everyone and the food and service were excellent.

The restaurant is upstairs and there is just a door with the Green Olive name on it. You would probably miss it if you are walking past.

Well worth a visit for something a bit unusual.

  • Visited May 2014
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GreenOlive1, Owner at Green Olive Restaurant, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thank you for choosing The Green Olive,glad you enjoyed and hope you had a great Liberation Day weekend,tell all your friends in Guernsey to visit us.
Many Thanks Again.
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erskine, scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Our friend booked this for us and we were initally a little skeptical as it did say vegetarian and then sea food... but the mean we had was fantastic.

We had a lovely table beside the window, staff were fantastic, friendly, helpful and knowlegable when advising on suitable dishes (No gluten or wheat for me). and the food was great. I had sashimi to start and it was delicious, followed by the evening special of haddock & sweet potato mash and finished with a raspberry roulande and homemade ice cream.

Cannot recommend this wee place enough a total gem!

Visited April 2014
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Thank daisybeedesign
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GreenOlive1, Owner at Green Olive Restaurant, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Thank you so much for your kind review,it means a lot ,nice that your friend booked your table from the mainland and you did not know what to expect,it makes us proud that you enjoyed and it must make your friend in Scotland happy to,hopefully you will visit our shores again,and we will have the enjoyment to serve you again.
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