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“Delicious food”
Review of The Olive Grove

The Olive Grove
Ranked #36 of 385 Restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Lebanese, Moroccan
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We chose this restaurant for a quick meal before an evening event for its wide ranging menu and central location. We chose from the Lebanese and tagine dishes and unanimously agreed the food was excellent, with fresh salad accompanying the grills and a choice of rice or couscous with the tagine. "The best food I've eaten for weeks." was one endorsement. Every dish we saw looked appetising, but unfortunately we did not have enough time for a dessert, as initially the service was relaxed. A student discount is available for student diners. We hope to return with more time to dine.

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2  Thank Cynthia B
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Booked for the restuarant and that all worked well. There were 8 of us and we all managed to get something to eat.
Service was a bit slow but all went satisfactorily. Mostly pizzas were ordered.

2  Thank Grethe S
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Firstly thank you very much for holding our table as we were stuck in traffic. On arrival we were made very welcome. The selection on both Italian and Arabic menus was varied. The dishes were plentiful and delicious. We were not rushed and the staff were very attentive. Hope to return soon.

2  Thank Jane M
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

The Olive Grove serves Italian as well as middle eastern food, and its all good. We thoroughly enjoyed everything we had. We ordered some meze style dishes which were very well presented and delicious. Service was very pleasant as well.
We had the vegetarian mezze starter which was a lovely selection of humous, baba ghanus, falafel, stuffed vines leaves and more. We also had grilled haloumi, olives and were not dissapointed with anything.
I will be going back.

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2  Thank Joanna F
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant for a late lunch before a visit to the theatre. It’s was bitterly cold outside so it was great to receive a warm welcome. My wife had been to the restaurant before so had an understanding of the menu. Half of the menu is Italian and the other half is middle eastern,we both chose a middle eastern dish. Drinks were promptly served and then followed by our main meals. The only gripe was that all the elements of our dishes did not arrive at the same time. For example my wife’s sizzling duck turned up but then there was a wait for the sides of bread, cheese and chilli sauce. In this time the duck was not sizzling anymore.That same with my Lebanese dish, the chicken kebab with bread arrived then there was a wait for the chips. The dishes were both very flavoursome and of a good size.Good friendly service and a clean restaurant. We both enjoyed the experience.Looking forward to my next visit.

2  Thank Steve B
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