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The Blue Olive

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Cockfosters Road | 11-12 Station Parade, Barnet EN4 0DL, England
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Defiantly won't be visiting again. After avoiding this place for years after bad experiences with the food I decided to give this place another chance. Food is not even average, chef needs to be changed! Nothing special, you would have fault with the completion around they would make sure their food is 5 star. Disappointing!

Thank Theo C
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

i would like to take the opportunity to "over-write" some negative reviews about this restaurant I have read previously. if anyone in doubt- please don't be, as it is indeed a fantastic place to have a meal with the family.we celebrated my daughter's birthday there today, and everything was faultless: the professionalism and friendliness of all staff (we were looked... More 

1 Thank marina d
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Always had great food and was always such good atmosphere in here but since the refurbishment the food seems to have gone downhill. It looks really nice but tables are packed in too solid and too close together you have no privacy and if you sit at one of the three tables in the window you can't sit down or... More 

Thank Laura B
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We thought we would try Blue Olive after its recent major refurbishment. The place itself looks really good with tasteful decoration and comfortable seating . However this is a case of style over substance as the food was only very average. Cold starter meze were Ok but with a mean portion of pitta bread . Waited ages for the mains... More 

Thank Ray R
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great Food and great atmosphere. Only thing was they did not have air cond on and very hot. Heard the waiter suggesting it to the manager. Highly recommend meze. Staff very polite

Thank Yvonne T
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

My only problem with this restaurant is the size of the portions! Almost too large and I would recommend sharing first course so you keep room. Very pleasant service and a good place for lunch.

Thank PaulC2816
United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Met up with friends for lunch at The Blue Olive, the food was lovely - had chicken kebab with chips and salad, followed by cheese cake and coffee. The service was excellent and we had a lovely time there.

Thank Rit t
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very pleasant waiting staff. Nice clean restaurant. The food has always been really nice. I can't fault it, have been about 3 times now in 4 months of 2016.

Thank John W
Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Went out with my friend to the blue olive and was greeted by friendly staff, it was a warm evening so the door was all open which made it feel like u was abroad!! We had the mezes every dish was well presented, fresh and delicious! I can't fault this restaurant at all even took macaroni take away home. Would... More 

1 Thank Lisa H
Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Very pleasant and clean restaurant with friendly staff. there is a good choice of fish dishes but we ordered moussaka which a large portion and lamb cutlets which very tender and chargrilled. Highly recommended.

Thank Cas N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cockfosters Road | 11-12 Station Parade, Barnet EN4 0DL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Barnet
  • Phone Number: 02084400567

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?