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L'olive de mer

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83 avenue John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 33700 Merignac, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 34 07 39
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New Westminster, Canada
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The decor looks like a Disneyland or MacDonald's children playground. Uncomfortable, rounded acrylic chairs. The food is OK but the choice is poor. Good salad buffet and good Bordeaux wines but pricier than other restaurants around the city. The waiter was pretty unprofessional and not very welcoming (I guess this last point is a widely known problem wherever you go... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

If you're stopping over at Bordeaux airport before heading off somewhere else as we did recently this is a pretty good option if you want to avoid the indifferent hotel food you often get. It's within an existing hotel very close to the airport and other hotels. The food was not bad at all. The decor is very "French". -... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

the food was lovely on both nights and the staff were courteous the music system is shot which ruined it a bit and the ambience feels like a plastic goldfish bowl. Convenient as it is in the restaurant but for a romantic meal or one with some culture go elsewhere

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Knokke, Belgium
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

LÓlive de Mer is in the same building as the Quality Suites Merignac hotel, but is independent of the hotel. We had really wanted to go to its more up-market sister restaurant - l'Iguane - but ths was closed for the month. The owner/exploitant was very charming and apologetic about this and the food and wine was ok without being... More 

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CapeTown
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We found the restaurant lacked any sort of atmosphere and the food was really most average. The menu had a very limited range of items from which to choose.

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

For 18 euro, ok dinner? The food is mediocre, service nice. The dcor plastic, like an amusement park diner

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USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

I have eaten here many times and they have consistently fresh, well prepared food and excellent multi-grain bread. The wine selection is good if you get a whole bottle. The wines sold in the half bottles were not that great though. The staff at this restaurant have always been helpful and very polite. They also seem to be many large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 avenue John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 33700 Merignac, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux  >  Merignac
  • Phone Number: +33 5 56 34 07 39

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?