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Fat Olives

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30 South Street, Emsworth PO10 7EH, England
+44 1243 377914
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends booked this a while back as it's a favourite of theirs and I can see why. Really good food, well thought out and presented, and great flavours too. A very enjoyable 3 course lunch.

Thank service-is-paramount
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a cute venue in a beautiful town. Smoked salmon and gnocchis were absolutely without fault. Subtle flavors, professional service, beautiful presentation and original use of olives! Perfect choice.

Thank isamelody
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here on the 18th. I have always wanted to eat here, & at my third attempt at booking,we did. Everything was spot on,from the limited nos of covers,the attentive observant service & of course,the tastebud tantalising food,all of which was complimented by two half bottles of wine (Chablis & Rioja). Without doubt,we shall return! Ps: to the reviewer who... More 

Thank SG2S
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worked out that our last visit here was probably about 15 years ago when Fat Olives first opened. It was good to be back. The restaurant is intimate but not crowded, clean and unpretentious. The menu is interesting and we were assured that where possible products are local. We both ordered Pigeon and Duck. The starter, pigeon, was beautifully presented... More 

Thank Susan P
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second visit to Fat Olives did not disappoint. Delicious, tasty foods without padding out with too much carbohydrate. Our lunch meal began with a subtly flavoured artichoke salad. I followed with beautifully prepared grey mullet while my lunch companion chose the delicious coriander fritters. We couldn't resist finishing our meal with lemon posset and almond and pear tart. If... More 

Thank Somerville66
United Kingdom
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant (no more than 10 tables) but they seem to get everything right. It is in a small old former fisherman’s cottage about 100 metres from the harbour. There is parking available a very short walk away in South street car park (which is currently free in the evenings). On this visit we were the first... More 

Thank Fianchetto
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is perfect for a family or friends get together. The food is fine dining and cannot be faulted. Service is as you would expect, excellent. Very good value.

Thank rpark27
Fareham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I would just like to say a big thank you to all the staff at Fat Olives for making my husbands 60th Birthday a really special day. Everything was perfect and all the family really enjoyed the fabulous food and wine particularly the prosecco. Julia always makes you feel special and we just love everything about the restaurant if you... More 

Thank margaret r
Emsworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fat Olives is a little gem. With the chef/owner and front of house/owner all is as you would expect for a top notch eating establishment in the village of Emsworth.

Thank eattreatlive
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Made welcome and comfortably seated. Initially a quiet atmosphere possibly would have been enhanced by some back ground music. Main course of salmon flavoursome and well presented. Honey and almond tart nice without being exceptional. Would definitely go back and recommend.

Thank 63molly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 South Street, Emsworth PO10 7EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Emsworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 377914

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