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Fat Olives

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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30 South Street, Emsworth PO10 7EH, England
+44 1243 377914
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another super lunch at Fat Olives today. The service was excellent as usual and the restaurant was busy with a good jolly atmosphere. The owner and staff have plenty of time for you and make you feel very welcome. We enjoy eating here as the menu changes regularly with plenty of choices and the food is always of a very... More 

Thank Mary M
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was not our first trip to Fat Olives but it will be our last. The lunch menu looked delicious on paper however, service was very slow, the tart was soggy and the main course of new potatoes and slimy bream was almost inedible. It has repeated since giving an unpleasant after taste and I query the freshness of the... More 

Thank Pen377
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far one of the best restaurants we have been to, Great Christmas night with friends ,Julia's always makes you Welcome and the service is excellent, As for Lawrence's food as good as any 5 star restaurant, Imaginative,lovely flavors ,and beautiful presentation, Never disappointed

1 Thank j0mwalker
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Fat Olives is by far the best restaurant in Emsworth. The prices are more realistic and the quality is much better than down the road. There is a great atmosphere and the menu never disappoints.

Thank Stephen Q
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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 2 December 2016 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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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 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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53 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 17 November 2016

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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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 

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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
British, European
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?