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“An Excellent Seafood Restaurant”
Review of Olivomare

Olivomare
Ranked #1 108 of 25 591 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$96 - US$96
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Belgravia
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Olivomare is one of the small group of Olivo restaurants in Chelsea and Belgravia. It is on a par with the others, that is to say top-quality food with a distinctly Sardinian style including the wine card (not surprisingly, as the owners are Sardinian.)

Like the other Olivo restaurants, it can be a bit noisy but not unbearably so.

The menu is almost exclusively seafood, very well prepared and supported by capable wait staff. An upmarket destination restaurant, and well worth the cost.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Methymna
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

We were kindly given an outdoor table for our 7pm booking, and told that it was needed back at 8.30pm, which is fair enough. But the service was so slow at the beginning that we were rushed off our table at the end which really wouldn't have been necessary- without this it would have been a score of 5 because the food was superb. Freshly cooked, beautifully seasoned we had calamaris; crab salad; lobster pasta; fish brochette; hazelnut icecream and the special sardinian cheese fritter dessert- although the best thing of all was the courgettes tempura, just delicious! Lovely choice of sardinian well priced ones with good advice if you're not familiar with them.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Life is simple here: all food is very good but the real and only decision you must be prepared to make is spaghetti alla bottarga or granchio? the problem is that both are amazing so if you lucky you order both and share. The Bottarga is unequalled anywhere, with a secret recipe i know but cant replicate, the crab fabulous.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank BIGSCUNGILLI
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Niche upmarket Italian albeit small. Best tables are outside and near front door. Parking in front available during evening is relaxing. A fish and pasta restsurant with good food and helpful, cheerful service. No room for round tables so conversation for 8 together can be limited. Wine mark up significant and not that extensive a list. We all know the average cost of Pinot and Barolo for example. Go again - possibly but there are many other competitors.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Philip B
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Have had the pleasure of dining at Olivomare on 2 occasions over the past couple of weeks. The menu is filled with exciting and interesting dishes across the seafood spectrum. The oysters (from Kent) were so fresh you could almost taste the fresh salt water; Salmon cooked to perfection; Grilled broccoli and Parsley confit potatoes perfect accompaniments. Dessert sublime. Sebado (a Sardinian specialty of sweet and salty cheeks in puff pastry served with bitter honey). My friends had the Hake special with clams and served in a garlic broth; and the Sardinian Seafood Stew which had plenty of seafood and a delicious soup with just the right amount of chilli. Bread basket great, along with seconds and thirds of the Sardinian flatbread. All serviced by enthusiastic and authentic wait staff in an impeccable environment in Belgravia. Brava!

Date of visit: June 2018
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