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Cafe Oliven

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$$ - $$$
European, Italian, Bar, International, Mediterranean, Pub, Healthy, Central European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Storgata 26, Son 1555, Norway
+47 70 26 00 01
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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932 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We received a warm welcome, and we had friendly and efficient service the Whole time. I found the colours and decoration very attractive. The Venison dish was nicely presented and really tasty. We tried all Three desserts they offered, and they were also very good. Will be happy to Return here!

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Thank Ingeborg56
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Got here 10 persons in total and got good seating. Kind of slow service from waitress....it took long time to place orders and there was no follow up for dessert or coffee. And the resturant was not more than 1/4 full. Food was on an average scale, from pizza through burger and christmas platters. Not any spicy expirience in anything... More 

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Thank Ray A
Son, Norway
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I had the nachos with meat etc. it tasted quiet good, but they could have put more cheece in between as the middle part of the dish was just dry nachos. My wife had the pizza which was pretty good! good service.

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Thank TrondM
Trondheim, Norway
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2016

A nice meny with much to choose from. Good quality of the food and the place had nic surroundings. Live music and view down to the sea. Recommended.

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Thank 997st_les
Hamar, Norway
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I didn't like the Olivenburger. Missed a juicy burger with taste. I asked for pommes frites, instead of sweet potatoe, but got sweet potatoe. But I can recommend the fish soup and mussels. I also wishes that the smokers had their own area outside.

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Thank Gøril B K
Oslo, Norway
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is newly renovated and the ambience is very nice! Food was excellent but the wine menu could have more selections. Staff very nice and serviceminded but the level did suffer since it was extremely busy. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Thank sirilande
Norway
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

It is not the best restaurant in town, but it is the "institution" in Son where all the locals meet. And the restaturant have great food and service. So please have a Go at it, if your are in this beautiful place.

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Thank Henningsan
Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Went to Cafe Oliven for dinner while staying at Son spa for a weekend getaway. Not very vegetarian friendly menu, but those who eat fish will manage, they do however have one vegetarian pizza. The prices for main courses are a bit stiff, and you do not get value for your money, unfortunately. There is enough food being served and... More 

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Thank Elisabeth B
Asker, Norway
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Going out for a beer or a glass of wine - this seems to be the place ti be. Ordered main courses for dinner as well, and what a pleasebt surprice. In the high medium price range, but for once we could not decide the winner. Cod, Duck and Deer was just made perfect. I salute the chef😀

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Thank Svend Aage M
St. Petersburg, Russia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2015

In many northern European countries they use the term TAPAS totally out of context. Is it a lack of education or/and knowledge of culinary terminology, or do they deliberately use it to confuse customers and charge more. TAPAS is Spanish small dishes served normally next to a glass of wine or beer. Restaurants should not use the term when they... 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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
European, Italian, Bar, International, Mediterranean, Pub, Healthy, Central European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Storgata 26, Son 1555, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Akershus  >  Vestby Municipality  >  Son
  • Phone Number: +47 70 26 00 01

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