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Olives Et Al

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Poundbury Farm Way | Poundbury, Dorchester, England
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09:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The three or us had different meals, all goodish and fairly interesting although slightly overpriced. Staff charming and faultless and the place itself quite comfortable but a little cramped. Overall having used it regularly would recommend it

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Thank luckytones
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to all at Olives et al. We came in for lunch today and it was so lovely from start to finish. A warm welcome, a tasty Spanish omelette and Welsh rarebit was devoured within minutes followed by the best flat white I've ever had and I'm a fussy bugger when it comes to food and coffee! (Also Recommend... More 

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Thank emma d
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visited olives et al before Christmas to make a few special purchases. Decided to have a simple lunch while we were the. The service was excellent and friendly and the food delicious, very fresh and tasty, and different to most cafe/ coffee shops in the area. This is a must visit establishment

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Thank Patricia D
Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I have been to Olives Et All so many times this year that I may as well have started a tab. Seriously, help. The staff are efficient, yet friendly, to everyone on a personal level. And they work so hard! No matter how busy it is, I never feel rushed and the bright interior adds to a moment of peace.... More 

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Thank Whovian007
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The coffee at Olives must be the best I have ever tasted. Regular visitor and often pop in for one of the excellent Spanish Omelettes. The staff are very friendly, nothing too much bother. Always feel happy after a visit to olives. Keep up the good work

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Thank Daniel320
Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

A lovely cafe/restaurant situated inside the garden centre. Always busy . Food is always nice,as is the service

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Thank Tracie P
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My mother, myself and my 3 you get children went to Olives et Al a few weekends ago during a busy lunch time. I have been many time.but sans children. The time I thought I'd try it. Within 2 minutes of arriving we were asked what we wanted by the waiter, he asked us again 2 more times within the... More 

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1 Thank Charlie F
Giles H, Owner at Olives Et Al, responded to this review

Dear Charlie Sorry for the delay in responding to your disappointing comments. I was away for a while so unable to follow up with the team in the Shed. I've now done that and they clearly remembered your visit. First up, so sorry you didn't enjoy your last visit especially as, from what you said, you've been many times before... More 

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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Friendly place with a superb "chatty" atmosphere; great local pies and excellent salads all prepared speedily and with a smile :-)

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Thank Rob S
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I regularly go here for business coffees and 1-to-1s. Sometimes difficult to get a seat as is so well visited but I love the menu and ingredients so it's worth it being tricky! Delicious, fresh, local ingredients well cooked in interesting combinations. Great 'switched on' service. I wanted a lunch thing slightly before the official time and they accommodated which... More 

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Thank EFKandTJK
Dorset, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Great place for breakfast and lunch also does cakes and plenty to buy and also take away from the deli. Good choice of menu, good vegetarians menu too. A nice selection of deli, stuff to make hampers at Christmas. To order and be pre made.

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1 Thank Jane M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 16:30
Monday
09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Poundbury Farm Way | Poundbury, Dorchester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester

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