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The Olive Lounge

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews surf and turf tomahawk steak chilli taramasalata liver risotto octopus prawns cake beef stifado burger absolutely stunning location runs a tight ship next year cut above the rest mediterranean cuisine this amazing restaurant
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Reviewed 14 October 2021

We ate here on the last night they were open - 11 October. Really great dinner and glad we came prior to their closing for the season. Great food and extensive selection of dishes combined with outstanding service. A friend we were with recommended the...restaurant otherwise we would probably not have travelled up to the top of the mountain which is where this restaurant is located - but we’ll worth it. More upmarket and slightly pricier than other restaurants we visited but well worth it, it was full indoors ( inclement weather meant no eating outside). I had lovely pasta dish and my wife went with the Stifado. Desserts excellent too and nice wineMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 October 2021

One of our favourite place in Kefalonia. A food is delicious and you get a lovely view as well. The host and the staff are so pleasant and lovely. Great place and we will be back.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 29 September 2021

A truly wonderful place, the views are spectacular as is the food. We will definitely be going back next year when we are in Kefalonia. The Prawn Sagnaki is to die for.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 September 2021

What a wonderful restaurant in such an amazing setting. The food and service is fantastic. We were particularly well looked after. My daughter has coeliac/celiac disease and the owner Liana took our orders and was able to advise her on what she could and could...not have, stating that her food would be cooked separately. The potato chips are all cooked separately too with no risk of cross contamination and after both meals my daughter was fine - such a treat for her. Thank you so much Liana.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 September 2021

Top class for fabulous location, attentive service, excellent wine and an interesting menu of Mediterranean cuisine and unique dishes with a twist. Cannot beat this atmospheric restaurant, with romantic lofty views from the Castle of St. George village, with the landscape below, all twinkly on...a barmy evening. There are certain dishes we both crave, which are not served anywhere else on the island. The staff work very hard to make sure you have an unforgettable evening. Perfect for special occasions!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 27 September 2021

Excellent food, very attentive staff and fantastic view. We had an excellent diner. Reservations are required (very popular restaurant). Parking can be a bit of a problem.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 25 September 2021 via mobile

Beautiful setting, our fifth time in kefalonia but first visit to this restaurant. Excellent food, attentive staff. We will definitely return!!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2021

Oh gosh where to start we have been here before and couldn't wait to return. Just the food service atmosphere is outstanding. I would recommend booking in advance. If you want to appreciate the view get there before dark. If driving just luck If you...can get a space on the street no car park. The staff and the owner are so lovely. Now the food can recommend it all. But we had the beef fillet and was cooked to perfection. Can't wait to return. Starters house wine all brilliant.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 16 September 2021

We would highly recommend.. Ate here this evening. Pasta dishes were excellent... Anchovy starters so good! Staff busy but made sure no one overlooked. We have been visiting island for 20yrs and have eaten at Il Borgo on many occasions but food choices and quality...given prices are of no comparison now with the olive lounge. Thank you to a the staff who made our evening most enjoyable!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 16 September 2021

We tried this place without having booked a table and we ended up in a great position for the views, although we caught it on a windy evening. The location is just down the road from St George castle so the views are stunning from...its elevated position. We where a party of four and each had a different meal, all where satisfied with our food without being blown away, although the sea food starter was top notch. Good selection of winesMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Yes, The Olive Lounge is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Olive Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5