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The fishy outpost of Mauro Sassa’s little Belgravia empire is as well-loved if not more so than its carnivorous sibling Olivocarne, with families, courting couples, office workers and business types all taking advantage of its pleasing piscine offer. “Wonderful Sardinian seafood” is the lure and the menu offers a host of timeless classics: mussels and clams with garlic and parsley, oysters and tuna bresaola all feature as starters, but there are dishes to tempt the curious too – chargrilled stuffed baby squid and sea urchins, for example, served raw with crostini. After that, invest in some handmade pasta – linguine with crab is a longstanding favourite, or skip directly to the main event such as grilled yellowfin tuna, sea bream baked in salt or a Sardinian version of a paella based on fregola couscous. Given that fish is the restaurant’s USP, the wine list is surprisingly red-heavy, but few would argue with its quality.
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Olivomare

10 Lower Belgrave Street ,London SW1W 0LJ

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Jun 2014

Let me start by saying that I loathe fish. So the invitation to go with some very glamorous types to an upmarket fish restaurant had me groaning and reaching for my Spanx. Thin, glamorous women who live in that area always love fish but I'm a beef and sheep farmer's daughter who grew up in the 70's and 80's miles from the sea and have an instinctive mistrust of all fish. It could be off/ taste funny/ have bones in it that get caught in my throat/ even worse have bones in it that you're supposed to...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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Olivomare

10 Lower Belgrave Street ,London SW1W 0LJ

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by   platinum reviewer (215)

Aug 2013

If first impressions count, then things were not encouraging at Olivomare. Fortunately, however, the experience got markedly better and the food was indeed superb and a return visit justified. Admittedly our reservation was for midday, but arriving at three minutes to the hour, I certainly did not expect to see the restaurants’ chefs sitting on the steps puffing away on cigarettes in full view of prospective diners. Like my mother, my first thought was, I do hope they wash their hands before they...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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Olivomare

10 Lower Belgrave Street ,London SW1W 0LJ

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Jul 2010

We found ourselves at Olivomare on one of the hottest days of the year (ok, it’s London, so not New York hot). So glad we did and it’s stunningly good – as well as blindingly white. The food – all seafood naturally – is the freshest there is and the grilled lobster (£26) is reputedly the best in London. Brilliant, simple food; sea urchin (ricci di mare) came in a small bowl with crisp toast and was totally delicious, while my companion’s baby octopus (moscardini) stew may have been a bit of an aberration...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 9

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10 Lower Belgrave Street ,London SW1W 0LJ

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by   gold reviewer (35)

Feb 2009

I have to say I don't agree with the “all style and no substance” in the official review of Olivomare – the interior of the restau is fab, I love the “seaweed” on the ceiling and the clever wall paper/paint, very funky! My crab linguine was really tasty and my tuna main course was perfectly cooked. I'll definitely go again next time I'm eating near Victoria.

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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Nov 2008

Having been a big fan for years now of the “pizzeria” sister Oliveto, I was very enthusiastic about the opening of Olivomare last year and had dinner there a lot of times since. It is the place to go to if you are looking for a good quality all-fish meal and although the bright white interior feels a bit cold during the winter moths, I still think it has a cool modern design. On my last two visits here, however, I was hugely disappointed by the service received and (much worse) by what seems to be...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5
  • Value: 6

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  • Address: 10 Lower Belgrave Street, London SW1W 0LJ
  • Telephone: 020 7730 9022
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sat-Sun -3pm) Mon-Sun 7-11pm

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