-By Marryam H Reshii
With an enviable location in the shade of the Qutub Minar, Olive is a stunning restaurant, and the pioneer of alfresco dining. Now known as much for its gourmet menu and good looks, it has a wood-fired pizza oven that is used for baking the bread that is served at your table, hot from the oven. Lunch is a truncated affair with salads and pizzas. Dinner is far more grand. The house special is their Goat's Cheese Souffle, twice baked with Chilli Caramel Pecan Nuts, balsamic reduction and cheese salsa. A hot favourite is Foie Gras and Confit of Duck Leg with caramelized apples, spicy blood orange reduction. There's a trace of molecular cooking in the Reconstructed Salad Caprese with bocconcini, "new way" tomato, rocket leaves, pesto and olive oil. In fine weather, few things are more pleasant than enjoying a wedge of thin-crust pizza and a glass of chilled Chablis in the courtyard.
Review posted within last 6 month
Olive Bar & Kitchen is closer to the Qutab Minar than any other good bar can get. This place is tourist paradise. The restaurant is absolutely stunning and who doesn't like alfresco dining on a pleasant summer evening?
In case of forecasted total annihilation of the earth I would surely go to Olive Bar & Kitchen one last time because it is a dream. From its food to the actual restaurant, it cannot get better than this. On my last day I would be relieved to know that I left the world with the delectable taste and flavours of Olive Bar & Kitchen's Foie Gras on my lips.
The restaurant is really romantic and the efficient service adds to the perfection that is this restaurant. Souffle is what Chef's prepare when they want to show off their culinary skills and Kudos to the chef at Olive for his brilliant Goat's Cheese Souffle - an absolute 10/10.
We started with the Foie Gras and Duck leg, which was pan seared to perfection and the caramelised apples only made it taste nicer. The Lasagne was a treat too, the cherry tomatoes, olives and capers were all beautifully seasoned and the vegetables tasted delightful with Parmesan.
You will find a lot of people trying their thin-crust or paper crust pizzas and my absolute favourite was their Chorizo and Pepperoni pizza - highly recommended! However, I asked for it to be prepared without rocket because I just cannot stand the bitterness in my pizza. They forget I had said that I added rocket to it but it turned out to be surprisingly delicious. I do not regret having the rocket in it in the least - must try!
The dessert to speak of is the Maple Glazed Pecan Pie, the warm toffee sauce and fig and honey ice cream made it more delightful than it actually was. The Tiramisu too was a very fine version of it. The Chocolate Fondant with Fresh Mango salsa tasted so delightful that I savoured it with my eyes closed for several minutes.
The service was brilliant and though I did have to wait for my desserts for a really long time, when they arrived and I had my first bite, I forgot all about the long wait. Our bill with drinks came out to something around 5500/- for three people and I enjoyed every bit of it.
Review posted within last 6 month
a great place to hang out,one of the best restaurants that i have seen. the ambience is great, staff very courteous.
its a tourists paradise. the food specially the thin crust pizza is excellent.
a very romantic place to take your girl and pamper her, with a glass of wine, a long chat and some delicious food with a great look and feel about the place. excellent location - nexxt to qutab minar, couldnt have been better.
outside seating is more fun.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
amazing food these people serve....delicious n delectable delicacies....best part is the ambiance of the restaurant....it s beautiful n creatively done...i like it...
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