Olive R. Twists

    $$ Canadian (New), Pubs
    Closed11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (Next day)

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    • Photo of Erin B.
      Erin B.
      Buckeye, United States
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      Apr 11, 2023

      Traveling through Canada and wanted some local food and atmosphere. Sure didn't disappoint! Had some poutine and a burger with peameal! Definitely recommend!

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      Mummy F.
      Central London, London, ON
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      Oct 15, 2022

      we arrived at 5:05 to beat the rush before Knights hockey. only 2 tables filled at that time. Server had no knowledge about beer selection. When asked for her to bring the hoppiest one, she brought Sleeman CLear - had no idea what we meant. sent it back and got something else but had to request it was taken off bill. Food order took over an hour. other tables came and went - server said ' well it's busy'. that's why we came early. Ordered wrap with soup as side. she brought a bowl of soup (after an hour), then a few minutes later I got a wrap with a side bowl of soup. The soup was cauliflower cheese - it was barely warm and so thick it was like a glue.
      We recommended to server that she comes in before her shift to get knowledge of beer and any specials. She had told us the specials were martinis.
      Much training needed here. We will not return.

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      Kerry H.
      London, ON
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      Jul 30, 2017

      I work at Covent Garden Market so I've been to Olive R. Twists a whole bunch of times (as well as its previous incarnations). Today's experience was a positive one, which is consistent with previous experiences I've had.

      Today they had $5 select cocktails and $5 Sleeman pints, as well as half price burgers (Sunday special). My husband had a Zoo Zoo Burger and a Sleeman, and I had the Asian fish tacos and an Ante Up cocktail (apple pie liqueur and sprite). I loved the tacos - they were on the app menu but you get three tacos and they're quite filling. The menu is pretty extensive and features seasonal specials.

      The service is always friendly. Speed varies depending on how many people are working - I find there usually aren't many staff on duty.

      They often host paint nights and I've also been to a 90's dance party there.

      Asian fish tacos - so yummy!
      Zoo Zoo Burger and Caesar salad
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      Michelle V.
      Toronto, ON
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      Dec 12, 2017

      Would not come here again for the food.
      Poutine was waay too soggy, hamburgers were not fully cooked, appetizer was too salty......

      Drinks were good though.
      The location is central, looks like it would get lively at night. But just not my cup of tea.

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      Erin D.
      London, ON
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      Jan 12, 2017
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      It makes me sad to downgrade my review to one star but following the experience my parents had on Friday January 6th, it is definitely necessary.

      My parents decided to grab dinner before going to the London Knights game with another couple who had never been to the restaurant before. Because they had tickets to the game they arrived at the restaurant around 5 pm, two and a half hours before puck drop and ample time to have dinner.

      The waitress took their order for drinks and appetizers. Drinks arrived quite quickly and the appetizers showed up much later. Between the two all four of them placed their orders for main courses, they were told they couldn't substitute regular mayo instead of chipotle because it "confuses the kitchen staff". I've been here, I've made substitutions before. If that is the case it needs to be stated clearly on the menu. Time ticked by and there was no main course. The dining area began to fill up and the kitchen got busier and busier.

      Eventually, my mom inquired where there food was, this was around 7pm, approximately two hours after they arrived. The waitress told them there was a mix up in the kitchen (which likely means their order was never submitted) and it would be about 5 more minutes. For the next 20 minutes the waitress avoided their table until their food was ready, at 7:25pm. By this point my parents refused their food, paid for their drinks and left to eat mediocre pizza at Bud Gardens. One of their friends spoke to the manager who said, "oh, well most of our patrons don't mind missing the start of the game", and didn't offer any apology.

      Sorry Olive R. Twists, I won't be back. It's sad because the food is pretty good, but good food doesn't make up for poor customer service.

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      Jennifer M.
      London, ON
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      Oct 28, 2015

      Yet another incarnation in the same location. Decor seems similar but slightly refreshed. The menu is LARGE. As someone else said, probably too large. I was having a bit of trouble deciding what to order but ended up with the smothered chicken because it sounded unique. It came with a choice of starter so I picked the Caesar salad, which was very yummy. The main dish was decent but the smothering hid that fact that the chicken was slightly overcooked which was disappointing. Fries were also overdone. My mom ordered the fish and chips (1/2 price Tuesdays) and I immediately noticed the batter was a bit extra cripsy in spots. She said it was fine, though. Toss up on her truthfulness.

      We sat in the bar area just because and we had 3 people (bartender who was our server, another server, and manager) come to our table at various times to check on us. But the bartender forgot to bring my mom a water when asked. There was also a very large TV near us, which in concept is totally fine but I still forget how common - and distracting - it is. The bar area was busy so I know the location is the favourable part of this place.

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      Galan R.
      Mississauga, ON
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      Feb 18, 2018

      Hands down one of the most tragic places I've been to for lunch. Came in with low expectations and they delivered. Half priced apps with purchase of a drink is a sham. You get half an order. Food is all cold. Chicken was tough and chewy. Hamburger patty looks like it was scraped off a frying pan and pressed together and flattened in the cooks hands. Avoid this place like the plague. I'm sure the patio is nice in the summer though.

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      Dianne C.
      Brampton, ON
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      May 14, 2017

      We were invited to join a group of friends for a meal here.I am a picky eater, so I checked out the menu to make sure there was something that appealed to me. They appeared to have a full selection of food, which I felt posed no problem.
      When we arrived, however, they had decided to offer only a limited selection, of 6 entrees, and appetizers.
      We left without eating, asI was unable to eat anything on the menu.
      Will not go back

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      Sara G.
      Toronto, ON
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      Oct 17, 2016

      I have been here before for drinks and snacks and it's pretty standard fare. This time, we decided to check out their all you can eat weekend breakfast buffet.
      What else can I say other than skip it. The quality, in my opinion is not great. The service was mediocre at best, and considering there was a 1:1 ratio of servers to customers, it should have been better. Our server was probably new, but should have had someone training her (I asked if we could simply go and serve ourselves and she had to ask someone).
      Yes, breakfast is fairly simple and inexpensive to produce, but it does not mean that it has to taste cheap. I'd look elsewhere next time.

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      Christy H.
      Sarnia, ON
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      Apr 26, 2022

      Booked a table a week in advance for a concert. Know how busy it can get we booked it before the concert rush. Arrived and were only ones on that side of restaurant. Ordered immediately with drinks also to avoid rush. Over an hour later noticed all who came in after us were served and we were missed. Spoke to manager who instead of acknowledging mistake made and bumping order up, was very condescending in front of all his customers. It was more than obvious that for whatever reason our order was put in much later as he stated there were still 7 chits ahead of us. Unknowingly to him I am involved with this industry we indicated that we would not be waiting for 7 more chits. The solution he refused to listen to in our one sided discussion was a mistake had been obviously made, move the order up and maybe ask your waitress what happened?? Food here is very good unfortunately we did not get it this time. DO NOT RECOMMEND ON EVENT NIGHTS!!!!!!

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