I’ve known about Olive at Mawson for quite some time but Thursday night I had the pleasure of eating there for the first time.
Two girlfriends and I turned up on a freezing cold night and were welcomed in to the warm and comfortable restaurant with a smile. The space is large and open, yet somehow intimate – it’s laidback but still date material.
We decided on an assortment of meze type dishes, as none of us was overly hungry. I also love meze type food; lots of little bits. We ordered meat balls, bruschetta focaccia, Saganaki (fried cheese), fried olives and bread with olive oil.
All the food was really tasty and well prepared. I especially loved how tender the meat balls were and how squishy the saganaki was.
For dessert we tried their special, a flourless orange cake, and the crème brulee – both of which were delicious.
The service at Olive was fantastic, really friendly and helpful. Our waiter was concerned we hadn’t ordered enough food – like, genuinely concerned – but we had more the enough to fill us. I actually ate so much I got sick, but I was enjoying it so much I didn’t want to stop. I’m looking at you, saganaki…