The Fat Olive
It’s no word of a lie: the olives here ARE fat. And juicy. And delicious. In fact, so was the feta, the tzatziki, the skordalia, the warm pita bread and the bottles of Chardonnay my friend and I consumed here yesterday.
The brainchild of one of Shanghai’s most celebrated chefs, David Laris, a Greek American, The Fat Olive does what many Shanghai eateries don’t: it combines style and quality food with prices that don’t leave the pocket hungry.
Mezze dishes starting at 38RMB and wine from 130RMB are even more impressive when you consider the space The Fat Olive inhabits – a gorgeous, roof top garden with huge white couches and views over the city, and a small but beautiful interior that eschews the usual blue/white of Greek restaurants for a classy but comfortable purple, white and dark wood theme.
Having only been open for a month The Fat Olive already looks to become a staple of the Shanghai dining scene. Just make sure you book if you want an outside seat; we were first to arrive at 11.30am however the whole roof was fully booked from 12 onwards. Disappointed at first, the inside quickly grew on us. So much so we managed to stay there for 5 hours! [more ]
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