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Total Score

8.2
1129 reviews
Recommended
(8.5)
Food
(8.1)
Service
(8.0)
Value for money
(8.4)
Atmosphere
(8.1)

dined on Sun, 26 May 2019

(9)
Sunday roast lunch is what I go for, with great Yorkshire puddings. I have been on other occasions and its been very noisy and too loud music for a Sunday lunch, but this last time was just right.
Cassandra

dined on Thu, 4 Apr 2019

(8)
Great atmosphere with cheap and yummy food

dined on Sun, 3 Mar 2019

(9)
We've booked a table at the Dove and Olive as a group of friends (about 8-10 people each time) with differing dietary requirements and budgets. Each time, everyone has enjoyed their meal, left feeling full and paying within their affordable range. Nice friendly staff, too.

dined on Sun, 24 Feb 2019

(6)
Good beers, one of the worst pub burgers I've ever had. Chips served like a leftover bunch. Burger pattie hard and obviously precooked hours before. The rest of the burger wasn't much either. Massive contrast to the tasty well served schnitzel from last visit.

dined on Sun, 16 Jun 2019

(10)
Defo going back!

dined on Sun, 16 Jun 2019

(6)
Good food and atmosphere but was disappointed they only offered Lamb for the roast and no alternative.
Noel Jenkins

dined on Sun, 16 Jun 2019

(9)
Great pub with good food.

dined on Sun, 9 Jun 2019

(9)
A lovely meal, warm pleasant surroundings !

dined on Sun, 9 Jun 2019

(6)
Had a lot of potential and menu seemed really decent and affordable but I think unfortunately we visited during an exceptionally busy time (lunch ~1pm) and the food took greater than 55minutes and my dish was luke warm and my partners smoked lamb was cold and really dry. The kitchen was a bit chaotic and dishes that came out including mine were not consistent with the quantity and items on the plate.
Hi I'm Chris, I have to agree with you and your comments, the pub was unexpectantly smashed with a big crowd equal to a busy Friday and not a Sunday. We had staffed up for the Sunday, as it was a long weekend but not to that level, I do apologise for the wait and the inconsistency, I’m happy to send you a voucher in appreciation for your honest and valued feedback but will need to to reply so I can get an email to send it to, also I just need a first name so I can write something on the voucher. Again I apologise Chris
Cathy Pidgeon, Dove & Olive responded on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

dined on Sun, 9 Jun 2019

(8)
A great selection of beers! Will go back :)
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Specials

Monday- Chicken Parmigiana Or Steak

Rump steak 200g with fries & leaves Chicken Parmy 180g with fries and leaves $10.90 from 11am-3pm | $12.90 after 3pm
When
08 Jul 2016 - 05 Aug 2018
Mon 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
When
07 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Mon 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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02 Oct 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
Mon 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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02 Jan 2019 - 08 Jul 2019
Mon 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Wednesday- Burgers

All Burgers! $10.90 from 11am-3pm | $12.90 after 3pm
When
08 Jul 2016 - 25 Dec 2018
Wed 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
When
27 Dec 2018 - 08 Jul 2019
Wed 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Thursdays- Rump Steak

Rump Steak 200g with fries and leaves 3 sauce options: red wine gravy, mushroom or peppercorn $10.90 from 11am-3pm | $12.90 after 3pm
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08 Jul 2016 - 08 Jul 2019
Thu 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Tuesday Trivia

Come and pick your brain with our comedian host every Tuesday for a 6:30pm signup. Get a team together, with bar Cash & drink prizes to be won every week!
Max. people
10
When
09 Oct 2013 - 23 Apr 2017
Tue 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
When
24 Apr 2017
Mon 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
When
25 Apr 2017 - 13 Apr 2035
Tue 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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$12.90 Chicken Parmigiana Or Steak Mondays

Monday $12.90 Chicken Parmigiana & Chips or Steak & Chips
When
08 Jul 2016 - 08 Jul 2018
Mon 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
When
09 Jul 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
Mon 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
When
07 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Mon 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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02 Oct 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
Mon 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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01 Jan 2019 - 08 Jul 2020
Thu 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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$12.90 Chicken Schnitzel Tuesdays

Tuesday $10.90 Chicken Schnitzel & Chips Chicken Schnitzel 180g with fries and leaves. Add a toping (Americano, Chilli Bomb or Italian) $2
When
08 Jul 2016 - 24 Dec 2018
Tue 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
When
02 Jan 2019 - 08 Jul 2020
Tue 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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About Dove & Olive

A Surrysider favourite A Surry Hills local since 1876, The Calerendon Hotel was given a welcome makeover and reborn as the Dove & Olive. This bustling Surry Hills favourite now features more than 25 local and international craft beers and ciders on tap as well as a menu that is varied and unpretentious. If you love good beer and quality pub grub you need to make this your next foodie discovery.

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