The Olive Grove opened its gates on the 1st of April, 2013 and has been welcoming connoisseurs of exquisite Greek cuisine ever since.
Straight from the turquoise blue waters of Elafonisos, Laconia and the family business ventures of Capari Suites, the Kouzini Restaurant and the Canal tavern, we continue our thirst for providing excellent service and products since 1992.
The Kontakos family shared its traditional family recipes with the exquisite chef Nikolas Krassas and we succeeded in bringing you an amalgam of traditional Greek cuisine with a culinary twist respecting the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Our philosophy is all about simplicity, unpretentiousness, excellence, tranquillity & healthy-living. Our aim is to bring out the best Greece has to offer in food & wine, transcending the notions of feta & retsina.
At the Olive Grove we are pioneers of sustainable cooking with low-wastage values, we strive for transparency and honesty in our food. Our ethos is to use seasonal, local, and mostly organic vegetables, whilst meat & fish are cooked from nose-to-tail. All our fresh produce is 80% seasonal, 80% British and 20% European non-air freight. We are committed & official members of the SRA(Sustainable Restaurant Association) and have made great unique strides in green management procedures, the only good paper is no paper at all and to achieve that commitment all our take-away boxes are eco-friendly & biodegradable, our innovative till & ordering system is completely electronic while the receipts are sent via email(at the consent of our guests), our Health & Safety checklists are all done electronically even our accounting is done online while our suppliers have committed themselves to never print a paper invoice in our name.
After 3 years of serving the good people of Cambridge we have been named Finalists for Restaurant of the Year at the England and Wales Food Awards for 2 consecutive years 2014/2015 & 2015/2016. We have also been named Best Greek Restaurant 2016 at the LUX Hospitality Awards and ranked among the Best Restaurants in Cambridge by Cambridge News.
As our grandfather used to say the word gastronomy hides inside it the word astronomy; replicating that experience of dining in tranquillity among the stars is our way of life.