The Blue Olive mixes ambience with variety and value for money
The Blue Olive (located in Soi 8, off Thepprasit Road in Jomtien) has established itself as a restaurant which offers excellent quality cuisine at genuinely competitive prices, exactly the kind of combination which tends to keep a good restaurant popular across the spectrum for years on end.
The first thing that strikes a customer entering the Blue Olive is the décor. The restaurant started with a predominantly Mediterranean theme when it first opened, but it has long since developed a much more broad and just as appealing menu. Nonetheless, its intricately decorated brick ceiling, large open kitchen and open-air terrace all remain intact as visual markers indicating the time, energy and effort spent in creating the kind of atmosphere which brings people back time and again.
Since changing its previously predominant Mediterranean theme last year and embracing a more international style of menu, the Blue Olive now offers top-range imported meats and seafood dishes at prices substantially lower than similar restaurants located in the general area.
Part of the reason the owners are able to do this is that they operate a food importing company and so are able to obtain the best quality at great value which they can then pass on to their dining clientele.
One of the most popular and certainly one of the best dishes to give anyone an idea about the style of food on offer at the Blue Olive is the magnificent Italian Starter Platter. It includes Parma Ham, Parmesan Cheese, Salami, Stuffed Peppers, Anti Pasti and Bread. It’s the type of dish which could be of elegant sufficiency for many a diner.
Blue Olive has main course dishes which run the gamut from imported fish, lamb and beef to more traditional Italian-style pizzas and pasta dishes.
Blue Olive runs a monthly three-course special menu which begins with a starter, main course, dessert and coffee for just 575 baht.
The Blue Olive is also open for lunch, between 11:00am and 2:00pm. They have a set lunch menu with a wide choice of meals for just 220 baht.
For pizza lovers, there is a daily pizza menu with a choice of Italian-style thin and crispy pizzas as well as a selection of Calzones where diners can choose between five different ingredients.
The Blue Olive opens for its evening session at 4:00pm and keeps going until quite late. This is a restaurant well worth the effort to visit.