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“One of the top gastropubs around” – this backstreet Olympia hotspot is “past its best” according to some age old aficionados, but “the crowds don’t seem to have noticed” as its “buzzing every evening and for Sunday lunch”; “steak is a highlight” of an “interesting” menu.
This Olympia backstreet gastro-boozer isn’t the stand-out it once was, but it’s still an “eternally reliable” haunt – “an uncomplicated, warming experience” that’s “buzzing every week night”. A recent refurb “has added table reservations, and the food continues good”. Top Menu Tip – “their excellent staple: bavette steak”.
“Classic, always buzzing gastropub” in the backstreets of Olypmia; its culinary ratings don’t scale the heights they once did, but it still has a large fanclub drawn by its “delicious cooking, from outstanding Sunday roast beef to inventive and daily changing mains”.
“This archetypal Olympia gastropub has mellowed in recent years” – the sullen service of old has mercifully been ditched, but so has the former promise of excitement, though the food is still “of good quality”.
The Havelock Tavern Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Everything a gastropub should be. Great food - and more than just the classics. Great beers. Real local buzz. Havelock has it all and even does some table service these days. No complaints."