Perhaps you’re looking for a subtle break from downtown Siem Reap, or are exhausted from a day of temple hunting or Tonle Sap boating. You are simply dreaming of somewhere classy, clean and calm to relax, meditate and savor a perfect meal.
Just imagine: only two short blocks from Pub Street, a veritable oasis of peace and quiet and excellent cuisine, among the finest French establishments for miles around. This is the reputed Olive, Cuisine de Saison restaurant, founded in 2014, and managed by gracious hosts Olivier and Sophal.
The serving staff is local, of course, and friendly and proficient. Always well-intentioned, professional and ready with a smile.
You’ll be able to admire the restored premises as well. The Olive is located in a colonial-era building, a former “concession” dating from the 1930s, with high ceilings and pristine brick walls. It actually served as a rice depot for a number of years. The beauty of the interior is enhanced by fresh flowers, wood beams, discrete lighting and a selection of mellow background music.
And to add to the magic of the location, Olive is just a few steps away from the beautiful Wat Prom Rath pagoda, yet another bejeweled oasis of peace in the heart of this busy city, a secret garden to many.
Come in whenever the fancy strikes you. Olive is open seven days a week, all day long.
With its refined menu and vast selection of French and international wines,
Olive offers tasty and gourmet cuisine entirely homemade, using top quality ingredients, with an emphasis on products from local sources.