Corby’s new Mediterranean restaurant opens its doors to customers

Olive has opened in Corby town centre
Olive has opened in Corby town centre

Diners can now enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean with a new restaurant opening in Corby this week.

After a complete overhaul of Corby Council’s former One Stop Shop on the ground floor of Grosvenor House in George Street, Corby, Olive has opened and is ready for customers to sample its new menu.

The restaurant had a launch party on Wednesday night and opened to the public yesterday (Thursday).

Olive’s new interior draws its inspiration from the stylish coffee bars and restaurants of Aegina, Greece, where owners Philippos Filaitis and his wife Lisa first drank frappes and met with friends to enjoy long afternoons of food and drink.

Upholstered booths, sofas and classic tables and chairs break up the large ground floor into different dining areas, offering something for everyone from dinner for two to functions such as weddings, christenings and work events.

Olive is the sister restaurant of the Olive Lounge & The Old Bakehouse in Rothwell, and will serve food from 11am until 10pm as well as offering a pre-order lunch service.

Speaking to the Northants Telegraph in August, Philippos said the menu will be very similar to the one served in Rothwell.

They will also be serving a range of drinks, including some of their most popular cocktails available to diners.

The restaurant can seat about 120 people and they were looking to employ between eight and 12 staff.

After the launch party, they tweeted: “Amazing launch party tonight and a great turn-out.

“Our doors will be open to the public from Thursday. Can’t wait.”

To keep up-to-date on the new restaurant go to or follow @OliveCorby on Twitter.