Function Testimonials


Monday 28th November 2016

We would like to express our thanks to you and your team for your service with our dinner on Monday 28th November 2016 at the Dove and Olive. We were very pleased with the quality of food and selection to choose from, your venue and the service staff.

We will have no hesitation in recommending your business to other teams in our department who may require a venue for dinner in the future.

Kind regards,



Friday 11 November 2016 

Thank you for everything on Friday, it was a cracker of an evening. The team at D&O were awesome – please pass on my gratitude to everyone working on the night.



Saturday 22 October 2016

Hi Hannah,

Thank you so much. Everything was great, all the food was fantastic and the venue was perfect.

Thanks for your help, we had an amazing time :)




Thursday 20 October 2016

Hi Hannah

Thank you for your coordination. It was a perfect location and many guesses commented that it was a great setup. As such thank you again and please pass our thanks onto your team who when above and beyond to ensure our engagement party was one to remember.

It goes without saying but we and our guests had a great time!





Thursday 13 October 2016

Hi Hannah, thank you for your help in organising my birthday celebration. I had a great time, and all of my guests really enjoyed themselves, remarking on how good the venue was and that the food was very tasty.

Everything ran very smoothly and as expected.  I do think what helped the smoothness was having Scott there as well, who was very polite and always ready to lend a hand.

Once again, thank you for your help on this and for taking me through the steps to organise a very enjoyable night. Looking forward to next time.


Chris Day.


Wednesday 27 July 2016

Hi Emily, thanks again for your help. Everything ran smoothly, and everyone enjoyed themselves on the night. The atmosphere and the food were great and staff were fantastic.

I will definitely be back.

Tony Semovente


Saturday 28 May 2016

Saturday night was wonderful, we had an amazing night!
Thanks again to you and your team for making it so seamless. Everything went to plan and your team were simply excellent (especially the girls on the bar, our guests were raving about them!).

Alison Nixon


Thursday 26 May 2016

Thanks so much for your hard work, and to the team last night for making it an amazing evening. We’ll definitely be back for our next function.




Saturday 21 May 2016

Thanks so much for organising our function on Saturday, it was a really great comfortable space and just the perfect size. All the managers and bartenders on for the night were extremely helpful and accommodating and food was delicious, we had lots of positive comments on it!




Friday 20 May 2016

Thanks to you and all the D&O staff for your help last Friday and everything leading up to it.  The event was a great success — although the birthday boy did not feel too great the next day! We appreciate all your help.

Chris Hook


Thursday 21 April 2016

Thanks so much for that and for all your help – we had a great time last night, the venue was perfect and the staff were all lovely. Hopefully I’ll be able to come back for another function some time.

Thanks again!



Saturday 19 March 2016

The food was great, the bar tab lasted more than I hoped and most of all the staff were awesome and really helpful. Please pass on my thanks to them, the night was better than I could have hoped and I’ll def recommend the venue to others. Thanks for all your efforts!! Ben Arscott


Tuesday 15 March 2016

I just wanted to pass on our thanks to you and all of the team at Dove and Olive.  We had a lovely night on Friday night.  All of the staff were fantastic, and thank you for your patience and help along the way.  We will be sure to frequent the Dove and Olive on a more frequent basis now our move to central is complete.” – Amanda Howard, Geeks2U


Tuesday 16 Feb 2016

Thank you all very much for taking care of the organizing of Lachlan’s 21st celebration earlier this month 5th February. Lachlan had a wonderful night, the parents had a wonderful night and the friends had a wonderful night! Please pass on our thanks to all the staff on the night, including those behind the scenes. They were all friendly, efficient and professional. The food was delicious and plentiful, I am sorry it was not all eaten…Thank you for allowing us to decorate, and well done on a successful finish up right on 12 midnight. We would not have been able to do that at home…

I am more than happy to recommend functions at the Dove and Olive, our celebration was a lovely night indeed.

Until next time,

Lynne and Peter Bennett


Friday 7 Aug 2015

We had a really lovely night. Food and staff were fantastic. Thanks again.

Anthea Mader


Saturday 1 Aug 2015

All staff on the night were friendly, attentive and efficient. All of you played a huge collaborative part in making the event what it was – sensational!




Tuesday 3 February 2015

I had a FANTASTIC time on Saturday night, thanks! It was so much fun – everyone really enjoyed themselves, and the food!!!

Carl, Sam and Dan were all really terrific – so professional! I was amazed how much they had going on with the two functions and a huge crowd downstairs. Please thank each of them for me, they were so attentive and supportive. Carl was heaps of fun behind the bar and kept me up to date with the tab (I think I was at the bar for a top-up more often than anyone else).

And thanks to the chefs too – the food really was spectacular, so delicious.

And thank you too for you professionalism and attention, you made it super-easy to organise the event, I was thrilled to be able to turn up and have fun. I will definitely recommend you to others, and hopefully we will get a chance to come back for some drinks and dinner sometime (not that we get out much). Oh, and the girls has a blast!!!  Ellen (2.5 yo) didn’t want to leave, she was having so much fun. Apologies to all your food runners if she got in their way!





Sunday 21 December 2014

We had the BEST time!

Everything ran very smoothly. All the staff were amazing, super friendly and very accommodating. The food was fantastic. We had a really awesome night.

Thank you for the smooth organising.

Really appreciate it.





Saturday 13 December 2014

I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!

We had a fantastic night on Saturday and both the food and the venue was amazing!!


Anna Weinitz



Friday 12 December 2014

Weekend was lovely, Christmas party on Friday was fabulous. My congratulations and thanks to all the staff at Dove & Olive for looking after us.

Jess and Dan were right there if we needed to check or clarify anything.
Lauren and Elise on the bar were lovely, very cheery and won lots of great comments from all that attended. We even got Elise to draw the raffle!
Venue – Fabulous
Food – Amazing and so tasty
Service – Incredible

We could not have had a better time at lunch and afterwards we stayed downstairs well into the evening. The atmosphere was laid back and fun and is somewhere we will come again! Our thanks to your lovely staff. They made the evening a great success. We all had a marvelous time and will be back when we get the chance!

Grace Watson



Wednesday 10 December 2014

Our thanks to your lovely staff. They made the evening a great success. We all had a marvellous time and will be back when we get the chance!




Tuesday 9 December 2014

It was a great success. All our guests seemed to have a brilliant time. Many thanks to you and your team – I must say the evening ran so smoothly, the food was great, as was the service.

Thank you once again!




Saturday 15 November 2014

Everyone was impressed with the venue, all the food was excellent and the beer choice was great too. The Grifter went down very well and was new to everybody!





Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 4 November 2014

To you and all your staff.

Thanks for a great day out at The Dove and Olive.
Meal and atmosphere fabulous.

My guests were very impressed, we all had a great day out!

Kind regards,




Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 4 November 2014

I just wanted to thank you and your team for hosting us yesterday.

Everyone really enjoyed themselves – good food and drinks; friendly and efficient staff and overall a great atmosphere.

Thanks also for seating us upstairs in a great space which I had previously not been in – despite being a local and living nearby.

Will will definitely host future events at the Dove and Olive.





Saturday 18 October 2014

The staff were all super friendly, the arrival cocktail etc worked well and the only feedback I have is positive so thank you!! I hope we weren’t too messy for everyone. Ha ha

From all reports everyone loved the pub so no doubt there will be some follow up business.

Thanks again



Saturday 11 October 2014

All went well on Saturday night. Everyone was commenting on both the venue and food!

Thanks so much for your help in organising! Much appreciated from both of us.




Tuesday 4 March 2014

A big thank you for helping me organise my engagement party! I had such an amazing time and the venue was perfect! I loved the personalised cocktails and the food was so delicious!

I will def be recommending the Dove and Olive to everyone!





Monday 17 February 2014

I just wanted to thank you for all your help in organising my party last weekend.  Everyone loved the venue, all the wait staff where amazing and the food was fantastic.  It was a complete success and we had an awesome time.

I will be recommending the Dove and Olive to everyone I know and we’ll definitely be back for dinner and drinks.

Thanks again,




Friday 13 December 2013

Just wanted to say that we had a great time last night. The food was really delicious- everyone has been talking about how good it was today.

The service was also really good.




Friday 6 December 2013

I just wanted to say thank you soo much for yesterday. We all had the most fabulous day – the venue, food and staff were fantastic! We will def be coming back next year and whatever we can come up with in between to get there!

Really appreciate it!




Tuesday 3 December 2013

The venue was perfect, so many people commented about how great the food was, the booze was free flowing and Jen was amazing on the evening as you were throughout the entire lead up. I can’t rate the Dove & Olive (and it’s staff) highly enough.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for being so awesome and for always being so prompt with email replies and calls. You were part of the reason I made the choice of having my party at the Dove & Olive, after visiting 5 other venues that same day and dealing with extremely unhelpful staff you were like a breath of fresh air.

I will be recommending the Dove & Olive to friends and I will be a return customer.

Thanks again!




Friday 29 November 2013

Just a note to say thank you very much for hosting our staff Xmas function yesterday.We had such a fantastic time. The food was great and Simon and Lucy were awesome and looked after us really well.

I really appreciate your attention to detail and helping the event run so smoothly.

Best regards




Monday 11 November 2013

Just a note to say thank you.  It was a pleasure to deal with you and I was very happy on the night food was great, and Tim the barman was great with the guests.  Everything worked so well.  Lots of people have commented on the venue and the food, service.

Thanks once again you do a great job.





Tuesday 5 November 2013

Just wanted to do a big shout out to your bartenders on Saturday night!

They made Saturday night even more pleasant and the Caribbean Iced Teas were a hit. The venue was perfect and the guests loved the food, vibe and setting.

Thanks again to you and your team for making Saturday night a success.




Tuesday 8 October 2013

Had the best time last Saturday night. Thanks so much for all your help with the planning of everything and my endless questions. The function room was perfect in every way and I’m so glad we found it. Yourself and the rest of the staff on the night were incredibly helpful and the food was so nice.

Thanks again,




Monday 30 September 2013

Thank you so much for the wonderful event on Saturday night! We all had a great time and everyone commented on how fantastic the food and venue were :)

I wanted to thank specifically not only you but also Karen, Wombat and the kitchen staff who helped us so much throughout the night. They were amazing and I couldn’t have asked for better service!

Thanks again Kristy for the great night :) I would definitely have another function at yours if the time came!

Ximena x



Monday 23 September 2013

Overall it was a big success and everyone had a great time. Perfect size venue for the amount of people I invited.

Great food too – we had a sit down meal and the pizzas. Smiles all round. Nice and friendly bar staff and manager – they were helpful. I would recommend the venue to others.

Thank you,




Monday, 2 September 2013

I just wanted to say thank you so much for Saturday night. The venue space looked great, the staff were all super helpful and the food was excellent.

I’m so happy we had our engagement at the Dove and Olive and would recommend it to anyone for a function. Also, special thanks to Kerin and Wombat, who worked so hard throughout the night to make sure we were happy.

Kind regards,




Sunday, 1 September 2013

I had a really great time last night, everything was great. Can you thank the bar tenders and manager for being really great. Everyone loved the cocktails and the whole venue.

Thanks again,



Thursday, 22 Aug 2013

Thank you for providing such a great space last night.  It looked great when we walked in and everyone LOVED the food, big hit.  Tim was really helpful and the whole event, short as it was, went perfectly.  I think more than one of us already planning to return for dinner and I expect we’ll want a few more Staff Gatherings there too.

Hope you’ll have us back…
Kind regards,



Wednesday 21 July 2013

Several people did say to me the food was great, including the presentation and service.  Several comments were made on the lay out and decoration of the whole upstairs area being a great location for a large crowd. Couldn’t agree more.

Lastly, I would want you organising my event any day of the week Kristy! Whammy!  Very helpful and direct.