Do I have to wear a mask?
Masks are currently optional for both guests and staff per Halton Municipal By-law 47-20. This may change at any time.
Do I have to show proof of vaccination?
Proof of vaccination is currently not required. Effective March 1, 2022 Ontario no longer requires businesses and organizations to check for proof of vaccination. This may change at any time.
Do you take reservations?
We do not take reservations. Walk-ins welcome. Your party will not be seated until all members have arrived.
Why don't you take reservations?
Too much time is spent on cancellations, late arrivals, staggered arrivals, party-size changes, and no-shows. Instead, we work hard to honour walk-in guests. Walk-ins welcome.
Can you hold a table with a credit card, deposit, or prepayment?
We cannot hold tables. Such arrangements create administrative problems, distort expectations, and hurt walk-in guests. Walk-ins welcome.
The rest of my party is coming, why can't I be seated right away?
Your party will not be seated until all members have arrived. This ensures party size matches table size, and larger tables aren't being held by smaller groups. It also prevents staggered arrivals from unnecessarily increasing the time a table is occupied.
When is the best time to visit?
Consider visiting on weeknights to avoid the weekend rush. On Fridays and Saturdays consider visiting before 5pm or after 8pm to avoid the busiest times.
What is the maximum group size you can accommodate?
Depending on the day and time, we can accommodate groups of up to 20 people. This is the most we can serve without hurting service quality. We are not equipped for banquet style service.
Can I sit at a specific table?
Due to limited seating we cannot honour table requests and we cannot accomodate table switching.
Do you have a set menu or set prices for groups?
We do not offer set menus or set prices for groups. You and your guests would be ordering directly from our menu which is available for viewing at www.olivepress.ca/menu.
Do you offer discounts for groups?
We do not offer discounts for groups.
Do you have a private room designated for groups?
We do not have a private room designated for groups.
Can I bring a cake?
We serve a variety of desserts and sparklers. If you must bring your own cake, there is a cake fee of $3 per person or $39 total, whichever is less. You are responsible for cutting and serving your own cake. Servers will not cut and serve your cake. The fee covers storage of your cake in our cooler, plus plates, cutlery, napkins, serving utensils, cleanup, partial recovery of lost dessert sales, and partial recovery of extended table occupancy. By law, outside cakes must be made in a professional bakery (not homemade).
Can I bring decorations?
Balloons and other simple decorations are fine. Confetti and glitter are not.
I have another question?
Please call to speak to a manager or email us. Email responses may take one to two business days.