Oliver Royale

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OUR STORY

Here at Oliver Royale, we relish in good taste. We think you do, too.  As part of downtown Knoxville’s chef driven food scene, Oliver Royale strives to be exemplary, serving all the classics and new favorites alike. It’s of the highest priority to not only support our consumers, but also our local purveyors for their choice, fresh ingredients. Don’t just visit us for daily lunch and dinner, but come Saturday and Sunday for a gratifying brunch. For those after work and nightly hours, come peruse our stately bar, as its well-stocked array of wine and spirits. Join us at one of the oldest buildings in downtown Knoxville for an illustrious and bold experience.

 

LOCATION

 5 Market Square

Knoxville, TN 37902

 

HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY: 11AM - 10PM

SATURDAY - SUNDAY: 9AM - 10PM

WEEKDAY LUNCH MENU: 11AM - 3PM

WEEKEND BRUNCH MENU [SATURDAY & SUNDAY]: 9AM - 3PM

DINNER NIGHTLY: 4PM-10PM

*The bar stays open later nightly  

 

 

 

 

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MENUS

LUNCH  / DINNER / DESSERT / DRINKS / BRUNCH / KIDS

 

WE SUPPORT

local, natural, sustainable & organic practices whenever possible. 

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Our History

Tucked in an 1876 building that has been lovingly renovated (yes, the floors are original), Oliver Royale is perfectly situated amongst the excitement of lively Market Square. Originally built as the Peter Kern Bakery, the building has hosted everything from Kern's Ice Cream Parlor to a dancing hall (again, those floors tell a story!). In 1982, the upper story was converted into blakely house hotel for guests arriving for the World’s Fair.

 

 

 

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jon gatlin, EXECUTIVE CHEf 

Chef Gatlin is committed to creating awareness and appreciation of thoughtfully sourced, high-quality food— and training the chefs of Knoxville’s future restaurants. He received his own training at Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta, where he worked under the South’s best to hone his culinary skills and develop his style. Here in the kitchen at Oliver Royale, Chef Gatlin mixes utmost respect for regional traditions with unbridled creativity as he crafts our menus and selects ingredients that meet his standards for freshness and flavor. His vision for sourcing locally and sustainably whenever possible has guided Oliver Royale since its start in 2015.

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Sondra Richardson, general manager

Sondra’s twenty-plus years of restaurant experience and management skills are the perfect complement to Chef Gatlin’s vision and creativity. She got her start at a steakhouse in Palm Beach, Florida, where she worked while attending Florida Atlantic University. She fell in love with the hospitality industry, switched her career path from law, and never looked back. Since 2016, Sondra’s passion for connecting with people and helping them grow—both professionally and personally— has set the tone for service here at Oliver Royale.

 
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