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.
5 Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902
MON - 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
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.
jon gatlin, EXECUTIVE CHEf
Born just outside of New Orleans, Chef Jonathan Gatlin’s southern roots go deep. As graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Atlanta, Chef Gatlin worked under the south’s best to hone his culinary skills and develop his style. Using only the freshest local ingredients and with the deepest respect for regional tradition, Chef Gatlin lets creativity run wild in his kitchen. Oliver Royale is enhanced by the experience, creativity, and tradition that he brings to Knoxville, TN.
jared martin, sous chef
Jared was born in Athens, Tennessee and his southern, family roots are evident in his cooking. His passion for people, local ingredients and butchery inspired the seasonal menus at Oliver Royale.
lanna talley, pastry chef
Lanna was born and raised in Knoxville. Her family gatherings always revolved around food. She graduated from Walters state with a degree in baking and pastry. Lanna's love for all things flour and sugar combined with her creative flair makes Oliver Royale a perfect fit.
Sondra Richardson, general manager
Sondra proudly joined our team in April 2016 with 20 years of restaurant experience. Born in New York and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, she has just the right amount of spunk to keep Oliver Royale the charming and upbeat place that it is today.
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