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The Olive Tree

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137 Victoria Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2V5, Canada
+1 902-539-1553
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sydney, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I lived in Sydney for two years for work and found this gem after year and a half. And then I went there every week until I left Sydney. They have the best Greek food, I would say in whole Nova Scotia. Lamb is great but the highlight is the roasted potatoes - order extra, and you won't regret it.... More 

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Thank Mohsin K
Glace Bay, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The is Sydney's best kept secret! This little restaurant is tucked away in Whitney Pier. When you walk in, the embience & set up & music & the romance of this establishment makes you feel you truly are sitting in a bistro outside on a street in Greece. We had the special - which was chicken caesar wrap with apples... More 

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Thank April M
North Sydney, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Olive Tree. My daughter had the lunch special which was a pasta dish. I had a chicken shawarma pita. Both dishes were awesome! I love the atmosphere and staff were so friendly and accommodating! I'll be back! Thoroughly enjoyed Gerard's friendliness and humour!!

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Thank CaperKs
Picton, Canada
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177 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place thanks to TripAdvisor. It was just delightful. The decor is funky and inviting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun. Our waiter had a great sense of humour and was quick and professional. The food was delicious and plentiful. We were there for lunch on a Tuesday in November, long after tourist season and what would normally... More 

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Thank Ian M
Dieppe
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It was my first time at Olive tree and it won't be my last. I was debating between the Tagine and the stir-fry and the server recommended the stir-fry. I had it with the chicken. I was afraid it was going to be rich, but the sauce was perfect. The atmosphere is very nice and quiet, it was full which... More 

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Thank Nadine L
Sydney, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Atmosphere is so unique, quaint with a delightful Mediterranean flair. Which I'm sure they were going for.... Staff there can't do enough to be helpful , funny and knowledgable about the menu. Food....incredible!!! So many choices and reasonably priced. And where can you get delicious Irish coffee for $4. ?????? Is it any wonder it rates #1

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Thank Danette71
Sydney, Canada
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Hubby & I had a weekend lunch here recently - great food & portions @ VERY reasonable prices! Very pleased.

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Thank chronicbon
Madison, Wi
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This restaurant is off the beaten track, not all that far from downtown but in a strange location. Paul, our great wait staff, told us why that location. The ambiance and food were stellar! This place has earned it's standing as the best in Sydney! What a surprise to find such a great place here.

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Collingwood, Canada
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We didn't have high expectations based on the outside however, that changed the moment we stepped in the door where the decor was warm and inviting. The staff were so friendly and truly interested in ensuring we had a good evening. We noticed quite a few regulars were there which always is a good sign and we can see why.... More 

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Thank Margse2
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We did not have reservations, but we were accommodated in a short time, and the service and food was excellent! We were so lucky to have found this little gem!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Victoria Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +1 902-539-1553
Description
The Olive Tree - mediterranean style restaurant with pasta, entrees, sandwiches, salads, desserts, some diner fare.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?