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Bar, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Escaping the rain and feeling rather unwell, we popped in here for a bite to eat, having settled into comfy chairs in the lounge. On bringing a bottle of wine to the table and waiting for our food to be served, looking at the receipt...it was apparent the waitress had got the order wrong! My husband went back to the bar to rectify it and asked to be refunded the difference, to which the manager Charlie Knight, responded couldn’t we just buy another drink! No - we already had a bottle of wine. He said it wasn’t possible to refund the difference! In this day and age with contactless cards that is preposterous. I see absolutely no rhyme or reason why this proved such a challenge, it was their mistake but they were unwilling to rectify it without further authorisation from goodness knows where. Who has a manager who has no autonomy? My husband therefore asked for a FULL refund as we would not be giving them our business and left. We are waiting for a full refund! Unbelievable.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Still one of the best eating venues in Olney but not quite what it was. My wife opted for the Fish & Chips which consisted of a good sized piece of fish, accompanied by crushed minted peas, chunky chips, tartar sauce & lemon. My daughter...went for starters as a main course, Chorizo Scotch Egg, Lebanese Fries and Haloumi fries, all of which were lovely with the Haloumi fries being particularly good to the point that I nicked one or two. It's great when you want something which is not exactly to menu and the staff don't blink an eyelid - says bags about the corporate structure and training. For myself, I had the Lebanese slow cooked Lamb, consisting of pulled shoulder of lamb, lemon & parsley rice, grilled pepper, marinated olives, Greek yoghurt, spiced seeds and to top it off, some artisan bread. Absolutely delicious! As we have come to expect with the Cherry Tree and Oakman's in general, the staff are excellent and the surroundings are still of a very high standard but prices, specifically relating to the bar, seem not only to have increased considerably but the selection available has dramatically reduced from the early days. Wine prices are, as others have commented on, seem to be particularly high, but it is the bar selection which I have seen deteriorate with a limited range of premium spirits and even a simple item like peach schnapps has vanished. Earlier requests to have one placed, was in fact done, however, within a week, it emptied, never to be seen again. When requested for replacement, we were told it didn't sell and was only used in cocktails. Personally, whether cocktails or shot, going through a bottle of Archers within a week is hardly something that 'doesn't sell' and given the price of a bottle would not break the bank. We visit many of the restaurants/hotels of the Oakman estate in a year and all have a much better range than the Cherry Tree which surprises me especially as I am aware of a number of people who used to frequent the Cherry Tree, now being regulars in the bar at the nearby Bull. I wonder why?More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

Came for the 4th time here for a birthday meal , particularly came for the wings & halloumi which is usually outstanding BUT this visit was so disappointing, it appears the chef or way of cooking/preparing them has changed? All dishes were sent back at...first because they were cold. The wings & halloumi flavour is great but there’s no “flavour” the halloumi looked like it hadn’t been fried & sauce poured on top , same as the wings , before they were caramelised & sticky in a pot , I won’t return unfortunately 😞More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

Outstanding quality fish n chips We all thought it was the best around When this place is on the ball it is a great place to visit

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

I’ve been there with my family included a 2 years old boy. It wasn’t my first time there. They have been nice and helpful. Food was delicious, also pizza (I’m Italian, I’m spoiled with pizza). Service quick and warm. I liked a lot benissimo terrine.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

We went to the olive tree for our Christmas eve family dinner. We were welcomed warmly and seated quickly. Ffion provided excellent service, she was friendly and was very knowledgeable of the menu. The service was well paced and made the evening even better.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

Cannot rate this place highly enough. The food, atmosphere and staff are all EXCELLENT. Have visited on a number of occasions now and each time have left feeling nothing but impressed and looking forward to my next visit! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Great lunch started off with Harissa chips, then lovely white fish with chunky chips & minted peas, my wife ordered the Moules which were tasty. My only reason for not giving 5 stars is the price of a small glass of Pinot Grigio at £7.40...+ 10% & a large Côtes du Rhône at £9.65 +10% is a little to steep when you look at what they pay for the bottle. Then the waiter asked if we wanted dessert & left us for 15 minutes without bringing a menu so we asked for the bill & left without dessert. I would like to add the restaurant automatically adds a discretionary 10% for service, had it not been the fact we were approaching Christmas I would have disputed the tip.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023 via mobile

I booked a solo table for the Game Night and it was just incredible - each course was absolutely delicious and you got a half bottle of Sangiovese each (my fave!) I was served by a few people, but shoutout to Ladan who looked after...me so well. Please do another Game Night soon!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

We had to wait a long time to get our meals. The kitchen had cooked the wrong order. So we both had to wait a considerable amount of time. Our meals were delicious once we received them. It was extremely busy and the waiting staff...were very efficient. The whole place has been refurbished which has given it a contemporary look. Lovely furnishings too.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Great food and great service from Oli. Love the new menu with Lebanese fries and harissa cauliflower. Mussels were the best I’ve had away from the coast! Will be back soon

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Great food and atmosphere. Oli was very welcoming and attentive to our table and made it a great experience

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Really lovely venue - great atmosphere and although it was busy our server Oli was v attentive. Food was delicious and good portion sizes. Starters were particularly impressive.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Service from Oli was fantastic and great food. Loved the Lebanese lamb especially and would definitely come back soon.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

The food was amazing and our server Oli was really friendly and went above and beyond for us. Really enjoyed our dinner. Thank you xx

Date of visit: October 2023
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No. There is adequate free parking in the town car park directly facing the restaurant. Limited to 3 hours during the day with the two streets beside it being limited to one. The main High St has free parking without... More
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The cherry tree often post photos of the dogs in the bar, so I believe it is dog friendly.
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The Cherry Tree is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5