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Italian, French, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a great Sunday lunch last Sunday with friends at The Olive Tree . Great service and even though it was a wet and windy Sunday, the staff were helpful and attentive!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I visited this lovely restaurant for lunch and a catch up with each other. The welcome was warm and friendly. The menu is varied and there are many lovely dishes to chose from. The service was fast and very efficient and the...food was hot, tasty and plentiful. Although very quiet as it was a very wet and windy day the restaurant had a good atmosphere and we would definitely recommend it. We will return at a later date to sample some more of their lovely, reasonably priced food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The starters, the steak dish and the Sunday roasts were absolutely delicious and without fault! The restaurant interior is beautiful and sleek and the service was fantastic. I wished I lived nearer as can’t wait to go back again one day!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this delightful family restaurant. The service was impeccable the food as good , lovely atmosphere and no delays from starters to desserts wonderful place .. you must go and see for yourselves.. ASB

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

I went with high expectations, as their sister restaurant Carnicero is arguably my favorite place in Southampton. Ended up going for dinner and was coincidentally taken for lunch the following day. While no complaints, it is not as clear cut a winner as Carnicero. For...dinner, I started with the steak tartare. It was good, small amounts of tartare over four airy crackers, but not incredible. For a main, I had the hake and that was great. The herb crust had lots of flavor, the fish was fresh but the meal was stolen by the incredible gnocchi, I am not a huge fan normally but these were fantastic. Service was friendly but it felt like they were still figuring it out, given that there were almost as many servers as covers, there seemed to be large gaps in the service. My lunch was also good, and service more efficient. I had the barley salad with prawns, a little disappointing as the prevalence of capers overpowered the rest of the meal. Not bad, but a little too caper heavy. In terms of ambiance, they did a fantastic job with the fit out and it had both a clean and modern look. Overall a good meal but not yet Carnicero.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

We booked The Olive Tree for the celebration meal after our wedding at the local registry office. We booked the “tree table” which was perfect as it seats 10 (we had a very small wedding). You can see it decorated with fairy lights from the...ground floor. You cross a little bridge to get to it so you feel special and slightly separate. Our arrival drinks were a unique take on a winter Aperol spritz and felt very special. They were delicious. We were welcome to take everything at our own pace and were treated very well throughout our time with them. We chose the Olive Tree because the food is lovely, and it’s fancy enough to dress up. It’s also got a family run vibe which meant the kids in tracksuits didn’t feel out of place. I cannot recommend more highly.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

We had the most amazing Christmas dinner, 17 of us, the food was amazing, between us we had all of the dishes on offer and they were all superb! The staff were amazing and we could not fault their attentive service. We’ll definitely be booking...again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023 via mobile

Pre booked group meal. Starters were OK although the crayfish had a cucumber surround that was dry and looked awful. They made a big deal all food was prepped in advance yet service was slow. I felt they were more interested in selling rounds of...drinks than serving the food. The mains were good, the steaks were all cooked the same ( bit odd) bit mine was how I like it and was a really nice size and quality. However we missed our last course as service was so very very slow.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

Yet again, another visit to the Olive Tree, another great experience. From excellent food to an extremely warm welcome ! We decided to eat out for Christmas dinner this year, and weren’t disappointed at all. There was a really nice relaxing feel when we arrived...for a couple of drinks before the meal, with no rush to get us seated. There was a great selection to order from the pre order menu. The 10oz filet was cooked to perfection for everyone in our group. I think we may have a new tradition for Christmas Day now ! Thank you so much to all the staff who made our visit such an enjoyable one. Can’t wait to go back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

Fabulous meal, beautifully cooked, very friendly staff who gave up their Christmas day to make ours so enjoyable

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Food and as tasty and cooked well, hospitality was good, worth a visit! Price was fair, with a good view of ocean village.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

We decided to have our wedding meal here after going to the olive tree for a while it’s one of our favourite restaurants. Everything went smoothly, the staff are so friendly and you always receive a warm and friendly welcoming. The food is amazing and...we’ve never had any problems out of all the times we’ve visited. But we are especially grateful for the hospitality we received for our wedding day. Beautiful restaurant, beautiful food and beautiful staffMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

Went for dinner at the olive tree after my brother and sister in law got married and on top of the amazing food the service was incredible they couldn’t do enough for us and catered for everyone’s needs! The little private room was absolutely perfect...and topped off the intimate wedding day they wished for! Will definitely be returning again!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023

Feel awful leaving a bad review, have never done this before, but was so disappointed in my experience last night feel I have to share. Food was good, but service was awful. Not shown to our table, not given menus. Finally managed to get someone’s...attention and were given menus. No one checked in during the meal, and I mean not once other than taking order and delivering food. And the final straw….. the bill was wrong and they overcharged on a number of items. And we got told ‘yes prices have changed to those on the menu… we will see what we can do!!!’ Will not return and most certainly would not recommendMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

The Olive Tree is a regular destination for us and always enjoyable. Our boat is moored in the marina right next to the restaurant and The Olive Tree is always our first thought when we don't feel like cooking. The menu is quite comprehensive and...everything we've eaten there has been well prepared. Staff are friendly and service is usually fast. Ocean Village is an up-market place and this is reflected in the prices, but The Olive Tree is competitive with the other eating establishments in the area.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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