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The Olive Tree

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29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
+44 23 8034 3333
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12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought we would try again as we had not been in for a couple of months. Staff very welcoming and helpful. Changed at no extra cost a glass of wine which was a bit sweeter than expected. Order taken without too much delay, just had olives and white anchovies to start, both very good. Mains of sea food linguine and... More 

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Thank Philclem
Devon, UK
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166 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure about this place to start with as it was empty, but for that I blame the rugby and the cold weather as the service and food were lovely. The staff were welcoming and the chef was really helpful adapting one of the dishes to suit our taste. Only had olives to start which was a good idea as... More 

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Thank Frizznut
Fareham, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a good place to visit , offering a regular menu and a selection board of specials. Never been disappointed with our selection of food. Do a good bottle of Shiraz . Place to dine for 2 or with friends

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Thank Debilovesroses
Honiton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really nice meal with a decent glass of wine. It's a comfortable restaurant with lighting at the right level so that it feels quite intimate despite being open. It was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday, perhaps people haven't found this part of the city yet.

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Thank HonitonSaint
Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I previously reviewed this restaurant overly harshly as I was cross with being charged a service charge - which is illegal in the UK and EU - service MUST be included in the price. However, I have visited many times more, and the staff have taken note of my previous review and have made sure I did not get a... More 

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1 Thank Hugh D
Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, which was so tasty, was beautifully prepared and presented. It was great to eat fresh fish - mussels, turbot, plaice. Starters and desserts equally good.

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2 Thank Christine B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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396 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Fantastic food to welcome in 2017! Great atmosphere too. FYI we found best value nearby parking at Strand, SO14 3HJ!

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1 Thank Graham P
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Always happy to come in here . Delicious Food, Great staff and atmosphere . Alex , our waiter was great and made us feel very welcome .

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1 Thank JabaS1
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Clean, attentive service, good quality food, and decent toilets. Beef was particularly good. A little empty for ambience.

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1 Thank Steve L
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit on Saturday evening for Birthday get together. There was a good selection of specials. The wine selection was quite varied with a few not of the usual suspects, good to see. We were a party of 10 and the ordering process to the delivery of the food went off with no problems. There was another large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8034 3333

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?