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The Olive Branch

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35 Pier Street, Aberystwyth SY23 2LN, Wales
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lempaala, Finland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for dinner, the food selection was good and the waiter friendly. However, the food itself was alright, but nothing to remember. If you are up for Greek food, it might be an option to go, but there might be better options for Mediterranean food in Aberystwyth.

Thank Daniel F
Wales, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

delightful authentic greek restaurant friendly welcoming atmosphere lovely staff and service very generous portions delicious food it was my husband's 65th birthday and the lovely lady presented him with some kadeifi thank you so much it was lovely and the swordfish was superb we will come back again next time we visit

Thank Hazlewood2
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I both have a love of authentic Greek food so thought we'd give the Olive Branch a try. We had a super chatty waiter who kept us entertained, but wasn't intrusive. He happily explained dishes and made suggestions. There were a few options not available, but everything that we ordered was brought to us. We ordered a... More 

Thank LarriDB
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We descended on The Olive Branch as an unexpected party of 14 on a Saturday evening. The restaurant made space for us and coped with admirable good humour and courtesy with such an invasion! The food was wonderful. A meze of classic Greek dips for starters - all yummy - followed by excellent quality, traditional Greek/Cypriot main courses for most... More 

Thank Wendy M
England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was amazing, the staff were wonderful and very welcoming. We really had a fantastic evening.

Thank LLouA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here at the end of September and found it rather disappointing, especially given the volume of positive reviews I had seen. I had tyropitakia (deep fried filo pastry filled with feta cheese and spring onions) to start, which was okay, followed by kleftiko which, although the meat was tender, was incredibly bland. The waiter smelled very strongly of... More 

Thank Dan P
Cuffley, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unpretentious restaurant with lovely, authentic food that has never disappointed on our visits over the years. It is in a prime place overlooking the bay and close to the pier, but can be a little draughty in colder weather if sitting next to the windows! Staff are friendly and it remains one of our favourite places to eat in Aber.

Thank BubblyJubbly
Talyllyn, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This restaurant is unpretentious and I have yet to be disappointed - this time even the sunset did not disappoint. Our regards to the personable waitress who is studying to become a forensic scientist!

Thank Snowdoniatraveller
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here, four adults with two toddlers, coming in off the street with no reservation. The staff were very friendly and willing to accommodate us. A beautiful meal served by lovely staff. Best lamb chops I've had for ages. Good wine list too. Highly recommended.

Thank me_very_hungry
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

First, the location on the sea is prime real estate and can be very romantic with the sunsets and starlings overhead. The food is authentic and brought out by diligent wait-staff. Bring cash, no CC/DC, but cheque accepted. Call ahead if you have a large group to make sure you have a space prepared - you can ask for window... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Pier Street, Aberystwyth SY23 2LN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
  • Phone Number: 01970630572

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