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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely delicious 😋..... Can not recommend this place enough,,,,,,Outstanding food and the fabulous Jacqui gives a great personal touch..... Come on people give this local restaurant a try😋 x

Date of visit: April 2024
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks so much for your lovely review.. great to meet you and looking forward to seeing you again. Love Jacqui xx

Reviewed 4 days ago

I absolutely love this place and everything about it. The food is fantastic, the ambiance perfect and the staff great. Jackie goes over and above for all of her customers. I was in a group of 5 and everyone had a lovely evening. The food...is delicious and there lots of it. The decor is amazing and I would 100% recommend anyone to give this most unique restaurant a visit …. You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much.. really glad you enjoyed your evening.. looking forward to seeing you again. Love Jacqui xx

Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful and welcoming restaurant in the heart of Belper. A homely vibe and delicious food. We couldn't have asked for a nicer meal. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded today

So kind of you to leave such a lovely review. Hope to see you again. Love Jacqui xx

Reviewed 6 days ago

Worst place to eat in Belper. No menus were offered. Not everyone can read the specials board on a wall, We were given a bill at the end which Expected us to pay £24 per person for one strip of pitta bread, 2 meatballs and...1 teaspoon of cheese. A bill of £384 with no drinks. I’m sorry but 1 bowl of cheese and 1 bowl of meatballs and a 1” slice of a pitta bread is not an actual meal per table of 7 adults. Empty water jug on the table and no drinks offered. I know it was busy but not everyone likes what is just dumped on a table to share. No food allergies was mentioned and I do have food allergies and luckily I know one meatball, one slice of pitta bread and a teaspoon of melted cheese would be ok but I thought a nice lamb tagine would appear but no. Never going back to waste money on bad food and terrible service. Terrible service was topped off with being shouted the owner Jacqui which ruined the special evening. I don’t think they can cope with a group of 15 split into two tables Best to Avoid there’s much better places to eat in Belper and better value for money.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, albeit very delayed. Understandable that it has taken five months to write with the level of detail. I am sorry you did not enjoy your experience at Olive, however I would like to address some points raised. Allergies and dietary...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New location on King Street in Belper. Same amazing food in a much more spacious location and even better lighter decor. Same great service as well and still BYOB. Brilliant to see an independent restaurant being still very successful in the town - we love...it and we will continue to support. Thanks so much once again to Jacqui and the team.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks so much for your very kind review.. so glad you liked our new place and always great to see you. Love Jacqui xx

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food and really great service. Really warm atmosphere. Would highly recommend. Great atmosphere in a small corner of Belper

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for the great review.. really happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. Love Jacqui xx

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant as we were visiting Belper for a couple of nights and checked Trip Advisor out for recommendations. Jacqui managed to squeeze us in on a day before booking, and we are so pleased that she did. The whole experience was an...absolute joy, the flavours of the food were exquisite and the setting and service were just lovely. I just wish we lived closer!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for choosing to dine with us on your holiday.. so glad you enjoyed it. Love Jacqui xx

Reviewed 24 February 2024

Really wonderful food, fabulous atmosphere. I love it when you go to a restaurant and instantly feel relaxed and special. The owner and staff genuinely care deeply that you have a wonderful time and it is plainly obvious. A busy, bustling place with food full...of amazing flavour and served with love. We will be back (a lot).More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2024

Thank you so much for this lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your evening and that you will be returning to dine with us again. Love Jacqui x

Reviewed 20 February 2024

This is fast becoming my favourite place to eat in Belper. I really love the relaxed, go with the flow vibe and the amazing food. Previously never a fan of salads, Olive has converted me, fresh delicious combinations of flavours, it's heavenly. What Jacqui does...with beetroot is amazing! I am also gluten free and there is always lots of choice so it doesn't feel like an issue as it does in some places. This is not formal dining but this is an eating experience.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2024

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review.. so glad you enjoyed the experience and hope to see you again. Love Jacqui x

Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

I'm pleased to say Belper has many great restaurants. This is not one of them. I was expecting something amazing based on the reviews, but what we got was not even remotely adequate. Authentic food was in short supply; supermarket pittas, olives, stale bread and...desserts left me feeling like I'd just been to the local coop and bought a cheap picnic. "Flatbreads" consisting of a packet tortilla with some cheddar melted inside. Shop bought meatballs. I'm not even convinced they own basic cookery equipment aside from a microwave based on what came out of the "kitchen". The only redeeming dish was the lamb tagine, but this was overpriced and the accompanying couscous was poorly cooked. Expensive, cramped, terrible service, poor food, lazy. No thanks.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2024

Dear Mr R Webster Well what do I say? I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your trip to my restaurant but I believe my 138 excellent reviews will be helpful to anyone thinking about dining with us. My team and I work hard on providing quality...More

Reviewed 11 February 2024

Amazing food and atmosphere such a lovely evening very friendly highly recommend a visit looking forward to going again

Date of visit: July 2023
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2024

Thank you so much for the lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing you again. Love Jacqui xx

Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

We booked last minute and so glad we did. It was our first time at Olive since it moved and we were shocked when Jacqui told us it had been 2 years. Fabulous atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food. The vegan/veggie options are superb, the...tagline and salads are wonderfulMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2024

Thank you so much for the lovely review so glad you enjoyed it..really good to see you again. Love Jacqui xx

Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

This was our 1st visit to Olive but definitely won’t be our last. Felt very welcome by Jacqui and her staff. The tables are very eclectic and the menu is on the wall all adding to the atmosphere. Needed the menu explaining to us as...unsure what some dishes were and how big the portions were. The food was amazing. Will definitely be back. Cannot believe how lovely the salad was. Thankyou Jacqui and your team, from Sarah ☺️More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2023

Thanks so much for the lovely review it means a lot.. so pleased you enjoyed your evening and look forward to seeing you again. Thanks Love Jacqui xx

Reviewed 25 September 2023

This was our first visit to Olive, but it won't be our last. Everything from the decor to the staff is worthy of a mention, but not least the food which was sensational. It was a real treat and such good value. This is BYO,...so don't forget to pop to the shops first before you relax and enjoy your evening.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2023

Thank you so much .. really glad you enjoyed it. Thanks too for mentioning my staff .. I’m lucky to have them. Love Jacqui x

Reviewed 5 August 2023

Atmosphere lovely and very quirky and beautiful place to eat! Food very authentic and absolutely delicious. Jacqui the owner is lovely and the perfect host. The waiter there, young lad, had a lovely way about him. Professional but a great relaxed approach towards his customers....Will definitely visit again!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Jacqui Gilbert, Owner at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2023

Loved meeting you .. thank you so much for your very kind review. It means a lot. Love Jacqui xx

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I have a chalk board menu of mezze such as stuffed dates vine leaves baked Brie meatballs and flatbread. Always Tagines and salads. I open from 7 and earlier if requested. Sorry no website. The restaurant is very laid back... More
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Olive is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5