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Bacton Road, North Walsham NR28 0RA, England
+44 1692 404900
08:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I came for a lunch with a group of seniors. The restaurant is part of a caravan holiday complex and not so easy to find. Worth the effort however. The staff were friendly and efficient. Everyone liked the food which was copious (too much for some of the more elderly!) and tasty. Not a bad choice of wines. Would I... More 

Thank James W
Management response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit to us and look forward to seeing you all again in the new year. We have a very exciting year planned here at the Olive tree. Merry Christmas to you all :) More 

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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We visited here for the first time last Saturday and were very impressed with the restaurant. We ordered our meal beforehand which was not a problem as it is a very busy time of year. The service was excellent from start to finish. The food was really lovely, I had the Sea Bass which was delicious and my husband had... More 

Thank Pal_8
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your first visit to us. We wish you all a very merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the new year :) More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We want to try again even last time we went was disappointing. We wanted to book a table for an evening meal for a group of around 10 people. But when making the booking I was told we have to let the restaurant know in advance what we want to eat. Sorry but I did not hear this before in... More 

Thank queeny1955
Management response:

Good afternoon, thank you for taking the time to let us know your comments, unfortunately that is standard across the board for most restaurants that parties of 10 or more are to pre order especially so in December a peak month for any restaurant. We do offer the option of not pre ordering but outside of peak service times to... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Had Sunday lunch. Chose the roast pork (usual trimmings) but could have had something from the main menu. For under £15.00 each we had a good plateful, non alchoholic drink and a cup of tea eac. Service was top hole. Prompt and friendly. Restaurant is comfortable, clean and bright. Can't really fault it. Simple and splendid!

Thank Silvertraveller193
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us. We hope to see you again over the festive period :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We visited twice during our stay at a luxury lodge on the same site. Both times we had the pleasure of Chloe serving us. Chloe is Assistant Manager. She made us so welcome, knew her stuff and looked after us very well indeed. Service was fantastic thanks to Chloe and Neil, the Manager, who shared some of his future plans... More 

Thank Amanda L
Management response:

Thank you ever so much for your kind comments from your recent visit to us. We are glad you liked our new menu which seems to be a big hit at the moment. Hope you all have a great Christmas and we hope to see you all again soon :) More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were staying in one of the lodges on site and went in to the olive tree for lunch. We ordered smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich which was probably the nicest one we have had anywhere. We then went back on two different evenings for dinner. The food was excellent, and the staff very efficient and friendly. Neil the... More 

Thank Gillian C
Management response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, I am so happy we matched our high standards and I look forward to your visit again after your sunny break, Neil :) More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with family whilst on holiday and was impressed enough to go again two days later. Both my husband and son declared their meals as the 'best pasta dishes they'd ever had'. Service was very good and the manager was attentive and engaging. Would heartily recommend.

Thank rachelbr1
Management response:

Thank you ever so much for coming to see us during your stay not once but twice! Thank you so much for the kind comments and wish you a happy Halloween :) Neil More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lynn and I were at a meeting at The Olive Tree, we decided after looking at the lunch time menu that we would eat there. I had the Olive Tree burger and Lynn had Brie and salad, The food arrived, presentation perfect everything was perfect. Service staff was excellent the whole experience was well worth it, would go again when... More 

Thank Chris and Lynn B
Management response:

Thank you so much for your very kind review. I am so happy we were up to our recent high standards and you both enjoyed your visit to us. We hope to see you over the festive period for some live music or a Christmas meal. Happy Halloween :) Neil More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband & myself have in the past been regular visitors to The Olive Tree. As several chefs & management have taken over since Nick ( Chef ) & Rachael ( bar Manager ) left, Food & service has been not up to scratch. After only a few visits that were not satisfactory we had decided we would not visit... More 

1 Thank Elaine E
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review Elaine, it was very nice to meet you and your family and I am glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch. We hope to see you again soon :) Neil More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

On first glance this restaurant appeared to be perfect for a family meal. After a fairly longish drive our party of 4 settled down to a table which I must add was reserved/booked @ 7.45pm. The restaurant was full but I can't say it was heaving. Starters were ordered and after a wait of say about 25 minutes they arrived.... More 

1 Thank poody17
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us your comments, I am sorry we were not as our recent high standards as you will see from our recent reviews. I would very much like the chance to put this right for you and your party if you would allow me to. Your comments have certainly highlighted that while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bacton Road, North Walsham NR28 0RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  North Walsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1692 404900
Set in delightful North Norfolk countryside, our stylish award winning restaurant features a fashionable modern interior complete with a sumptuous lounge and spectacular bar. A fantastic choice for any occasion whether it's a breakfast to kick start the day or a quick coffee, a light lunch or an a la carte lunch or dinner, through to a birthday celebration or wedding celebration. Good food has always been a vital ingredient of The Olive Tree's delivery and an important connection with its rural location. The restaurant offers a Modern British food style using only the best local, fresh ingredients - organic wherever possible, including vegetables, salad leaves, and herbs from our own garden. Everything is prepared on-site on a daily basis enabling us to cater for all dietary requirements including coeliac, vegetarians, diabetics, vegans and allergies. Our guiding principle is quite simply to source and prepare the fabulous seasonal produce on our doorstep, providing real food with true flavours. There is also a lovely Mediterranean-style outside terrace with a central picturesque water feature with Koi Carp, box hedges, olive trees and fronds of papyrus grass, which is ideal for al fresco dining and drinks on warm summer evenings. From April to October guests are also welcome to use the outdoor heated swimming pool which lies adjacent to the terrace where they can relax on the comfy sun loungers and chairs.

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