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The Olive Branch

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Market Street, Tunstead NR12 8AH, England
+44 1603 737555
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burgess hill
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Cracking little place specialising in serving the lycra clad community of hardened cyclists! A pretty place to stop off and refresh.

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1 Thank karen b
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This used to be an excellent restaurant several years ago selling a fine range of food & drinks, it was always busy & had a great ambience. Slowly it turned into a cyclists retreat , with the food going very downhill & selection of drinks very limited. Slowly it only opened random times, not even on a Friday or Saturday... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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564 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had seen this advertised as a good place to stop for cyclists so we travelled nearly 60 miles to use it and then promote it to our local cycling club and post it on a world wide cycle cafe network but despite their website saying it was open every day from 9 - 5 it was closed! So Wroxham... More 

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Thank R P T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I used to visit the Olive branch when it was a restaurant. I would regularly travel over from Norwich, We have in the past had lovely food and the service was excellent. I was, however, disappointed when It was turned into a Lunchtime Cycle cafe. Serving only two variety of foreign draft beers and the food far from being home... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A group of us booked for afternoon tea. This was substantial with probably too many sandwiches (not hugely exciting fillings but good egg) and slightly odd "cake" (sticky toffee pudding with sauce!) Light plain scones let down by thin jam of unknown origin...strawberry?West Indian music was odd in a Norfolk cafe but not intrusive. But why packets of biscuits served... More 

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Thank lizo2121
Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Been a couple of times now for tea and cake, all homemade and excellent , also for an evening meal, (king of the mountain) burger , this is a cycle inspired cafe/bar/cycle shop. Friendly staff, very reasonable prices for the food and beverages, would definitely recommend .

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Thank Andy B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I was looking for somewhere to have lunch near Hoveton Hall and saw this place on trip advisor, the reviews were good (the few that were not were pathetic to say the least)! Well, what a great place. Met both mother and daughter and both were very welcoming. Despite being run mainly by one person which worried us initially the... More 

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Thank Lynne A
Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Called in for breakfast, ordered full English with homemade waffles , great big hearty breakfast arrived,pleasant friendly staff ,nice setting ,eating areas inside and out, great for walkers and has a Cycling theme ,we will be going back 👍

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1 Thank Samantha B
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely place, food lovely , inside clean and peaceful , staff and owner very friendly and welcoming , very nice place would recommend going if your in the area I will be returning Thank you :)

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1 Thank Sarah J
Wroxham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We try to call by here every weekend even if only for coffee and cake. Last Saturday three of us went to celebrate our birthdays and has a super evening. Food is freshly prepared, quality and local, served by Mel, Yas and the team. We love it and can't understand a previous comment about rude staff, they're nothing like. Always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Street, Tunstead NR12 8AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Tunstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 737555
Description
THE OLIVE BRANCH, COFFEE HOUSE, BAR AND MARKET STREET KITCHEN Using produce sourced from local suppliers, we offer a simple but tasteful and varied menu, all freshly cooked. We are open every day except Mondays, we are also open Friday & Saturday nights for dinner. Our wifi is free and all are welcome in our comfortable restaurant & coffee house including cyclists and walkers. We look forward to welcoming you at The Olive Branch.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
5 months ago
Taunton, England, United Kingdom

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