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£5 - £15
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Cafe, Mediterranean, Healthy, Middle Eastern, Arabic
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 17 January 2024 via mobile

The food is delicious and the customer service is great. I have tried most things on the menu but my favourites are the lentil soup and the mixed platter.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

I visited for lunch with a friend and we had a delicious and very filling lunch. We both had wraps which were served with a small, tasty salad. I like the fact that the menu is vegetarian. It's a friendly café, clearly very popular with...the locals. Luckily we came for an early lunch and were able to get a table. I can imagine it getting very busy. I highly recommend and can't wait to come back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

This very small restaurant serves delicious and carefully prepared food. It is relaxed and very cost. Excellent service and very friendly staff. Ill be back and bringing friends.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023

Very friendly staff and fantastic food. My partner is vegan so the menu was great for her but although I'm not vegan there was still ample choice. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023 via mobile

Great food and excellent service. Gluten free flat bread which was lovely. Had the platter for 2 and well pleased with our choice. Coffee was also very good quality 👌

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023 via mobile

We wanted a takeaway as we had been travelling a while! We were late in the day but the staff were so obliging and made us some delicious wraps! Every wrap was delicious and full of fresh vegetables - so tasty! The menu was varied...and fairly priced!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2022 via mobile

Lovely little cafe, great choice, something for everyone. Hummus is fantastic full of flavour, best I've had in this country. Excellent coffee

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2022 via mobile

We have enjoyed several delicious lunches at The Olive Branch and I think today’s was the best yet. The Olive Branch platter is excellent, their coffee is the best in Wivenhoe (in our opinion) and they now serve excellent ice cream too.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022 via mobile

Delightful cafe with Armenian influence serving very good coffee, snacks and wraps. Friendly folk running the place. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 April 2022

Have been in here a few times , great little place, lots of selection of food and deserts. Staff are really helpful and quick service. Coffee is superb and hot chocolate is amazing . Well worth a visit

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022 via mobile

Olive branch catered for a birthday party event we hosted for about 70 people. They prepared incredible platters of food. Not only was the food delicious but it was presented absolutely beautifully and with such care and attention to detail. Many people asked where we...had found such wonderful (vegan!) food!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 22 February 2022

Went there for a valentine lunch and shared the large vegan platter which at £15 was fantastic value for money. Managed to leave enough space to try the sweet treats, some Baklove and an awesome pistachio encrusted Turkish delight. Service was fast and friendly. Time...was spent describing each dish as we were new to Syrian food. Will definitely be back soonMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 9 February 2022

This is a lovely friendly place to eat delicious food. It’s also very reasonably priced so is a regular place for myself and my friends to meat for lunch or just a coffee.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 27 December 2021 via mobile

Always enjoy popping in to this little gem of a cafe in wivenhoe for lunch.... everything on the menu is tasty, and the service is always friendly.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 13 September 2021 via mobile

Really disappointing- we had the double platter - really very bland; Baba Ganouj a really strange but actually unpleasant taste, hummus without lemon/garlic was tasteless, falafels very dry and again without flavour. We were anticipating a meal full of flavour but regretfully very bland

Date of visit: September 2021
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THE OLIVE BRANCH, Wivenhoe - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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the olive branch is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5