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“Wonderful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olive Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

Olive Restaurant & Bar
Price range: US$22 - US$56
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Olive Restaurant & Bar in Manchester is a few steps off Deansgate, was voted best working lunch venue in town, but it’s great for pre-theatre and family meals too. The dining room blends rustic Italian with modern style. Think exposed brick, farmhouse furniture, cool lighting and sleek bar. Only the freshest ingredients go into the classic and innovative Italian dishes; such as handmade artisan pastas, stone-baked pizzas, lighter salads and a selection of meat and fish. We are child friendly and feature a dedicated healthy menu, make-your-own pizzas and miniature versions of any dish on the menu. Our exemplerary service is renowned throughout Manchester and we strive to ensure everyone will return time and time again.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

We arrived at 2:45 on Thursday afternoon it was quiet as there was only the 4 of us and 2 other tables in but that didnt spoil the atmosphere. Service excellent and the waitress was very pleasant. Everyone enjoyed their 2 course meal. Highly recommend as the food is gorgeous and reasonable prices. As it was my birthday, i got a free ice cream with a candle in it which was appreciated.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Cheryl B
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Matthew L, Manager at Olive Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Dear Cheryl,
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your Birthday lunch. We look forward to your future visits. The Olive Team
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manchester
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We visited this restaurant in April, and was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is quite informal and of medium size.

Our meals were of good quality and would visit here again.

The only thing I would say is that they charge extra for vegetables on top of a quite expensive main course which I feel is being greedy, I think they should incorporate the price of the veg in with the meal, as this certainly bumps up the price.

All in all, good service and attentive staff.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank elle002
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Matthew L, Manager at Olive Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Dear Elle,
Thank you for your review of Olive. We are glad you enjoyed your evening and we look forward to seeing you soon. The Olive Team
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manchester
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Excellent food, nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

We booked a 9pm dinner at Olive for a special birthday celebration for my father. The restaurant is located down a small side street off deansgate. As you walk up the stairs we were immediatly approached by the concierge who confirmed the booking and suggested we order a cocktail in the small bar, they had an excellent selection with some cocktails I havent tried before, within 5 mins we were sat at the table. Most of the tables are in one large open area with a view of the kitchen and there is a very nice unstuffy atmosphere. The server was excellent with just the right balance of manchester banter and attentiveness, nothing was too much trouble.
The menu is varied and interesting with the usual italian fare but lots of interesting new combinations. We started with the garlic pizza bread which was nice & crispy then starters of mussels, tiger prawns in garlic..alll were good. For main courses we hit the rib eye steaks with peppercorn sauce with a few side orders, all were very tasty finishing off with sticky toffee puddings and irish coffees.
Overall a very nice meal for special occasion with the bill coming to about 60 quid a head ( mainly due to the numerous cocktails ).
Will definitely return.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Melbsteve
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Matthew L, Manager at Olive Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear MelbSteve,

Glad your Father and guests enjoyed his birthday meal. Thank you for your comments and positive review. See you again soon for dinner and cocktails.
Best Regards
The Olive Team
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Four of us went to Olive last night for my daughter's birthday. It was lovely. The staff were excellent, very good service indeed. We had cocktails which were great. The food was delicious. One of us had a pasta starter - a duck ragu, which was really tasty. The mussels were yummy, and my poached duck egg on pepperonata was done perfectly. Crisp thin pizza and superb rib eye for mains. Try the polenta chips, they are a real treat.
We would definitely go back here (again!). We were the last to leave but we weren't made to feel like the staff wanted us to go. We had a really fun night, well done to the staff of the Olive and thank you.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Kathryn W
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Matthew L, Manager at Olive Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear Kathryn,
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you, your daughter and guests enjoyed your cocktails and meal. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
The Olive Team
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

I have eaten here loads of times now with family and friends and the whole experience never disappoints! beautiful food, best service of any restaurant in Manchester every time, and it's sister restaurant in Liverpool is equally as brilliant!

It beats all of it's more buzzed about counterparts hands down without fail!

A joy always!

look forward to the next reason to go! although we don't need one.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Afoster74
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Matthew L, Manager at Olive Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Dear Afoster74,

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoy Olive Manchester and Liverpool.
Are you an olive member? You can register online to receive our discounts and information regarding events.
We look forward to seeing you and your guests soon.
The Olive Team
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