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“Fantastic restaurant found by accident”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree
Ranked #9 of 706 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant found by accident”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We were strolling around Bruges, and found this delightful restaurant. The welcome was, warm and very atmospheric, the menu was very easy to understand and the service was very attentive and food stood up to the mark, we had a most enjoyable meal, liked it so much we made it into our main meal of the day instead of a quick lunch.

  • Visited June 2014
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great greek food in bruges”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

spent a weekend in bruges and had a wonderful dinner at this place - the food and ambiance are perfect, service was excellent, portions generous - give the belgium waffles and mussels a break and check this place out. you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2014
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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Good fresh and flavourful Greek food. Family owned and operated - by a brother and sister - who are very genuine and friendly. Lovely natural/olive-inspired décor. Chairs a tad hard/uncomfy. You absolutely must book - I saw well over a dozen people turned away during the 90 minutes or so that I was there relatively early on a Saturday night. Very convenient location, right off the main square.

  • Visited June 2014
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Wonderful Hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

My husband and I visited the olive tree in June 2014 on one of the busiest weekends as it was a bank holiday...We turned up on a Saturday night without booking as we had decided on Thai but walked out of the Nakhon Thai restaurant due to the extremely bad service but that's another review! The Olive Tree is family run and they did their upmost to seat us with a smile, the owner and staff were very attentive and friendly and the food was delicious, the swordfish was succulent, so many flavours coming through. It was so good my husband went back the following weekend with his daughter!

  • Visited June 2014
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Pacifica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“good ambiance, great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

my mom and i booked a table for 730pm on a saturday night. when we arrived a few minutes early, they had no problem seating us and did so with a smile. the restaurant was about 3/4 full and they had to turn people away as they were booked for the night.

this is a family run Greek business so you expect there to be yelling and general insanity but the brother and sister joked with each other all night. we even got in on the fun. the brother sat with us a few times to chat and it just added to the very warm and welcoming environment in the restaurant.

i really liked the decor. it was simple but the colors were very pleasing. the chairs weren't super comfortable so that was my only complaint there.

food-wise i had no complaints. my mom got pork and i got the stuffed chicken. both were perfectly cooked and incredibly flavorful. portion sizes were really good and in line with the price of the main dishes.

we were too full to order dessert but they did bring us a slice of cake to share at the end of the meal. nice touch.

my only suggestion to them is to better utilize their table space. there were a lot of two person reservations taking up a four-top so if they were all split into tables for two, they could double their capacity.

i love to see good people succeed, and this family is really fantastic. go eat here. you won't regret it.

  • Visited May 2014
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