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“Disappointed”
Review of Olive

Olive
Ranked #22 of 130 Restaurants in Newton Abbot
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$16
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Olive is a tapas style eatery with dishes influenced from around the world including Spanish & Mediterranean dishes, homemade paella, albondigas, pizza & many more. Extensive wine list, cocktails and beers available.
Postbridge
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Sadly after numerous visits,on this occasion I was sadly disappointed. The food as always was very delicious but noticeably the portion sizes had reduced greatly. We ate from the lunch menu 5 dishes for £12, you think this is a good deal but sadly not as the dishes are of such a small portion.....we ordered 3 more additional dishes and the menu recommends 3-4 dishes to share. We were two ladies with a small-average appetite so easily finishing 8 dishes this reflects my comments. Also the atmosphere was not as enjoyable as usual, the staff were nice and friendly but did not appear to be comfortable in their environment. All I would say is that we will still visit again only next time we would like to see the portion sizes increase to what they used to be to match the price you have to pay.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
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“Wonderful Place”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Having read some of the 1-Star reviews on here I cannot believe the arrogance, pretentiousness and downright stupidity of some of the customers who have chosen to rant about their apparent poor treatment behind the safety of the internet. I have dined at The Olive many times over the years and found it to be a pleasure, no matter the time of week. The food is great, the staff are extremely helpful and the building itself is marvellous. The upper class idiots who have chosen to slander the good name of such a welcoming and cozy restaurant should take a long look at themselves in the mirror and see what I see - a bunch of sour-faced snobs.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great fun”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Loved the fact they were so busy and we hadn't booked that they went out of there way to accommodate us and made us feel very welcome. Its service with a smile and good food too.

  • Visited May 2014
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Millbrook, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We had lunch here today and as usual the food was delicious, the service was excellent and it is very good value for money. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys good food in a wecoming atmosphere

  • Visited April 2014
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Brixham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good food but pricey”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

First time here, and was impressed by the atmosphere and efficient service. The food was very enjoyable, and there was a range of local bottled beers available. We all really enjoyed the meal and the experience. However - this is tapas, and I thought the portions were too large, as the whole point is to have several dishes to make up the overall meal. This also meant that the price was somewhat excessive for a tapas meal. It worked out at £30 per head including a tip. I compare this with a meal the following evening for the same price which was an excellent three course meal plus wine (and tip) - the venue in question reviewed separately. So, in summary, no complaints about the quality of food, service and atmosphere, but overpriced for tapas. Having said that the place appeared to be very popular, so they are clearly doing something right here

  • Visited April 2014
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