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The Olive Tree

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28 Yarmouth Road | Ellingham,, Bungay NR352PN, England
01508518147
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The most welcoming , relaxed family restaurant with very high standards of service and exquisite freshly cooked food. Gail is the perfect host and Rafe consistently cooks amazing dish after dish in the kitchen. If you love Italy and particularly southern Italy you will love the food served here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The most welcoming , relaxed family restaurant with very high standards of service and exquisite freshly cooked food. Gail is the perfect host and Rafe consistently cooks amazing dish after dish in the kitchen. If you love Italy and particularly southern Italy you will love the food served here. The pigeon salad is divine and the Crab linguine is so... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went her for my partners birthday and wow what a superb meal. Everything hand cooked and prepared fresh by Rafi and his good lady leads the front of house and is utterly charming

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ate at the Olive Tree while we were staying at nearby Beccles. The restaurant is warm and has a relaxed feel to it. The staff are very friendly and make you feel at ease. I had one of the specials, linguine with Cromer crab and my boyfriend had the ravioli from the menu. Both dishes arrived hot and cooked... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The location of this establishment is a little of the beaten track in Ellingham not Bungay. It used to be a local pub but when support fell away it was bought as an Italian Eatery. Fine dining is the order of the day and the food and service are very nice.

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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Surprise birthday meal for a friend. The food was just beautiful, the fish delicate and seasoned perfectly. One of my friends had the goats cheese ravioli...gorgeous! Attentive staff and reasonably priced for the quality of the food. Great!

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Busan, South Korea
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

We have been twice now and The Olive Tree always impresses; superb Italian food served in generous portions, good wines, great personal service and a cosy atmosphere. Thoroughly recommended!

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Norwich
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Some friends had booked us in to The Olive Tree for a New Years Eve dinner. Twenty four hours to go and we were informed that the restaurant had decided not to open. Good work Olive Tree!

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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122 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Met friends here earlier in nov - they're local and suggested the 'olive tree'. Easy to find - it's in the village of ellingham, near Bungay with a carpark at the front. Informal / relaxed atmosphere and friendly service - we were made to feel very welcome. Bistro style. Delicious food and a good selection of wine. Really Looking forward... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Four of us went for a meal on a Saturday evening. Our friends had been before, and we are so glad they suggested this restaurant. The food was all top quality; the service was excellent; the ambience superb. We had a really lovely evening with beautiful food, and will return soon.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our second family trip to the Olive Tree and we were all very impressed again. A warm welcome, fantastic and attentive customer service and, of course, delicious food. We all had pasta dishes (linguine with duck and porcini mushrooms/spaghetti with prawns in a tomato sauce) - beautifully flavoured and very generous portions! Desserts - chocolate torte and panacotta. Great wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Yarmouth Road | Ellingham,, Bungay NR352PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bungay
  • Phone Number: 01508518147

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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