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The Olive Tree

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28 Yarmouth Road | Ellingham,, Bungay NR352PN, England
01508518147
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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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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Traveled around the world and this is by far the best I have eaten in. Have been going to Norfolk for 42 years and first time at this restaurant Rafi so happy in his work can hear him singing in the kitchen. His wife and staff were fantastic never been so happy to be eating in such a friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Caroline M
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Traveled around the world and this is by far the best I have eaten in. Have been going to Norfolk for 42 years and first time at this restaurant Rafi so happy in his work can hear him singing in the kitchen. His wife and staff were fantastic never been so happy to be eating in such a friendly atmosphere.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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5 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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 28 Yarmouth Road | Ellingham,, Bungay NR352PN, England
Phone Number: 01508518147
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bungay
Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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  • 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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