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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I am Italian and I have been to many "Italian" places around Norfolk and Suffolk. I was really disappointed until I found this place. I would like to say that this is the best Italian place you can find in the area. Real Italian food and the family is lovely. Enjoy your meal or better Buon appetito.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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English first
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I am Italian and I have been to many "Italian" places around Norfolk and Suffolk. I was really disappointed until I found this place. I would like to say that this is the best Italian place you can find in the area. Real Italian food and the family is lovely. Enjoy your meal or better Buon appetito.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Second visit to this fantastic restaurant. Staff are always cheerful and helpful. The food is out of this world-. The home made deserts are to die for. Again the ice cream my husband had was perfect and my panna cotta was the best in the world. Will definitely be going back again soon. Well done everyone and a big thank... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Couldn't fault it if I wanted too! Over a year since our last visit and I am ashamed I don't visit more often. From the started to the coffee it was all just perfect,. money well spent!

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Bungay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I had visited the restaurant before - its the closest one to us. Previous experiences were mixed. However it professes to be authentic Italian and the owner is, I believe Italian. Tested the Pizza's! Excellent, the best we have tasted outside of Italy - so that is a compliment. They also make their own bread which they sell - very... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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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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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 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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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

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  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

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