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The Olive Tree

28 Yarmouth Road | Ellingham,, Bungay NR352PN, England
01508518147
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Ranked #2 of 22 restaurants in Bungay
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 10, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

We love Italian food and are so pleased to have found this gem of a restaurant in the Suffolk countryside. The welcome was warm, the food was excellent and we wished we lived nearer as we live in Fakenham which is an hours drive. However that said we will definitely visit again when we have the chance.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We pride ourselves that we like to eat well when we go out and we return to The Olive Tree again and again and again. It is a little slice of Italy on the Norfolk Suffolk border. Rafi, the chef, is passionate about his food and it shows with a menu that you always struggle to chose from because you... More

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rickinghall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Buzzing Italian in the small village of Ellingham, near Bungay. It was very busy when we visited but this did not compromise the service which was excellent. There was a good choice on the menu which meant all of our party were catered for , from the carnivores to the vegetarians .and the portions were more than plentiful,, a bit... More

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london
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

What can I say about this glorious place? From the moment you get there, until you leave, everything is just right. Unrushed and relaxed, the service was attentive without being intrusive. Each course was served with impeccable timing and was delicious. I can't really say more because you need to try it!

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cornhollio_21
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Lovely restaurant - very cosy. Food was great - good choice of pasta / pizza / meat dishes. Staff (owners) were very attentive.

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Bungay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The owners are warm and friendly and the food is great, Itried some pizza. All is made by an Italian guy.

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Bungay, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

With its informal atmosphere and authentic menu, this restaurant offers a great deal of positives for a good meal out. The choice is excellent and the food cooked extremely well - portion sizes are very generous too! Accompanied with a good wine list and personal service, this restaurant offers a lot and at good value too. It isn't the easiest... More

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Southwold, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The Olive Tree in Ellingham is my favourite place to eat in the entire country. Not far from Norwich or Suffolk's coast, you enjoy an unique Italian food experience. We have been visiting Gail and Rafi for years and have never been disappointed. Rafi's food is excellent, Gail is the friendliest host. And, what is even better: the Olive Tree... More

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Harleston, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Although only 9 miles from home we had never managed to visit this restaurant although we had regularly had good reports. We finally managed to go on a Tuesday night which was fairly quiet. The welcome from the staff was very friendly and warm and we were soon sitting at the bar making our selections whilst enjoying a Campari and... More

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Norfolk
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14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We returned here recently after rather a long absence (for no good reason) and were delighted by a most enjoyable evening. The restaurant is situated in a tastefully renovated eighteenth century building in a quiet Waveney valley village and the décor and ambience are both pleasing and relaxing. Our welcome on arrival was as warm as we remember on past... More

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