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The Olive Tree

28 Yarmouth Road | Ellingham,, Bungay NR352PN, England
01508518147
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Ranked #3 of 24 Restaurants in Bungay
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Beccles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We love the olive tree, and are fortunate to live locally. Our boys love it too, and devour one of Raffis's amazing pizza's. The meat, fish and pasta is fresh and delicious, squid ink pasta amazing, we have never had a bad meal, and the service is excellent. A hidden gem, but you must book.

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Morzine, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

WHAT A FIND a superb Italian restaurant owned & run by a husband & wife team. Gail is front of house & also serves at table her husband Raffi is the chef. A delightful couple, very hospitable & welcoming. The menu is written in Italian & English with specials on the blackboard I love it when my choice is finished... More

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Thanks for a fantastic evening, having lived in Beccles for 16 years I can't believe we have never been. The food was superb, front of house excellent and great value for money. The family business vibe was amazing and I think it's the best meal we have had for years. Thank you.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A great place to relax with friends for afternoon tea or a quick snack. Sit inside on comfy sofas or outside in the sun overlooking the canal basin.

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Norwich
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

And by no means our last. THE best food we have had in a very long time. Authentic, relaxed, welcoming, food from the heart! We went tonight for hubby's birthday treat and returning in 2 weeks for mine.....and I suspect plenty more times after. The starters were large but fresh and light and the mains superb. I had Agnello con... More

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Food was ok but we sat near the bar which turned out to be disaster. We thankfully were just finishing our main course when a large party arrived. Rather than usher the group through to their own room and table they were allowed to remain surrounding our table. The noise was horrendous, we had people jammed against our table, leaning... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

In a small village outside Bungay, great Italian chef, who dreams up some great combinations. front of house run with a smile by his wife, nice atmosphere and reasonable pricing. Best in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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