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The Olive Press Bistro & Bar

2A Rattray Street, Devonport, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 24 restaurants in Devonport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: only been open for 2 weeks
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: only been open for 2 weeks
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73% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had a family birthday at the Olive Press. It was a cold night so the fire and timber provided a warm atmosphere. The food was well cooked, good quantity and nicely presented. They allowed us to take a birthday cake in and even brought it out at the appropriate time. It's not the cheapest restaurant in Devonport but all... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I've known this restaurant for many years, ownership has changed a few times and it never seems to get completely off the starting blocks. Mainly because they don't seem to know much about promoting it, it's tucked around a corner from the main street. I was there recently for weekend lunch and the one on the main road corner a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It was a Friday night and we'd had the day on Waiheke island... On returning we fancied eating in Devonport.... Nearly all the restaurants were empty except too cafe's on main street... My parents had been here and recommended it so i thought i'd give it a bash.... What a shame there was no ambiance as there was only us(table... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were at a loss where to eat in devonport. Popped in to the olive press for some tapas and stayed for dinner. Nice setting. Good service. Very nice food. Great wine. Very enjoyable evening overall and a definite highlight

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Service outstanding! The entire evening my husband and I were there for a Friday evening meal, the staff did their very best in giving us a very good and attentive service. However, my white wine was not cold but this was sorted, and my husbands food was not hot! The staff did sort this problem to his satisfaction. I frequently... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We ate here in February and took advantage of the available outdoor seating, though not idyllic as it was by the road it was still a pleasant enough courtyard. We ordered arancini balls for starter which were very enjoyable, with a nice sour cream chilli sauce which we would reccommend. For our mains we had the duck which was incredibly... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I live near Devonport we had the opportunity to dine at this cute Resturant. I'm believe we have fairly high expectations when we dine out. We couldn't fault anything at The Olive Press Bistro & Bar. The head maitre de was very friendly helpful & knowledgable. The ambience romantic & inviting. The food & wine were great!!!... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This restaurant is a lovely surprise: we are recent locals but had not eaten here until this Saturday - the best restaurant in Devonport by far. The service was professional and attentive; the food was delicious and creative and the atmosphere relaxed. The problem is that it's off the Main Street and little promoted. This great place needs some good... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious Italian meal here. Fine Dining! The food is full of flavor.Medium portions so helps to get a starter The service was very good even though it was very busy. We started with A selection of Italian cured meats, cheese & delicacies to share, I then had a Fettuccine, lemon butter prawns, burrata cheese and also some... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Really happy with the overall experience at this place. Had been there for a Friday night dinner with my partner. Had the best tasting seafood platter after ages. The food was tasty and portions were filling too. The service received was excellent. Will surely visit this place again....

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