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Olive Tree

60 Hoole Road | Green Bough Hotel, Chester CH2 3NL, England
01244326241
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Ranked #17 of 368 restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $59 - $99
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Olive Tree may be in Chester, nestled in the sumptuous womb of the Green Bough Hotel, a luxury Victorian townhouse hotel, but for all the world it can feel like you've been transported to Tuscany. Rich Italian wallpaper and beautiful Italianate oil paintings grace the walls. Happily, you can take your time absorbing the space - a table is yours once seated. Savoy-trained chef/patron Philip Martin brings together an eclectic mix of aromas and flavours in an extensive, weekly-changing menu of innovative dishes epitomised by assiette of seafood - a delightful offering of red mullet, brill and king scallops; and Mediterranean vegetables with goats' cheese and parmesan crust. On cold evenings, it's nice to sit nibbling canap��s by the smouldering 17th century lounge fireplace. Attentive service.
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Really was a lovely meal. Stayed over at the Green Bough and had a lovely time. Food and service was exquisite.. Really second to none. Must say as well that booked meal via third party website. Then rang hotel to book a table and they informed me that if I booked through them instead they could add a meal for... More

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Chester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Having eaten here before (3 years ago) I was very disappointed with the quality of food. This place used to be one of the best in Chester - standards have fallen a long way. No nibbles with your drinks, no appetisers with your meal. The menu was very limited and plain. Suspect most of the dishes were from Brake Bros.... More

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Worcestershire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stayed at the Green Bough and ate at the Olive Restaurant for dinner. Unlike most small hotels, we were treated and served as if in a professional restaurant. The service and attention was second to none. The menu was limited but the food was very good and extremely well priced. Like the rest of the hotel the restaurant felt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a weekend break and was very impressed with the standard of service and the delicious food.Everything was cooked to perfection and the staff were really friendly but also made you feel quite special. Really enjoyed the fine dining!

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Manchester
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113 reviews 113 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This restaurant is attached to the Green Bough Hotel, the chefs menu was varied and different each night. The food is clearly created in the hotel kitchen as is a mixture of traditional and unusual. Set price for the 3 course meal with a supplement for cheese and coffee.

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Bristol
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

After reading glowing reports about the Olive Tree, we decided to dine there last Saturday evening. Arrival was promising as were the hotel and restaurant facilities. We had an enjoyable drink by the fire and then were shown to our table. Despite a number of vacant tables at 8:45 we were seated on one of two tables directly next to... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We were staying in the hotel as part of a 50th party and decided that we would all dine here. 18 of us. The staff were first class, the food was delicious and the room was just the ticket for the size of the party. Well worth a visit even if not staying at the hotel.

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Hawarden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Last night's visit to The Olive Tree restaurant at the Green Bough hotel for their 8-course Valentine's Gourmet Dinner was really enjoyable. The service was friendly and welcoming but unobtrusive. The food was delicious. Our favourite was the Rosemary and Garlic Baked Camembert but the fillet of Aberdeen Angus as well as the Poached Oysters and Scallops were equally memorable.... More

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

After a truly shocking meal at MPW's the previous evening, this was exactly what we needed. Unpretentious, perfectly prepared food, cooked for us as indiviuals, arriving piping hot and beautifully flavoured. Staff were attentive without being overbearing, atmosphere, quiet and extremely civilised. I could not recommend this restaurant highly enough. Next time we're in Chester I shall be going again,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were staying at The Green Bough Hotel and ate, like many of those commenting, at their restaurant, the Olive Tree. My food was fabulous. Scallops to start, tasty and delicious. The twice cooked Welsh lamb was falling off the bone. By the time the plumb crumble came I was near finished but managed. My wife had... More

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