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The Olive Tree

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29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
442380343333
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 202
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good lunch, especially the specials of the day

A group of us went to the Olive Tree for lunch from work last week. The place was pretty quiet and the 8 of us were the biggest table. The service was very good and the menu, especially the specials of the day was appealing. We had a good lunch and the service was very good. I have been here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

An indoor or outdoor experience , varied menu and specials board. Well presented beautifully cooked food. Helpful staff and good atmosphere within well set out restaurant. Quality food and quality prices. Outlook onto Oxford street if eating outside with comfortable seating.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I've been here twice for food- once in the evening and had the sea food linguine and once the rump steak. Both times the food has been lovely and the service has been brilliant. Would highly recommend! The food is a little bit expensive but there is a good lunchtime offer and the food is worth the price.

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UK
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A group of us went to the Olive Tree for lunch from work last week. The place was pretty quiet and the 8 of us were the biggest table. The service was very good and the menu, especially the specials of the day was appealing. We had a good lunch and the service was very good. I have been here... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Always very good food, quality of food and service never changes always perfect. Variety of excellent food and was happy to adapt when requested.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Called into this restaurant on Wednesday evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Hadn't booked, but they were able to seat us outside in the evening sunshine. Great choice of meals, especially the specials board. Both of us had Swordfish - really good. Good choice of puddings too!! Really pleasent waiting staff and the service was good too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went with my husbands Mum for lunch. They had steak and I had the crab and crayfish salad. All the food was beautiful and the service was good. A small mistake was made as I had ordered the starter portion (with fries on the side) and they gave me the main course portion. As soon as the food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We've always considered the olive tree as a venue for a treat . The food , especially the seafood, is excellent and cooked perfectly . The service is excellent and on a bright summers day sitting outside having a glass or two of Sancerre and swordfish steak is perfect . I can't fault the place and I've been a dozen... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Ate here last night. Service is very good, quick and polite, and we didn't have to wait long for the food. I did think it was expensive at £7 for a glass of Prosecco and a £6.50 service charge added automatically. I wouldn't have minded this if we had been a large group, however for 2 it is steep. The... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Visited for dinner this week after hearing great reviews from friends. It was amazing. The selection of fresh fish on the menu is such a rarity and all the food was perfectly cooked, presented and the tastes were immense. The portion sizes were also very good. The service was very good. Our waiter, I believe his name was Mike, was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a table for four on a Saturday evening, the restaurant was not as busy as we had thought it might be. The service was friendly and efficient and when the food came it was very good quality and well presented. When the bill came the service charge had already been added (which always annoys me!) however they did... More 

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Additional Information about The Olive Tree

Address: 29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
Phone Number: 442380343333
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 31
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: 442380343333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 31
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?