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The Olive Tree

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29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
023 8034 3333
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Today
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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 181
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 42
    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
Most recent review
Lovely Valentine's Lunch

My wife and I shared a lovely Valentine's lunch last weekend at The Olive Tree. We were met with excellent service and food throughout. I opted for Calamari starter, followed by one of the 'Specials' of the day, Fillet of Halibut on a Crayfish Risotto, which were lovely and my wife had a Confit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Dean c
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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370 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I shared a lovely Valentine's lunch last weekend at The Olive Tree. We were met with excellent service and food throughout. I opted for Calamari starter, followed by one of the 'Specials' of the day, Fillet of Halibut on a Crayfish Risotto, which were lovely and my wife had a Confit Duck Salad, followed by a Confit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This my favourite restaurant, situated in Oxford Street with lots of other good bars and restaurants nearby. The fish menu is amazing. It is a very popular restaurant so worth booking a table. Lovely atmosphere and great service too.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I've visited several times over the last year. Always had a beautifully cooked meal and the atmosphere is lovely. The fish menu options are always delicious. Whilst the food is perhaps a little more pricey than some of the options in town you are paying for quality and I have yet to be disappointed. Planning on visiting again soon!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Another lovely meal with superb service. The food was perfectly cooked and presented couldn't fault anything.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Myself and my boyfriend came here for our 2 year anniversary meal. We arrived a little late after informing the restaurant but this wasn't an issue. We were stood by the door for a little while before being seen and shown to our seats. We ordered a bottle of rose to share which was wonderful as my boyfriend doesn't usually... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Delicious food, exceptionally brilliant staff! We've been going for years and never (ever) had a bad meal. Definitely the best restaurant in Southampton, by a long way! Personally, we would like to see a little more choice on the a la carte menu, but what they do is extremely good. Thank you!!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Such a lovely atmosphere any time of day. Been several times. It's a place where all ages mix. It's somewhere to pop in for a coffee while out shopping or somewhere to go for a meal. I've been there several times and each experience has been enjoyable. I went once for the entertainment, once for a meal and once for... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Recently went with a group of business partners and had a nice meal. Nice service not too invasive or the opposite, very good. Food was nice, nothing super fancy but that is what we wanted and was a good meal. I will come back.

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Wilsden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We wandered in off the street on a Saturday evening just before Christmas and got the last available table; the place was packed with couples, groups and what looked like a very lively office party so it was fairly loud but not unbearably so. We shared a big antipasti to start which was lovely and so huge we weren't sure... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Visited on a Sunday, so ate from the fixed price Sunday menu. This was quite good value at £19.95 for 3 courses. a limited menu at 4 starters, 4 mains and 4 desserts but you are able to pick from the specials board and the al a carte menu too. Wine was not too expensive by the bottle. Food was... More 

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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: 023 8034 3333

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?