We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Olive Tree

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
442380343333
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 466 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 234
    Excellent
  • 150
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 21
    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
Very nice spot!

Lovely atmosphere and great food. My husband enjoyed it too. A really nice vibe here. I will be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Caroline G
,
Southampton, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

466 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Second Visit - Food choice is great - Service is great - Food delicious - Wine selection good - But why oh why that horrible service charge on the bill - You know the one that the owners have worked out that most people will ignore , too British to challenge . First visit I asked did the service charge... More 

Helpful?
Thank andrew m
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my evening meal: a starter of goat's cheese, beetroot and a lovely hazelnut and orange salad, followed by a delicious main course of seafood linguine. The staff were very friendly and the surroundings are nice too. I shall definitely return.

Helpful?
Thank Mark J
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently made my first trip to the Olive Tree with my family for my birthday. I had never been but had heard great things. The restaurant itself has a wonderful decor and a nice atmosphere, perfect for special occasions. The wine was delicious, and the food we ordered was both spectacular in taste and swiftly brought to the table.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ross T
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere and great food. My husband enjoyed it too. A really nice vibe here. I will be back!

Helpful?
Thank Caroline G
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Olive Tree a few times with work colleagues for Christmas and leaving-dos. A few weeks ago I have the chance to go there with my wife. Booked table over the phone but as we went there early so we could go to the cinema afterwards, there was no need as it was still very much empty.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nico-Caltabiano
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to be regulars at the Olive Tree and decided to go back for our 28th Wedding Anniversary on the 23 January. The initial impressions were good; welcoming staff - interesting menu. We've had quite a lot of fish recently so we both decided to have a steak - the wait between our starting and mains was about 50... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sarah-Jane-Flo
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for a later evening meal, after a film down in Ocean Village. Olive tree has an impressive and very inviting menu, a lovely setting and great decor and ambience. Unfortunately the service, though friendly and welcoming, fell a little short ... staff were a bit preoccupied with routine duties and didn't seem to be watching for customers... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Benguin69
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every visit has been excellent in service and food. We meet Norweigion people on our last visit who completely agreed with us

Helpful?
Thank John B
Fleet, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided on a late lunch and chose the olive tree in Oxford street and what a good decision the food we chose was for my wife the sea food bisque followed by chicken provincial while I had the seafood linguine. The food was delicious and the service exceptional. We would be more than happy to return... More 

Helpful?
Thank FleetRacer
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
285 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Visited with my family for my mother's birthday. The restaurant is lovely, the menu appears to have good options and flavour combinations. The staff were all very friendly and good at their jobs, giving us time when needed and being attentive and chatty when time allowed. Our food was all very good, although my foie gras was a little overpowered... More 

Helpful?
Thank Patrick B

Travelers who viewed The Olive Tree also viewed

Southampton, Hampshire
Southampton, Hampshire
 
Southampton, Hampshire
 

Been to The Olive Tree? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: British, French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Olive Tree staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?