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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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  • 190
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 44
    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
Very good food - slightly lacking on service

The food here really is good and the menu offers something a bit different to others around - slightly less 'chain' feeling. Good wine and a good atmosphere - however having been twice the only thing that lacks is the service - people often wait for the bill, wait for extra drinks and that's a real... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Nick W
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The food here really is good and the menu offers something a bit different to others around - slightly less 'chain' feeling. Good wine and a good atmosphere - however having been twice the only thing that lacks is the service - people often wait for the bill, wait for extra drinks and that's a real shame.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely place for a meal, 4 of us without booking had lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed the food , service and hospitality and will definitely return.AAAA+

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the Olive Tree for the first time yesterday for lunch. There was a range of different dishes to choose from that ranged in price. However, my only criticism is that we had a menu and chalkboard and maybe it would be better for the dishes to all be on the menu. We didn't have a starter as I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Just perfect Perfect ambience Perfect staff Perfect food Fresh food, well priced ! Just great, will definitely be back

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My daughter and I chose to eat here for lunch mainly due to the fact it has such good reviews. We turned up slightly early but the waitress said no problem and gave us the choice of where to sit and provided menus. The decor and ambience of the restaurant in welcoming and sophisticated. We decided on a rather lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a lovely evening meal with friends here. We were made to feel very welcome and the service was good but not intrusive. Small but imaginative menu. The food was well presented and good sized portions. Maybe a little more expensive than I was expecting but reasonable value for money.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Olive Tree still has the edge on its neighbours, both in terms of quality but also price. On first glance, it doesn`t neccessarily seem more pricey than other restaurants in Oxford Street, maybe the wines are a little more expensive, but somehow it is just up a bit. That said, it has a nice light atmosphere, the food is... More 

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Florence, Italy
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7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have recently spent a lovely evening at the Olive Tree. We could not fault any of the dishes, they were well cooked, thought through and impeccably presented. We enjoyed the combination of flavours: the food was interesting but not over-complicated. The fish in particular was excellent. The staff was nice, patient and attentive. Highly recommended, we will surely be... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

great, varied choice, plenty of fish dishes! used taste card so good value. Good service would highly recommend

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good food and service, the fish is of high quality ! Service charge for 2 was £12.60, they removed upon request.

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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?