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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 45
    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
Awsome place

We went here for diner, very nice staff and food.The atmosphere was great, the waitress Laura the same, the prices... So and so... Anyway, we defiantly will turn back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Madalina B
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We went here for diner, very nice staff and food.The atmosphere was great, the waitress Laura the same, the prices... So and so... Anyway, we defiantly will turn back again.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food is delicious, the atmosphere - because of the people - is warm and relaxing. I'd give it my highest recommendation.

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Southampton
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I've been to the Olive Tree on numerous occasions and we've never been disappointed. The last time was a Christmas lunch with work and again the food was great, attentive service and everyone enjoyed themselves. The specials include lots of fish options and there is always an interesting choice or three to agonise between. There's a relaxed French vibe, you... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our daughter is at Southampton uni and we often visit and eat out. We were looking for somewhere for Sunday lunch for her birthday. We remembered walking through Oxford Street and liking the area so decided to look at restaurants in that area online. Our daughter chose The Olive Tree (liked the menu) and we had a wonderful time. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Mid price wine was great but the food combinations just didn't work together. Staff were great. Busy place. Quite noisy.

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hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Ate here mainly because the other Restaurant's were closed this day..although I have eaten here before. You weren't over run with items from the menu and they catered for all with a price that is very good. Couldn't understand why the burgers were the same price as the steak and the fish etc... The only down side was there were... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The handmade dishes were out of this world,the quality and presentation were first class and could not find fault with anything.ddddddddddddddddddd

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Celebrating yet another birthday ! But a warm welcome, delicious food & excellent wine at this special place makes you feel younger. A good Light Lunch Menu is also available if you are in a hurry or counting the pennies. Love it.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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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, Greek
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?