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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 - 10:00 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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 208
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Nice and relaxing

Visited here on Sunday with partner, daughter and her boyfriend. Did not have the 3 course fixed price at £19.95 per head but chose from main lunchtime menu although there were good choices on the fixed price option. Also good selection on specials board. Two of us shared the seafood starter and my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Wmp100
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My wife & I were looking for a small restaurant with a comfortable setting. We fell into this charming mid- size restaurant. The waitress was polite, informative & super nice. She recommended some fis salad, & the fresh fish. We had to wait for the main course for about 30 minutes, since everything was cooked fresh!!

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Visited here on Sunday with partner, daughter and her boyfriend. Did not have the 3 course fixed price at £19.95 per head but chose from main lunchtime menu although there were good choices on the fixed price option. Also good selection on specials board. Two of us shared the seafood starter and my partner had the deep fried cheese. Ours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This visit was long overdue as I hadn't dined at the restaurant for at least a year and I am happy to report that I was not the least bit disappointed. Excellent service with pleasant conversational staff made the whole evening one of the nicest dining experiences in a while (the company helped I suppose, but you can't buy that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The olive tree is mine and my husbands special place. We went tonight for my birthday and the service was excellent and the food amazing as usual. We are never disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Went here for a family get together. Had the most delicious steak and wine. Rest of our group seemed to enjoy their dishes also. Attentive, polite, friendly and warm staff. Will look forward to returning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Amazing food! Well worth the price (for special occasions!) Friendly staff, without being over the top. Food beautifully cooked and presented.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My friends and I arrived on a Monday night and the restaurant was quiet. The atmosphere was nice. With regards to the service we did have to wait a while (there was only 2 staff on and one was a new start) . The food was good though. My experience was tainted by a group of families who brought their... More 

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