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The Olive Tree

29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
023 8034 3333
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Ranked #38 of 587 restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Any
English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went here on a Thursday night, place was very quiet when we arrived but by the time we left had filled up considerably. There were 2 waitresses working and were very friendly. The service however was very slow. There was a long wait between courses. I had been looking forward to getting a dessert but decided against it because if... More

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We didn't book, but took a chance to get a table on a busy Saturday night. The restaurant was very busy, but we were pleasantly surprised when they offered us a table. Staff are excellent, and the food is cooked to order and great quality. Great value for money. It was the making of a great weekend. Thank you

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Went here with family prior to the football in Southampton, haven't been here for many years and I was pleasantly surprised. The sun was shining and we sat outside, the food was delicious and service friendly and professional. Would recommend the seafood pasta and calamari. Will be coming back.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Love this restaurant. This has one of the best quality menus in Southampton and by far the best fish menu in town! Dessert are also superb. Can't fault a single thing!

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Andover, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Have had two excellent meals at The Olive Tree - one Saturday evening and the other Mother's Day lunch. The place was buzzing on both occasions - menu choice is varied and the service could not be faulted - smiley, helpful and prompt. We'll be back!!

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Got in early on a Saturday lunchtime on a sunny day. The atmosphere was lovely and relaxed, waiting staff were pleasant and attentive. The food was good but I thought a little expensive.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Simple comfortable and delicious fresh food at a fair price. Pleasant prompt service and tap water offered as standard. The hake was soft and succulent and the crab sauce yummy. The sea food fettuccine recommended, so why not 5 stars...??? Just a couple of gripes the potatoes and extra veg etc were sold separately. Really I think a full plate... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

In one word brilliant!! Very clean fresh food and lovely staff! Not expensive will defiantly be going soon!

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Eastleigh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We went to the Olive Tree for a pleasant meal out. The restaurant was almost empty & the food was not up to scratch.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Have been to the Olive Tree a few times over the past few years, both in the evening and for lunch. Lunch is excellent and, in my opinion, good value. Evening dining is very good although the main I chose on my last visit lacked a bit of taste (just my opinion obviously!). My husband's main was up to the... More

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