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The Olive Tree

29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
023 8034 3333
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Ranked #56 of 651 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $31
Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Went on New Years Eve. Food Superb, as ever. Good portions even if not over large. Must add that the gratuities, which are added to the bill, seem high, £21 for 5 of us. if you have expensive or cheap courses, it is still only cooked and served once. Another time I would definitely query it and give my own,... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very friendly staff good service really nice menu and food we often go there an it is always very pleasant experience will go again very soon a

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It was the first time we had been to this Bistro, and it certainly did not disappoint. The service was prompt , and attentive without being rushed. The blackboard specials, which were predominantly fish complemented the a la carte menu very well. The food itself was attractively presented and of very good quality. The meal was rounded off nicely with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We arrived "on a whim" for lunch during a shopping trip to the sales. The menu sounded appealing, with lunch available from 12. First problem - at 12:05 we found the door still locked. Having briefly explored further down the street, then returned, we noticed a lady opening the door, so went in and chose a table. We were given... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Went here twice January 2014 - had set menu - absolutely delicious food. We had remoulade salad (grated celeriac coated in a mustard mayo, with salad leaves), followed by a steak hache and chips, and the trio of mini desserts were to die for. The Service provided made the whole meal on both occasions very memorable.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had a brilliant meal here last week. Food, environment and service were all excellent. Fish dishes are particularly good.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We visited the Olive Tree on the 3rd December to celebrate a big birthday and were looking forward to a great meal. The menu online did not include fish, but it was excellent to find that the specials board offered over 5 options of excellent sounding fish. The food was excellent being served beautifully, but also with plenty of it... More 

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England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I booked this restaurant for a family meal as we were visiting Southampton for the weekend. When we arrived we were offered a choice of tables (as I'd asked for a quiet table so we could chat) & a couple of other requests were taken care of without fuss. The staff at the Olive Tree know who's ordered what, which... More 

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We walked around Southampton trying to find a restaurant which was not part of a large commercial chain. We found this delightful French restaurant. The food was good standard cooking with lots of additional fish dishes. The puddings were great too. The service was good considering how busy they were. We will return next time we go shopping in Southampton.

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United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

After a manic Christmas Shop, we escaped the hustle and bustle of West Quay Shopping centre to a quiet little sanctuary on Oxford Street. We have eaten here on many occasions , but not recently. After dithering over a specials lunch menu we decided to just stick to a smaller lunch . We shared pesto bread whilst awaiting a main... More 

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Additional Information about The Olive Tree

Address: 29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
Phone Number: 023 8034 3333
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 31
Cuisine: French

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