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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 - 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, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 47
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  • 20
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  • 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
Lovely food

We went with my husbands Mum for lunch. They had steak and I had the crab and crayfish salad. All the food was beautiful and the service was good. A small mistake was made as I had ordered the starter portion (with fries on the side) and they gave me the main course portion. As soon as the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Called into this restaurant on Wednesday evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Hadn't booked, but they were able to seat us outside in the evening sunshine. Great choice of meals, especially the specials board. Both of us had Swordfish - really good. Good choice of puddings too!! Really pleasent waiting staff and the service was good too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went with my husbands Mum for lunch. They had steak and I had the crab and crayfish salad. All the food was beautiful and the service was good. A small mistake was made as I had ordered the starter portion (with fries on the side) and they gave me the main course portion. As soon as the food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We've always considered the olive tree as a venue for a treat . The food , especially the seafood, is excellent and cooked perfectly . The service is excellent and on a bright summers day sitting outside having a glass or two of Sancerre and swordfish steak is perfect . I can't fault the place and I've been a dozen... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Ate here last night. Service is very good, quick and polite, and we didn't have to wait long for the food. I did think it was expensive at £7 for a glass of Prosecco and a £6.50 service charge added automatically. I wouldn't have minded this if we had been a large group, however for 2 it is steep. The... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Visited for dinner this week after hearing great reviews from friends. It was amazing. The selection of fresh fish on the menu is such a rarity and all the food was perfectly cooked, presented and the tastes were immense. The portion sizes were also very good. The service was very good. Our waiter, I believe his name was Mike, was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a table for four on a Saturday evening, the restaurant was not as busy as we had thought it might be. The service was friendly and efficient and when the food came it was very good quality and well presented. When the bill came the service charge had already been added (which always annoys me!) however they did... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

After entering The Olive Tree at about 7.30 pm on a Saturday evening, it was quiet but soon began to fill up.The food at this restaurant has always been of a high quality with an emphasis on a fish specials. Once again there was no disappointment in that respect or with the friendly and hard working servers. However, particularly as... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This restaurant is a lovely restaurant with very nice friendly staff, a good atmosphere and a good range of daily fresh fish dishes. However, the food was not as good as we expected which were a little bland. It was a very busy evening and other reviews are very positive about the food so we may just have been unlucky.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My friend and I visited The Olive Tree, on the 10/06/2015, on the recommendation of one of my work colleges. We booked a table for 7pm as we didn't want to be rushed after finishing work. However we arrived about 45mins early. I let the waitress know and it was fine for us to be seated early. We shared a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have visited this restaurant 3 times now. The first time we were treated by our cash strapped daughter a year or two ago, but had a splendid meal. We visited again shortly after, and again had a great meal, but we like this place so much that even though it is a bit away from the shops, we made... More 

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Additional Information about The Olive Tree

Address: 29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
Phone Number: 442380343333
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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?