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The Olive Tree

29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
023 8034 3333
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Ranked #49 of 622 Restaurants in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $31
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Have been to the olive tree many times now and every time has been great. I have had quiet lunchs and evening meals in a packed out restaurant and the service was impeccable at both times of the day. The waiters are friendly and there is a great choice of food on the menus and the special board. Lovely food... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I've visited The Olive Tree several times over the past few years and twice in the past month where I have noticed a great improvement in the food , the service and choice has always been great but there were some really nice additions to the menu and the specials board of mainly fish dishes was great. I have a... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was part of a large group here for lunch at a weekend. The service was excellent and the (pre-ordered) food arrived promptly. All the diners were very satisfied with what we ate and the price we paid. Can highly recommend.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The food here was outstanding, one of the best meals I have eaten and coming from a family of great cooks, that says a lot! I cleared my plates sparkling clean! Friendly service, great atmosphere, 100% recommend!

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This place would probably be good for a small group or couple! but we were a group of 10 and the service consisted of how many drinkes we wanted??? none of the your food wil be with you soon!! so after nearley 1 hour our food arrived some really good and some really dry like it was left on the... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Really good lunch with fantastic wine, lots to choose from with loads of fresh caught fish. Defiantly would go back. Good calamari

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Decided to have lunch in Oxford Street on a sunny Friday lunchtime in early October, wanted to sit outside and fancied trying The Olive Tree. Went with my son and we were not disappointed. The service was faultless as was the food. Good selection of starters and main courses on the main menu and the specials were all seafood/fish which... More

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Hampshire
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32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We enjoyed an early evening dinner at the Olive Tree. The menu offers quite a good choice and the thing which did impress was their ready willingness to substitute certain vegetables for a fussy eater! In my case I did not want a mixture of cabbage and mash with a fish dish and the alternative was very tasty. I have... More

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jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Busy place but caring staff and food surprisingly good when they have a captive audience. Good range of beers and a menu that could suit most tastes

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Decided last minute to eat out and decided on Oxford Street. Looked at several eateries before deciding on the Olive Tree as we hadn't been there for a while. Had difficulty choosing what to have as there were lots of nice things on the specials board but hubby and I both chose moules for starters and we were glad we... More

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