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Olive Tree Restaurant

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French, Greek, Bistro
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34 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JJ, England
+44 (0)1543 263363
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Set in the heart of the cathedral city of Lichfield, The Olive Tree...
Set in the heart of the cathedral city of Lichfield, The Olive Tree Restaurant offers a casual and contemporary atmosphere, combined with authentic Mediterranean and European cuisine of the highest quality. Listed in the Via Michelin and Good Food Guides, the restaurant serves both express and a la carte menus, which are very reasonably priced to offer great value for money. There is always a wide and varied selection of vegetarian options, as well as an extensive wine list to complement any dish. The open kitchen invites you to watch your food being prepared from the finest and freshest ingredients before your meal is presented at one of the spacious wooden tables, ready to be enjoyed within the surroundings of a homely, rustic setting. The Olive Tree can also cater for special occasions, offering the opportunity to reserve the entire restaurant to ensure the perfect atmosphere for your celebration.
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  • 173
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great....again

I had the smoked haddock, my wife and daughter both had the salmon. Everyone agreed that the food was very well presented and exceptionally tasty. The deserts were excellent too. The service was efficient, polite and nothing was too much trouble. A memorable experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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shareshill
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I had the smoked haddock, my wife and daughter both had the salmon. Everyone agreed that the food was very well presented and exceptionally tasty. The deserts were excellent too. The service was efficient, polite and nothing was too much trouble. A memorable experience.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had a family Birthday / Bon Voyage Party for my sister. We were all very impressed with the food and the service. It's so nice to be served by friendly, efficient staff who really make you feel welcome, and are happy in their work. This was my second visit there and it won't be my last.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lovely as usual. I always love visiting this restaurant whenever I'm in town and can't wait to go again soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Really delicious food, me and my friends were looked after so well here. I always take a trip to the Olive Tree when visiting Lichfield as it is such good value for money. Would recommend to all.

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Went to the Olive Tree today on spur of the moment. Haven't been for about 8 years but it was as good as we remember. The set lunch menu is excellent value for money with generous portions. The service was attentive and friendly. Not sure why we had left it so long to return, but we shall be back.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Why do restaurants continually persist in the view that vegetarians do not eat very much? My starter was apparently a goats cheese tart. I could have put the whole thing in my mouth in one go had it not fallen apart as soon as I put my fork into it. My main course was Mediterranean roast vegetables. Three slices of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had three courses of some very very good food. The presentation was remarkable, when my starter was delivered ( haggis fritters) our friends just said "masterchef! Excellent, friendly service, nothing too much trouble. Will keep visiting this restaurant, it has never let us down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

What a fantastic place to eat , food all fresh and quick service from the friendly staff who always checked everything was ok for you even though the place was packed even on a Monday lunch , good choice of food and drinks and very good prices it makes a change from the rubbish you eat at many of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Wanted to give this small but pleasant restaurant a 3 1/2 rating. Nice dining experience with a limited though interesting menu.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place was recommended by a local antique shop owner. The scones were home made and possibly the best I have ever had. Great accompanied by some strawberry jam and clotted cream

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Additional Information about Olive Tree Restaurant

Address: 34 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JJ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1543 263363
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Lichfield
Average Prices: USD 14 - 22
Cuisine: French, Greek, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Lichfield
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1543 263363

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 22
  • Cuisine: French, Greek, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Set in the heart of the cathedral city of Lichfield, The Olive Tree Restaurant offers a casual and contemporary atmosphere, combined with authentic Mediterranean and European cuisine of the highest quality. Listed in the Via Michelin and Good Food Guides, the restaurant serves both express and a la carte menus, which are very reasonably priced to offer great value for money. There is always a wide and varied selection of vegetarian options, as well as an extensive wine list to complement any dish. The open kitchen invites you to watch your food being prepared from the finest and freshest ingredients before your meal is presented at one of the spacious wooden tables, ready to be enjoyed within the surroundings of a homely, rustic setting. The Olive Tree can also cater for special occasions, offering the opportunity to reserve the entire restaurant to ensure the perfect atmosphere for your celebration.

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