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Olive Tree Restaurant

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34 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JJ, England
+44 (0)1543 263363
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 159
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 15
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  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Friendly welcome

Good service and really tasty food. Good value for lunch. Not majorly fancy, however a nice setting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Lisa W
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west Midlands
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
west Midlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Good service and really tasty food. Good value for lunch. Not majorly fancy, however a nice setting.

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Burton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Called into The Olive Tree on a Monday evening at 6.45ish without a reservation. Only one table was occupied but by 7.30 most tables were taken and there was a nice atmosphere in the place. Waitress was very friendly and service was efficient. Good menu with lots of choice but I wasn't wowed by my meal unfortunately. My starter of... More 

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Horsham sussex
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140 reviews 140 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We were surprised how busy this restaurant was on a Monday evening. The girl who served was lovely and did say there might be a delay as she was on her own. In fact we did not wait very long at all and all4 meals were great.

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Arrived at 6.15 and received a nice greeting. Very well spaced tables so your not sitting cramped to other diners. Menu and drinks prompt. I ordered the braised beef and asked if this cam with vegetables and was told not . I ordered a side of mash and a side of mixed vegetable as a result at an extra cost... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Olive Tree has a restaurant at Wychnor, the local spa resort called The Olive tree at Wychnor. I have eaten there on numerous occasions. The food is always good, the service is good and the views from the restaurant are fabulous, looking over the fields to the spires of Lichfield Cathedral in the distance. It is a great place... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Popped in here on a whim with a friend after the restaurant we were going to go to was closed. They were quite busy, and so we were lucky to get the last table. The restaurant has a good menu with great choices available. We had the two-course prix fixe menu, can't remember what I had, but it was lovely,... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The cafe style interior had put me off a visit for some time but please on't make the same mistake. The food is superb with a varied menu; the service from all the girls is warm and efficient and to top it all the price is very reasonable for such quality food. Portions are also plus sized. I will definitely... More 

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Sutton Coldfield
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The food was really lovely,,service very good, ambience very pleasant. Very good value, and wine prices very reasonable,.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Visiting friends in Lichfield and they took us to this town centre restaurant for Saturday night dinner. They had been before but were a little disappointed with the food on this occasion. The menu is reasonably varied. I had calamari as a starter which was fine and the steak in peppercorn sauce was very good value at £12 . Good... More 

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Lichfield
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We held our wedding breakfast here back in November and it was perfect. Initially it was quite difficult to get hold of Matt the owner, but once we did everything was fine. We reserved the whole restaurant. He didnt make us select one or two dishes but let us agree a menu of 4/5 choices for each course, which our... More 

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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 13 - 21
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, 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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