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Olive Tree Restaurant

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Greek, Bistro
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34 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JJ, England
+44 (0)1543 263363
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 33
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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!!!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband and I took a rare dinner out and chose The Olive Tree. It had been months since our last disappointing visit. But always prepared to give a second chance. I had the Goats cheese tart. It was awful. The pasty was hard and I struggled to cut it. However the biggest problem was the flavour. Salt overload. I... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Just had one of our regular trip outs to the Olive Tree for my mothers 80th birthday. Every time we go the food is great but the new menu is outstanding - spoilt for choice on both the starter and main menus and with a pud thrown in for just under £11 whats not to like? Service is friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

I visited olive tree with my family excellent service and great food :) with defiantly be returning.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

after being unimpressed with alot of the chain resturants in Lichfield myself and a group of friends decided to visit The Olive Tree for our Wednesday night meal and boy am I glad we did. It was 3 courses for £16.95 and the standard was impeccable of the food. I had the fillet steak which was £14 and the best... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you want a lunch where there is a menu with a wide variety of choice this small restaurant is the perfect place. Fish, pasta and meat dishes are all represented and at reasonable prices. The adequate portions make enjoying the 3-courses we chose a very satisfying experience. A nice touch is the bread and olives placed on the table... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Nothing to get excited about, average food which is perhaps a little overpriced. Unfortunately sat at the back of the restaurant near to the kitchen and felt the table was in the way of waiting staff all night.

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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: 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: Greek, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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