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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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  • 164
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
nickibeere
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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Derbyshire, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Just home from a meal in the olive tree with my husband and 6 year old son and I am making another meal for myself as I am still starving. The pasta portion I got was smaller than what I'd normally feed my son. There is no children's menu so they charged £13 for him to have salmon pasta. All... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Arrived 10 mins before opening time and was asked if would like to sit inside, service was excellent and we could not fault the food we ordered. There was a good variety on the menu and was really spoilt for choice, also when we told the staff we were going to the theatre they made sure we didn't wait very... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Though it is far from the largest restaurant in Lichfield this small gem does shine bright. The food was truly excellent and the service perfect and friendly. The value is exceptional for the degree of quality. The starters were on the table with surprising rapidity, the mains was the best T bone I have ever had and I have had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went to the Olive Tree for the first time today and absolutely loved it. Food was fresh, reasonably priced and delicious. I'm a vegetarian and there was plenty I could eat on the menu. The atmosphere was welcoming and the staff could not have been any more helpful, polite and friendly. Lovely restaurant, definitely worth a visit.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Five people, 3 courses with drinks £105. Food was excellent. We had tagliatelle, chowder and salads for starters...they were all excellent. For mains my wife had the braised beef which she said was superb. My son and his girlfriend had the sausages and chorizo, they both said they made a good choice. My daughter had the pasta...she loved it. I... More 

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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

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

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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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 - 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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