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Olive Tree Restaurant

34 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JJ, England
+44 (0)1543 263363
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Ranked #4 of 115 Restaurants in Lichfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $23
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We used to be regulars but a couple of meals were not up to par. However, we decided to give it another go. The menu isn't really geared up for children but the staff were very helpful. We had a lovely meal and really did enjoy it.

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Walsall
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Visited this restaurant last Wednesday for a meal with a friend. After reading the reviews we were expecting exceptional food. Sadly this wasn't the case. The food was ok, but very average. We had mushrooms for starter which were very nice. The main course was the let down really. My friend ordered a pasta dish which on arrival looked as... More

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Lichfield, Staffordshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Had lunch with a friend at The Olive Tree today. It was very very good. Everything we ate was great - the wine was good and he service friendly but unobtrusive. The menu was really varied and I could have happily eaten most of it. The Thai fishcake starter comes particularly highly recommended. The portions are not huge but actually... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

I visited the Olive Tree for lunch with a friend on Saturday 6th September. I was a little apprehensive at first as the exterior is not very appealing. I need not have worried. As soon as we walked through the door we were met by a friendly waitress who quickly took us to our reserved table. With a flash of... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went with friends on a Wednesday but plenty of customers - a good sign. The complimentary bread with olives certainly a cut above the usual taster. Four different starters, three different main courses and three different desserts. That's between us - not each of course and all well presented and very tasty. If it had been expensive we'd have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

first visit to the olive tree in lichfield staffs it was for my husbands birthday ,certainly not disapointing,two courses for £12.95 not a large restaurant but very pleasant ,courses are not large ,but suited us fine ,if you require extra there is a choice very pleasant waitress ,,served us it was a lovely relaxing evening ,with a bottle of wine... More

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I went for the first time with a friend, the 2 course meal we both had was good. Nicely presented starters and the main course was enjoyable. Nice girl who served us. We both commented we would go again

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Sydney, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The food was pleasant enough, and we particularly liked two of the starters, prawn and mango salad and the chicken livers dish. Too much cream in the mains. Staff were lovely and the restaurant was full so quite noisy - when we asked them to turn down the doof-doof they did. Really unnecessary "music". Then the volume level of talking... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food here is absolutely heavenly, yet the prices are very reasonable. The Olive Tree is welcoming and relaxing; the best meal out I've ever had. Well worth a visit.

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Midlands, UK
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177 restaurant reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Ate here on a Friday night not too long ago and find it to be a very nice place. We had booked but our table had been put up to the back by the kitchen; they allowed us to move without too much fuss – shame the toilets are in the center of the main wall since it is difficult... More

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