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The Olive Branch

Pier Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1DE, Wales
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Ranked #28 of 127 restaurants in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I went to this restaurant one Friday evening and was pleasantly surprised. The staff were really pleasant, the decor was comfortable and the options from the menu were vast. The friendly staff were more than happy to 'translate' the dishes so that I could make a good choice toward what I may have liked. The food was very tasty and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Been here many times - it's one of the highlights of our visits to Aberystwyth. The food is authentic and delicious, the decor and atmosphere are pleasant and evoke the eastern Med, and the staff are always friendly and welcoming. I hope to visit many more times! :-) (Note: Some meals are gluten free. Please ask them for information. I... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Rather surprisingly, my partner had never been to a Greek restaurant before. Staff were found to be very friendly; service was quick; and food very enjoyable. Whilst we found what we wanted on the menu ok; have to say I would have liked the choice of a Meze main course, as I have sampled elsewhere. Having looked at some of... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Where do I start? The place looked closed on arrival, there was no Greek beer despite being on the menu, the waitress insisted on telling us about the soup despite the fact we didn't want any (there wasn't any!!!), service was shockingly slow, it took 4 attempts to get a jug of water and the card payment wasn't working. The... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Always worth booking a window seat upstairs here; food is always good, often excellent and authentic. Service is also great! Olive Branch deserves to be more popular than it is...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I've been meaning to pay a visit to The Olive Branch for many years, and today we finally made it. We ordered Greek Salad and Potato Salad with coffee, it was perfect. The service was spot on, very friendly and attentive, lovely décor, we had a window table overlooking the pier and the prom. Recommended if your looking for Greek... More

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United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Although I went to Aberystwyth Uni for three years I never visited this restaurant whilst I was there, although friends of mine went here as a favourite dining spot. On a recent visit to Aber I thought it time to rectify this and booked a table. I will admit from the outside this doesn't look like much but the view... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My husband and I took our daughter back to Aberystwyth University yesterday and we usually go to one of the pubs for lunch but as my daughter, who is vegetarian, had eaten year recently we all went there for a lunchtime treat. The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and professional. My husband enjoyed his enormous English breakfast, whilst I had a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Three of us enjoyed dinner here during a trip to Aber and the food was excellent. I'm a vegetarian on an extra-limited diet and the staff was really helpful in selecting dishes that would be appropriate for me. It all tasted wonderful.

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sydney
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We have been regulars since the Olive Branch opened . This trip we called in twice for drinks and starters . Great watching the sunset with a glass of red and a selection of starters . We recommend the hummus , tyrokafteri, halloumi and lountza and the grilled sardines . All extremely flavoursome and fresh . A good selection of... More

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