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The Olive Branch

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Pier Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1DE, Wales
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place

We popped in on the of chance to eat as we love Greek food , very cosy and clean ordered meat balls off the day menu , unfortunately they got it wrong as this time we both wanted chips but got rice , but that was soon sorted , the food was good not the best I have eaten but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Ru55f1701
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Healing, United Kingdom
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly one of the best Greek meals that we have ever had. And not arty-farty sized portions either. Real, fill your boots portions that leave you struggling to move afterwards. The only regret that we had is that as we went in September, we couldn't see the view as it was too dark - it's right on the... More 

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Thank Adam C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent all round very friendly staff and good food very busy ,look forward to going back.had a coffee in the morning again so accommodating.

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Thank Wayne R
Healing, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We popped in on the of chance to eat as we love Greek food , very cosy and clean ordered meat balls off the day menu , unfortunately they got it wrong as this time we both wanted chips but got rice , but that was soon sorted , the food was good not the best I have eaten but... More 

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Thank Ru55f1701
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Went here for a pre-Christmas lunch and we were seated in the bay window upstairs with beautiful views out to sea. We had a platter of dips with bread to start - all were delicious, especially the melitzanasalata (aubergine). The main courses (falafel, meatballs and Greek sausages) were all very good and the portion sizes generous. Would definitely visit again.

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Thank Maberley35
Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Just popped in for lunch as we were in a rush. The service was fine, pleasant staff but sadly there were some disappointing elements. Firstly the menu was quite different to the evening one and things didn't seem to match what is quite Greek in the evening. Secondly the food just wasn't great, it tasted like it had been cooked,... More 

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Thank Hannahj0y
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Food was over cooked, under seasoned and poorly presented. Staff seemed helpful bt would lurk over you wldnt recommend

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Thank Karis A
Norwich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Eating here was a bit of a last resort as the other places that we wanted to try were fully booked. I was not encouraged by the "sorry, we cannot accept card payments" sign, as that can be a sign of a business in trouble. Anyway, I'm pleased to say my fears were groundless, and I'm pleased to recommend this... More 

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Thank Elmore58
Stroud, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We visited this restaurant when we were looking for an early evening meal before going to the cinema. We found this one open when many were closing or not yet open. The staff were charming and welcoming and and we soon relaxed. The food was freshly prepared and delicious. There was a good range of dishes on the menu and... More 

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Thank Elaine G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

delicious fresh greek food, all enjoyed by all - would have liked a glass of retzina but other than that - delightful. very pleasant staff too - thank you!

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Thank joco613
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Went on for dinner on a Saturday night service was friendly and quick.The food was just like being in Greece quite plain but that's Greek food for you! Would definitely go again ...food reasonably priced ...drinks added up a bit ..Mythos beer !

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Thank Cathy G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pier Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1DE, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?