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The Olive Tree

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new town Street | Castlebar, Castlebar, Ireland
0949038812
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Today
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Gem - easy vegan + gluten free food, tasty and a great price!

Walking into this restaurant was like being transported to a cultural oasis in the middle east... excellent theming and cultural artefacts around the place. Mustapha, who served us, was extremely friendly and helpful and helped us out in finding what was suitable for us on the menu - which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
Valeriaaa89
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Perth
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Perth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Walking into this restaurant was like being transported to a cultural oasis in the middle east... excellent theming and cultural artefacts around the place. Mustapha, who served us, was extremely friendly and helpful and helped us out in finding what was suitable for us on the menu - which turned out to be a lot!!! We had a veritable feast... More 

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Castlebar, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Welcoming staff, beautiful tasty food and delicious tea. This is a little gem in Castlebar and transports you to another time. You could easily sit for ages, catching up over tea and lunch. I cannot fault this place and every time I go I wonder why I don't go more often. Amazing value for money and always a satisfied tummy!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to stumble on an authentic Middle Eastern cafe in Castlebar. While the opening hours are not especially geared for tourists we managed to dine early evening before a 7 pm close. The owner was welcoming & friendly & seemed to know a lot of the local customers very well. While disappointed that the avocado & crab... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

This place is a little hidden gem! Full marks! I would highly recommend, in particular, the fish cakes! Coffee's great too and the staff are wonderful :-)

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Westport, Mayo, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Really enjoyed a special celebration lunch out here with my wife on our wedding anniversary. We shared stuffed vine leaves, falafel and sweet potato chips for starters, and enjoyed Lamb kiddo meatballs with rice and crabmeat salad for mains. All finished off with a little lemon meringue and blackcurrant roulade :) Service was prompt, efficient and friendly without being intrusive.... More 

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Castlebar, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

I have been to the Olive Tree plenty of times and it is always top class food and service. I have tried almost everything on the menu, paninis, salads, crab cakes, currys, fresh fish, falafel, pittas etc and have never been disappointed. All the food is fresh and flavourful and the prices are reasonable. The staff are always pleasant and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Absolutely by far the best place to eat in the West of Ireland. Been here many many times and have never been disappointed

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stumbled upon this place quite accidentally and I'm really glad we did. There is a nice selection of food on offer. I'm a big fan of their sweet potato fries. The guy who runs it is really pleasant and will have a chat with everyone that comes through the doors. I've been in a few times and everything I've tried... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The food was super and the service was very good, delicious authentic Algeria good food in an unsuspecting little place, definitely recommend it.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Got to the restaurant based on the reviews... Maybe it is not the prettiest place in Castlebar (decor quite dated and menus a little worn) but OH MY!!! the food was so good! We had dinner portions of the Greek style lamb steak with roasted peppers, courgettes and aubergine and Moroccan meatballs with cous cous... Both portions were massive and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: new town Street | Castlebar, Castlebar, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Castlebar
  • Phone Number: 0949038812

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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