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The Olive Tree

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new town Street | Castlebar, Castlebar, Ireland
0949038812
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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

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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Tasty authentic food in great atmosphere

We - a family of five - had an amazing late lunch at the Olive tree yesterday tasting the delicious food and taking in the lovely relaxed and calming atmosphere of the cosy restaurant. Although my three young kids had not tasted very much Eastern Mediterranean Food they very hugs fans... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Clare O
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Ballinasloe, Ireland
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Ballinasloe, Ireland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We - a family of five - had an amazing late lunch at the Olive tree yesterday tasting the delicious food and taking in the lovely relaxed and calming atmosphere of the cosy restaurant. Although my three young kids had not tasted very much Eastern Mediterranean Food they very hugs fans immediately and quickly cleared their plates. The falafel were... More 

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Mullingar, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

One of Caslebar's hidden gems. Unfortunately if you don't know about this place you could easily miss out on a great treat. Authentic north african cuisine, great service and a lovely atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I've been frequenting the olive tree for 8 years and more. I have never had a bad experience. The staff bend over backwards to ensure a good experience and enjoyable meal. Attention to detail is great and now that I'm a regular Mustapha and Co ensure that my plate will not contain foods I cannot tolerate. This simple gesture ensures... More 

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Perth
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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
24 helpful votes 24 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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?