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Olive

4 Lloyd Street, off Deansgate, Manchester M2 5AB, England (Manchester City Centre)
+44 (0)161 832 9090
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Ranked #36 of 1,616 restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $22 - $56
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manchester City Centre
Description: Olive Restaurant & Bar in Manchester is a few steps off Deansgate, was voted best working lunch venue in town, but it’s great for pre-theatre and family meals too. The dining room blends rustic Italian with modern style. Think exposed brick, farmhouse furniture, cool lighting and sleek bar. Only the freshest ingredients go into the classic and innovative Italian dishes; such as handmade artisan pastas, stone-baked pizzas, lighter salads and a selection of meat and fish. We are child friendly and feature a dedicated healthy menu, make-your-own pizzas and miniature versions of any dish on the menu. Our exemplerary service is renowned throughout Manchester and we strive to ensure everyone will return time and time again.
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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Went for my daughters birthday (recommendation from a friend) Excellent meal. Pretty good price. We all enjoyed it.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It was our first time to visit the restaurant & we throughly enjoyed the experience. Our waiter for the evening was Robin he was very attentive & very knowledgable about the menu. They have a very nice menu with lots of choices, catering for all tastes. I had the beetroot & mozzarella starter which was very well presented & tasted... More

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Matthew L, Manager at Olive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we are pleased to know you enjoyed your first visit to Olive & we will pass on the compliments to Robin and the team. Have you signed up to our membership? All the details are on our website. We hope to see you soon,The Olive team. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Food was average. Pizzas were nice however I had mash as a side with my dish which was definitely microwaved 'smash' mash. Good atmosphere and service however I probably wont be visiting again as expected a little more from the quality of the food.

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Matthew L, Manager at Olive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Please let me thank you for your feedback regarding your visit to Olive. We take great pride in the quality of our food and your feedback is essential. I am sorry that on this occasion the mash potato was not of the quality you would expect. If you wish to discuss this further please do not hesistate to... More

Manchester
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203 reviews 203 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have been coming to Olive over the last 2 years, at least 8 times a year, I would say will soon be hitting my 20th visit. I have introduced lots of family and friends to Olive who all then come back again. Consistently good, never once had a bad meal. Value, food and service is something alot of other... More

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Matthew L, Manager at Olive, responded to this review

Thank your for your second positive review and we are so pleased you enjoy Olive. We look forward to your 20th and many more visits. The Olive team More

Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Really like this place - atmosphere and style are right up my street. Good beer and wine, great food, kids love it, big enough for parties, good value - need I say more?!

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Matthew L, Manager at Olive, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you and your children enjoyed your meal. See you soon to make some pizza's. The Olive Team More

Cheshire
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We visits on a Saturday night and it was very busy. Has to be said that the staff were fantastic and managed to strike a fantastic balance between professionalism and personality so even though our table wasn't ready on time, they dealt with it perfectly and we didn't mind a short wait. Varied menu and food was okay but nothing... More

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Matthew L, Manager at Olive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kinds words about the quality of service you received during your recent visit. It is always appreciated when people notice the hard work from our staff. I am however saddened that the quality of the food was not to the standard that you would expect. If you wish to discuss this further please contact... More

Gisburn, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Can't fault the premises and concept. We each had a delicious 2 course a la carte lunch with a large glass of good wine. Open view of kitchen. Friendly and efficient.

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Matthew L, Manager at Olive, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch at Olive. The Olive Team More

Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Ate there at lunchtime with a 20% off for members when booked online. Lovely food, decent excellent service and an excellent bottle of wine! I had a pasta dish, my partner had a salad, we shared cheese cake and we had a bottle of red all for around £40. Next day with not many ideas for an evening meal before... More

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Matthew L, Manager at Olive, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed both your visits to Olive. We look forward to seeing you again soon. The Olive Team More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is the 2nd time I've been here now. I loved it last time and I loved it again this time. Came this time on a Sunday afternoon. The place is lovely, authentic and clean with a good atmosphere. The staff are mostly superb - professional and friendly. The food is amazing. I had the BBQ Chicken pizza followed by... More

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Matthew L, Manager at Olive, responded to this review

Thank you for your reviews and tweets. See you soon. The Olive team More

Wigan, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A family birthday, the 4 of us went to Olive for the first time, having read the reviews. We were not disappointed. Started with a raspberry mojito, then had the sharing platters for starters, accompanied by some fantastic rosemary and salted garlic bread. Mains kept up the standard - slow roasted duck rigatoni was just right - not too rich,... More

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Matthew L, Manager at Olive, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your meal at Olive and thank you for your review. See you soon The Olive team. More

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