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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 #49 of 1,647 restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Restaurant itself ok, centrally located in Manchester, staff very friendly, service good, food average, just very pricey

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Kirkby Lonsdale
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visited Olive last week for lunch - great service, tasty food and very friendly. Drinks a tad expensive however overall very good

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Visited last night with my wife as we were in town for a night out. Didn't have a booking, just rocked up and were prepared to wait with a drink in the bar. However there was no need as despite being obviously popular and busy on the night the friendly waitress found us a table straight away. We both shared... More

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durham
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Called in here for a spot of lunch before visiting coronation street tour. They didn't have a lunch time special which I found hard to believe in this day and age where restaurants are in abundance. We ordered the house rose at 20 pound a bottle. Extortionate I thought but it was very nice never the less. We ordered garlic... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Had a really lovely meal last night here beautifully cooked well presented and staff friendly and attentive good choice on menu and was hard pressed to know what to order it all looked lovely felt the price was reasonable.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This resturant was pleasant inside and had hard working and friendly staff who were very attentive. I had a lovely steak but pasta and other dishes looked great. We had selection of starters and nice bottle of wine. Good value and service.

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Matthew L, Manager at Olive, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for your review of Olive. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and I will pass on your positive comments to our staff. Are you an Olive member? We have lots of exciting news coming soon. Best Regards More

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My friend and I visited Olive having not really heard much about it, and after my friend had found an offer online. The restaurant was fairly quiet, so we were served quickly. The waiter who served us was very professional and friendly, and took really good care of us. For main I had the mushroom and pancetta risotto, it was... More

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Matthew L, Manager at Olive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your risotto. We look forward to your future visits. The Olive Team More

Shotton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and I have eaten here several times and it is our first choice restaurant in Manchester. The food is fantastic and the service is brilliant. The great thing about this restaurant is the atmosphere. The staff all seem to actually enjoy working there which is most unusual. if you are in Manchester and want a brilliant meal with... More

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Matthew L, General Manager at Olive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and please make sure you are an Olive member as we have lots of exciting news coming soon. Best Regards The Olive Team More

Hitchin
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Dined here 25th June 2014 with 5 work colleagues at around 6:30 pm. I had a tuna Steak on Aubergine and ordered a spinach side. French Beans arrived instead. Hey ho. The restaurant was busy but we sat for a good few minutes before having drinks orders taken. Food was hot and tasty but with many other options within walking... More

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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Went here for a meal on a Friday night with my girlfriend. We had booked a table and got seated straight away. I wasn't too keen on our place as we were behind the bar and quite close to other tables and I felt in the way. A couple came in after us without a reservation and got a much... More

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Matthew L, Manager at Olive, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and positive comments. We look forward to your future visits with your girlfriend. Best Regards The Olive Team More

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