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Olive

4 Lloyd Street, off Deansgate, Manchester M2 5AB, England
+44 (0)161 832 9090
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Ranked #51 of 1,655 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $56
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:45 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Was told about the steak at olive press so me and partner thought we would try it out. Absolutely gorgeous! Service was brilliant. Lovely restaurant, in a good location. Gorgeous food (especially the steak) great cocktails. Gutted it's not been open for a while but when it is back open it is worth the money!

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

With lots of competition in Manchester for Italian food, Olive is by far the most superior. With its rustic charm and non-pretentious staff and food, it makes for a very welcoming and friendly experience. The food is excellent quality, there was 8 of us in the party and we all said how good the food tasted. Although we were quite... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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