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The Olive Tree

Wollestraat 3, Bruges, Belgium
050.33.00.81
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Ranked #6 of 523 restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Fantastic host's, who made us feel that welcome, that we ate there the following evening also. Food to a very high quality, pitta bread astonishing, along with the King pawns in chilli sauce, mouth watering, a definite if you are a foody........ will be back.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I found this restaurant by chance when walking through the town centre and decided to give it a try. We did not regret our decision! The atmosphere was lovely and relaxed, with great background music the and food was just delicious and beautifully presented. I had the vegetarian Moussaka and my husband had the cheese stuffed chicken... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went for a late dinner and had read reviews about this restaurant but with the olive tree name assumed it was Italian. We were more than pleasantly surprised to find it is in fact owned by a lovely Greek fella. The whole place has a really good atmosphere and the food is wonderful. We shared the mixed plates to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic restaurant the food is simple but really good quality I had the lamb and it was cooked to perfection. The service is also friendly and their was a real sense that they wanted to make sure you enjoyed your visit will go again in we are back in Brugge

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We booked this as my wife needs a gluten free diet as she is a coeliac and we had been advised that gluten free food was not so easy to find in Belgium. The owners responded to our email regarding this promptly and we had two meals in the evening here which were, apart from being gluten-free, beautifully cooked in... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Like everyone else I read the excellent reviews so went in search of the warm welcome and great hospitality. When I arrived at the restaurant there were only two other seated tables. I asked for a table for one, the waitress (without speaking) pointed to the back of the restaurant. There was a table for two next to the toilet,... More

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ParisOliveTree, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Dear you arrived in our restaurant without reservation and we point you in a table that you didn't like and you ask if you can have diner in the tables in front and we respond that they were reserved and after you left.if you had made a reservation it would be so much better for you.we are a small restaurant... More

Bruges
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely warm atmosphere, with fantastic food. Topped off by a family run team who ensure a very relaxing ambience.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

After being turned away from the majority of restaurants in Bruges as they were "full" and not being given any waiting times it was refreshing to be accommodated at the Olive Tree! We picked it due to good reviews on Tripadvisor. The food and décor was lovely! My only criticism was the lack of vegetarian options. The owner was however... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

From the moment you enter The Olive Tree, you are welcomed by the owner and his staff. The atmosphere is one of warmth and comfort. The menu has many delicious choices and all are cooked to perfection. It's one of the few places I've encountered in Bruges where the staff is attentive and very friendly. The house white wine is... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were lucky enough to eat here during our recent stay in Bruges. Firstly, the food is good - fairly simple, but really well executed and tasty. But what makes this restaurant really special is the service, and how lovely and friendly the owners are. They took time out to chat to us, we got free lemon cake (delicious), and... More

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