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The Olive Tree

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Wollestraat 3, Bruges, Belgium
050.33.00.81
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 805
    Excellent
  • 172
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

Spent 3 nights in Bruges and decided too book the Olive tree before arriving in Bruges. Was well worth booking I'm advance as the food was lovely authentic Greek food. I can recommend the starter platter which comes with the set menu and the moussaka. Would definitely go back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
JamesD0288
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Birmingham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had high expectations after looking at the reviews and whilst the whole evening was lovely we were not blown away as we had hoped. Food service was very slow taking 45 minutes for starters and then having Main courses within 2 minutes of them Being cleared away was a little off putting. The service from the waiting staff however was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Spent 3 nights in Bruges and decided too book the Olive tree before arriving in Bruges. Was well worth booking I'm advance as the food was lovely authentic Greek food. I can recommend the starter platter which comes with the set menu and the moussaka. Would definitely go back!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Loved this place! Booked ahead after seeing the reviews on here, and it did not disappoint. We had the sharing platter to start which was lovely. The staff are really friendly and make you feel very welcome. A nice relaxed meal. Worth booking. Wish I could go here again!

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Durham
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41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It's easy to see why this restaurant is so highly rated on Tripadvisor. The staff are very friendly and professional, the atmosphere is relaxed and the food is delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here and will return on our next visit to Bruges. We would recommend booking as we saw a large number of people being turned away.

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Simply sais: I have never eaten better, tastier and more refined Greek food outside of Greece than in this restaurant... Prices are very reasonable, especially considering the far more expensive tourist traps around this area (the Market Square). Service comes with the absolutely unique Greek "philoxenia" (love and care for guests and visitors) and you might be pleasantly surprised by... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

mousaka with pork - meat !!!!! and they call that real greek cuisine ??? the price was not low ... and would expect real lamb !!

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

Dear, We are surprised that you thought it was pork meat in our Moussaka because 9 years now we use only BEEF to make the moussaka. We grow up in Greece in the island of Lesvos and we always use beef to make the Traditional Greek Moussaka (grandmother recipe) and NOT lamb. Maybe in other region or other restaurant to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Following the advice on TA I booked this restaurant as we were arriving on a Monday when a lot of restaurants are closed. We had a lovely meal. It is not the cheapest, but is well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Delicious, authentic Greek food. Family-run with fresh homemade recipes and faultless service. Certainly one of the best eats in Bruges - highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

You must go to this spectacular restaurant. Food is amazing, reasonable prices, good wine, excellent service, well located! Make a reservation to ensure you get a table when you want!

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West Sussex
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Visited here during my second trip to Bruges having seen it the first time. We had to make a reservation the day before as the restaurant is fairly small and a number of people were turned away. However if you come a little later, around 9pm, some of the earlier bookings have left and you may be lucky. The staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wollestraat 3, Bruges, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: 050.33.00.81

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?