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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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94% Recommend
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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
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Longhope, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Ended our visit here on our last evening. Had a meal for four with starters, drinks and desserts and it was absolutely fantastic. Well presented, well cooked with staff who knew what they were talking about. I honestly couldn't fault anything about the atmosphere, food or staff. If you're in Bruges and this type of food takes your fancy you... More

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Nanaimo
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I am constantly amazed at some of the reviewers who rate restaurants that have not actually had a meal in!! Despite these sad reviews from people who complained that they were not given a table because they had not made reservations (what a surprise) I took it upon myself and the advice of a fellow traveler to go to the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We dined her on the last day of our three day honeymoon following two other very good meals out. We tried to dine on the Monday but there was no available tables so booked to return Wednesday, so glad we did. We had the onion pies and the meatballs to start, very nice and the sauce and feta dip delicious,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Absolutely superb! An amazing meal. Couldn't fault it at all. I only wish we hadn't found it on our last night! Whatever you do......eat here!

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London
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

When we arrived, although it wasn't busy, we were told that our table wasn't ready - so that sat the four of us at a table for 5 for a while, before they moved us to a table for 4 - but whilst we were there, no 5 arrived for the table that we'd been moved from - which was... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We visited Bruges last week and ate at this Restaurant one evening, didn't book but only just got in. The owners (Brother and Sister) are Greek and very friendly . The food and it's presentation are excellent, we would go back without any hesitation. We were given a complimentary dessert and wine possibly because it was my birthday.

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Busy, friendly and charming Greek owners provide great welcome serving some of the best Greek dishes I have sampled. The aubergine in honey and sesame seed starter is delicious. Need to book unless you charm your way in on the promise of being through in an hour!

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Thanks again, TA, for pointing us in the right direction. Olive Tree was a terrific restaurant with fresh, tasty, well cooked food. The decor was a nice touch - with everything done up in olive wood. We started with the "mixed dip", four different dips with outstanding pita bread. Then we had the main dishes of stuffed chicken breast (with... More

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