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Olive Tree

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Cafe, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Lower Wharf, Bude EX23 8LG, England
+44 1288 359577
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Description: Olive Tree is the perfect place to relax and enjoy Alfresco Dinning beside...
Olive Tree is the perfect place to relax and enjoy Alfresco Dinning beside Bude's picturesque Canal or inside our spacious restaurant and conservatory.
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  • 266
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent chicken caesar salad

We lunched here on a day when the olive tree was busy, but service was very pleasant and friendly, and we were told in advance that there might be some delay from the kitchen, which was not a problem for us. The restaurant has seating both indoors and out. Certainly somewhere we would be happy to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Helen S
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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  • Scenic view
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English first
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We lunched here on a day when the olive tree was busy, but service was very pleasant and friendly, and we were told in advance that there might be some delay from the kitchen, which was not a problem for us. The restaurant has seating both indoors and out. Certainly somewhere we would be happy to visit again.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very friendly service, beautiful food, excellent environment. Good understanding of allergies and cater well for gluten and dairy free.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A mixed bag. Service, by the young staff very good. Food, very fresh, and very good, the sparkling camelford wine excellent,but leaving melted clingfilm on my childs steak, was pretty poor.Where did the clingfilm come from?, obviosly the plate was not checked ,poor. Okay, they were very sorry, we didn't pay for the steak, and we were given a free... More 

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Bude, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We walked in without booking, to friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. We were looked after by friendly cheerful staff. The food was lovely, well presented, and fresh cooked to perfection. Sitting along the side of the canal at Bude it's also a lovely setting. Thank you 10/10 we will be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We booked a table on the first Saturday of our holidays and will be back. All three courses were excellent, especially the steaks. The staff were cheerful and attentive without being overbearing. Just the sort of place we like.

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Cranleigh, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited this resturant on a recent trip to Bude. Its in a lovely location right by the docks and canal. It was a beautiful evening so the resturant was busy. The food was amazing.. to an extemely high quality. Would 100% eat here again if in Bude again :)

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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Last minute decision to eat here but managed to get a table. Lovely lounge area waiting to be seated enjoying a very nice wine. As we were eating late there were none of the specials left but to me that indicates they really were specials and fresh. Had prawns to start and then chicken my hubby had mackerel terrine and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My family and I are regular visitors to the Olive Tree as we also have a holiday home in the area and this Bisto is absolutely marvellous! I have Coeliac disease and frankly this is the only place where I feel 100% confident that I will not be ill. The staff are polite, friendly and bend over backwards to ensure... More 

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Visited with 3 adults and 4 teenagers and all found something on menu which offered small and large portions of each dish and good specials choice Despite being busy staff were friendly and accommodating and we did not wait long We sat inside which was nice nicely furnished and decorated Recommended

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We waited 40 minutes for our food and I'm still giving the Olive Tree 5/5. The staff were friendly and told us about the wait straight away. We chose to stay because I think they serve the nicest food in Bude and have one of the best locations, right by the canal. In our group we had the ploughmans; the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower Wharf, Bude EX23 8LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude
  • Phone Number: +44 1288 359577

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 37
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Olive Tree is the perfect place to relax and enjoy Alfresco Dinning beside Bude's picturesque Canal or inside our spacious restaurant and conservatory.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?