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The Olive Tree

On Town Hall Square, corner of Gilford, Corfu Town, Greece
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Ranked #71 of 104 Restaurants in Corfu Town
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Nice restaurant located in the heart of the old town. Great for a relaxing lunch. Friendly staff, but they were slow bringing out drinks. We had halloumi on tomatoes to start which I highly recommend and the salmon for mains which was amazing. I do think it was slightly overpriced though. Definitely worth checking out, but there are better restaurants... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

29 August 2014 Looked like a lovely place, however unless you are happy to wait ALL NIGHT to get your starter let alone the rest of the meal I would avoid this place. The service is what I can only describe as a random - literally. We were a table of 3 (me & my husband & 8 year old... More

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Midlands, UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We sat outside and ate here whilst on holiday. Service was good but we ate early as we have a toddler. Portions were decent size. Food enjoyable but no the best we have ever had. All round package with location bumped it up though. Worth a try.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We popped in for lunch during a visit to Corfu town. As there was heavy rain at the time we opted to dine within the restaurant, but there is outside (and covered) seating area for the more adventurous. My wife had the moussaka and I decided to give the stifado (a traditional slow cooked beef and onion stew) a try,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

The food was very good here and the price seemed comparable to other restaurants in the area. The location is also really lovely. The only down side was that the service was a bit slow.

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Whitburn, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The restaurants on the main square in front of the old fortress were all so busy and overpriced so we ventured just ever so slightly into the beautiful wee town square. The menu and location of the Olive Tree won us over so we happily ate here. Our halloumi starter was quite rubbery and the tzatziki was toooooo thick and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I particularly enjoyed the quality of food at this restaurant and it has a good, central location and a good selection of Greek specialities on the menu. Although the restaurant was full, I didn't feel that the service was especially slow. The rushing waiters seems to be the norm judging from other restaurants here I have visited and it seems... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a shame! The food was ok, once we finally got it, but we had to beg for for drinks and water. Waiters just flew by and wouldn't make eye contact.They were incredibly slow and not really interested as soon as we sat down. Think this is one to avoid!

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Finland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Avoid this tourist trap. The food is mediocre and it took over one hour to get it. All the waitresses were rude and especially the old lady. When we asked for the check it took almost 30 minutes to get it. The payment could not be made by credit card. This is a cash only place.and they don't give you... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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31 reviews 31 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Restaurant with great location, city centre. But totally failed to impress both in terms of ambience and quality of food. They did great job attracting bypassing tourists but rest went terrible. After seated and ordered some wine, hospitality went down 90%, some food was on the brink of eatability (octopus in vinaigrette). And as a surprise, at the end of... More

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