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The Olive Tree

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Seafood, International, European, Steakhouse
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19 Park Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
0396999152
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: First opened in 1971, The Olive Tree has established itself as one
of...
First opened in 1971, The Olive Tree has established itself as one
of Melbourne’s iconic Steak & Fish Houses.
Distinguished by the old olive tree that stands at the front; for many
The Olive Tree evokes memories of the ‘good old days’.
Today, the menu is extensive and includes meals that are
affectionately referred to as ‘the classics’. Our philosophy for generous
portions of quality fresh produce has stood the test of time.

Be it a quick lunch, business meeting, casual dinner or social gathering,
The Olive Tree is the ideal place!
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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian Feast

We had a 3 course meal and the food was very tasty and well presented. Servings are generous and heaps of options on the menu. Service was excellent and prices reasonable

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Debm35
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australia
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had a 3 course meal and the food was very tasty and well presented. Servings are generous and heaps of options on the menu. Service was excellent and prices reasonable

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Thank Debm35
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I have taken customers here for both lunch and dinner and never been disappointed. Most good restaurants seem to take pride in giving you small servings on large plates but The Olive Tree gives you very generous servings and the food is great. I couldn't fault the service and I would rate this restaurant as good value for good quality.

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Thank Andrew B
Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Reading beforehand all the reviews i was probably expecting much more good quality food. When we arrived, we were greeted from a bit arrogant waitress, which was ok, as i was sure to get sorted out with exeptional good food. I took the special "Involtino venisen" for an Italian style place i was hoping to find great italian dishes, just... More 

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Thank Rudi844
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We found the service to be excellent and very friendly. The meals were superb and represented good value. BYO wines made it an enjoyable experience. This restaurant has been our favourite whenever we visit Melbourne and we go back a long time when I use to serve in the RAAF in St Kilda Road.

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Thank Kevin L
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The service and food at this friendly restaurant was fantastic, recently dined there for a business lunch and the interstate colleagues were most impressed.

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Thank janineoz
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This restaurant has been around for a long time, it is always popular with geat quality and value food. Service is great and friendly.

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Thank John M
Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A fantastic little restaurant with family flair, a magnificent menu, specials and wine line up true service. While the decor is a little dated, the rest of the experience is 5 star. This is not one to go past for a quality experience, where you feel the centre of attention, just at the right times.

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Thank TimTheHermit
Melbourne
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We dined here last night and found the food to be fresh, of generous proportions and cooked to perfection. My husband had calamari that was tender, as was the parma whilst my baby veal with mushrooms was absolutely delicious. The service was attentive, the atmosphere pleasant and the place was buzzing. This restaurant has been around since the early 1970's... More 

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Thank Sue B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

What a delicious meal, comfort food with quality ingredients, made with passion by family in a wonderful tradition We found this again quite by mistake, but seems to be famous to locals ... What a gem ... Great for kids of all ages too

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Thank Loudfire
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Had a delightful meal at the restaurant as we were rushing to a show at Rod Laver. With only a hour to eat, the staff were super accommodating and service was fast despite being quite busy. The pasta was amazing!! Freshest pasta with great seafood. Our highlights were the avocado vinaigrette, marinara pasta and freshly shucked oysters. Yum!

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Thank JulzAP

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Park Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 0396999152

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, European, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

First opened in 1971, The Olive Tree has established itself as one
of Melbourne’s iconic Steak & Fish Houses.
Distinguished by the old olive tree that stands at the front; for many
The Olive Tree evokes memories of the ‘good old days’.
Today, the menu is extensive and includes meals that are
affectionately referred to as ‘the classics’. Our philosophy for generous
portions of quality fresh produce has stood the test of time.

Be it a quick lunch, business meeting, casual dinner or social gathering,
The Olive Tree is the ideal place!
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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