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“Stained glass windows drew us in” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Tree

Olive Tree
High Street, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
01952-43-38-89
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Ranked #14 of 25 restaurants in Ironbridge
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cafe, Wine Bar & Restaurant. Lovely venue including garden terrace overlooking Ironbridge Gorge.
Chester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Stained glass windows drew us in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by the Bridge View Guest House - but when we looked in, it seemed empty - but ahead of us were the most beautiful Victorian stained and painted glass windows. So in we went - to find a lower level where there was a bar and customers. so we started here and moved upstairs, as more people had come in by then, to have a really nice meal. We were expecting a fish restaurant - but it was a general menu - and we don't eat meat. However after sharing a great cheese and olives starter my husband had salmon and I had a vegetarian risotto and we were both pleased with our choices.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ironbridge Gorge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Really Nice Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Although I'm local, I had never visited this place and could kick myself for it!
I visited with a friend and was advised the whole upstairs floor was booked for a xmas party but they were happy to accommodate us and set us up a special table downstairs in the bar area, which we agreed to.
Staff were very attentive and food was served quickly, all 3 courses enjoyed. Nice wine was served and we were pleasantly surprised with the total bill.
There's a really nice outside area where you can have a drink and look out onto the river. Wrong time of year for us to do this but will definitely be frequenting it during the summer months to come.
Will be visiting again without a doubt.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Telford, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“New Years Eve 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We went to the Olive tree for a meal and a few drinks last night, it was excellent. Brilliant food, friendly and attentive staff - what more could you want. Great location too for a few drinks in the summer on the terrace!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Found a real Cracker this Christmas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We booked the Olive Tre for our Christmas evening out. The food and service were excellent!
Despite being busy the staff were attentive and every fuss was made of us. We will all be back
in the New Year.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Preston, England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Well intentioned”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Unfortunately there are s lot of 'olive' restaurants around and I went here thinking it was part of a chain. Turned out it is a local charity venue partially run by people with learning difficulties. Service was amateurish but friendly and my wife got her meal replaced following a complaint. Been to worse and paid more.

Visited December 2012
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