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“These people really care about food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree
Wollestraat 3, Bruges, Belgium
050.33.00.81
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Ranked #3 of 549 Restaurants in Bruges
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“These people really care about food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This was not a typical greek restaurant - they had thought things through.
Nor was it a typical Bruges restaurant where, because you are near the centre, anything goes.

We had thoughtful, well judged service.
The food was great, with real flair and inventiveness.
They even had a choice of dark beers (pleasant surprise).

So, by all means go to the Beer Wall first (same street) but don't drink so much that you can't enjoy this dining experience to the full

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Derby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Good food and excellent service. Good value as well. You must try it at least once during your stay.

Visited April 2013
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Milan, Italy
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Delicious food: I would surely recommend it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Eating at The Olive Tree was a very pleasant experience!
Usually when I travel I prefer to taste the local cuisine, but due to the very good reviews and the location (very central) we decided to go for it and after having been there I have to say that all the food they served us was very delicius! (Even better than many of the traditional restaurants I went in Greece!!) The atmosphere was really nice too...and very Greek.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good value for Bruge.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I thought this place seemed pricy until I discovered the prices elsewhere in the city, which are astronomical! Lovely little place with good atmosphere. Good quality Greek food although the complimentary olives were far too salty, hence 4* not 5*!

Hubby had sliced pork in a sauce, which was very nice and I had the grilled chicken souvaki which had bags of flavour. Salad and potatoes were tasty but I didn't rate the rice, but that is just a personal taste thing.

As with all the eateries in Bruge you must expect a very long wait for your food. Not quite such a problem when the food is lovely - we waited ages elsewhere and the food was terrible! Attentive, friendly staff and would certainly go back if in the city again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lives up to the TripAdvisor hype”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Having done my restaurant research before arriving on Bruges I was really looking forward to this one; I'm glad to say it didn't disappoint! While reasonably pricey, the whole meal and experience was well worth it - free olives to start, huge portions on the starter plates, excellent main dishes and a free dessert. Unfortunately I couldn't fit in one of their other delicious-looking desserts from the menu because of that!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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