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“Lovely food” 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
Leicestershire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Thanks to fellow TA reviews, I have had three lovely evening dinners in Brugges. Lovely meal at his restaurant, starter of prawns with feta and tomato sauce, really good, followed by the best mousaka I have ever tasted. Fantastic welcome and service by the owner, excellent value for money, a definite one to return to, most impressed. 77 euros for starters, mains for 2, plus coffee, beer and wine, extremely good value for Brugges

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Great food and excellent service at The Olive Tree. Easy to find in a central location. Lovely food, excellent value and great staff. Gave us a free drink after plus dessert to try. Would highly recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“excellent food, great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We were looking for something a bit different in brugge - a simple but tasty meal and this was perfect. The staff were very welcoming, and extremely helpful in describing the preparation and particular ways of cooking our choices. We love squid - and prefer a little bit crispy. We go to a restaurant in Spain where the squid is the best ever tasted, it takes some beating - but this restaurant did it! The chicken souvalaki was also excellent - succulent and very tasty! Looking forward to returning. As the waiter pointed out his Mother does the cooking - wish my Mother could cook like that!

  • Visited December 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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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We ate at the Olive Tree in October for our anniversary meal and were very impressed. After walking round Bruges and finding very little that wasn't spaghetti bolognese we fancied something different.

The Olive Tree came well recommended so we decided to give it a go. We managed to get in on a Saturday night booking the same day, the restaurant was busy when we arrived with most of the tables filled. The staff were welcoming and gave us plenty of time to decide what we wanted.

All the food was delicious, we really enjoyed everything we ate, it was so tasty and a lot more interesting than anything else we could find in Bruges. The atmosphere was cosy with the restaurant feeling quite warm and homely.

When we came to pay we spoke to the owner who seemed very proud of his restaurant. We usually pay up and leave quite promptly but the owner wanted us to stay and relax for a while after our meal to let the food settle and fully appreciate the setting.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Langholm, United Kingdom
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“gem of a restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Wonderful meal.Good service from the very attentive owner,who was most welcoming and proud of the food being served. Would thoroughly recommend eating here.lovely atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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