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“Great Greek 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 #5 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
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Greek food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We were struggling to book a restaurant around New Year and came across this place on Tripadvisor. Really impressed, take it in if you go to Bruges. Great food & great service.

  • 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Another fantastic meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

This was our second time visiting this restaurant and again we're not disappointed. We booked 28th and managed to get a table for 7pm. On arrival we were warmly greeted and shown to our table. Still lovely, clean and presentable with fab table centrepieces and candles around. The menu had a large variety of the Greek/Mediterranean dishes available. We chose meatballs and sliced Aubergine for starters and have to say they were delicious. The Aubergine was cooked in a light batter and was a very pleasant surprise. For our mains we chose, chicken with lemon which was very fresh tasting and my partner had moussaka which was amazing and cooked to perfection. The restaurant is ran by a Greek family who are very welcoming and friendly. Whilst we were dining there were lots of people turned up asking for tables but they were so busy they were only accepting table bookings so we were very lucky to get a table booked at short notice.
After we had finished our mains we asked for the bill and when they brought it they also brought us a free dessert which was a walnut cake and tasted amazing, moist and sweet.
We agree that this restaurant should be number 1 and will definitely be visiting again soon x

  • 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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good meal (slightly slow service)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Good family run establishment. Booked a table on same day. Could only get 9pm which was fine. Arrived and it was quite quiet. Good menu. Food great but a bit of a delay before getting our starters and between courses. Quality of food was great and family were friendly and efficient. Would go again.

  • Visited December 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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“Unique in Brugge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We booked this restaurant via email as we had read that they prefer bookings. We were greeted by Paris on entry who we believe was the owner(?). The restaurant has a lovely smell of cedar on entry with lots of wood around. We were seated at a table near the front and could see lots of people coming in trying to get a table but were turned away. The restaurant wasn't full but we believed that they want to provide good service and can only handle a certain number of customers at a time. For entrees my husband ordered the meatballs and I had the prawns with feta cheese which was delicious. For mains I had the pork filets and my husband had the moussaka which was also good. We were given a free dessert which was a nice touch. Paris was genuinely very pleased that we enjoyed our meal.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Simply Exquisite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We chanced upon this restaurant and were lucky to get a seat without booking (We went there at opening time). The restaurant had a great atmosphere and was comfortable and inviting. I had the grilled calamari and my husband had the lamb chop. The wonderful flavours of the food lasted throughout the entire meal and we were smiling long after dinner. Nice touch with the free dessert! Definitely a must visit!

  • Visited November 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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