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“nice, but would have liked better food!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Tree Cafe

Olive Tree Cafe
52 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
032498496
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Ranked #12 of 28 Restaurants in Te Anau
Price range: $0 - $36
Cuisines: Café, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Dessert
Description: Open daily (except Christmas Day) for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Great coffee. Cabinet of homemade sweet treats. Central Otago wines.Kids Menu. Gluten Free options available. Browse Local artwork. Relax on the couches or out in our sheltered courtyard & let our friendly staff take care of you.Looking for somebody to take care of your outcatering needs? Give us a call.
sydney
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“nice, but would have liked better food!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Lovely service and nice setting, but the food wasn't great I'm afraid. The french onion soup had too much stock or something and was too salty. The hot chicken salad didn't work at all - it was like stir fry on a bed of lettuce with too much sauce, not liked grilled chicken. Would have been up for giving it a second chance but didn't get time.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch here, the service and food was great. They are very good with catering for individual dietary needs.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

the menu looked like a good, tasty selection but the food was rather disappointing. we all had different meat dishes - beef, pork and chicken. all the meat tasted soft and rubbery as if it had all been tenderized to death. all dishes were covered in a thick sauce which hid the lack of flavor in the meat. the meals were overpriced for what you got. the surf & turf had cheap cuts of beef (tenderized), a couple small previously frozen shrimp and a small slice of smoked salmon. very disappointing for the $36 price tag. while we would rate it 3/5, we would not return for meals. getting something simple from the cafe cabinet might be a better way to go....

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Highly recommended. Wonderful food and reasonably priced, this restaurant is a standout. I took my wife here for her birthday, and we loved it. Its very relaxed, and a great place to take kids.

Visited November 2011
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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lamb Bomber!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

What a great find. Staff was quirky & fun. Food and atmosphere was even more fun! Tomato Basil soup was fantastic but the Lamb Bomber brought me back! Worth it.

Visited November 2011
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