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“Gem in the unlikely setting of Tring” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Limes

Olive Limes
60 High Street, Tring HP23 5AG, England
01442 828444
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Ranked #4 of 32 Restaurants in Tring
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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“Gem in the unlikely setting of Tring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Big council car-park (free after 6.30 pm) 100 yards away, which is always a good beginning.
Large place - their website claims they can accommodate up to 154 diners - on two floors, this is a very good restaurant indeed. One often sees claims only freshly prepared spices and herbs are used; here it is undoubtedly true, and what a difference it makes. All four accompaniments to the papadoms had the appearance of being freshly prepared in house, not bought in.
Right from the starter, a squid dish Mrs P, who knows her Indian food, said she had never seen before, we were blown away by the brilliant flavours. Of the mains, the King Prawn Pathia was very good, and the Lamb Kalinji exceptional. The Mushroom Rice was spot on, and the Nans up to the mark.
The wine list is reasonably lengthy. Felt the wine-by-the-glass options were a little over-priced; but this what might possibly be its job, and encouraged us to order a bottle. Prices by the bottle are pretty fair.
Only improvement Mrs P could come up with would be tablecloths - there are none, and she likes to see white linen covering her table.
All in all, would highly recommend Olive Limes. We'll definitely be eating there again soon.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tring, United Kingdom
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“Best Indian bar none...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The first thing to mention is that The Olive Limes is a proper restaurant, and as such is more expensive that the local "curry houses", but worth every penny.

The food is always exceptional, and many people I have treated to a meal here have commented that it's the best Indian Food they have ever had anywhere.

The manager is always keen to ensure you have something you'll like, and often suggests dishes not on the menu if he feels it would be more to your liking.

If you want some of the best Indian food anywhere, in great surroundings and don't mind spending a little more to get the best, then you'll love The Olive Limes.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Anniversary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very good food,we shared the mixed starter,which was plenty for us and then each had a main course with rice each.Then they bought out a lovely oval plate of fresh pineapple with Happy Anniversary written with raspberry coully DELICIOUS

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic Indian food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Book to dine upstairs if there is space, it's exquisite! Wonderful food with good flavours, a tad pricey but it's worth it! Would recommend the Goan fish curry. Good location with parking nearby

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“My perception of indian food completely changed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

I live in Tring for 3 mobrhs and my boyfriend and I usually have dinner at the Olive Limes when we have our day off. We really enjoy the atmosphere created by the owner and the staff, always polite and at your service for anything and the wonderful tasty food they cook. I really advice Olive Limes to those who love Indian food and who want to have a great experience of both relax and excellent food.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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