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“First class restaurant in Bridport” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Tree

Olive Tree
59 East Street, Bridport, England
01308 422882
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Ranked #10 of 106 Restaurants in Bridport
Price range: $13 - $56
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A friendly restaurant serving Mediterranean food cooked in front of you in our open kitchen!
Bridport, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“First class restaurant in Bridport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Very good food and improving service from some relatively inexperienced waitresses.
A little concerning that two items of cutlery had to be exchanged before we even ordered.
Overall worth a visit but be sure to book to avoid disappointment.
Good to know we have a restaurant of this quality in Bridport.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Excellent food and service, accommodated special ( dairy free ) diet. Pleasant decor and ambience. Selection of loal beers.

  • Visited June 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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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“An Evening Meal with a Friend”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I met a friend here for an evening meal and a 'catch-up' and our initial welcome was not great; No-one offered to take coats for example and although friendly the service could have been better.
Food was okay and I enjoyed the Antipasti platter, a good mix was offered. However, the salmon was too 'fussy' and would have been much nicer if it wasn't covered in a sauce. The pasta was good and not too rich, but as always it seems with pasta, there was too much, which is such a waste.

The night we went there was live music which was a little too loud in such a small dining room. I would probably go again, but not in a hurry.

Visited May 2013
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Birmingham
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I am scratching my head as to why The Olive Tree is not number 1 restaurant in Bridport. We dined there on Tuesday and Thursday of last week while on holiday and both meals were consistently good. Certainly the best meals we ate while in that part of Dorset. Simon and the team welcomed us and provided excellent front of house service.
Simon was very knowledgeable on wines and allowed us to taste before deciding which wine we preferred for dinner. The food was excellent. We had crab linguine one night which was quite simply the best I have tasted and the walnut and pear starter was superb. This is a popular restaurant and I would certainly book particularly in peak tourist season. There was a lovely comforting atmosphere and even people sat outside eating one night we were there.
The people of Bridport are really lucky to have such a special restaurant. We will return when next down that way.

  • Visited June 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good food, good value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Visited on Tuesday night and having been here before we expected and got the usual friendly welcome from the staff. I had the steak a la Madison - ribeye which was very nice and my partner had the seafood linguine which was very good also. Our little one had the marguerite pizza which hit the spot also and best of all kids have free pasta or pizza between 5-7 weekdays! All in all a good experience......!

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