We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.



Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


$18 - $46
European, British
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about

Location and contact

Reviews (216)
Filter reviews
216 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sea bass soft shell crab creme brulee seafood pork belly steak bread prawns wife's birthday wine list food was amazing my parents lifehouse spa waiting staff booked a table lovely meal harry's bar
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 216 reviews
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Interesting menu, excellent food, pate and gnocchi to start, followed by Sea Bass and Pork Medallions

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank KathyB3653
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Disappointing, for the money I felt the quality of food could be better. Bill for 4 came to £137.00 for 2 courses each, a couple of drinks & 1 bottle of wine. Starters of crayfish & Brie fine but steaks disappointing. Chips were the scrapings...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank O7022DSstevem
Reviewed July 22, 2018

A welcoming and pleasant atmosphere, with staff who were courteous and respectful to our needs. Even though this was a Xmas lunch, (and I am sure that the staff wanted to get home for their own), we never felt rushed, or as if we were...More

Date of visit: December 2017
3  Thank Dawn C
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here on Friday 6th July. Lovely setting in a quaint pub. We were the only people that were there so it was pretty quiet. We both had the chicken breast for main which was excellent. Chicken cooked to perfection and the cream and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Service very slow and only 5 people in restaurant. Expensive for what you get, food just ok. Very old setting which was nice.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank monty2dexter
Reviewed June 5, 2018

I booked a private room on Sunday 3rd June 2018 to celebrate our engagement. We received constant communication up to the big day, the room was laid out beautifully, extra staff were brought in to help, the food was fantastic and the overall experience was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
4  Thank AndrewH8890
Reviewed June 2, 2018

We visited this gorgeous little pub whilst staying at Lifehouse spa and hotel, as we though there food menu was quite over priced and didn't have a lot of choice. Upon entering, we were greeted immediately by a lovely waitress and what appeared to be...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank TravellingYogi22
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Came to the Olive Branch Bistro with a couple of friends and as always was extremely pleased with the service and food delivered. Food portions are great for price and cooked perfectly. Would defiantly recommend the sea-bass! Will defiantly be returning sometime soon!

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank alexgreen101
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited here for my 60th birthday with friends and family in the confidence we had been several times in the past and had enjoyed our experiences immensely... How wrong we were to believe it would be the same again ! From the moment we...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Ip769
Reviewed February 5, 2018

We went for dinner here on saturday as we were in the area just for the weekend. We got a lovely welcome and the food was really really tasty. Its a really cosy little restuarant with great food and lovely staff I would highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank Gemma E
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Lifehouse Hotel & Spa
2,000 reviews
.42 miles away
Premier Inn Clacton-on-Sea (North / Colchester Road) Hotel
638 reviews
1.23 miles away
The Rock Hotel
67 reviews
4.01 miles away
The Kingscliff Hotel
726 reviews
4.14 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 9 nearby restaurants
Harry's Bar & Restaurant
497 reviews
.08 miles away
The Rose and Crown
197 reviews
.01 miles away
The Bell Inn
86 reviews
.15 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2 nearby attractions
Lifehouse Spa
364 reviews
.40 miles away
Maybush Inn
6 reviews
3.41 miles away
Essex Cut Price Airgun Firing Range
5 reviews
3.57 miles away
Montys Equestrian Centre
6 reviews
3.57 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Andy p
June 12, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from alexgreen101 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are we take our dogs there, they have a garden too
January 31, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Nelson500 | Reviewed this property |
Best give them a call, they will make it special for you if you have requests, or you want to put flowers on your table, they are very accommodating!
December 14, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Dickodemint | Reviewed this property |
Their number is 01255861199..best to phone !!
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing