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The Olive Tree

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28 Yarmouth Road | Ellingham,, Bungay NR35 2PN, England
+44 1508 518147
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Fast road between Diss and Lowestoft means you fly past tge bypassed villages of Ellingham and Kirby Cane. Well look out for this place, thd old Bird in Hand pub is now the Olive Tree serving first class Italian food at a fair price (desserts a bit expensive, but very good). Nice selection of British and Italian beers and Aspall... More 

Thank TractorBoy1978
Nice, France
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We hadn't heard of this place before but went with friends who recommended it. Excellent. Friendly & very good food. Loved the atmosphere & would come back again.

Thank Jclx5
Stamford, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Our SatNav had difficulty in taking us to the Olive Tree, but I'm pleased we found it eventually. Pleasant light interior and a warm welcome from the owner and his wife. Our Pasta dishes were perfect and I would say that the owner/chef takes great pride in what he serves his customers. Very tasty and filling, unfortunately we had no... More 

Thank Zaniskull
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I came here with my partner as a treat from my mum and her partner. They have been many times before and said how much they love it. It was just lovely! Everything from the minute we walked in was just perfect. The lady serving us, who I presume was the owner was just so sweet and lovely. And very... More 

1 Thank Juicylucy1601
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Fantastic Italian food and a great hostess, really friendly staff, food was fantastic. Really enjoyed our evening with our friends who have never been to this restaurant and they loved the meal too.

Thank Jo H
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

A visit here was long overdue and well worth the wait. A lovely atmosphere and welcoming aromas from the kitchen. The food here is truly wonderful fresh tasty and perfectly cooked we were lucky enough to get the zuppa di pesce which was as wholesome as it was tasty. Other members of our party had the duck and lamb which... More 

2 Thank Mark G
Beccles, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had a lovely experience at this restaurant and would thoroughly recommend it. The food and service were exemplary

Thank Tridoc59
Beccles, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

A spare of the moment meal out took us to this little gem. Though a first glance at the menu pricing seemed a bit expensive, the meal was certainly worth every penny. The authentic Italian dishes didn't take long to arrive after ordering and were beautifully presented, the quantity was just right. Although we skipped having a starter, the ones... More 

Thank saraljolly
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The olive tree never fails to deliver a first class Italian evening .The food cooked with love and commitment by a true Italian and served with flare and enthusiasm by excellent staff .

Thank Lesley R
Norwich, United Kingdom
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Great atmosphere, the place was absolutely packed and one did feel a little hemmed in. The service at the bar and table was very attentive without being OTT. The food was excellent and our party of four all had various dishes, all were very pleased with the food. Would visit again.

Thank Richard G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $51
Mediterranean, Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Yarmouth Road | Ellingham,, Bungay NR35 2PN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Bungay
  • Phone Number: +44 1508 518147

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?