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The Olive Shed


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner

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We operate seasonally opening hours. please check our website for correct Openings and reservation details.
$9 - $43
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch having visited the nearby SS Great Britain. Sat outside in the sunshine with a waterside view. There was really great live music in the marquee too. We ate a selection of lovely tapas which was served really hot. A really friendly...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank tomandtrudy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With lovely views out across the harbour area this is a great place to have a drink, eat some wonderful tapas dishes and watch the world go by. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Drakesy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A simple brilliantly positioned restaurant with super staff who serve good quality food and drink. Located near the water and the steam train, which was running whilst we were there, there is plenty to look at and, if the sun shines it is even better....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank graeme54-11
Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

Great food, really enjoyed every mouthful, especially the salads and seafood. Nice gin too! We will return.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Rachel W
Reviewed June 1, 2019

The restaurant is in a perfect place right alongside the river just up from the M Shed so very easy to find and not a noisy spot. We sat outside as we had a sunny evening, as did many others. The selection on the menu...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ejd2014316
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

Agreed to meet some former colleagues to meet for lunch in Bristol and (although we normally go up the the big smoke) had an idyllic afternoon eating and drinking al fresco overlooking the harbour. The food was good and the hospitality was great. Their enthusiasm...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank F2764EMpaulk
Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

We booked here due to the good reviews on trip advisor. The cafe/ restaurant i.e. Bistro style and casual overlooks the wharf and is really lovely if you sit outside or inside at the window. Service was very attentive, staff friendly. It wasn't busy upstairs...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank dianepb
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful location. Prior to our meal we sat outside watching the sun set over the Harbourside. The meal matched the view. The flavours of the tapas were superb.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank janhawke
Reviewed May 7, 2019

The food and service were great, Iv eaten here for adult meal which was delicious and for the tapas which was great to enjoy outside with a glass of wine.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Brookstash
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Family evening chosen by my daughter who likes Tapas. which was to their liking although quite expensive, Three of us ordered Steak which we were informed this evening was Ribeye. The price was reasonable for this type of steak ,But the steak we had was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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