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The Olive Tree

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29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
+44 23 8034 3333
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit on Saturday evening for Birthday get together. There was a good selection of specials. The wine selection was quite varied with a few not of the usual suspects, good to see. We were a party of 10 and the ordering process to the delivery of the food went off with no problems. There was another large... More 

Thank Diane C
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have now eaten here twice. Once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times the Meal has been faultless. Classic dishes with a Mediterranean modern twist and all freshly cooked. My steak was perfect and my chicken was honestly the best I've had in a restaurant. And that's a big statement. This place is a little gem and on... More 

Thank BakerCake91
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant on Saturday evening with great expectations. My starter of chicken liver parfait was terrible and extremely watery and my main which was the linguine lacked depth of flavour. The dessert however was fabulous. My biggest surprise was the 12.5% service charge which is not even declared as being optional on the receipt. Having begrudgingly paid the bill... More 

Thank Fiona E
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a table for 9 at the restaurant and it was quiet being a Monday night. The service was excellent, the food was delicious. Could not fault the place at all Well worth a visit.

Thank currymonster
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229 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten a few times at the Olive tree the food is lovely and it's local. I have always had good meals there. I highly recommend it.

Thank Roses_travelgram2016
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to go for lunch for my Birthday as we knew over the years have never had a bad meal here. Always a great selection of Specials especially fish which is what I always eat. This day was no exception as we opted for the Seafood platter as a main (also available as a starter). It was absolutely great... More 

Thank Hazelb44
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I had a simple meal - olives and calamari, then sirloin steak, then creme brule - with a large glass of excellent Merlot. It could not have been better. One can ask for no more.

Thank WiltshireDreadnought
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Consistently awesome!! Great service, great atmosphere! The food is incredible!! A good variety on the menu! This place is most definitely worth a visit

Thank Hayley H
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Came here on Monday lunch time, very welcoming and friendly staff. Ordered seafood sharing platter and Caesar Salad between me and my sister, and pasta dish for my daughter and two more sides to share. Food was good, tasty and portions was big. Girl who looked after us came and checked if we are ok and need more drinks. Nice... More 

Thank Kate E
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

It’s been quite a few years since I last went to The Olive Tree and it’s a lot more chilled out than it used to be. But my god, the food was incredible – they have a new chef apparently. Couldn’t find fault with anything – and some may say I look for trouble. It was really good, delicious and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $31
French, Mediterranean, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8034 3333

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