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The Olive Tree

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29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
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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Fareham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know Southampton very well and decided to go inside based on menu on the door. What a pleasant surprise! We shared an excellent Italian inspired vegetarian antipasto followed by mains of wild mushroom ravioli, seafood linguine. (Not keen on the cream with the seafood pasta but it could be my personal taste). Liked the live jazzy music and... More 

Thank ellenne2016
Dorset, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Had a great lunch here recently. Sat outside. Road is quiet so perfect place. We both ordered the seafood linguine with samphire. £13 each. Very fresh fish, crab, prawns, mussels etc in pasta with samphire, such a tasty combination of tantalising flavours. Service excellent. Would have liked more choice on rose wines though. Will definetly go back.

2 Thank Rochris2015
Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I went for dinner with two friends and overall it was a pretty disappointing experience. I had the scallops to start and they were really very bland. My main was slightly better (seafood spaghetti) but the waitress seemed pretty confused that I needed a bowl or plate for shells from my muscles and completely forgot to offer any Parmesan or... More 

Thank Dannie J
Dover, Tennessee
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

The food was wonderful, my wife and I ordered two appetizers, and the amount of food was overwhelming. It was very good, and the service was great, but be cautious or ask the size or quantity of the appetizers. We couldn't finish it though it was delicious.

Thank Ken H
Coventry, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Great food very attentive front of house. Good value for this high standard of food. Live piano music Sunday evening really adds to the ambiance.

Thank stevegrumps
Rome, Italy
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant with a French touch (it reminds a French bistro). Wide and and interesting choice both for the starters and the mains and even several vegetarian options. Nice deserts as well. Very good service and kind staff. Slightly more expensive than the average.

Thank MarcelloDeVitis
Athens, Georgia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Food was great, service was friendly and professional. Only negative was that it took a really long time to get our martinis before dinner. I really don't think they knew how to make them, but after that, all was very enjoyable. I had duck and it was delicious!

Thank carolekv
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Came here fo a family birday party and had a superb evening. I would have liked a wider choice of menu, but there is a specials board each day as well as the set menu, and I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Staff were very friendly and helpful but I object to paying an extra £3 plus to have vegetables as... More 

Thank Keith B
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

The food was bland and uninteresting I had the lamb harrissa which was under cooked surprised nobody asked me how i want the lamb. My wife had the fish once again under cooked in part, the kids mealmust have been served at least 10 mins before the rest of the table. No kids menu and no allergy chart in this... More 

Thank Dion B
Stirling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Had a very pleasant meal outside last night at the Olive Tree in Oxford Street. Staff were friendly. Not a huge choice but reasonably priced. Food was great. Beware of the 12% service charge added to the bill: even for a table of 2! Would definately go back though, just ask them to remove the service charge and add your... More 

Thank Paulinstirling

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $31
French, Mediterranean, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Seafood
Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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: 442380343333

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