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Olive Tree Restaurant

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34 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JJ, England
+44 (0)1543 263363
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Walsall, England
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a first time visitor I was hopeful of a nice meal, based on previous reviews. What I got was a stunning meal, in an atmospheric restaurant served by friendly professional staff. I expected this to be reflected in the bill - so it was a pleasant surprise to find that the cost was really reasonable. Will definitely return.

Thank LauraWalsall
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice food, Very good staff and Nice place. Booked for 7 and it was a little quiet but it picked up within 30mins. The service was prompt but unobtrusive, just right. The menu looked good with lots of choice and by the end of 3 courses we were done. We'll return.

Thank R0bW999
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended the Olive Tree on the occasion of my dear friends 60th birthday, it was a private and small celebration. The restaurant had opened specially for this party as they do not open on a Sunday. The food was pre-ordered and was served quickly and efficiently, and it was delicious. We had a lovely afternoon and the staff were... More 

Thank kay d
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have often eaten at the Olive Tree and always enjoyed the food, so it seemed an obvious place to go when we were looking for a caterer for our wedding. And we could not have made a better choice. The food was fantastic and beautifully presented, with ample portions, the staff were brilliant and the service was excellent. We... More 

Thank KP-204
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here last night and were very impressed with the food and service. Little thinks like the bread with olives and water (without asking) really go a long way. I'm always let down by starters and walk away grumbling that they're just a money making exercise. Not last night! Both starters were so tasty and left us wanting more.... More 

Thank technoir
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Olive tree a number of times previously and found both the food and service to be OK. But this time it was all fantastic. Four friends sat down to an evening meal on Friday night and we were all pleased with the service, ambiance and quality of food served. The price was reasonable and the wines... More 

Thank Jacqueline S
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to dine here when Thrales was around, many many years ago (but after Ruskins!) It used to be good but then its portions became too small and its prices too high. Glad to report it is now back on track; fab service, superb menu and superb food - now back on my regular visit list!

Thank Britishlion2011
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to this restaurant for a while but was invited by a friend and had forgotten how delicious the food was. I would recommend the meatballs to anyone and the chocolate fudge cake was amazing. The chef even made custard especially instead of ice cream!

Thank Vicky270
Lichfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here before as a small group but was surprised they had the room and catering capacity to do a large group (22 in our case). They also coped with offering every option so our guests had 6 starters, 6 mains and 5 desserts to select from rather than the usual 2-3 of each course for a big... More 

1 Thank Colin G
Lichfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recent group booking. Food & service were outstanding. Everyone without exception in the party thoroughly enjoyed the experience and wide variety of food choices on the menu. The dishes were full of flavour and well presented. We will definitely book to go again.

Thank DozzG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $18
European, British, Gluten Free
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Lichfield
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1543 263363
Set in the heart of the cathedral city of Lichfield, The Olive Tree Restaurant offers a casual and contemporary atmosphere, combined with authentic Mediterranean and European cuisine of the highest quality. Listed in the Via Michelin and Good Food Guides, the restaurant serves both express and a la carte menus, which are very reasonably priced to offer great value for money. There is always a wide and varied selection of vegetarian options, as well as an extensive wine list to complement any dish. The open kitchen invites you to watch your food being prepared from the finest and freshest ingredients before your meal is presented at one of the spacious wooden tables, ready to be enjoyed within the surroundings of a homely, rustic setting. The Olive Tree can also cater for special occasions, offering the opportunity to reserve the entire restaurant to ensure the perfect atmosphere for your celebration.

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