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The Olive Branch

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35 Pier Street, Aberystwyth SY23 2LN, Wales
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tal-y-llyn, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is unpretentious and I have yet to be disappointed - this time even the sunset did not disappoint. Our regards to the personable waitress who is studying to become a forensic scientist!

Thank Snowdoniatraveller
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here, four adults with two toddlers, coming in off the street with no reservation. The staff were very friendly and willing to accommodate us. A beautiful meal served by lovely staff. Best lamb chops I've had for ages. Good wine list too. Highly recommended.

Thank me_very_hungry
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, the location on the sea is prime real estate and can be very romantic with the sunsets and starlings overhead. The food is authentic and brought out by diligent wait-staff. Bring cash, no CC/DC, but cheque accepted. Call ahead if you have a large group to make sure you have a space prepared - you can ask for window... More 

1 Thank Devon S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menus and reviews looked good before our visit, however I'm afraid this was a strange experience all round. The older gentlemen serving us was very grumpy, the decor odd and that's even before we got to the food! A very weird atmosphere. One of our guests ordered Moussaka and it was frozen in the middle- there was little apology... More 

Thank Meljhc
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb Greek Food. Good choice but not Greek food only. We ate homemade Houmous & Tzatziki; Kleftiko & Garlic King Prawns; finished off with very tasty local ice cream. The service was excellent & attentive and the setting almost idyllic - on the front facing out to sea. Pity they do not accept credit cards - only cash or cheques.... More 

Thank W6981WUdavidp
Newtown, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good and unusual food for us as there is not a Greek cafe around where we live. We have been three times this weekend, I recommend the Mavrodaphney wine if you are not driving.

Thank mervyn e
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on Saturday afternoon, staff were friendly but the meal was average. Hubby had the Greek meatballs and I had the pastitchio ( not sure if that's spelt right ) anyway and it was lukewarm and tasted nothing like the ones I've had in Greece, not sure I would go back.

Thank karclo
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited early afternoon for lunch with my wife and 16 month old daughter. Staff very friendly and food brilliant, took a sample menu and left in the cottage we had hired for future guests to visit.

Thank Samuel M
Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to a good m al, the setting was good and the starter were good. The main course however was served on cold plates so was only warm, we told the waiter but he just ignored the comment. Beware the restaurant does not take credit cards.

Thank SimonB416
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at this place tonight. It began well. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the starters were OK. Then the mains arrived. Partner had kleftiko which was pretty average. I had meat moussaka. I tend to check the temperature at the centre of moussaka and lasagne as I've been caught out before. I did so here, and it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Pier Street, Aberystwyth SY23 2LN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
  • Phone Number: 01970630572

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