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Olive Tree

59 East Street, Bridport DT6 3LB, England
+44 1308 422882
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
59 East Street, Bridport DT6 3LB, England
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11 - 20 of 551 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere to the restaurant with the kitchen next to the diners. But the swordfish special was not completely cooked. I had to leave some uneaten and when I pointed it out did not receive even an acknowledgement. Shame as food was otherwise excellent.More

Thank Nic B
olivetree3, Owner at Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I was disappointed to read your review as you sat next to me while I was cooking and didn't say anything about wanting your Swordfish cooking a bit more. The reason the waitress didn't say anything was that when you handed back two spotless plates,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two years later, I did visit Bridport again and it was great to return to the Olive Tree. Fabulous fish dinner, restaurant busy, good wine and good food. Can't speak highly enough of it. Tried to get in for a second visit during our short...More

Thank Gripper1241
olivetree3, Owner at Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Welcome back. Thanks for taking the time to review us and we always love to see our customers coming back to eat with us again. Sorry we couldn't find you a table for the second visit. Regards, Simon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had delicious dinner here with nice Italian Primitivo wine (recommended). Busy, friendly and you can watch kitchen staff at work.

1  Thank Christine K
olivetree3, Owner at Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review. That's the wine I usually have on my night off and I make sure my staff are familiar with our wine and food so don't be shy about asking for recommendations. Regards, Simon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Garlic prawns and mackerel pate were both delicious as they were before. Unfortunately the monkfish was overcooked and the coriander overpowered the salsa. Wine was good.

1  Thank Doug B
olivetree3, Owner at Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us and we hope to see you again at Olive Tree. Regards, Simon.

Reviewed June 18, 2017

We have visited the Olive Tree many times, and everytime the food is fantastic. The staff are brilliant, the service is great and the food is yummy. Lovely atmosphere, lovely food. Best place in Bridport to eat.

Thank DavlynP
olivetree3, Owner at Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review. I love my staff and they do a great job of looking after my customers. I look forward to seeing you here again. Regards, Simon.

Reviewed June 12, 2017

We live in Bridport and haven't been to the Olive Tree for a couple of years, and it was good then. So as it was our wedding anniversary we decided to go again. We were quickly greeted and shown to our table and asked if...More

Thank Raysaway
olivetree3, Owner at Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're always training our staff and trying to improve so it's great to hear that you noticed the improvements. My main fish buyer is another local trader that I've worked with for over 20 years and our...More

Reviewed June 12, 2017

Smallish restaurant with large plate glass windows overlooking East Street. Good to get a window table if you can. Friends who eat here regularly recommended the Carbonara (think it was tagliatelle but could have been linguine) - which we both had. Have to say it...More

Thank Paul H
olivetree3, Owner at Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thanks for the great review. We don't cut corners with ingredients and our delicious dry cured bacon is from Framptons who I've used for over 20 years. Kind regards, Simon.

Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

We went last night for a supper and the food was delicious, quality service, good prices love it love it love it!!

Thank Marisela B
olivetree3, Owner at Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

It looks like you had the prawns ... one man had them for a starter and then again for his pudding this weekend. We love you too and we hope you'll visit again. Kind regards, Simon

Reviewed June 3, 2017

We had a weekend away in Bridport and the Olive Tree was recommended to us. It was a great choice. Miranda welcomed us to a table right by Chef Simon and his team. It was a real delight to see the team at work and...More

1  Thank Debelpa
olivetree3, Owner at Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

I remember that ... & I've only just recovered from that very busy half term! We had three tables that night that had eaten with us on the Friday night and re-booked to eat with us again on the Saturday. I'm so pleased to hear...More

Reviewed June 2, 2017

Having visited the Olive tree a few years back and having an amazing seafood dish we just had to go again while we were in the area on holiday this time. I booked a table before we left for our Journey to Bridport (very professional...More

1  Thank David H
olivetree3, Owner at Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

We wish you lived close enough to visit more often too. We're always training staff and trying to improve dishes, so if you haven't been for a while, it's likely that there have been improvements. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Kind regards...More

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alex201091
February 16, 2017|
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Response from olivetree3 | Property representative |
We always have vegetarian options on all our menus and, as our dishes are cooked to order, we can adapt many more dishes to make them meat-free. Just talk to our helpful staff. Regards, Simon
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Boglyns
August 25, 2015|
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Response from olivetree3 | Property representative |
We think a meal at Olive Tree is the best gift ever! We can arrange a gift voucher over the phone or in person at the restaurant. We can post out vouchers to your lucky friends and family and they can be redeemed here at any... More
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Tony W
March 8, 2015|
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Response from olivetree3 | Property representative |
We are not able to have dogs in the restaurant because of the open kitchen. However, we do have a few pavement tables that can be used when the weather is good enough to eat outdoors. Regards, Simon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$17 - $73
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 East Street, Bridport DT6 3LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport
  • Phone Number: +44 1308 422882
  • E-mail
Description
A friendly restaurant serving Mediterranean food using local seasonal produce, cooked in our open kitchen! Our dishes are prepared to order so we are able to accommodate gluten-free and other dietary preferences.
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