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The Olive Tree

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19 Park St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Williamstown, Australia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I recently visited The Olive Tree with a few friends after it was highly recommended by some other friends, so we were excited for a nice meal and sit down catch up. We were sat quickly and given menus and water before our drink order and food order was taken.. Everything was going great until we heard a corked bottle... More 

1 Thank puppylomas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We were there first time. There is very good environment (not loud music), not noisy, very good tasty meals. Can recommend to everyone to visit this restaurant.

Thank Rauf B
Kiama, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Best stake i have had in a long time exceptionally cooked. The hospitality was like have dinner with your family. Very well priced highly recommend.

Thank number41234
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We found this restaurant on a recent stay in Melbourne very close to the apartment we were staying in; and considered ourselves lucky, eating there 3 evenings out of 4 both on our own and with guests. The restaurant has been in business for a long time and they have their formula just about perfect. A very good, interesting menu,... More 

Thank Ray M
Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We had a lovely meal here with friendly staff and quick service. The daily special delivered a tasty dishes that were delicious. We each order differently and we were both pleased with our selections. Casual atmosphere and convenient parking.

Thank Raymond & Valer... P
Adelaide, Australia
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Been here several times for business functions and the food has always been outstanding. Great selection on the menu and huge servings ensure you wont go home hungry. Is only a small restaurant so can be a bit crowded when busy. Good service and great food.

Thank MattieB500
Gold Coast, Australia
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

It was a saturday night and it was busy with a group booking, obviously still popular after all these years (we were customers 30 years ago), but the food OK. Not great, something really memorable, just OK. My Scollops in Singapore Curry were bland, no curry flavour to them at all, the mix of ingredients was good but so bland,... More 

Thank Aniajoe
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

We had booked a table for six people and were seated in a squishy corner and told SHE would decide where we sat despite request made at time of booking. On a previous visit she had rudely told us to 'just wait' for something. Food now only average and not worth the attitude from this woman. Won't be going there... More 

Thank linny245
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had a 3 course meal and the food was very tasty and well presented. Servings are generous and heaps of options on the menu. Service was excellent and prices reasonable

Thank Debm35
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I have taken customers here for both lunch and dinner and never been disappointed. Most good restaurants seem to take pride in giving you small servings on large plates but The Olive Tree gives you very generous servings and the food is great. I couldn't fault the service and I would rate this restaurant as good value for good quality.

Thank Andrew B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $32
International, Steakhouse, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Park St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 0396999152
First opened in 1971, The Olive Tree has established itself as one
of Melbourne’s iconic Steak & Fish Houses.
Distinguished by the old olive tree that stands at the front; for many
The Olive Tree evokes memories of the ‘good old days’.
Today, the menu is extensive and includes meals that are
affectionately referred to as ‘the classics’. Our philosophy for generous
portions of quality fresh produce has stood the test of time.

Be it a quick lunch, business meeting, casual dinner or social gathering,
The Olive Tree is the ideal place!

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