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“Worth it!”
Review of The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree
Ranked #3 of 56 Restaurants in Ledbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $26
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Worth it!”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

The Olive tree is in the centre of beautiful Ledbury, and is usually full in the evenings, so make sure to book!

It is a lovely atmosphere, wooden theme on the walls and ceilings, cozy and well lit, and is the un-typical place that looks normal and under-promises at first, but ends up over-delivering.

The starters are classic and safe, from Funghi Messina to Mozzarella in Carrozza, yet you realise you've come to the right place when you taste the pastas and pizzas.

The pizza is proper, if I don't say so myself (Italian and all that), and the pasta is also worth a good recommendation too.

However, the crown jewel for me is the steak!! My favourite accompanying sauce is the mushroom sauce - smooth and creamy blending in every so perfectly with the lovely red medium/rare steak juice... I'm hungry now!

The prices are fair, and at first might seem expensive for the steak, until you see the size and taste it.

The Olive Tree is a clear example of value, and getting what you pay for. It certainly delivers, and with Honours. This explains why the place is always full when we go!

  • Visited February 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Ledbury
2 reviews
“Still a very good deal”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

I have been to the Olive Tree on many occasions since moving to Lebury in 2001 the last visit being on January 4th 2013 and I have never been disappointed with the food or the service. i have taken a variety of friends from various parts of Britain and no one has anything other than positive coments to make about the food or the service. You are not rushed, the food comes beautifully hot and the staff are always polite and helpful. The only adverse comment I would make is that they do not serve smaller portions for children The range is what it is with the Italian emphasis predominating. If you are Italian then you may have differing ideas of authenticity but if visiting this small town The OliveTree is a must!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank choosyLedbury
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Marches
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great place for food and service”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is one of our favourite Italian restaurants - and a regular place for us to meet friends and talk over good food and wine. The service is welcoming, friendly, helpful and fast. The atmosphere is lovely too. If you're in Ledbury and want a good meal give it a try.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank soul-chaplain
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Nice menu and lovely staff. Food was very good (value too) and service was really friendly and never rushed. A nice place for lunch with a friend or dinner with your other half. Wine list is reasonably priced too.

Visited December 2012
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Thank susan h
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uk
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great italian food.”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Always been a favourite of mine. A rare treat. Great food, lovely atmosphere and a quick polite service. Highly recomend!

Visited August 2012
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Thank miniaust
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