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“Nice food in basic surroundings”
Review of Olive Branch

Olive Branch
Ranked #32 of 89 Restaurants in Ludlow
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Daytime counter service. Open Weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Open 9.30 until 4.00 Breakfasts from 9.00 until 11.00 Vegetarian,vegan,gluten free, meat and fish options. Licensed
Bournemouth
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nice food in basic surroundings”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We ate here on a Friday evening in early October. It had been recommended, so we booked, which was just as well as it was full and they were turning away customers. We both enjoyed our meals and are surprised by the negative comments. Yes, the decor is a bit shabby, but we didn't go there for the decoration.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Lanark, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great scones and fab customer service”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

This was a lovely place to pop into for breakfast. Great scones and nice coffee. Very good customer service. The decor is a little shabby and tired looking and the seats a bit uncomfortable, which put us off of going back for an evening meal, but for breakfast it was lovely. Had we been in the area at lunch time we would have gone back as the veggie options were plentiful and good

Visited October 2013
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Thank GaeD1
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“quirky”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Nice food, hearty, interesting candle lit ambience and a lot of veggie options on the menu. Small portions possibly not the best value for money.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Diane F
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oliveoil_9, Owner at Olive Branch, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
We do provide excellent value for money.Unlike many restaurants ,we include [and not charge extra] for freshly cooked vegetables and potatoes in the price of an evening meal. We also provide complimentary. locally baked bread, and olives on arrival.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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616 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Small servings big price”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

The restaurant is dated and shabby, old wooden tables and chairs, no table dressings. The menu board pricing is confusing and the cakes are not individually priced. The portions of food was one small spoon full is not a serving for over £5-7 with two small spoons of salad for £1.80. Also the cutlery is self service and some were not clean. The food is nice but not worth the money. We decided not to have a sweet or drinks instead went to Costa for coffee and a cake. Far better value and comfy seats. I dont want self service rustic charm and have to pay for it.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank old_romantics_2000
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oliveoil_9, Owner at Olive Branch, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
We do give generous portions of our delicious home made food and salads and are very good value for money. It seems you were not happy with anything and suggest Costa maybe a more suitable place for you to eat ,glad you enjoyed it.
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Always excellent”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We love this little restaurant. It's a bit shabby and tired with wonky stairs but this only adds to the charm. It's always full to capacity so that tells us that it must be good. The food is excellent. A good selection of vegetarian options available and the home made vegetable soup was excellent. The only downside - it always seems to be raining when we visit!!

Visited April 2013
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Thank JenfromKent
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