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“Great for business lunch or Saturday afternoon bite” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olive Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

Olive Restaurant & Bar
Price range: $22 - $56
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Olive Restaurant & Bar in Manchester is a few steps off Deansgate, was voted best working lunch venue in town, but it’s great for pre-theatre and family meals too. The dining room blends rustic Italian with modern style. Think exposed brick, farmhouse furniture, cool lighting and sleek bar. Only the freshest ingredients go into the classic and innovative Italian dishes; such as handmade artisan pastas, stone-baked pizzas, lighter salads and a selection of meat and fish. We are child friendly and feature a dedicated healthy menu, make-your-own pizzas and miniature versions of any dish on the menu. Our exemplerary service is renowned throughout Manchester and we strive to ensure everyone will return time and time again.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great for business lunch or Saturday afternoon bite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A great Italian restaurant located just off Deansgate. Diverse lunch menu on offer along with an ample selection of wines. The service is faultless and the kitchen is more than happy to alter any menu options to your liking. If you are a large group, perhaps book in advance & email your order through if time is of the essence at lunch. I will be back very soon!

Visited September 2013
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“Never fails !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

We do consider other restaurants in Manchester when we visit but can't help returning to the Olive. The food, service and atmosphere is perfect every time. The staff are particularly attentive, as are the management. Whilst I'm all for trying new venues, with dining this good we will be going back.....again !

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went here for our 1 year anniversary after reading amazing reviews on tripadvisor. We weren't disappointed! We shared garlic pizza bread with mozzarella to start, and also the dough petals, which were delicious. For our mains we both had steak, I had the 10oz fillet and my boyfriend the rump, they were both cooked to perfection, try we're the nicest steaks we've ever eaten, no contest. I totally recommend this place to anyone. Both the service and food were brilliant, and Rachael, our server was so attentive, even though they were quite busy.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Delicious food, great service and a nice atmosphere. Enjoyed a lovely evening in this restaurant.

It is also a good location if you are inclined to go for a few drinks afterwards, close to Albert Square and Piccadilly Gardens. I would really recommend! The restaurant is also very elegant and pretty inside- great decor.

  • Visited September 2013
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Always a great meal with friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Reasonably priced food, always friendly staff, busy especially on weekends - this place is somewhere I always enjoy going! Would definitely advise booking, and I'd recommend the donutty dessert.

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