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“Very good greek, mediterranean restaurant”
Review of The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree
Ranked #12 of 741 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 9, 2013

A good restaurant, with excellent food and service. The decoration may be a bit to the rustic side, which is largely compensated by the food and the staff.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We looked forward to a special meal in Bruges based on high reviews we had high expectations. We shared a mixed dips for entree, had a juice each and a prawn main course and a pork slouvaki main, bill came to 53 euro.
We were disappointed for the following, overall price and value for money poor. Portion size small, especially dips for 10.50 euro smallest I have ever seen, for my over 20 euro main I got 5 average prawns. Meals served with small boring salad, boring rice with vege specks and a few diced potato cubes. Quality of meals and cooking poor clearly not a professional chef yet charge professional price. The pork was ok, not the best but ok. Prawns were awful, overcooked and dry and the tomato wine and feta sauce was heavy on sugar and overpowered with cinnamon. Yuk. While the waiter was nice when we saw him, no one asked how our meals were, so we could not let them know - took about 20 minutes to get our dip starter and restaurant only half full. I did let them know when he came to clear plates and he apologised and brought back a small piece of semolina cake on the house. Nice gesture, but for the money we paid and the basic to very incompetent seasoned and cooked small portions were not made up for.
I really can't understand the rave reviews.

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1  Thank latabi
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We had a beautiful meal and evening here in April. Lovely little restaurant with great food, but the service was the real highlight. I believe Paris may have been the name of the man who looked after us that night. On the night we dined there was also a great acoustic singer, who really entrained our young Daughter Emily. Fantastic night and restaurant, looking forward to returning!!!

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Well appointed, family run Greek restaurant with friendly and attentive service and food packed with imaginative and creative, yet traditional tastes.
Great wine selections with option of the house wine.
Quick and friendly service located in just beyond the heart of Bruges.
Delicious and enjoyable experience.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Emailed the restaurant a few months ago to try and book a table. Didn't hear anything so emailed again 2 weeks before our trip - still nothing. Rang the phone number whilst we were in Belgium - no answer. Walked past this restaurant several nights around 6-7pm and it wasn't open. Either it opens late and they do not respond to enquiries or this restaurant is closed. Very strange indeed.

4  Thank Rio D
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