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“tasty food nice place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olive

Olive
Ranked #20 of 127 Restaurants in Newton Abbot
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Olive is a tapas style eatery with dishes influenced from around the world including Spanish & Mediterranean dishes, homemade paella, albondigas, pizza & many more. Extensive wine list, cocktails and beers available.
Devon
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“tasty food nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

went to the olive with 20 girls for a hen night celebration,,and enjoyed the evening very much..the food is very tasty and it was nice having lots of different things to eat but as someone else said some of the portions are quite small. The service was very good and we were pretty much all served together..very nice for something different would I go back YES..

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jackie G
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English first
1 review
“A real find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

My wife and I visited Olive for our anniversary, after having it recommended by a friend. Tucked upstairs in an old original Newton Abbot building, it's easy to walk past, but well worth a visit. The staff were very welcoming, the atmosphere was relaxed (despite the cuisine being a bit incongruous with the building), and the food was very fresh - the tempura battered goats cheese covered with orange blossom honey is an excellent example of a delicious and unusual dish that you would never get in a place like La Tasca. We were really embarrassed not to have cash on us for a tip for the waiter (I later found out I could have asked to have a tip added to my bill on the card machine - who knew?!), but we will definitely return next time we're in Newton Abbot.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Russel1311
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Postbridge
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Sadly after numerous visits,on this occasion I was sadly disappointed. The food as always was very delicious but noticeably the portion sizes had reduced greatly. We ate from the lunch menu 5 dishes for £12, you think this is a good deal but sadly not as the dishes are of such a small portion.....we ordered 3 more additional dishes and the menu recommends 3-4 dishes to share. We were two ladies with a small-average appetite so easily finishing 8 dishes this reflects my comments. Also the atmosphere was not as enjoyable as usual, the staff were nice and friendly but did not appear to be comfortable in their environment. All I would say is that we will still visit again only next time we would like to see the portion sizes increase to what they used to be to match the price you have to pay.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AnnieSi86
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Having read some of the 1-Star reviews on here I cannot believe the arrogance, pretentiousness and downright stupidity of some of the customers who have chosen to rant about their apparent poor treatment behind the safety of the internet. I have dined at The Olive many times over the years and found it to be a pleasure, no matter the time of week. The food is great, the staff are extremely helpful and the building itself is marvellous. The upper class idiots who have chosen to slander the good name of such a welcoming and cozy restaurant should take a long look at themselves in the mirror and see what I see - a bunch of sour-faced snobs.

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1 Thank TheRothOfKhan
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

Loved the fact they were so busy and we hadn't booked that they went out of there way to accommodate us and made us feel very welcome. Its service with a smile and good food too.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tippilongstocking
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