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The Olive Grove

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Half Moon Lane, Spennymoor DL16 6HQ, England
+44 1388 205689
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself and five friends enjoyed a lovely meal at The Olive Grove 15 February. The food was delicious and piping hot and plenty of it. Staff very efficient and friendly. Service first class. We will definitely be visiting again. Try it. You will not be disappointed

Thank Barbara G
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was very relaxed, a good mixture of local people in for a drink and diners. lovely food and a good range ofb meals on the menu

Thank ian v
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I go every now and again for Sunday lunch, never disappointed with the choice of food on offer. Recent menu changes interesting, "belly pork burger" presented on slate platter tasty but cooled quickly. The fish and chips looked impressive, must try next visit. Friendly service, quite happy to chat to customers (wife happy). Look forward to going... More 

Thank Will B
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today we have had a beautiful Sunday lunch, my husband had pork and I had the beef. The meats were lovely and tender perfectly cooked. There was a great selection of vegetables, cauliflower cheese, carrots, broccoli and turnip, lovely roasties and mash potato. The massive Yorkshire pudding was delicious with rich brown gravy. There is a three course special offer... More 

Thank Valerie S
Durham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a new menu with more choice, this is reflected in the price but it is by no means expensive, It was very quiet, but early Tuesday evening. There was a slight wait, but it was worth it, however if it gets busy there may be a problem. We will return.

Thank Jen M
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely fantastic, new dishes just added to the menu, we had the chicken sizzler in black bean sauce, chicken Parmesan and it was delicious as usual. We always get a warm welcome at The Olive Grove and the staff are lovely and attentive, nice warm friendly place with lovely atmosphere. I would definitely recommend.

1 Thank Zazo04
Durham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Had a late lunch today and could not have enjoyed it more. The restaurant was quiet as it was 2.30pm and we felt very welcome. The door was opened for us as we approached and we were shown to a table immediately by a very friendly young lady. We ordered drinks and then were given time to choose from the... More 

Thank Ron B
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Had a recent visit to the olive grove on Thursday night for a family meal, we were welcome by a very friendly girl with dark hair. (I'm sure she used to work at the poachers pocket) who seated us straight Away and took our drinks order, once we ordered food, food was brought out in very good time, was asked... More 

Thank aop7
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We visited the Olive Grove tonight the meal was nice as usual, service has gone down hill terribly, the two staff just wanted to stuff their faces with sweets, carry on like two school children and be so not wanting to be there, and openly discuss and be nasty about other staff who work there,. I was disgusted that this... More 

Thank sarahoo2016
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with the family. Service was fast and friendly. Food hot tasty and great portions. Would recommend.

Thank Maureen A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$37
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Half Moon Lane, Spennymoor DL16 6HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Spennymoor
  • Phone Number: +44 1388 205689
Hidden in the corner of Spennymoor next to the council offices in Green Lane formally known as 'The Half Moon' lies a secret to be discovered after 4 months of refurbishment it opened it doors September 2012. When you enter you will be greeted with a warm welcome from the friendly staff. The setting has been themed on a rustic tuscancy hideaway filled with colours & fabrics of the Mediterranean. Its owners are a local family Steve & Lynda with Steve doubling up as head chef. We offer good home cooked food inducing fish and thick cut juicy steaks and an array of mouth watering dishes. Step outside and you will discover a tuscany courtyard and you are met with the sight of a old vineyard running round stone buildings & disappearing in the blue skyline. Exciting plans have been passed for a forty seater restaurant complete with its own kitchen and authentic open plan wood burning oven which will bring the smells and the taste of the Mediterranean

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?