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The Olive Tree

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29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
+44 23 8034 3333
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went in after eating somewhere else and had a dessert here. The other place the food wasn't good so we left and had dessert in The Olive Tree and we wished we had gone here. The food and drink and service was all very good

Thank Kevin the King
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124 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Thought we would try again as we had not been in for a couple of months. Staff very welcoming and helpful. Changed at no extra cost a glass of wine which was a bit sweeter than expected. Order taken without too much delay, just had olives and white anchovies to start, both very good. Mains of sea food linguine and... More 

Thank Philclem
Devon, UK
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166 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure about this place to start with as it was empty, but for that I blame the rugby and the cold weather as the service and food were lovely. The staff were welcoming and the chef was really helpful adapting one of the dishes to suit our taste. Only had olives to start which was a good idea as... More 

Thank Frizznut
Fareham, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Always a good place to visit , offering a regular menu and a selection board of specials. Never been disappointed with our selection of food. Do a good bottle of Shiraz . Place to dine for 2 or with friends

Thank Debilovesroses
Honiton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We had a really nice meal with a decent glass of wine. It's a comfortable restaurant with lighting at the right level so that it feels quite intimate despite being open. It was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday, perhaps people haven't found this part of the city yet.

Thank HonitonSaint
Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I previously reviewed this restaurant overly harshly as I was cross with being charged a service charge - which is illegal in the UK and EU - service MUST be included in the price. However, I have visited many times more, and the staff have taken note of my previous review and have made sure I did not get a... More 

1 Thank Hugh D
Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The food, which was so tasty, was beautifully prepared and presented. It was great to eat fresh fish - mussels, turbot, plaice. Starters and desserts equally good.

2 Thank Christine B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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434 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Fantastic food to welcome in 2017! Great atmosphere too. FYI we found best value nearby parking at Strand, SO14 3HJ!

1 Thank Graham P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Always happy to come in here . Delicious Food, Great staff and atmosphere . Alex , our waiter was great and made us feel very welcome .

1 Thank JabaS1
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Clean, attentive service, good quality food, and decent toilets. Beef was particularly good. A little empty for ambience.

1 Thank Steve L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
French, Mediterranean, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8034 3333

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