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The Olive Tree

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Newtown | Castlebar, Castlebar, Ireland
+353 94 903 8812
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 19:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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Keel, Ireland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the olive tree cafe or restaurant is a constant must for us when in castlebar it is constantly delicious and offers good value for money service is pleasant and the range of food so exciting and exquisite unlike any other place i have been for lunch so unusual and delightful thank you so much for this place its constant owner... More 

Thank JonFr
Claremorris, Ireland
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Lovely food with extensive menu.The staff were fantastic and very flexible,the food was beautiful real authentic cuisine from a far flung world.

Thank fjb1976
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Haven't visited this place in over 6 years and it's even better than I remember. The quality of the ingredients and the level of preparation made for an exceptionally good meal. Throw in the beautiful setting and great service and you're on to a winner. Can't recommend highly enough.

Thank John E
Westport, Ireland
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The interior is a delight....like going into a cafe in Marrakesh! Great food which tastes even better because of the surroundings. Be sure to try something different off the menu as I did and was really surprised...in a good way. Service was excellent and prices were very reasonable. Will certainly return

Thank Connemaraman
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you fancy a taste of something different I would definitely recommend it. Can be busy at lunch time.

Thank Dermot_Brady
Castlebar, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyable meal here- relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Particularly enjoyed the mint tea!

Thank Rosa M
Ballina, Ireland
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I hadnt eaten here previously but went along on a family lunch on the recommendation of my Sister in Law. Everybodys dish was top drawer. I had spicy meatballs & they were delicious. Fantastic array of flavours right through. Good size portions. Will definitely be back and look forward to working my way through the menu. (Not at the same... More 

Thank geverton
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to this place many times with friends and family, it's at a great price during the lunch hours during the week and the food is the best in town. Perfect for anyone who wants to try ethnic food. The owner and staff a very polite and love to talk.

Thank Albert C
Castlebar, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great grub! Looking for something different? Then call in to the Olive Tree. Where else would you get an authentic Mediterranean meal for less than a tenner? Try it - my guess is that you'll be back.

Thank mickinportugal
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206 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Have at the Olive Tree a few times recently and was very surprised with the quality of the food and the service. I also found it very reasonable a three course lunch for E10 hard to believe. The entrance does not do it justice, once inside it is beautiful.

Thank noelens

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newtown | Castlebar, Castlebar, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Castlebar
  • Phone Number: +353 94 903 8812

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