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The Olive Tree

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19 Park St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9699 9152
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four close family members dined at The Olive Tree to celebrate an anniversary. The service food and attention to detail were exactly as this family have been providing for decades. I remember going here over thirty heres ago and am just as impressed today as then. We shared a platter of seafood to start (oysters, prawnsscallops and calamari with two... More 

Thank Robin3003
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away in Park Street, The Olive Tree takes you back in time to with its 1970's decor (the sign out the front hasn't been updated to reflect the "9" that was added to phone numbers back in the 1990's!) The Menu is a little old fashioned but the quality and variety of food is anything but. Crisp, light calamari;... More 

Thank viv H
Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the olive tree has been there so long,that it tend to be overlooked as a place open for lunch...it is like taking a trip back to the seventies,but there is nothing wrong with that,as in the seventies,it was a first class restaurant ! now, it is more a classic restaurant,very well priced,serving good size meals with consistency, but the furniture... More 

Thank frank r
Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We shared a dozen mixed oysters! A BYO bottle of Vas Felix! My partner partook of an entree serve of spinach and ricotta cannelloni with bolognese sauce. I accepted the suggestion of waiter and ate the venison coletta accompanied by perfect 'al dente vegetables'. What followed was an affogato for each of us! Which completed a great dining experience. Love... More 

Thank TeTLOW8
Werribee, Australia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I had noticed this restaurant since the 1970s but have only just had an excuse to try it out. What have I been missing out on!!! It was quiet for our chat with our financial planner and the staff were excellently attentive without intruding. The Menu was innovative and well priced. We had Venison steaks coated in Parmesan and Almond... More 

Thank Carole P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I visited the Olive Tree on Friday November 18 2016. The venison I had was absolutely magnificent, accompanied by the rosti and beetroot and apple chutney. The service was excellent along with the great selection of red wine. Overall, fantastic restaurant

Thank davidhA6943JW
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

My mates and I stayed in the Quest above the olive tree and we ordered out one night. The food was actually amazing even giving the fact it was takeaway. Generous portion sizes with nice vegetables to boot. We all enjoyed the various meals we ordered. I can only imagine how nice the food would be if we had dined... More 

Thank Steve C
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117 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We have always enjoyed this splendid Melbourne restaurant - this visit was up to the standard of our previous visits. Most enjoyable Calamari, very good Veal Parmigiana and very acceptable Barramundi, with adequate portion control. Great range of cocktails and wine list. Service was splendid and the cost was generally in line with similar standard restaurants. Will be happy to... More 

Thank Ronald M
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We chose this restaurant to meet with our friends to celebrate Christmas. The service is excellent, the waiter knew who ordered what which meant that our non stop conversation was not interrupted when our dinner was serviced, This is what I remember of good old fashioned service. The food was excellent, very big serves which the men really appreciated. All... More 

Thank Myriam W
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We not much has changed in the decor since I been comming here which started 35 years ago, but thats ok , because it is still the best steak or close best (there is one in Port Melb which I some times sneak to) . I have gotten older with the decor , but I still walk out every time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$32
International, Steakhouse, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Park St, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9699 9152
First opened in 1971, The Olive Tree has established itself as one
of Melbourne’s iconic Steak & Fish Houses.
Distinguished by the old olive tree that stands at the front; for many
The Olive Tree evokes memories of the ‘good old days’.
Today, the menu is extensive and includes meals that are
affectionately referred to as ‘the classics’. Our philosophy for generous
portions of quality fresh produce has stood the test of time.

Be it a quick lunch, business meeting, casual dinner or social gathering,
The Olive Tree is the ideal place!

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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?