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Olive Tree - CLOSED

60 Hoole Road | Green Bough Hotel, Chester CH2 3NL, England
+44 1244 326241
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
17 Apr 2014
9 Apr 2014
“Fantastic place”
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, Greek
60 Hoole Road | Green Bough Hotel, Chester CH2 3NL, England
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81 - 88 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 29 July 2010

On a recent visit to the Olive Tree Restaurant we can only comment on our very pleasant experience. From the time we arrived, greeted by the patron, Phillip Martin, to the end of the evening when we were served coffee in the lounge. The service...More

Thank Col753
Reviewed 26 July 2010

Whoever was responsible for the food on the night we visited ( Saturday 24th July 2010 )does not know what good food is, and most definitely does not know how to cook it. ' Old Spot ' a selection of all things pork, this comprised...More

2  Thank chesterdiner1
Reviewed 16 March 2010

After booking way ahead of ourselves for my partners’ b'day, another couple and my girlfriend and I had been looking forward to dining at the Olive Tree for some time.....our long awaited meal couldn’t have been much worse. First impressions and a drink in the...More

2  Thank Mackie1978
Reviewed 6 March 2010

The Proprietor of The Green Bough is a superb Chef and this is a reason for dining there even if you are a non resident. Service is excellent and the offer of Jugs of Water was appreciated, not everyone wants bottled water!

Thank NorrisTraveller
Reviewed 27 April 2009

I must say every one has different opinions, but I find the last review is very harsh. I think the Olive Tree is a fantastic restaurant which serves high quality food in a very relaxed atmosphere. We had the 10 course tasting menu and there...More

Thank Elizabeth7
Reviewed 16 March 2009

We dined here on saturday evening and without question the service was excellent, unfortunately the size of the portions were minute! so small in fact it was very difficult to fully appreciate the quality. We have dined in a number of mitchelin and fodors restaurants...More

4  Thank elninoChester
Reviewed 12 December 2008

The two of us stayed for two nights and had no problem choosing three excellent courses each night (all different) from the weekly menu. To be really picky (and I mean REALLY picky) the monkfish was a little over done for my liking but that...More

Thank JDM7799
Reviewed 12 October 2008

A very intimate restaurant with excellent service, but not at all stiff. I chose Belly Pork for a starter and was amazed that it could taste that good! My husband loved his Lamb as a main course and my choice of guineafowl didn't let me...More

Thank keswickian
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$59 - US$99
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Hoole Road | Green Bough Hotel, Chester CH2 3NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 326241
The Olive Tree may be in Chester, nestled in the sumptuous womb of the Green Bough Hotel, a luxury Victorian townhouse hotel, but for all the world it can feel like you've been transported to Tuscany. Rich Italian wallpaper and beautiful Italianate oil paintings grace the walls. Happily, you can take your time absorbing the space - a table is yours once seated. Savoy-trained chef/patron Philip Martin brings together an eclectic mix of aromas and flavours in an extensive, weekly-changing menu of innovative dishes epitomised by assiette of seafood - a delightful offering of red mullet, brill and king scallops; and Mediterranean vegetables with goats' cheese and parmesan crust. On cold evenings, it's nice to sit nibbling canap��s by the smouldering 17th century lounge fireplace. Attentive service.
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