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The Olive Tree - CLOSED

29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
+44 23 8034 3333
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“linguine” (14 reviews)
“fresh fish” (10 reviews)
“steak” (31 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Steakhouse, European, Seafood, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
29 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DJ, England
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1 - 10 of 522 reviews

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

First of all, the atmosphere when my friend and I walked in was tense, the staff seemed to be on edge as the 'manager' had been shouting at a few of them. They looked miserable and unsettling. Secondly, the noise in there was deafening, you...More

Thank Ashleigh C
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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...More

Thank Kevin the King
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Philclem
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Frizznut
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
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...More

Thank HonitonSaint
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...More

1  Thank Hugh D
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
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
Reviewed 14 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

Average prices
US$14 - US$56
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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