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Olive

Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 1JR, England
+44 1626 365884
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (70 reviews)
“morcilla” (4 reviews)
“calamari” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 1JR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited for the first time last night with two friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. Warm and cosy settling, great service and the food was just delicious. Great choice on the menu to suit all dietary requirements, even has a separate menu for gluten free....More

Thank Suzywooo
Jess S, Manager at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow! Thankyou for such a wonderful review! Why not try our 2 for 1 tapas mondays? You can taste more delicious dishes for around half the price!! Really look forward to seeing you again soon, and thankyou again for such a positive review.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here (it wasn’t full) - it’s a bar/tapas cafe upstairs in the centre of town. Tapas was the usual mixture with a separate gluten-free menu. Service was friendly. Quite small portions (it IS tapas!) but a reasonably priced place for a light...More

Thank africaguy
Jess S, Manager at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thankyou for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here but would love some feedback on how to attain 5 stars next time! Many thanks.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you so much for enabling me to have a special party at Olive. Organising was so easy, and the venue fantastic for an evening of flamenco! The buffet was perfect, and people keep saying to me how fantastic the food was. Quality was excellent....More

Thank Rendell
Jess S, Manager at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou for your review! It was a brilliant fun packed evening had by all- even the chef who was hidden away in the kitchen was dancing and singing along! I am also glad our buffet suited all dietry requirements. What a pleasure it was to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in after a trip to the cinema. It was quiet but warm and cosy. Wide-ranging menu made choosing very difficult! We were delighted with our choices. All piping hot, plentiful and delicious. We love bold flavours and the dishes didn’t disappoint!More

Thank David F
Jess S, Manager at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your wonderful review David. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our vast majority of delicious dishes. If you want to try different dishes on our menu why not give 2 for 1 Monday ago!? You can really choose a variety of...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Went in for a meal with my wife and our friend on a week night. Was very quiet, so we expected first class service and the food to be super fresh and on point. Unfortunately this was not the case. The service was polite but...More

1  Thank TP007
Jess S, Manager at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thankyou for your review. I am utterly disappointed you feel this way as this is the complete opposite to our aim. The majority of our food is cooked fresh to order and normally is packed full of flavour. I am interested to know more about...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018

After being let down at the last minute on New Year's Eve, we stood in the rainy town centre and phoned Olive to see if there was any chance of a table. They were so kind, fitting us in and doing everything to make our...More

Thank Debbie J
Jess S, Manager at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Wow, Wow, Wow! We are so glad to hear that we saved your New Years Eve! Its so lovely to hear feedback like this- so thankyou! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The service was very mixed, one waitress was very polite wheras, the other two were a bit grumpy and didn't see to like that we were there. The food was nothing special which is disappointing as I used to love the food in Olive. Some...More

Thank Ruth J
Jess S, Manager at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Firstly thankyou for your review. I am disappointed you felt this way about two staff members and apologise on their behalf. Regarding your food I will pass your comments onto our chef and seek improvement. If you do visit again and it is disappointing as...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

First visit to this restaurant with group of friends. Never been to this type before but very impressed not only with menu but also with my choices. Definitely will visit again and now I understand how it works will try expanding my tastes. Staff really...More

Thank Valerie S
Jess S, Manager at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Brilliant review, thank-you! Why not try our 2 for 1 tapas nights on Monday, great excuse to expand your tastes and try something new! See you again soon.

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Good food with a huge selection of tapas dishes. Catered for vegetarian, vegan and carnivores in our party.

Thank Mark B
Jess S, Manager at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Really glad you enjoyed your visit, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We like to have the tapas lunch offer when in Newton and add a bottle of wine. As always the dishes were tasty and all the hot ones hot so no problems at all. It is nice to be able to go in before 12...More

Thank Clive F
Jess S, Manager at Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank-you for your kind review. Our 5 dishes for £12 lunch deal and a bottle of wine sounds like the perfect lunch to us!! We look forward to seeing you on your return visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot TQ12 1JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Newton Abbot
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 365884
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Description
Olive is a tapas style eatery with dishes influenced from around the world including Spanish & Mediterranean dishes, homemade paella, albondigas, pizza & many more. Extensive wine list, cocktails and beers available.
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