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baker street | aston tirrold, Didcot OX119DD, England
01235-85-12-72
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the most amazing meal with my husband and friends. The service was amazing. The food was delicious. I am a new massive fan and will be going again. You will NOT be disappointed. 🙂

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Thank MLHunt
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear ML Hunt, Thank you so very much for your fabulous review of our restaurant and team. We are extremely grateful for your time taken and your delightful comments and very kind words. We are so glad you had such a good time with us and it was our absolute pleasure to serve you and we hope to see you... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ambience was friendly, the service was like wise but not intrusive. Being used to cruising on 5 star ships I would say the food was equal to them, and the 4 sweets we had certainly exceeded the dining on board, I would say they were the best we have ever eaten. Compliments to the chef and manager. We will... More 

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Thank Pam M
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear Pam M, We frirstly want to thank you for taking time to write your review and secondly want to say 'wow' what a review!! Your comparisons and comments are absolutely amazing and we are overjoyed by them. It is always our aim to please but a complete surprise when we receive a review like this and we can't thank... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Birthday lunch with friends and family. Brought a Travel Zoo voucher for four and decided to have a birthday lunch on it. The voucher was for three courses, the starters were very varied, spoilt for choice. I was told the Ham Hock Terrine was so very tasty, we had a taste of the Parsnip Soup, that was so creamy (I... More 

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Thank RoobarbT25
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear RoobarbT25, Thank you so much for such a glowing report of your visit to us for your birthday celebrations. We are quite overwhelmed by your kind words and are so glad you enjoyed your visit as much as we enjoyed serving you. We're glad you found us such a jolly bunch and thought you a jolly bunch as well!... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Doesn't look much from, the outside, very cosy inside with a rustic charm. I'm often disappointed when I go out for a meal, thinking I could have cooked a better meal myself, but the Sweet Olive was an exception, beautifully cooked meals, the lamb was delicious!!. A thoroughly enjoyable meal with friends

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Thank Gill R
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear Gill R Thank you so much for the lovely review you've very kindly taken time out to write. We were so pleased to hear you had such a pleasant surprise and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Very best regards The sweet olive team More 

Didcot, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Now under new management; however the restaurant has lost none of its charm; unfortunately we were unable to sample the cuisine of the original chef who had by then returned to France; the food was none the less good and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience; would definitely recommend it.

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Thank johnlegrain
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear johnlegrain, Thank you so much for your kind review. We were very pleased to hear you enjoyed our food and your dining experience. It's fabulous to hear that you will return as it will be our pleasure to see you again. I should just make a note that we have now been at The sweet olive for over a... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday evening to use a voucher that my friend had . A warm friendly welcome into a cosy environment and quite busy for a Monday. We enjoyed complementary nibbles while we waited for our wonderful three course meal, which was all extremely delicious , the only complaint we had is that we would prefer our meals... More 

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Thank Stormylady53
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear stormylady53, Thank you so much for your lovely review of our little restaurant and of some of our other customers it seems! We are pleased you enjoyed the entertainment provided by some of our other lovely customers (albeit a tad spotanious) I'm sure they will be glad to hear they bought a smile to you! We're grateful for the... More 

Bucks Cross, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a travelzoo deal and we were very impressed. Food was delicious, staff were very friendly.

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Thank RGEG2015
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear RGEG2015, We're delighted to have pleased you and are very glad you enjoyed your first visit with us. Many thanks for your very kind review and your time taken to write it as we understand that time is always in short supply! Hopefully we'll see you again shortly? Very kindest regards The sweet olive team More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a truly special night out, I can't think of anywhere nicer than the Sweet Olive. Although unprepossessing on the outside in daylight, in the evening, the fairy lights in bushes and around the building, both outside and in, are a harbinger of magic to come. From the blue cheese and date croquettes with apple and balsamic chutney and watercress... More 

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Thank Kate W
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear Kate W, Wow, what an incredible accolade! So lovely that you noticed all the little things such as the outdoor fairy light, they do brighten things up a little especially during the winter months when everything is looking so drab. That you enjoyed the food so much, and the praise for the steak from your husband was the icing... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driven past this place hundreds of times over the years but as it is tucked away in a pretty downland village I have never managed to consider it as a venue to eat at. Finally got around to it spurred on by a radio advertising promotion. A culinary delight from this Gastro Pub. Really lovely meal and Creme Brûlée to... More 

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Thank Jame5Tee
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear Jame5Tee, Amazing that you found us the way you did and were pleased with what you found! We're so glad you came in and enjoyed your food and the surroundings. We appreciate we a tad hidden away so it's fabulous when folks call on the offchance and find us a happy surprise. Thanks so much for your lovely review... More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been here a couple of times about two years ago but since then it has changed hands. Happily the quality of the food is still superb. For starters, I had the pheasant and pigeon faggots whilst my partner had the scallops with pea and parsnip puree, and tempura samphire. Both were superb with great flavors and were simply... More 

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Thank HorseyJon
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear HorseyJon, Thank you so much for your lovely review we really appreciated your comments. We do understand that sometimes at the weekends the noise level can rise a little as we are the local village pub as well as a restaurant. This is usually mitigated for those who prefer a quiet corner by use of the restaurant area which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Cuisine
European, British, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: baker street | aston tirrold, Didcot OX119DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Didcot
  • Phone Number: 01235-85-12-72
Description
Beautiful country pub and restaurant serving elegant, seasonal, locally sourced food. Constantly evolving selection of beers, real ales, ciders and eclectic wine list. Beautiful cottage garden with seating Al fresco dining available during the summer months and indoor fireside dining during the winter. Walkers, dogs and children are all most welcome.

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