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The Olive Grove

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$$ - $$$
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Half Moon Lane, Spennymoor DL16 6HQ, England
+44 1388 205689
11:00 - 23:00
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Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely fantastic, new dishes just added to the menu, we had the chicken sizzler in black bean sauce, chicken Parmesan and it was delicious as usual. We always get a warm welcome at The Olive Grove and the staff are lovely and attentive, nice warm friendly place with lovely atmosphere. I would definitely recommend.

1 Thank Zazo04
Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Had a late lunch today and could not have enjoyed it more. The restaurant was quiet as it was 2.30pm and we felt very welcome. The door was opened for us as we approached and we were shown to a table immediately by a very friendly young lady. We ordered drinks and then were given time to choose from the... More 

Thank Ron B
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Had a recent visit to the olive grove on Thursday night for a family meal, we were welcome by a very friendly girl with dark hair. (I'm sure she used to work at the poachers pocket) who seated us straight Away and took our drinks order, once we ordered food, food was brought out in very good time, was asked... More 

Thank aop7
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We visited the Olive Grove tonight the meal was nice as usual, service has gone down hill terribly, the two staff just wanted to stuff their faces with sweets, carry on like two school children and be so not wanting to be there, and openly discuss and be nasty about other staff who work there,. I was disgusted that this... More 

Thank sarahoo2016
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with the family. Service was fast and friendly. Food hot tasty and great portions. Would recommend.

Thank Maureen A
Durham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Visited for lunch which was very good and excellent value will certainly return staff really friendly and helpful

Thank Ann H
Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Visited The Olive Grove today and was very pleasantly surprised, the room is very tastefully decorated and I loved the seating arrangements. The food was superb with plenty of fresh vegetables,and the staff were very pleasant and efficient

Thank Vienna991
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We visited today,I had the lunchtime curry and my daughter had the chicken Parmesan the food was delicious as always they have numerous special but you can also order from the main menu, meals are cooked from fresh, lovely warm friendly atmosphere and we were served by the lovely pat, we have been going to the olive Grove since the... More 

Thank Zazo04
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We have been going to the Olive Grove for more than a year now. The food is always tasty and you always receive a warm welcome. As the meals are prepared from fresh be prepared to wait a little bit longer for your food to arrive. Just enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple while you wait. There is a... More 

Thank Karin D
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with large group of friends from the neighbourhood and the service was really good and food quality and choice were excellent. Have since been back with family members and found it equally as welcoming. Highly recommended.

Thank Malc C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$37
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Half Moon Lane, Spennymoor DL16 6HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Spennymoor
  • Phone Number: +44 1388 205689
Hidden in the corner of Spennymoor next to the council offices in Green Lane formally known as 'The Half Moon' lies a secret to be discovered after 4 months of refurbishment it opened it doors September 2012. When you enter you will be greeted with a warm welcome from the friendly staff. The setting has been themed on a rustic tuscancy hideaway filled with colours & fabrics of the Mediterranean. Its owners are a local family Steve & Lynda with Steve doubling up as head chef. We offer good home cooked food inducing fish and thick cut juicy steaks and an array of mouth watering dishes. Step outside and you will discover a tuscany courtyard and you are met with the sight of a old vineyard running round stone buildings & disappearing in the blue skyline. Exciting plans have been passed for a forty seater restaurant complete with its own kitchen and authentic open plan wood burning oven which will bring the smells and the taste of the Mediterranean

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