We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Olive Grove

Half Moon Lane, Spennymoor DL16 6HQ, England
+44 1388 205689
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (24 reviews)
“cheesecake” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (17 reviews)
Closed Now
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Half Moon Lane, Spennymoor DL16 6HQ, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (385)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 385 reviews

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Came to meet up with one of my best friends for lunch last week. Food is amazing. We ordered scampi and the mince and dumplings. They were both superb and nothing was left on our plates. The chef is awesome. Compliments to the chef!!!!! The...More

Thank Rooby1984
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Superb service! Lovely ambience! First impression ordered a glass of wine received it in a beautiful glass which speaks volumes for me!! Food delious! Well presented! Would highly recommend it as in service industry so know what I'm talking about 😘

Thank samboandbert
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Croxdale and didn't fancy driving into Durham... I'm so happy we didn't. The staff were excellent! Our waitress was incredibly attentive and polite. I ordered the mixed grill and my girlfriend had lasagne. Both were huge portions and so tasty. The...More

1  Thank Paul J
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Went here on the off chance of a quick bit to eat before doing more Christmas shopping we had 2 meals for £11 and they were well worth every penny I had the fish and chips and the batter was beautiful not a bit of...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Sunday lunch. Love going here for it. Would definitely recommend it. The Yorkshire puddings are fab :-)

Thank Staci708
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Great place to eat, one of the best around, steve and his staff always make you welcome and are very friendly, great sunday lunches available to suit everyone and very reasonable. Always a bonus when your drinks are bought to the table for you

Thank lesley w
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful meal and lovely staff food was served hot and the steak is too die for thank you will definitely be back

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times before & thought I'd review it this time, food lovely & presented nice, staff nice & friendly, decor very nice, girls toilets immaculate, it's defo one to visit & I'm sure it won't disappoint, took a pic of my meal...More

Thank Whartonswanson73
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Monday night in the school holidays and my willingness to cook at rock bottom. We came here with the bottomless pit teens and discovered they can indeed be filled up! Huge portions, great prices, excellent homemade quality food. Lovely staff who couldn't do enough for...More

Thank Allergictobadservice
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We visited here initially as the place we were going was closed. Since then we've been many times but every time the food is fresh honest and tasty. The staff are always happy to help and nothing is a problem. Chef makes fresh cheesecakes which...More

Thank GMC64
Nearby HotelsSee all Spennymoor Hotels
Best Western Whitworth Hall Hotel
803 reviews
3.35 km away
The Honest Lawyer Hotel
1,013 reviews
3.98 km away
Days Inn Durham
249 reviews
4.88 km away
Bay Eden Arms Hotel
498 reviews
5.45 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Casa D'Italia
196 reviews
1.23 km away
The Grand Electric Hall
151 reviews
1.22 km away
The Cake House
27 reviews
1.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Jubilee Park
33 reviews
1.79 km away
Auckland Castle
305 reviews
6.94 km away
Spennymoor Leisure Centre
46 reviews
1.31 km away
Durham Mining Museum
11 reviews
1.44 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
10 April 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from sylvia c | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know
mavis m
22 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from sylvia c | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know the price of a Sunday lunch
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing