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PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$100
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a gem of a restaurant! Drinks were a little pricey, however, the excellent food more than made up for that. We will definitely go again when visiting York.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed- booked a table online back in April for this evening 16.5.2022 for 2. Received confirmation. Arrived at restaurant at 6.25 for our 6.30 booking only to find the establishment closed!! No email - no phone call to cancel booking at all. Terrible. Birthday...evening totally spoiltMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table online. We received a confirmation email. However restaurant was closed! Very disappointed to say the least.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and the staff try to be friendly. BUT not too each other. They were not communicating well. Much gesticulation and chaos - very Fawlty Towers. My steak Vesuvius, was dormant. No chillis whatsoever. When I mentioned this, they brought out a chilli salsa....But, as I pointed out, if a dish is advertised as having chillis in it, then they really should be in it. In all, a grim dining experience. Almost empty, 7.30pm, Friday of racenight should have warned us off.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Olive Tree twice. The first time we were surprised how busy when we arrived at 6pm. The difficult part was choosing what to eat. My wife and our friend chose a chicken option and I had a good ribeye steak. Because we...enjoyed our meals the first visit we returned later in the week, sadly it was a disappointing visit. My wife and I chose (different) lamb options, both were extremely tough. I sent mine back and received a steak replacement which was OK. However, we were still charged the full price for the meal.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent central location with fantastic views of Clifford’s Tower. We walked in on a Saturday afternoon during a visit to the area. Very tasty food, but like a previous review I have to mention the service! We really was welcomed like old friends! Special mention...to Pina and the young gentleman working with her last week. Jackson says hello! If I was a local this would definitely be a regular visit from my family. Thank you. Recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was 5 out of 5 for the food but customer service was only 3 out of 5. After our main meal we were not offered desserts or coffee or even another drink. We sat there for quite a long time so just asked for...the bill that came straight away but no limoncello with the bill as everyone else had receivedMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greeted like long lost friends. An extensive menu. Excellent Pasta. Close enough to the centre and if you have the right table good views of the Wall!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a 4 night stay in York and we booked a table here for dinner on the 2nd night of our stay. Lovely staff on arrival, quickly seated by the window. A really good choice of options on the menu- both courses we...ordered were outstanding- very fresh, served hot and extremely tasty. We dined at 7.30pm and it was only us and 1 other table in here so the atmosphere was a little lacking but apart from this everything was fantastic. Would definitely return.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 14 April 2022 via mobile

Simply excellent. Family dinner, with grown up children, quite different tastes. Food is sublime, service is attentive but not too fussy. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Joseph R
9 April 2016|
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Response from Olivetree07 | Property representative |
please go to the website
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17sam1975
29 March 2016|
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Response from Olivetree07 | Property representative |
Yes. Children always welcome here as the olive tree has wide range of choice for them .
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lalison22
22 April 2015|
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Response from Olivetree07 | Property representative |
No its not Greek but it has some of Greek dishes. All together it's Mediterranean food .
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Yes, The Olive Tree is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Olive Tree is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4