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The Olive Tree

#504 of 3,319 Restaurants in Melbourne
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19 Park St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
+61 3 9699 9152
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last thursday the 4th may. we arrived at 7.30pm a young waiter handed us menu,s at amout 7.40, we ordered bread etc straight away and the main course at 7.45. She told us that what we ordered will take 20mins extra,we said that fine.At 8.30 we asked very nicely what with our meals ,she said they are being plated now... More 

Thank jun42
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A casual dinner for 4 friends, managed to get a same day reservation. Waitress was friendly and efficient. Main portions were large and reasonably priced. Decor was quirky and restaurant was busy.

Thank Mhol1979
Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a visitor to Melbourne, the decor was quite a flashback , however the quality of the excellent service and the magnificent meals was pleasantly surprising. The waiters service was exceptionally good without being 'snooty' . The steaks were cooked perfectly, the sauces were tasty and delicious , the portions were generous and I highly recommend the continental cheesecake for... More 

Thank Fi-Fi4740
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the greatest of experiences I have had...Ordered steak to be rare to medium and came out very well done and portions were very small.....our group was ordered around by the waiter and demanded that we order our meals straight away.

Thank Brian D
Perth, Western Australia
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Had been looking forward to going to the Olive Tree on various visits to Melbourne but never quite arranged it. So when I finally went unfortunately I was a little underwhelmed. My Daughter had the Lasagna which she said was a little overcooked. My Son-in-Law had a Steak which again he said was a little overcooked. I had the Lingunini... More 

Thank george45
Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Four close family members dined at The Olive Tree to celebrate an anniversary. The service food and attention to detail were exactly as this family have been providing for decades. I remember going here over thirty heres ago and am just as impressed today as then. We shared a platter of seafood to start (oysters, prawnsscallops and calamari with two... More 

Thank Robin3003
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Tucked away in Park Street, The Olive Tree takes you back in time to with its 1970's decor (the sign out the front hasn't been updated to reflect the "9" that was added to phone numbers back in the 1990's!) The Menu is a little old fashioned but the quality and variety of food is anything but. Crisp, light calamari;... More 

Thank viv H
Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

the olive tree has been there so long,that it tend to be overlooked as a place open for lunch...it is like taking a trip back to the seventies,but there is nothing wrong with that,as in the seventies,it was a first class restaurant ! now, it is more a classic restaurant,very well priced,serving good size meals with consistency, but the furniture... More 

Thank frank r
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We shared a dozen mixed oysters! A BYO bottle of Vas Felix! My partner partook of an entree serve of spinach and ricotta cannelloni with bolognese sauce. I accepted the suggestion of waiter and ate the venison coletta accompanied by perfect 'al dente vegetables'. What followed was an affogato for each of us! Which completed a great dining experience. Love... More 

Thank TeTLOW8
Werribee, Australia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I had noticed this restaurant since the 1970s but have only just had an excuse to try it out. What have I been missing out on!!! It was quiet for our chat with our financial planner and the staff were excellently attentive without intruding. The Menu was innovative and well priced. We had Venison steaks coated in Parmesan and Almond... More 

Thank Carole P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
International, Steakhouse, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Park St, Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9699 9152
First opened in 1971, The Olive Tree has established itself as one
of Melbourne’s iconic Steak & Fish Houses.
Distinguished by the old olive tree that stands at the front; for many
The Olive Tree evokes memories of the ‘good old days’.
Today, the menu is extensive and includes meals that are
affectionately referred to as ‘the classics’. Our philosophy for generous
portions of quality fresh produce has stood the test of time.

Be it a quick lunch, business meeting, casual dinner or social gathering,
The Olive Tree is the ideal place!

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