The Olive tree - York

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Our menu is a seasonal one, a straight forward idea but one that ensures a quality lead approach. We have been influenced by a classic and regional continental cuisine, mainly from South of France, Italy and the whole Mediterranean region. These referential cuisine’s have relied on seasonal produce for centuries in order to maximise flavour and texture and to present food at its peak. Our restaurant has attracted fine diners from over the UK, celebrities such as John Parrot and Frankie Dettori have also been attracted to the olive tree during National & International Events.

Our passion borders on the neurotic when it comes to freshness. Our policy is from the garden, sea and field to the table. This freshness manifests itself in the tastes and smells of the kitchen, there is nothing to beat freshly harvested produce.
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2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2015

We enjoyed a very good lunch. I had salmon with rissotto and my friends enjoyed the leg of duck with sweet potato mash. Service was good and staff very friendly and helpful. We will be booking for a Christmas lunch.

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Dined on 18 May 2015

Went here on a Monday evening and it was pretty full. Always a good sign. Had the most amazing pizza I've had in a long time!!

1 review
Dined on 28 March 2015

Had a nice meal here on a Saturday evening. Food was good, steak a little overcooked but nice nevertheless. Scallops and chorizo was full of flavour for starter.

Very expensive for the quality of food. Can get better for cheaper.

Nice atmosphere, friendly waiters, although they seemed very busy and stressed.

1 review
Dined on 14 February 2015

When arriving to check in for meal they could have been more attentive. We were shown to our table and they were very busy,but we didn't have to wait long for our meals to come. They were very nice. I noticed everyone was receiving a rose but for some reason I didn't ,was a bit disappointed as it was valentines day and my birthday.All I can say it was a nice pleasant reasonable set price menu for valentines day and it was well worth it and will call in again when we come to York.

OpenTable Diner
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Dined on 11 January 2015

We were very well looked after here , when dining with our two year old , they provided him with a lovely bowl of penne and tomato sauce at a reasonable price which he demolished. I had food envy as my partner had a wonderful plate of sea-bass.
The wait staff were superb and its a very friendly place.

5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2014

We visted on New Years Eve so understandably the restaurant was full - not a great dining experience when you are seated and people are standing around you and the door is constantly being opened by smokers and those coming and going.

I expected service to be slow on a busy night, however thought it would still be acceptable as the restaurant was only offering a set menu - meaning a fair amount of the food could be prepared in advance.

The waiter was short at best with us - clearly flustered with how full the restaurant was. We had to ask 4 times before water arrived. We had to ask for the bread and olives after it was missed and we'd eaten our first course.

We asked 3 times for our dessert and finally a waiter arrived with mints and our bill - so had to say we hand't yet had our dessert.

Food was brought without cutlery - overall not a great experience and will avoid in future even though the food was ok but was disappointed with the service.

OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2014

New Years eve was a disaster! We've been here several times before but this time it took 40 mins to get a drink and more than 55mins to be seated. The food wasn't great on this occasion. I think they over stretched themselves and paid the price.

OpenTable Diner
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Dined on 31 December 2014

We booked our table through open table and received CONFIRMATION . We were surprised there were tables available on new years eve ,so my husband rang to confirm we were told we had no booking the restaurant was full and there was a problem with open table!! We were left with no where to dine on new years eve- the staff on phone were unhelpful and didn't seem bothered. I went back on your website and it was STILL taking bookings for this restaurant - this is no way to run a business! !! Who is at fault here please????? The restaurant is blaming you! This ruined our new years eve!!!


The Olive tree - York does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Olive tree - York is rated 3 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.