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“Wonderful tapas, lovely view and good service”
Review of The Olive Shed

The Olive Shed
Ranked #200 of 1,850 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$46
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Myself and 3 friends came here on Saturday night to enjoy some tapas all together. We were running late for our booked table, however it was no problem when we called to let them know.
Service was attentive and they emphasised they would be as accommodating as they could with any requests. Being. mainly vegetarian party, we ordered only a few fish dishes.
The calamari was to die for, so incredible we ordered another to save us all fighting over it! Everything else was lovely too. We enjoyed the turmeric/curry type bread with the humus that comes on the vegetarian platter.
We had 2 bottles of wine, loads of food, and paid £30 each, so not a cheap night, but a price we were very happy to pay given the quality of the food and service.
We will definitely be back!

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Thank yllop1101
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Great view, lovely to sit outside, nice selection of wine. The food was good but more catered to dinner, would have been nice to have options more catered to a quick lunch.

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Two middle aged non local couples. We had walked from the car park around the waterfront up to the suspension bridge and back down to find our espied tapas restaurant closed. Tired legs and feet.
One of us remembered a recommendation for this place and eventually we found it - we were not offered inside seats this changeable late afternoon. Luckily it didn't rain. We were here awhile too waiting for food. Lovely bread n olives to start. Then waited another good while for passable platters. Long enough to order another bottle of wine :(
Food was ok. The vegetarian who ordered individual dishes fared better than us who shared platters.
Notable was the tortilla.
Won't rush back but would eat here again in similar circumstances Service was pleasing enough not quick.

Thank pepsimaxrock
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

My husband & I had lunch here on the last Saturday in July. We sat outside the front, ate Tapas, drank wine & watched the world go by. Food was lovely & staff helpful & attentive. £46 for lunch was a bit more than I'd usually pay, but we had lots of food & it was a nice treat

Thank Heal76
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

We waited at least 20 minutes for just a menu and were ignored at least 8 times by 2 different waitresses. The outside tables were nowhere near full and I saw at least 4 staff so no excuse for being understaffed. Tables were dirty and we eventually decided to go somewhere else. Bristol has too many good places to eat for the olive shed to think they can ignore customers.

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4  Thank Lea K
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