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The Olive Grove

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Half Moon Lane, Spennymoor DL16 6HQ, England
+44 1388 205689
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11:00 - 23:00
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There was 11 of us went for mothers day lunch and the food and service was second to none. Will definitely be back

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Thank Miranda B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us ate here on saturday evening 7pm. We were greeted warmly by the staff and shown our seats. we didnt have to wait long for our order to be taken. We ordered 3 steaks and 1chilli and garlic king prawn meals.all of them were very good and the steaks were cooked as we ordered them. Its a comfortable... More 

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Thank Barbara D
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband took our family here and the food was lovely it was our 1st time and it certainly won't be the last the service was excellent my little grandson was with us and the staff were great with him, we all had a wonderful night and left feeling very full.

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Thank awee123
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening here a couple of weeks or so ago and were well looked after by the team at The Olive Grove! The menu has enough choice to suit anyone and the food is both good and plentiful. Washed down with a couple of pints of quality beer, what more do you want? Certainly the best place... More 

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Thank Richard M
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with a party of 21 people for a 30th birthday meal, excellent service from start to finish, great atmosphere, food was served quickly, was all piping hot and cooked to perfection, everyone thoroughly enjoyed there meals, would recommend anyone to give this a place a try, never had a bad meal here and again is our favourite place... More 

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Thank kf383
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 21 we visited tonight for my birthday food was beautiful I had a sirloin steak it was cooked perfect Service was excellent thank you for a lovely night we all left full and happy

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Thank Kelly B
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and excellent service, highly recommended lovely place and great atmosphere and the staff really helpful and friendly

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Thank Paul S
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Myself and five friends enjoyed a lovely meal at The Olive Grove 15 February. The food was delicious and piping hot and plenty of it. Staff very efficient and friendly. Service first class. We will definitely be visiting again. Try it. You will not be disappointed

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Thank Barbara G
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The atmosphere was very relaxed, a good mixture of local people in for a drink and diners. lovely food and a good range ofb meals on the menu

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Thank ian v
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

My wife and I go every now and again for Sunday lunch, never disappointed with the choice of food on offer. Recent menu changes interesting, "belly pork burger" presented on slate platter tasty but cooled quickly. The fish and chips looked impressive, must try next visit. Friendly service, quite happy to chat to customers (wife happy). Look forward to going... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 37
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?