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Olive & Thyme

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416-418 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M21 8AD, England
+44 161 881 5247
11:00 - 00:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited The Olive and Thyme a couple of years ago and had a lovely meal. My partner and I returned again recently and the visit was disappointing to say the least. Despite having booked in advance our table was not ready for us when we arrived. We ordered wine and it tasted off and fizzy, however the bar staff... More 

Thank mads74
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful food, staff and ambience. Ibrahim was particularly attentive. We will be back! Choose the seafood.

Thank Allisam50
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great walk into Chorlton from Sale Cheshire we came upon here Menu looked good Great Lunch Time Menu great value two course £8.80 the size of the lunch menu is FAB you will fill full We ordered the Lavas Bread just took me back to being in Turkey plus a Greek Salad even asked for a Chilli Sauce they had... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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507 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the best atmosphere inside compared to some of the other busier restaurants in Chorlton, but I was pleasantly surprised by the food on offer. They have a large menu with numerous vegetarian options & food is served quickly in large portions. We tried the cold mezze (basically a selection of four different dips which were all delicious, but it's... More 

Thank lrnnnn
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I came across this place and we LOVED it. The lunch special (starter+main) for 8.80 was completely worth it, our four dishes were delicious. I liked too that it is a family business (we were told by our waiter, who was a delight); apparently they've taken over the place recently so that may justifiy some of the... More 

Thank transoceanica
Glossop, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again, not disappointed with the food or the service. Excellent scallops on risotto then the lamb with spinach and pistachio. So pleased we chose this place again!

Thank wendy b
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ladies who are working as the waitresses are disgusting and rude, they seem to only treat the table where the manager is slaving over and me and my friends were very much neglected there was one waitress who.had hair like she never washed it, then came the food which OK.but to tough and hard not that nice and over... More 

Thank Nadz N
Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Previous visit was the lunch time special. This one was a Saturday family dinner early evening. Service was ok food ok but nothing special . Underwhelmed and then the bill came and it was steeper than we expected. Stick to lunch time specials in future.

Thank Chris L
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Very reasonably priced, well prepared food from the lunchtime menu. Called in on a Saturday afternoon and found the restaurant to be clean and neat. Food was off the set £8.80 for two courses lunch menu. Couldn't really fault it for the price.

Thank GPGG04
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Had a lovely lunch with friends. Staff were great xplained food to us all. Moussaka was lovely and the Chicken risotto was good value too. Wines good house red very nice. Beers Lagers a good selection. It was a lovely sunny day so we ate under the veranda area. Would like to go in the evening next time.

Thank Carron U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416-418 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M21 8AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 881 5247
Olive & Thyme is a Mediterranean cafe, bar and restaurant in the heart of Chorlton, offering freshly prepared food ranging from Mezes and Turkish Kebabs to Italian Pastas and Pizzas. Our unique venue is very spacious making it a comfortable and welcoming place to dine with groups of friends, families and colleagues or just on your own. O&T benefits from its south-facing shop front allowing plenty of sun light, whether you are sitting inside next to the wood-burning stove or outside in the heated glassed seating area.

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