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The Olive Tree

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Toll Clock Shopping Centre | Commercial Road, Lerwick, Scotland
09:30 - 16:00
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Mon 09:30 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to go if you are meeting friends or just out for a light tasty lunch. Friendly atmosphere and staff very helpful.

Thank Peter R
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food simple but tasty, reasonably sized portions caters for many dietary needs. Well located. Regular visitor myself

Thank Jane B
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great fresh food - lots of fresh salad options, homemade soup, quiche, paninis, filled rolls and fresh cakes. The Olive tree seem to cater well for intolerances eg wheat and dairy however perhaps not that much choice for vegans. Plenty of seating available and the service is quick. They have great staff and a good serving system. Well Done Olive... More 

Thank Melissa M
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Good range of salads, sandwiches, soups and cakes. Most of the food prepared on the premises. Ask for a strong ocffee and that's what you get. Lovely staff, and some of them are the most skilled with a coffee machine in Lerwick. Can't fault the food and the service, and there is generally a queue at peak times. Well worth... More 

1 Thank evrynameistaken
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This self-service restaurant is well-used by both locals and tourists. All food is prepared to a high standard. We had lunch here and had the poached salmon salad which was delicious. Despite being busy, the owner found time to chat with most customers. A really friendly place catering for all the family.

1 Thank Matsudana
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Olive Tree serves great food, although it's not a very nice place to sit in. It's cramped and can be a little dark. The food is lovely, and the service is great too. Although, there is a lot more on the menu than what meets the eye. Their boards aren't particularly great for the full information. I have had... More 

Thank xWackix
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have never had a bad coffee here, they are always consistent and offer a great menu to accompany, something for every budget and every diet....

Thank Emma W
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The Olive Tree makes the best scones, their cheese scones are amazing and I've yet to find any anywhere else that even comes close. The Deluxe Hot Chocolates are great if you really want to indulge. The is a great variety available for a salad box if you don't have time to stay for lunch and always a selection of... More 

Thank Lesley B
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is my favourite lunchtime spot in Lerwick. Really good choice of delicatessen type meals. Salads, soup, paninis, rolls etc and all made especially. Couldn't afford to eat here every day but nice for a weekly/monthly treat at lunchtimes. They've now started bacon rolls in mornings too so not just salads etc.

Thank sandwickersworld
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is probably one of my favourite cafes in town. It is the only cafe where you can get NICE salad that is fresh!! They make lovely quiche and it's very affordable. Would recommend a quiche salad plate!! Amazing.

Thank Shetlandgirl18

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Toll Clock Shopping Centre | Commercial Road, Lerwick, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick

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