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The Sweet Olive

BAKER STREET | ASTON TIRROLD, Didcot OX119DD, England
+44 1235 851272
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
BAKER STREET | ASTON TIRROLD, Didcot OX119DD, England
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1 - 10 of 328 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this place! Not much else to say....eaten here a few times... Fillet steak is buttery, soft and tender. The chips are proper hand cut chips, the food is stylish, innovative and tastes extremely fresh. I've not had a bad meal here. The atmosphere...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love this place. Food great, staff fab and ambience is just right for a meal for any occasion. Menu innovative & hard to choose from as you just want to try the lot! Will be my first choice locally for the foreseeable. Hope it continues...More

Thank Trustytraveller2000
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Trusytraveller2000, Thank you so very much for your cracking review of our little restaurant. We're so glad to hear your feedback and we're totally delighted you found everything so enjoyable. We also want to thank you for your good wishes for our future as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I booked a table for 5 for a birthday lunch. The building is located in The pretty village of Aston Tirrold and the interior has a lovely decor and uses very nice antique furniture. Two of us had starters, I tried the...More

Thank Robert J
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Robert J, Thank you so very much for your lovely review and comments. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and that your friends enjoyed the meal also. We do hope you'll visit us again soon and it will be our pleasure...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had some really lovely food at Sweet Olive, the waiter couldn't do enough for us and everything was tasty and filling. If you're looking for something that's clearly a cut above a gastro pub then check this place out!More

Thank Dan R
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dan R, Thank you so much for your lovely review of our little restaurant. We're all so pleased you enjoyed the food during your visit with us and that you experienced great service to boot. We so look forward to welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this pub whilst looking through trip advisor for a nice dinner with my boyfriend. Never expected the pretty interior as we walked in and the welcoming staff! We were made to feel at home straight away as if we were regulars. The food was...More

1  Thank Emma P
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Emma P, We're so glad you had such a great time with us and want to thank you so much for the lovely review. It was our absolute pleasure to meet you and we're so pleased that you'd come via our trip advisor reviews....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner last night. This was our first visit since it changed hands, and it certainly didn't disappoint. There was a lovely ambience and all the staff were friendly and efficient. We had a fantastic meal. I had the crab lollipop,so innovative. My...More

1  Thank Cat050
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Cat050, Wow! What a review! We're completely overwhelmed by your fabulous feedback regarding your first visit with us. So glad you seemed to enjoy everything during your time with us and we so look forward to welcoming you back when you can try some...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for lunch with a Travelzoo offer and had a super lunch The risotto (daily special) was sublime and the cheese soufflé that my husband had was also excellent Mains were also excellent if I was going to be extremely fussy I'd say a...More

1  Thank OxfordGirlOxfordUK
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear OxfordgirlOxfordUK, We are just overwhelmed by your fabulous review. It's so wonderful to hear how very pleased you were with everything. We would happily have provided more sauce for the lamb had we realised so next time you visit do feel able to make...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for lunch yesterday. What a lovely place. The staff were wonderful and the food was amazing. We both had a lovely lazy lunch sitting in the garden in the sunshine. We will definitely return - one of the best meals we have...More

Thank josephine K
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Josephine k, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our little restaurant. We're so very pleased you enjoyed yourselves and found the food amazing. We're a friendly little crew and so we're very pleased to have made a good impression upon you....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter and son in law really spoilt us here. This is a lovely restaurant tucked away in the pretty little village of Aston Tirrold. Manager and staff here are extremely welcoming and attentive at all time whilst in no way being overbearing. Nice complimentary...More

Thank Nick W
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Nick W, Bless you for such a fabulous review. We're all absolutely delighted that you had such a lovely time with us especially on a special day like Father's Day. It's great to hear you were so pleased with the menu and that you...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

It's easy to wax lyrical about every detailed nuance in reviews like this..... I will mention a few but in reality, the best recommendation I can give is to ask would I travel 160 miles again, knowing that I was having lunch at the Sweet...More

1  Thank Helena B
MartineOX11, Owner at The Sweet Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear Helena B, Oh my goodness! We have some amazing reviews from some amazing customers but I don't think I've ever replied to a review such as this? We are absolutely humbled by your words and to say you would travel 160 miles to eat...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 34
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: BAKER STREET | ASTON TIRROLD, Didcot OX119DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Didcot
  • Phone Number: +44 1235 851272
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Description
Beautiful country pub and restaurant serving elegant, seasonal, locally sourced food. Constantly evolving selection of beers, real ales, ciders and eclectic wine list. Beautiful cottage garden with seating Al fresco dining available during the summer months and indoor fireside dining during the winter. Walkers, dogs and children are all most welcome.
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