The Olive Tree Cafe

Manor Garden Centre, Swindon SN2 2QJ
$ English

Reservations

Booking Notes:

We open Tue to Sat 9.30 to 15.30 and Sunday 10.30 – 15.30 (Kitchen closes for hot food at 14:30). To avoid disappointment book a table. At less busy times, there are often tables available if you prefer just to come along.

Business Info

  • Address: Manor Garden Centre, Swindon SN2 2QJ
  • Cross Street: None
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01793533152
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Access,
  • Occasion: Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite,

Photos

The Olive Tree Cafe - Indoor Dining
The Olive Tree Cafe - Garden Tables The Olive Tree Cafe - Main Restaurant

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
New reservation hours 9:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
New reservation times 9:30 - 15:30
Thursday
New reservation hours 9:30 - 15:30
Friday
New reservation times 9:30 - 15:30
Saturday
New reservation times 9:30 - 15:30
Sunday
New Sunday times 10:30 - 14:00

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We comply with any current government rules/guidance. Face coverings are not required at this time and we ask that consideration is given to other customers whilst moving around the cafe.
Other than support animals, we ask that any customer wishing to bring along a dog/pet take their refreshments in the outside seating area or the designated tables in the indoor Garden Room area only. We do ask that only fully socialised dogs are brought to the inside cafe tables.
We plan our reservations for a 90 minute period. If you think that you may need longer than this please discuss with the team to see how this may be accommodated at the start of your visit.
Tables can be booked online for up to eight people. For larger groups please ring and talk to the team. Space allowing, we can seat up to 25 in a private area.
Our online reservation tool operates for all tables. You can also phone the cafe direct on 01793533152 to talk to a member of the team if you prefer.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.81 out of 5 stars based on 1655 votes

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Jan 23, 2023
sharon V.
A wonderful lunch as always.. the service and food never fails to impress. Thank you everyone

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Jan 14, 2023
Debbie N.
I love the Olive tree. The food is always delicious. The omelets are the best I’ve ever had & I had cappuccino cake which was excellent. The environment is always friendly & welcoming.

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Jan 12, 2023
Jane G.
Lovely cooked breakfast followed by a nice frothy coffee and cake.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 12, 2023
Maria J.
A lovely calm place to catch up with friends or family. Particularly loved the piano playing this Sunday.

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Jan 03, 2023
Maria G.
We go to The Olive Tree frequently, lovely food, very good customer service, great atmosphere. Love the place

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Dec 17, 2022
Lyn C.
Always a lovely experience, friendly people, fantastic produce, relaxed and homely ambiance and excellent value.

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Dec 10, 2022
Moira W.
Always a warm welcome good food and very friendly staff

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Nov 30, 2022
Jackie J.
Reserved a table. When we arrived Was shown to our table, everything was just right, service, food, people very friendly, will definitely be back. Merry Christmas

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 28, 2022
Sue B.
This is a very friendly establishment we have been going there for quite a few months now. The food is better than pub food . The place is lovely and clean, friendly staff service excellent overall 10 out of 10 all round. Well done to everyone.

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Nov 17, 2022
Lorraine W.
Lovely people and hot tasty food

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Nov 14, 2022
Margaret B.
An absolutely delicious panini and delightful staff

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Nov 12, 2022
Sadie B.
Everything was lovely as usual. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, good food and all supporting a local community enterprise. We are regulars.

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Nov 06, 2022
Esme M.
We had a great time, my only suggestion would be that butter is served on the side with toast rather than receiving it already buttered.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 04, 2022
Janet D.
We love going to the cafe - always friendly and helpful. Breakfast and cakes are always good.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 30, 2022
Sandra S.
Thoroughly enjoyed my lunch with my friend from work at your cafe. Staff were great as well as the food. Will come again.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2022
Mark F.
Wonderful charity cafe for those living with mental health issues. Please go along and support and have one of their legendary breakfasts or lovely cakes!

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Oct 22, 2022
Maria H.
Absolutely great cafe. The food, service and value are brilliant. I have been twice recently and will be back again. Highly recommended!

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Oct 21, 2022
Janette P.
Great service, good food and competitive pricing. It was just a little on the cold side.

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Oct 21, 2022
Liz B.
Just love it here.great atmosphere and always great service.if it's not broken don't fix it.

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Oct 20, 2022
Kathryn B.
Every time we visit which is usually once a week we have the best time. The staff our wonderful and very accommodating especially Tracy!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 13, 2022
Kate G.
A regular weekly visitor, excellent value for money, lovely staff. Recommend you everywhere.

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Oct 08, 2022
Hilary F.
Best scones around.

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Oct 07, 2022
Pam M.
Happy atmosphere with friendly, helpful staff. Food, although basic, was wholesome and well presented. Tables were automatically cleaned down between every customer, which has not been the case in other eateries I frequent. Thank you.

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Sep 29, 2022
Marilyn P.
Excellent Great place to eat and meet Friends 5*

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Sep 23, 2022
Judi J.
As usual, everything was really excellent and the food was delicious. The people were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. Will always reccomend other people to visit. The baked potatoes are great. Thank you all.

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Sep 20, 2022
Caroline L.
Always a great visit, lovely atmosphere, great service and delicious food!

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Sep 16, 2022
Pete S.
The food is always first class and the service is always excellent. I would definitely recommend them.

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Sep 16, 2022
Gemma S.
Always a lovely relaxing place to be with excellent food and ery friendly staff x

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Sep 14, 2022
Shelly K.
Great food as always and staff are always so friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend a visit.

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Sep 11, 2022
Elisabeth C.
Always good place to meet

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Sep 09, 2022
Ann F.
Lovely Lunch & very relax atmosphere.

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Sep 08, 2022
Jacqueline K.
Friendly, helpful staff; good food; reasonable prices.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 31, 2022
Lavinia B.
I am so pleased to have found the cafe. The food is top quality. The atmosphere suits me and the service is good. Love it.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2022
Lisa W.
First time of eating there. Was having a catch up with a friend and she hadn't been there either. Very impressed and great value for money. Will be going back.

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Aug 15, 2022
Nicky H.
Lovely food, great staff as always

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Aug 13, 2022
Lyn C.
Always excellent experience. Friendly, relaxed and good value. Love this place and would highly recommend to anyone who appreciate the calm, friendly and personal atmosphere.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2022
Andy F.
Always a great place for breakfast, staff are always courteous, food is always excellent.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 08, 2022
Heidi R.
The food was freshly cooked, plentiful and the staff were very helpful. It was a lucky find as I don’t live locally. Shame as I’d definitely visit again if I lived near Swindon.

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Aug 06, 2022
Sally L.
It is always a pleasure to have a drink and maybe a meal at the Olive Tree. I meet various people, individuals and groups, there because of the.general ambience, tasty food and good value. The only suggestion I would make is that just a couple of the waiting staff have a little more training in not placing a tray of tea/coffee down saying “There you are” and walking back to the kitchen. Just a friendly smile or maybe, “Excuse me, your drinks”. This is suggested as a helpful suggestion, but I appreciate that maybe fine tuning our communication skills is not everyone’s cup of tea!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 05, 2022
Jo T.
So friendly love our weekly visits for a catch up and a natter Keep doing what you are doing!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 04, 2022
Sally T.
Such a relaxed, friendly environment, with delicious freshly made food in a retro, creative space

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2022
Sarah G.
As a regular at The Olive Tree, always a lively experience, food always fantastic! The sausages are the best.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2022
Raymond G.
Not a great selection on offer could do more lunch time meals

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2022
jackie o.
Loved our visit to olive tree cafe but service was a little slow. We missed having water bottles to take to our table, otherwise brilliant visit.

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Jul 10, 2022
Shona D.
I love this place. I love the ethos and I love that everything is cooked fresh. It was busy on our last visit and our server told us that there would be a wait. We didn’t care, happy to wait for good food.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 10, 2022
Carol G.
A lovely restful place you dont feel rushed like calling into a friends

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Jun 29, 2022
Tina D.
Always a fantastic experience at The Olive Tree Cafe. Great value, brilliant service and the most amazing food. Can't fault it at all. Definitely one of my favourite places to go.

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Jun 23, 2022
Christine S.
I cannot rate this cafe highly enough (which is probably why I keep returning with various family members and friends). Food quality and general friendliness of staff who are always willing to help and accommodate our needs, is brilliant.
Business Response:
Thank you for the feedback and your support

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Jun 19, 2022
Margaret B.
Very friendly, welcoming and a very good price

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Jun 18, 2022
John P.
Very helpful staff. Prompt service Tasty food with generous portions Lovely garden environment