The Olive Tree Cafe

Manor Garden Centre, Swindon SN2 2QJ
$ English

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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,

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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
All Day - Restaurant 9:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 9:30 - 15:30
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 9:30 - 15:30
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 9:30 - 15:30
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 9:30 - 15:30
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 10:30 - 15:30

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We comply with the current government rules/guidance. Face coverings are not required once seated and we ask that consideration is given to other customers whilst moving around the cafe.
Other than support dogs, we ask that any customer wishing to bring along a dog take their refreshments in the outside seating area only
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 six people. For larger groups please ring and talk to the team.
We take every step to minimise risk for our employees and visitors. This includes staff training, extra cleaning throughout the cafe and reduced seating capacity. We expect all customers to follow any applicable Covid legislation/guidance. Customers are requested to give consideration to others when visiting the cafe, keep adequate distance at all times and remain seated until leaving your table. QR codes are available for you to 'log in' to the cafe should you wish to.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.79 out of 5 stars based on 830 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 15, 2022
Liz J.
Breakfast was delicious and service was good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 13, 2022
Stephen M.
Excellent visit once again, only slight criticism was that the bacon today was very mild in flavour.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 10, 2022
Wendy C.
We have visited the Olive Tree cafe for many years now and missed being able to do so during the Covid restrictions. However, we are once again enjoying seeing everyone there. Every care has been taken to ensure customers’s safety; tables are well-spaced and the table service is second to none. Tables and chairs are thoroughly cleaned before new customers use them. The food is tasty and we love the breakfast choices. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff who are really friendly, cheerful and helpful. We feel really safe eating there and the table-booking system is so easy.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 23, 2021
Eric C.
Friendly personal customer service from kitchen staff and servers. Online and telephone booking excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 17, 2021
Elaine W.
Always a really lovely experience with staff who are helpful and polite.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2021
Sylvia M.
Lovely experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2021
Joan S.
Great food and lovely staff. A very enjoyable experience for myself and four friends. Easy to book a table using the online booking system. We are regular visitors and will continue to be so. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2021
Lance T.
I love the place. I love the "monster" omelette they do just for me

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2021
Rhona K.
We had a lovely get together, such a lovely atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2021
Doreen C.
I visit here regularly, it is a great place to meet friends - it has a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere, food is home-cooked and extremely reasonably priced, service is friendly and efficient. And it is lovely way to help a deserving cause!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 16, 2021
Kate R.
We love The Olive Tree and everything it stands for! Well done to the hardworking team in the kitchen, front of house and in the 'backroom'.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2021
Andrew v.
A fantastic place to eat and drink!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 10, 2021
Michael S.
We loved the kindness of the staff,very friendly and obliging ..we rate it 11 out of ten Mike and Marion

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2021
Wanda A.
Keep up the good work! Friendly staff and good food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 08, 2021
Gemma S.
Such a relaxing environment, excellent food and the staff are very friendly . Love visiting

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2021
Margaret S.
Food is amazing. The service was friendly and prompt.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 05, 2021
Bruce R.
Lovely people and lovely food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2021
Terry S.
Well cooked food, server promptly took our order on arrival. Friendly environment

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 31, 2021
Jennifer D.
This was my first visit to The Olive Tree Cafe after a recommendation from a friend and I can say it didn’t disappoint. The cakes were wonderful and the breakfast of great proportions. Will definitely be going again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2021
Pauline S.
everyone really nice,, service wonderful, a delightful experience. I was with friends this time, but I have been before, well before Pandemic I was a frequent customer with my husband and always loved it. He died 2 years ago, and only recently I was able to visit on my own.. not a thing I do easily in fact it was my first venture on my own.. and just so comforting, and inviting, and I didn`t feel alone! so Thank you to everyone involved with this venture just wish there was more room to cope with social distancing, but there,, thank you everyone.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2021
Knell P.
Brilliant service very happy place

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2021
Deb T.
I'm a regular visitor. Lots of space. Easy to book. Friendly people. Good well priced food. And a wander round the garden centre after. What's not to like?

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 23, 2021
Martin L.
Love coming to the Olive Tree as it never disappoints. The food is simple but plentiful and fantastic value for money. The service is always good but don't forget to be patient and remember why the staff are there. A huge 'thank you' as always.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 21, 2021
Jane G.
I love this little cafe and have been coming here for years. Booking a table is a good idea as they do get busy at lunchtimes. The food is good as is the frothy coffee! The people are lovely for many this is a new challenge in their lives.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2021
Catherine J.
Really easy to book a table. The food was delicious and cooked just as we asked. The service was excellent. Great cup of tea with extra hot water for additional cups. Felt extremely covid secure and comfortable. Will definitely come for breakfast again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2021
Anna E.
We love love love Olive Tree Cafe. It's a charity and and a fab cafe. It aims are to help people get skills to get on when they might not otherwise do so. The food is ace, the ambience is marvelous

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 07, 2021
Elizabeth H.
The staff were lovely and friendly, the coffee and food was hot. My only criticism is the poached egg didn't look very appetising (was offered a change as the yolk had broke) and the bacon and sausage could have been 'drained' a bit better as the plate was very greasy, otherwise tasted great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 06, 2021
Mark M.
Really enjoyed our visit, staff are welcoming and friendly. The food was really good, will definitely be having the bubble and squeak again. Also great atmosphere as a pianist was playing a selection of tunes.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2021
Jackie O.
Always very friendly staff, quick service. When paying the bill, had to wait a little while.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 29, 2021
Moira W.
Very welcoming & friendly staff, good value for freshly cooked food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 27, 2021
Jo T.
Brilliant as always - thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2021
Heather Z.
The most accommodating and friendly staff, fantastic food and service. Never disapoint. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2021
Sophia M.
Always such a lovely and calm dining experience at the olive tree, with good quality food and always served with a smile - thank you we love it here xxx

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2021
Maria G.
I have lunch with my son at The Olive Tree every Sunday… he absolutely loves it there, as do I. I would highly recommend it

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2021
Linda J.
Everyone is really friendly and helpful

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 13, 2021
Kate L.
Enjoyed a lovely late breakfast, everything piping hot. Superb pot of tea & bone China teacups

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2021
Sharon V.
This restaurant gets 10 out of 10 every time.. I cannot fault anything.. this will always be my go to place for a breakfast, lunch or just a coffee treat.. I always recommend to others. Please don't change a thing. you are all amazing ..thank you..x

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2021
David B.
Excellent as always.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 05, 2021
Susan C.
I love The Olive Tree Cafe. Booking system is great, staff are lovely and helpful and food is delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2021
Sharron f.
Had a lovely lunch ,staff so helpful , very nice experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2021
Sadie B.
Love this place. We're regulars. Lovely food, lovely people.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 11, 2021
Shelly K.
Lovely breakfast as always that is always freshly cooked and served by friendly and welcoming staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2021
Helen W.
Excellent as always. Lovely lemon drizzle cake

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2021
Sharon H.
We didn’t eat as there were no vegan options, but we’ve been there before and there were and they were yummy.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 30, 2021
Charlotte A.
Excellent service, great food. Always a great relaxing experience. :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2021
Frank H.
Fantastic place. Great food and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2021
Margaret B.
Highly recommended. Excellent service and food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 23, 2021
Tracey M.
Brilliant as always

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2021
Lorraine W.
Always clean and tidy, very friendly staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2021
Victoria F.
This is a great place and the outside tables are very well organised. Will definitely go back.