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52 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8496
08:00 - 17:00
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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent lunch. I had a chicken melt sandwich with bacon and avocado. My husband had the special which was bangers and mash. Both meals were delicious, well presented and reasonably priced. The service was friendly and efficient. Both inside and outside tables are available.

Thank DeeCee100
Nashville, Tennessee
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150 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here and shared the lamb platter for two. Wow, it was delicious and the vegetables and potatoes that were cooked with it were also great. We actually had two meals from Olive Tree as the Milford Sound tour served lunch from here on a picnic.Our picnic was superb!

Thank easypeasy2013
Vancouver, Washington
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133 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the three days, we (a Road Scholar group) were in Te Anau, we ate breakfast here each day. The food was very good and the service was totally accommodating.

Thank greekmermaid13
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, great chips but the food is mostly deep fried otherwise it would have been 5 stars. Coffee is very good try the seafood chowder which is also very good.

Thank Llywellyn1942
Berlin, Germany
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131 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Olive Tree Café is a very nice café and restaurant situated in the centre of Te Anau. They provide a variety of different dishes and even vegetraians find something. The food tastes really good and the staff is very friendly. However there is the same problem as we have experienced in most other restaurants in New Zealand: They do... More 

Thank JV_Travelling
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Walked into Te Anau and found many of the restaurants very busy. About 2/3rds down the main pedestrianised street saw a small courtyard and there was the 'Olive Tree Cafe'. Very rustic with some outdoor tables and 'specials menu board'. The food was excellent and not overpriced, the staff friendly and enquired if everything was ok, a very easy, relaxed... More 

Thank Anne F
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We came here on our first night and were not disappointed. The staff are absolutely lovely and very helpful. The food is great and cheap. I loved the garden out the back :)

Thank Beccajanexo
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Out of the limited options in Te Anau, the Olive Tree was the most highly recommended and was best place we ate at in town. I had the NZ lamb and Filet Mignon, both of which were great which seems to be a theme with any meat ordered on the South Island. My vegetarian wife was extremely happy with the... More 

Thank Michael M
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I'm vegetarian so always do research before going out to eat to make sure there is a choice for me. I'd read on here and other websites that the Olive Tree did good vegetarian food so I went there. The staff were fine and I sat down looking forward to my stir fry. It was offered in medium or large... More 

Thank kaleona
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been traveling in New Zealand for several weeks and dined this evening at the Olive Tree Cafe. The roast lamb for two with fresh salad and roasted vegetables was superb- the best of our entire NZ stay! Fresh ingredients and good sauces. Great service.

Thank leh17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 36
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 8496
Open daily (except Christmas Day) for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Great coffee. Cabinet of homemade sweet treats. Central Otago wines.Kids Menu. Gluten Free options available. Browse Local artwork. Relax on the couches or out in our sheltered courtyard & let our friendly staff take care of you. Looking for somebody to take care of your outcatering needs? Give us a call.

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