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baker street | aston tirrold, Didcot OX119DD, England
01235-85-12-72
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Oxfordshire
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal with friends. It was our first visit. A bit off the beaten track but definitely worth the visit. We all had scallops to start, nice big fat juicy scallops, cooked to perfection. I then had the pork belly, again excellent and not at all fatty. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Not a place to go on a... More 

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Thank Minnish
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78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It must be hard to take over an existing business in this industry, as people are fickle and like what they know. Having had a few meals here now since the change over, the place seems to have found it's place. The price point is still high considering the quality of ingredients and kitchen ability, but the service is friendly,... More 

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1 Thank bernikp102
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear bernikp102, Many thanks for your time taken in writing your review although we were saddened by some of its content. Whilst, we realise we are still a work in progress we felt the comments about the quality of the ingredients we buy concerning as we only buy top quality produce from some of our amazing local suppliers. The produce... More 

Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for dinner on the way home from work. What a wonderful find!! Greeted warmly upon our arrival and offered our choice of table in the restaurant. Nice choice of meals on the menu and pleased to find that they source the food locally. Had the pork belly which was to die for as was the delightful dessert of... More 

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1 Thank Claire H
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear Claire H, Thank you so much for your amazing review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us and it was really lovely to meet you. It's always greatt to hear when our lovely customers appreciate what we are doing and have a great time with us. We are reall glad you came and are delighted that you... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been meaning to go to The Sweet Olive for a long time as it has been well recommended. On a rare child free night we finally went and we're not disappointed. A really lovely and warm welcome. The food was lovely with lots of choice and I was incredibly well looked after from a gluten free point of view.... More 

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1 Thank Theophania
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear Theophania, Thank you so very much for your lovely review and for your time taken in writing it. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our little restaurant and are so glad you're planning a return visit. We do have a lot of lovely customers who have allergies and not being able to tolerate gluten is one... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All four is us had excellent meals - really good value with our Travelzoo voucher. Our second visit in 3 months. Debbie was delightful and looked after us well. The food on both visits was delicious, beautifully presented and imaginative.

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1 Thank theships
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear theships, Thank you so very much for your super review and lovely feedback. We're really so pleased that you enjoyed the food and the service and good to hear you managed to take advantage of the travelzoo voucher on two occasions whilst they were available. We do hope you'll visit us again shortly and want to thank you for... More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I last visited the Sweet Olive at the end of 2016, and it is still OUTSTANDINGLY GOOD! i went there on Friday for lunch with a pal, and everything was simply perfect - amazing food, great service etc. etc. but apart from one other couple, the place was empty on what should have been a busy Friday lunch-time. Such a... More 

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1 Thank Gill S
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear Gill S, Thank you so very much for your absolutely fabulous review we're so very pleased you had such great appreciation of the visit, food and service. We are so glad to have such lovely customers who take time out to write such cracking reviews such as yours and do rest assured we have no intention of disappearing any... More 

Didcot, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food in a relaxed atmosphere, not the cheapest but good quality food and drink.one of the best, highly recommend.

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1 Thank Shanksmoon
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear sharksmoon, Thank you so much for your lovely review of our little restaurant. We are so glad you appreciated the quality of our food and as you quite rightly say when buying quality we all understand there is a premium to be paid. We only buy locally sourced seasonal food and are extremely proud of the quality we provide... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to this fantastic establishment. Good range of beverages and wines all locally sourced as informed by the bar manger ( sorry forgot your name ) The starter of homemade scotch egg & piccalilli mayo was to die for. This was followed by a cheddar mash with sausages and red wine jus again was cooked to a very standard... More 

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Thank Colin M
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear Colin M Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're all so pleased that you enjoyed your second visit with us and are pleased you enjoyed the local produce and found the staff informative and helpful. We do hope to seen you again shortly. Once again many thanks for your time taken. Very kindest regards The sweet olive... More 

Didcot, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch today for a rare moment without small children. Whilst we were not expecting the standard of the previous Sweet Olive, our visit was a huge disappointment. The welcome wasn't overly warm, we had booked a table, weren't shown to a seat and any conversation with the host was done over the top of his mobile phone.... More 

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1 Thank Katie K
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear Katie K, Thank you for taking the time to write your review although I was a bit dismayed at your comments. I'm very sorry you had such a terrible time and that you were only given the garden menu not the a la carte and specials. I will be holding a staff meeting to address all the issues you... More 

Oxfordshire
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We invited friends to join us based on past experience but were embarrassed by the poor quality of the food on this occasion. Starter of chicken satay lacked taste of peanut and chilli. Main course of mussels came in a very small bowl, and mussels were tough, stringy, lacked any flavour, and looked like they were reheated rather than fresh.... More 

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1 Thank parson156
MartineOX11, Owner at sweet olive, responded to this review

Dear parson156, Many thanks for your time taken in writing your review although we were very saddened to read it's content as it falls very short of the standards we aspire to. As you'd had such a nice experience with us previously it was very disappointing to read of your unhappiness with this visit. The mussels are small at this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 31
Cuisine
British, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: baker street | aston tirrold, Didcot OX119DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Didcot
  • Phone Number: 01235-85-12-72
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?