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The Olive Shed

Princes Wharf, Bristol BS1 4RN, England
+44 117 929 1960
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (133 reviews)
“bread” (32 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Princes Wharf, Bristol BS1 4RN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the tapas was ok the choice was not huge and not as varied as I would expect. Had tapas quite often so was expecting more I guess. Fish balls were fab though. Didn’t like the service charge added to the bill. If I want...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tackercornwall
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Bristol has over 1800 restaurants listed on here so what is the difference between the Olive Tree which is about 200 and some of the others nearby which are in the top ten? To me it comes down to doing what you do very well....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank andyt1993
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I love tapas, there was nothing to love here! The portions were small and unimaginative. A tiny piece of hake arrived and was difficult to divide between us, then a small dish of Humous with flatbread so hard,it was impossible to chew. Others in my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Sally R
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the Olive Shed, by accident on a cold wet Saturday. Walking down from the SS Great Britain we came across this small unassuming place, we asked if they could accommodate a table 4 - no problem and off we went upstairs into an...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank blobsie
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely sunny September day made even better with a very good meal. We had 6 dishes and a bottle of wine followed by coffees all at a reasonable price. The quality of the tapas was very good, the salt fish fritters and chorizo with chickpeas...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Simon A
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Nice weather? We tried a sampling of several dishes and they were all good. Sit outside and overlook the Wharf and people passing by. Pretty spot.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This restaurant had been recommended but sadly it didn’t live up to anywhere near expectations. The courgette, pear and hazelnut salad was the best of our dishes but was wanting of a complimentary dressing. As we neared the end of this plate we were left...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jen F
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Decided to go for food with a friend on a Monday night. The Olive Shed is located on the harbour side just away from the hustle and bustle of the other restaurants nearby. We sat outside due to the lovely evening and were sat on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Han_p123
Reviewed 10 September 2018

7 of us visited here on a last minute to find somewhere to eat. It was nice, we sat upstairs and had a lovely view over the harbour. The food is OK, bit on the expensive side. We had three Tapas platters that looked nice...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Heart-in-Taiwan
Reviewed 9 September 2018

As a family group of 4 we thoroughly enjoyed our food which consisted of about 10 tapas items, Everything was tasty, the staff were friendly and attentive and the view from our table was delightful. We have reservations about our visit. Some of the tapas...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Simon R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Princes Wharf, Bristol BS1 4RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 929 1960
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