The Olive Tree

The Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Newport, United Kingdom, NP18 1HQ
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Dinner
Sunday to Friday - 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Saturdays and school holidays - 6.30pm - 10.00pm

Sunday Lunch 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Olive Tree

The bustling, vibrant atmosphere and elegant surroundings make this the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed dinner with family and friends.

Each day the restaurant’s chefs prepare an exciting selection of cuisine for a sumptuous evening buffet, featuring contemporary international flavours and a selection of delicious desserts, and on Sundays there is live jazz to accompany the fabulous carvery lunch.

In summer, guests also have the option of dining alfresco, relaxing on the lovely open-air terrace (great for people-watching) with views towards the Roman Road golf course.

The Olive Tree is an ideal location for relaxed family dining with a children’s menu available all day, every day and activity sheets on hand to keep little ones entertained. The Olive Tree also offers an early evening children’s buffet at 6pm every Saturday evening and daily during school holidays.

Cuisine: Buffet
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Poor choice of less than average food. Plastic water glasses. Particularly poor was the cheese board with a choice of only 2 cheeses . Big room for improvement

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Food is very average standard. Breakfast better than dinner. Friendly staff but doesn't make up for poor food

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Mother in Laws 90th Hotel and staff couldn’t have done more for us 10/10

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

It’s not a cheap Sunday lunch but the variety of food is good. Main criticism yesterday was the beef was so tough we struggled to eat it and when you are paying £35 ahead I would have expected the beef to melt in your mouth but it was tough and had lots of gristle going thru it.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Whilst it is a buffet I did not expect to queue for 10 minutes for the roast meat, then no roast potatoes or gravey. Also had to clear our table of used plates by putting on a spare table. Also being told by the waiter he was to busy to serve us coffee in the bar area, obviously not busy clearing tables. Then to be charged 10% service charge

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

We've dined across many of the resort restaurants but never in the olive tree so we're finally looking forward to it. The starters and desserts were great plentiful of decent choice and good quality. The whole experience was let down with the selection of mains which seemed rather basic for a high end buffet limiting choice to a mock Sunday dinner and a bit of Chinese. We were very disappointed and ended up eating more of the starters on offer to compensate for the poor choice. If we were staying overnight and had dinner included it's a perfectly fine buffet but to me not worth the £35 stand alone charge if booking to dine only

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

We dined at 9pm. Most of the dishes we were interested in were not being not being topped up, had to keep asking. This applied to all courses. Food ok. Surprised to be charged a service charge on the wine! Horrible thick gammon instead of bacon for breakfast - used to be a feast a couple of years ago, now everyone crowded round a couple of tables. Any old B&B would have been better. All the staff really nice, though

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

We had a fab time staff were friendly room was great food was fantastic although the sponge pudding dessert was like sloppy stodge. All in all a great experience ,

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Having booked several weeks in advance as part of a birthday celebration . We were reminded in advance of our booking and time .Perfectly acceptable and well organised. However, due to traffic delays and more importantly a 20 min Hold up at reception checking in we although on time were up against arriving at the table for 7 as booked . What was extremely unhelpful was when double checking parking we were told the fee overnight was £18 indoor but £7.50 outdoor . On our bargain overnight break things were no so straight forward . My 7 months pregnant daughter the driver was told the options and it was a 5 min distance from hotel . Yes , if you were in car park first arrival but not do 1850 at night . So , eventually booked in with daughter re parking and paying £2 to get out of indoor I arrived in room . I then at 1855 rang down to explain the situation and ask for 30 mins leaway given the situation. I was told no way the only option was 1915 or an hour later . Given we had only gone for a mother and daughter catch up and due to not being able to eat late medically we didn’t change and dress up as planned I went ahead to secure the booking and all rushed and spoilt . This made me feel cross given it was a buffet . Not made to order and on arrival clearly not full !!!! Thanks for a lovely memorable time . What saddens me the most was the actual good and waitress service was good .

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 January 2020

We have all ready recomended u to frinds and family

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

We always enjoy the olive tree as a family.... It gives our son the chance to try new foods and the staff are always welcoming

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Been many times to Celtic over the years but this time the quality of the evening food has dropped in respect of taste and choice also reviewed Saturday night as well Breakfasts always and still good

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Visited On Monday, 20 January 2020

We always enjoy our times at CM and The Olive Tree. The staff have a great way of combining friendliness with a good .service.Well done to all ; see you again soon..

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Visited On Monday, 20 January 2020

Amazing

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

The was a limited choice of dishes and nearly every dish came with a sauce. The speed of replacing dishes need to be reviewed, yesterday during breakfast there was a number of empty dishes (Fried Eggs, Pancakes, etc) that were left empty for far to long. Surely staff should monitor the dishes and replace then before they are empty?

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Dined here many times but the standard has dropped considerably . No condiments on table (requested but never appeared), no sommelier, and the food selection very poor unless you like pasta. Only mashed potato on offer, no roast meats, no biscuits with a meagre cheese selection, only bread sticks. No bread rolls on the table now although they are at the buffet. Definitely not a 5 star dining experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Poor food, poor service, really gone downhill.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Perhaps a drink could be added to the voucher

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Mirrors, windows and balconies were stinking. Serving frozen vegetables is unforgivable especially with the price you charge. How you can say it’s a five star resort is beyond me. I have seen better food served in my local pub. The best thing was the jazz band.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Excellent Food, friendly staff would recommend to friends and family for a special occasion.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Having been to Celtic 4 to 5 times over the last 5 years I have noticed that the quality and choice of buffet food is not what it used to be the olive tree was something you could look forward to both my main courses where not what they were supposed to be beef madras had no heat in it Saturday and the Chinese beef had no oriental taste at all on Sunday the hot puddings again had no taste they should have had . Staff and surroundings perfect come on and get the taste to what it was .

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

We were not offered any drinks at all during our meal. No staff spoke to us after being seated Tables very close together, made to feel uncomfortable

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

It was a table for 2 and we were seated in the conservatory where it was noisy and busy not very relaxing! We just wanted to eat and leave we wouldn’t book it again. More suitable for families and large groups.

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

We had a terrible stay and experience at the celtic manor In regards to the food - none of the items in the buffet actually complemented each other but the disappointing part was alot of it was very cold. I noticed another diner also thought the same and complained. The soup was nice but that was the only part that was. I am very sad about thus experience as it was wedding gift to myself and husband and we left the hotel feeling very dissapointed about the whole thing.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

we have dined in this restaurant several times before and the food has always been lovely, but not this time, I was quite disappointed with the quality and variety of food last night. I really felt that some cost cost saving tactics were being used which is a shame as this is a five star hotel and you wouldn’t think that the quality of food served at one of their main restaurants would he 2 stars!

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