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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
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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 Thursday, 16 August 2018

Really lovely venue. Excellent service even when busy.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The salad station had plenty of choice and was tasty. However, even though there was plenty of choice for main course many dishes were poorly seasoned or not seasoned at all. Eg the carrot soup and the chicken tikka masala. Also plenty of desserts but the hot offering cherry frangipane was inedible as it was so hard. We will not be dining here again. Always dine at Rafters or the Grill but the children like the freedom of choice. Unfortunately, they had also removed the children’s station so no chicken nuggets or chips either. A fairly disappointing evening on the whole.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Perfect for the family

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Had a lovely overnight stay food great room great staff superb

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Food was okay, however not everything was available even from the samples menu which I would have expected to see everything. The food quality was nothing special considering the quality of the hotel itself. Drinks were ordered numerous times and took longer than 20 minutes to arrive. In addition to that not all the drinks turned up and we had to remind the waitresses/waiters that there were more drinks on order than what they had brought, leading to yet more than another 10 minute wait. Yes I understand the amount of guests there, however due to the number of staff available this service was well below par and put a huge curve on what was our experience. Additionally the service charge added to the bill was insulting and was asked to be removed considering we had to calk our own bottle of wine due to the waitress not knowing how to do it. Hope this was helpful.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

It was very busy and hard to gain a waiter/tress's attention for drinks etc. No one checked with us that the food etc was ok. The range of food available at the Olive Tree buffet was reasonable but not exceptional which I was expecting from a high quality class hotel. slightly disappointed with this as the quality was not great especially the Indian and Italian choices of the evening.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

we shall be back again - after a very enjoyable visit.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

We really enjoyed the foodd and ambience perhaps could be different choices as we were there two nights running Also plates were cold It would have been nice to have more choices for the potatoes ie new,mash, chips besides roast Staff exceptional thank you Adam on Tuesday you were so gracious Mr and Mrs Lauden 1071.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

The beef was fantastic but I thought there was a poor choice of vegetables.Also there wasn’t any bread and I had to wait a long time after asking for more to be brought out.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

The extras really add up

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Lovely selection of food, shame about the price of the drinks.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

The atmosphere was poor, the food variable and the choice of beer very limited. I can't say we enjoyed our meal and certainly didn't think it was value for money. I accept that you have to cater for families with children who may well like to pile curry on their pizza, chips and cake, and I suppose we were warned in your euphemistic description of the atmosphere as 'bustling', but how can you justify your pricing of such a cheap experience? We ate elsewhere in the resort and were completely happy with the quality and the pricing because we felt we were getting value for money.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

First visit, really enjoyed especially as it was my wife's birthday - the surprise of complimentary Prosecco was the Icing on the cake for dinner - we will return soon

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

I have stayed at the Celtic Manir on many accostions and cant fault the service or food. On this occastion i was very dissapointed with the food option for the children. We ate in the Olive Tree which didnt seem to cater for the young children. I will be returning as we could not fault the lovely staff and service we recieved. More option for kids Menu please.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

Food was ok, more choice than quality. Service is very poor, plenty of staff lacking in training and service skills

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Excellent assortment of food. Only thing I would mention that a lot of food was not topped up until it had run out altogether and then people were waiting for it to be replenished, but it was a busy school holiday so maybe a bit busier than usual. Staff all really helpful and pleasant. An excellent meal.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

Nice relaxing stay.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

First visit. Really enjoyed eating the top quality food. Will hopefully visit again.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

The hostess was very welcoming, professional and helpful and showed us to the table. Everything reference the buffet was explained. Choice and quality of food was excellent.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

Excellent selection of food. However could possibly include a couple more options for children.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

Poor service and very average food. Most dishes were of poor quality and temperature. Drinks took forever to arrive and service was non existant. For £35 per person (food only!) I would have expected better quality.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Fantastic selection of food really enjoyed our meal

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Food was extremely bland - both dinner and breakfast

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

The noise and echo of having everyone in the conservatory is deafening. If you just opened the doors to the outdoor area in the summer it should really help the noise levels. Otherwise the food and service were excellent. Apart from the miserable man who was doing the carvery who was quite rude and seemed to be annoyed to even be working at all. He was actually rude to my elderly mother which left a bad impression unfortunately.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

One low point was waiting 15 minutes for our wine to arrive and only after chasing up. Then the wine was bought to the table by a waitress unopened. She said someone would be along soon to open it. They didn’t arrive after 5 minutes. I chased. They looked at the wine and then took it away to finally get it opened. It was as if they hadn’t seen a bottle of wine before. I think better training and support for the younger waitresses is required.

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