ResDiary Review – Jennifer White

“Great dining experience, after a lovely welcome especially to the children in our group. Exceptional service. Would love to go again.”   How likely would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague? 5 Food & Drink: 5 Service: 5 Atmosphere: 5 Value for Money: 4

“Yum Yum Yum”

Booked in advance online and had a reminder message. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived but soon filled up. The booking was 5.15 and we needed to leave by 7pm which was not a problem. The menu was great the food ordered comes out as and when it is ready. We shared some bits, everything was delicious and I look forward to returning – Lorraine D

“Amazing!!!! The Best Hummus! The Best Pita Bread! the Best Swordfish!!”

The best Greek Yougurt! The Best Service in BERKHAMSTED!! The BEST! Such personal, attentive and friendly service. Owner Alessandra is in a world of her own. What a total delight. So welcoming. So wonderful. Fresh and DELICIOUS cuisine. Would go to Olive Tree every night if we could. The Merlot beats all wine in town. Xx

“Beautiful food”

Visited the Olive tree with my husband and kids. The restaurant had a great vibe, bright and clean! Loved the images on the walls, giving it an authentic Greek feel. Awesome food, loved the fresh ingredients and presentation of meals! Staff were very friendly and efficient. Dessert was to die for! Will definitely return to try out the dinner menu.


This is by far the best Greek food I’ve had so far. We tried a variety of Greek dishes and they were all perfect. Everything is fresh and flavoursome. Their homemade Greek desserts were presented nicely and packed full of flavour. Table service was outstanding and the design and layout of the restaurant was just another great thing to add to the list. I can’t wait to be back at “The Olive Tree” for another divine feast.    


My wife and I had a rare date night out and had been recommended the Olive Tree. The welcome we received was wonderful and were instantly made to feel comfortable and relaxed. It is a small intimate restaurant, but the atmosphere is brilliant, so you don’t feel like you are listening to other people’s conversations or them to yours. The food is absolutely amazing! For the two of us we ordered around 4/5 dishes, plus the dip selection. This was more than enough! The food comes out separately, so you seem to have a constant supply of food for ages as…

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Wow – what a lovely restaurant! I’ve been longing to come and try The Olive Tree and I wasn’t disappointed. Food was amazing, staff were very friendly and helpful, and a great atmosphere. Perfect place to celebrate my special birthday with friends. I will definitely be back. Thank you!

“Highly recommended!”

I booked the Olive Tree for 6 of us, myself and my partner and our parents. My dad’s side of the family is Greek so I was conscious that he had high expectations. The food, service, wine, ambience and price were all spot on.  We had a fantastic time, the restaurant could not do more make sure we had a great time, and the food was authentic.  I would highly recommend and will be going back very soon!    

“Relaxed and authentic”

As we count down the days till we leave for Greece, The Olive Tree was the perfect ‘orektiko’ (appetiser), and indeed it serves some pretty good ones, too. The platters are the thing, we find – excellent for sharing and ample in quantity and variety. Certainly no lack of good pita when we went. Particularly good squid – slices rather than the ubiquitous rings worked very well. The loukaniko is a sausage for all seasons and all-comers (very popular with our group aged from 1 to 71). Excellent flavour on the lamb and chicken, and some interesting ways with vegetables…

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“Fantastic evening to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary”

I cannot praise The Olive Tree and all their staff enough. We went for the banquet for two and enjoyed a seemingly never ending succession of different dishes that were cooked and presented to a very high level. All the staff were very attentive, efficient and friendly, further enhancing the wonderful Greek atmosphere. Once they realised it was our wedding anniversary every member of the front of house team took the time to offer their congratulations and wish us well. The real stars though were behind the scenes. Chefs producing superb Greek food, each of the dishes hot, well presented…

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