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Olive & Vine has been serving the leafy Manchester suburb of Didsbury, in one form or another, from its Wilmslow Road premises since the 1970s, where current proprietor Dimitris began work as a barman. Forming a more than healthy attachment to the site led Dimitris to take the reins himself, and in 2011 he cut the ribbon on the revamped Olive & Vine restaurant, where he now shares his passion for Mediterranean cuisine with a growing legion of loyal (and not any longer just local) followers.
Olive & Vine spans the length and breadth of the Mediterranean, offering up a peerless selection of tapas, meze, kebabs, special house dishes, desserts and drinks to Didsbury and diners who come to this Wilmslow Road restaurant from throughout the wider Manchester area. Fantastic food and drink deals are regularly chalked up here, and there’s even a great Sunday menu that blends the British tradition of the Sunday roast with equivalents poached from Greek and Middle Eastern cuisines. The Greek rosto, for example, consists of lamb on the bone cooked in red wine and tomato with Mediterranean herbs, something best rounded off with some sweet and delicate baklava. Plus, kids eat for free!
Olive & Vines exquisite tapas menu takes its cues from Lebanese, Greek, Italian, Turkish and, naturally, Spanish culinary traditions, making this menu a great way to explore Mediterranean food with friends and family. Even more ambitious are the meze platters on offer at this Didsbury, Manchester Mediterranean restaurant, with the ability to pick a platter or create your own from the options available. Middle Eastern kebabs are another great option, a great accompaniment to the huge range of imported wine and beer available from the bar. If you too become a fan of Olive & Vine, consider taking your next celebration to their Wilmslow Road restaurant – for a fixed price per head, Dimitris will help curate a feast you won’t quickly forget.
We were greeted by the staff in a warm and friendly way, I had preordered my main meal which was cooked to perfection. We had a selection of starters and following our main course a selection of deserts all of which were very good. The overall experience of our visit was excellent.
Wonderful place, food is excellent big portions and the staff are very happy and friendly, very reasonably priced will definitely be going back very soon
Visited for the first time last night..Wednesday. Quiet being mid week after Xmas. Took relations who had come up from London, so wasn't sure what it was going to be like for them. The food was superb, we had 5 Mezes for £30 per couple. Each of the dishes was enjoyable and we wouldn't hesitate to have any of them again. The girl who served us could not of been more helpful or indeed more charming. We live 40 minutes away but we'll be back. David
Very good service and good quality. Good value with 16 mezzes (larger tapas style portions) for £80 - feeding 6 very comfortably. You could have 13 for £70 which would still be very good.
The food at Olive & Vine was fantastic. We ordered a selection of 8 meze dishes for £40, which was plenty for two people, and they were all delicious. Live music being played made for a very nice atmosphere. I haven't rated 6/6 because our order was lost by their ordering system or the kitchen, meaning we waited ~50 minutes for our food while other tables who arrived later than we did ate before us. These things happen though - our waiter was very apologetic and knocked some money off the bill for us. Overall, the delay wouldn't stop be going back to a friendly restaurant with fantastic food!
We decided to visit Olive and Vine after visiting Dimitris on a number of occasions and if anything we preferred it. Dimitris can get awfully busy at times being in the city centre but the staff here found us a quiet little spot all to ourselves which was great. The waitress was very attentive and friendly and the food came quickly after we ordered. It was gorgeous. The tapas type meze dishes were a great size for 2 sharing and were delicious. We ordered some wine which was a great price compared to other restaurants and had a lovely evening in a very relaxed chilled out atmosphere. We were virtually the last to leave as we had such a good time, the evening flew by. If you're looking for authentic Mediterranean food, don't think twice about visiting a great little spot, you won't be disappointed. Thank You to all who made our visit a special one.
Booked a special deal - Tapas £2, Meze £4.50 plus special price on drinks but after meal discovered that using a Tastecard instead (50% off food) worked out slightly cheaper. There were other deals on offer too. All the tapas and meze were delicious, staff attentive and service great. I can also recommend Pan Catalan. Looking forward to eating there again but would always go for a deal to keep costs down. Note, live music on Sunday night (hence marked 'noisy') - mellow with saxophone but too intrusive for us to want to sit near so we chose to sit as far away as possible which helped. Would probably not be a problem on a non-music night.
It was my first visit to Olive and Vine. On entering we were warmly greeted by the staff. The restaurant is much bigger inside than it's outward appearance. Our waiter was always close by if we needed any help with the menu. We had starter and main and the wait between courses was just right. The food was very good and there was a large variety to choose from. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed and there was a guitarist/singer that was very good. I will definitely be coming back and highly recommending Olive and Vine to my friends.
We regularly visit Olive and Vine and are never disappointed. It reminds us of all our lovely holidays in Greece. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant itself has a lovely laidback atmosphere. The food is delicious. We ordered a selection of dips and 5 dishes from the meze menu. Its more than enough for 2 to share but doesn't leave you feeling ready to burst after. The wine list us good and reasonably priced and you can't beat a cold crisp Mythos on a hot day. Already looking forward to our next visit. Yamas!
Brought my friends here as I had previously visited and really enjoyed it. My friends were impressed and glad that I had recommended it. We all had a fantastic evening. Nice to chat and hear the singer in the background. The staff were attentive as always. We were the last to leave and I think we stayed a little to long !!! Sorry to the staff that were waiting for us to leave, oops. We were just having such a wonderful evening. This restaurant has been added to our list of ones to visit regularly. Thank you.