About Olive & Vine
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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.
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday 17:00 - 22:00
- Wednesday 17:00 - 22:00
- Thursday 17:00 - 22:00
- Friday 12:00 - 23:00
- Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
- Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
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.
This is the same building as on our last visit in 1977. Staff remain very friendly and helpful and the food is worth waiting for.
Tasty food and really good service. Would definitely visit again. The food was really good value for money. The staff were very friendly and attentive.
Great selection of food, all our choices were nice so we struggled to choose a favourite- either olive & vine chicken or halloumi fries I think! Wide range of wines and friendly staff too, no feeling of being rushed even though Saturday night and they were pretty full.
We had a lovely meal at Olive and Vine last night. Food is delicious and very reasonably priced. The staff are friendly and the service was 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!
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.
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.
First time dining at this restaurant following reading some good reviews. Was not disappointed. Lovely setting. Very polite and attentive waiters without being too pushy. Good selection on menu with nice additional specials menu to choose from. Within my party we choice baked sea bass, lobster linguine and chicken/lamb kebab. Well presented and delicious. Could not fault the food or the restaurant. The added plus is that for a didsbury restaurant the price was not too bad at all. Would definitely recommend and will be revisiting in the near future.
The enthusiastic and very personable staff provided great service, the food was very good for the price, along with a decent bottle of Rioca I'd definitely reccomend Olive and Vine. We arrived at 14:30 and the place was very quite, by 16:00 it was buzzing with a wide scope of clientele from babies to pensioners and everyone tucking in heartily. Two Sunday courses for £10:95 and a coice of deserts kept our party very happy, we will be back come pay day.
Beautiful tasty food and a great atmosphere in Olive & Vine! Although the service is very friendly they need to be more aware and attentive to the customers! As it's very difficult to get there attention and they need to listen to what the customer ordered!
We had a lovely, laid back lunch here on Saturday. The tapas starter was beautiful, plenty to share between four. We had kebabs for our mains, also very tasty as were the seasoned chips that accompanied them. Service was friendly and efficient and at £45 for 3 people with 2 glasses of wine and a soft drink it was great value for money.
Lovely cosy restaurant. Staff were attentive and menu was varied with plenty of choice. Our party of 3 had a lovely evening and I would recommend Olive & Vine to anyone.
As a party of 6 we came here for my birthday meal and the service was amazing, the staff are so friendly and warm. The food is delicious and good sized portions. And they even came and sang happy birthday to me with a slice of the most yummy chocolate cake. I would really recommended this restaurant for any occassiom.
Fantastic food couldn't fault it, just the service could of improved they forgot one starter so they eat alone, then forgot all our mains so had to wait ages in compensation we was offered free desserts the staff are friendly and welcoming but could do with being organised better From the outside looks tiny but it quite big inside well worth a visit I really enjoyed the food when we got it
The meal was absolutely amazing! great value for money. I was made to feel very special as it was my birthday, free slice of birthday cake and a candle and everything! And also a free shot! I could not fault the food....as a regular Greece visitor it was comparable to food on the islands. Would highly recommend.
Seated as soon as we walked in despite being nearly an hour early (oops - misjudged the buses) specials explained to us, menu explained as my friend had never eaten there before. Staff were all super friendly, food arrived pretty fast and was really good quality. Really good service throughout and really happy with the overall experience.
We had a fantastic family get together. Friendly and attentive service with great food which appeared to be the experience of all the other dinners as there was a happy and relaxed atmosphere all afternoon. We booked lunch here as we had been to Dimitris in Deansgate for dinner which was a great night out too.
My 18 year daughter is studying at Manchester University and after some researching I found this lovely restaurant where we can all enjoy the most lovely tapas which are delicious and very well priced. The staff are very friendly and polite and we were made to feel most welcome on Mother's Day when we sat outside enjoying tapas in the sun. I would highly recommend a visit!
We turned up to our booking to a power cut. A member of the kitchen staff, presumably the chef stood outside, I remarked it looked odd as some buildings seemed to have candle light on one side and the other had lights, simply commenting it was odd it wasn't a total black out-the chef snapped back quite angrily 'well I don't run a kitchen on candle light'. Given we we're hungry and likely having to wait an unknown time we just left. The waitress/front of house was lovely offering a drink, explaining the situation but I was already too annoyed by the way the chef spoke to us. Terrible first impression.
We have been to the Olive and Vine several times and throughly enjoyed it but our recent visit was bad from start to finish. I booked a table for six two weeks prior it was a special occasion - daughters graduation. There were two groups on the table a group of four and a group of two. Each group would be using there own taste card as I know there is a max of four per card. Two hours before our booked time of 7.30pm I received a call from the manager telling me as we were all booked together we cannot use the tastecard. I explained that we had two cards and he said we still can't. I then said to cancel the booking and to re book two tables one for four and one for two at this point he let out a big sigh and repeated what I had just said. When I acknowledged this he put the phone down on me. Obviously I was upset we were really looking forward to this night and in one call he ruined it. It was too late to find somewhere else so had no choice but to go. When we got there this same manager greeted us and said it was ok to all sit on the same table but two had to pay full price, I said no I wanted two tables as the the couple were paying separately and so entitled to use there card. He gave in and said ok. They were busy but others that came in after us were served first and when out meal arrived after a long wait it was dried out. My chicken skewers were inedible as were other family members chicken. Other food items were also over cooked and inedible. We diced not to bother complaining it would have ruined the night even more. We will not be returning again and we will make sure non of our friends do either.
Visited 18/9/2015 we received an excellent service and a great choice of tapas. We will definitely be visiting the Olive & Vine again in the near future.
Great food,really good size dishes for the price. We had the 5 meze for £30 between 2 ppl & it was plenty to fill us both up. Chorizo dish was the best of its kind we've ever had anywhere. Great service & Lovely relaxed atmosphere would definitely go here again for any occasion.
Very helpful and friendly staff. Everyone was so nice, you were looked after from the moment you after to the cheerful goodbyes. The food was excellent, especially the dessert! It was good value for the type of restaurant it was and the portion sizes were perfect. A very enjoyable experience all round.
My wife and i went last night,what a wonderful experience,the food was exceptional enhanced by a great warm welcome by the lovely staff , coupled with a very cosy ambience.The staff were charming and very very efficient all in all a fantastic night we will be going back very soon,Regards Brian Mulholland
Lovely food - we had 8 mezzes to share between 5 of us and they were all gorgeous, and not expensive (£40 in total) The coffee cups were rather small: my "large coffee" wasn't! And sadly my friends favourite pud wasn't available so she had to slum it on chocolate fudge cake - a very good second best :-)
Great place for tapas and drinks. We had several and they were all very well prepared; all were a delight to the eyes as well as the palate! The service was attentive and correct. Together the staff and food, aided by some good wine, made for a good evening!
One of the best places I have ever been. Amazing service and amazing food! There was 6 of us and we all would highly recommend to eat here, the wide variety of food is so good and also very resonalbly priced. Also pre book table before hand :)
Lovely meal, lovely people, really enjoyed the evening. Didn't stay for a coffee though, some live music started up and we were in direct line of the speaker. We couldn't talk any more, which was one of the reasons we had gone out for a meal. It would have been heaps better if they had been acoustic.
First visit - very good service and excellent food. Somewhat bafflingly this Greek-based restaurant had my first choice main of Moussaka off but my second choice of Roast Beef was one of the best Sunday lunches I have had for a while. Definitely recommended with perhaps a pre- meal pint in the Old Cocke next door.
Lovely restaurant, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and tasty food. I have eaten there a couple of times and have not been disappointed. I would recommend a few starters to share, then the kebabs with rice. If 6 people or more I would go for the mezze. A little more expensive but well worth it.
Fantastic service and great food. Unfortunately there was a power cut and couldn't get coffee after the meal, but the staff really looked after everyone who was in there . I would definitely go back to the Olive and Vine next time I'm in Didsbury.
Lovely food with good size portions. Very friendly staff, although we did get an extra pudding we hadn't ordered but drinks we had ordered didn't turn up. The waitress did take the cost of two drinks off the final bill though without being asked. Restaurant was busy and atmospheric. We definitely will go back.
Excellent food and service. I would certainly come here again. The price is a little high but the quality of the food justifies it. The boss and waiting staff are very friendly and we even got a free shot of amaretto after the meal!
We had a lovely time and great food. The service was really good as all members of staff were tentative and made sure we had a good experience. And especially nice how they all gave our 15 month old daughter alot of attention 😃
Beautiful food, lovely staff. Booked for an early Valentine's Day meal and the restaurant had been decorated in a Valentine's theme with a themed menu also available (although I had the mezze option as usual as it never disappoints!). Will of course return.
The food was lovely, and good wine too. Most important was the ambience. The staff are friendly, helpful and genuine. Live music, that is not so loud as to prevent conversation, adds to the atmosphere. We will definitely go again with friends.
Lovely place! Food is really tasty and a good selection. Also really good value for money if there are a few of you sharing. The staff were fab, very helpful and friendly. We had two children in the party and they were occupied with colouring. We will be back soon!!
Great staff, very helpful, lovely bustling atmosphere, and a great choice of dishes , we had the tapas starter, great value, we had the meze also great value and very tasty, good wine we were assisted by the very knowledgeable staff. A very lovely evening all round ! Thank you
Lovely, tasty food. It was my friends birthday and I asked for a drink for her which they did not have, so the waiter nipped next door to a local pub to get it! Will definitely visit again - excellent service.
The staff were very pleasant and helpful particularly as my wife was in a wheel chair. This was not our first visit so we knew what to expect good Greek food. My granddaughters are both veggie and were easily catered for. What more can I say we will return!
Amazing food, very helpful and friendly staff even though they were really busy!! Would definitely recommend eating here. Only concern was that we had to wait a while to order dessert but once it arrived it was huge and filling.
First time at this restaurant and we weren't disappointed!!! Each and every single one of the staff were absolutely super!! The food was phenomenal, atmosphere fab and the price was just incredible too!!!! A delightful meal, will definitely be returning!!
Very good. Busy with the half price offer on but the service was fast and efficient. A forgotten starter was quickly sorted and the food was excellent, the only tiny criticism was the garlic mushrooms were a little undercooked and bland but everything else was top notch!
Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Excellent value for money. All the staff very friendly - they made a fuss of our 3 year old! Perfect for a family meal out. If the weather's nice, try and get a table outside.
Lovely place with really friendly and helpful staff. The food is amazing and great value - the meze that you can create yourself allows you to tailor your meal to the taste of the party. Definitely worth a visit.
Nice atmosphere, friendly staff with the right level of attentiveness. We had several different mezze, most of which were very good. My only reservations are that the aubergine rolls were a little underdone and I prefer spicy potatoes to have a more fried potato crunch. The falafel, gigantes, spicy chicken, and rice with vermicelli were really nice.
We've been twice now and absolutely love it. The food is absolutely amazing, the choice is great. The service has been very good on both our visits. Olive and vine is by far my favourite place to eat!!
Lovely evening with very attentive service from the moment walked in the door .we ate from the 5 meze menu and the food was lovely and just the right amount for 2 with a nice bottle of red .highlights were blue funghi mushroom and tyropita
Very nice Greek food, Fast friendly service for a good price. should have gone for the 8 meze for £40 as 5 for £30 wasn't big enough for two people. Portion sizes were smaller than expected, but overall very nice i will be returning