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5.5 /6 Wonderful 266 Reviews

Olive & Vine

Didsbury Mediterranean ££ +100
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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.

Opening Hours

  • 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, 846 Wilmslow Road, M20 2RN Manchester

Further Information

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.

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Dips, Tapas, Mezes & Mains from across the Mediterranean

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Wines, Beers & Cocktails

View Party Meze Menu

A Mediterranean all-you-can-eat feast to share with friends & loved ones


266 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 266 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
15.10.2017 13:38

Great food with great service. The staff are very attentive but not too much and the food is fantastic. I Absolutely love this restaurant and have been numerous times now.

1 review so far 6
05.10.2017 11:33

what a lovely place, lovely friendly people, lovely food would definitely go again, the food came quick and you could not fault the service fast and efficient

2 reviews so far 6
04.10.2017 11:08

Olive and Vine is a fantastic restaurant. There is always a lovely atmosphere, the food is fabulous, it is not expensive, the mezze is always very generous but most of all the staff are wonderful. So friendly, helpful, happy, attentive. Big shout out to Claudia who is fabulous. Totally recommend it here. One of our favourites.

1 review so far 6
02.10.2017 15:26

Spent a couple of days in Manchester visiting the university open day with my wife and 2x 17 year old girls. Staff were terrific, very friendly and helpful, we had a full meze and every item of the courses was faultless. A really good evening with 2x bottles of wine for around £90 for four. A special complement to the United Nations of staff (Claudia? was brilliant)

1 review so far 5
12.09.2015 08:35

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!

2 reviews so far 6
03.09.2017 10:29

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.

1 review so far 6
26.01.2017 09:44

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.

2 reviews so far 6
03.09.2017 10:13

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!

2 reviews so far 6
04.09.2015 23:05

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.

2 reviews so far 6
24.10.2015 11:33

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.

1 review so far 6
24.07.2017 15:00

We saw the Olive & Vine on our walk around the park near it, we saw the food which look lovely, so we booked a table. On arriving, we were greeted with a friendly staff member. The food was great, plus the service was great

1 review so far 6
17.07.2016 10:31

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.

1 review so far 5
29.08.2017 09:27

A very good visit on a bank holiday Monday - normally closed. We had been sent a special offer, which we were pleased to avail ourselves of, however there were very reasonable specials on the board. All the cheffing was very good to excellent. Extra staff seemed to have been hired, so service was deft. Very minor issues - the Chateau bottled claret was a bit flat (seemed alright tasted from another bottle) and there was a slight overcharge on the salad. OTOH liqueurs on the house at the end. All in all a very pleasant evening and some excellent food. We will be going again.

1 review so far 6
11.01.2016 16:45

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.

4 reviews so far 5
27.01.2016 15:01

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!

1 review so far 6
01.12.2016 08:14

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.

1 review so far 6
08.02.2017 06:58

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.

1 review so far 5
06.03.2016 23:35

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

1 review so far 6
02.04.2017 13:16

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.

1 review so far 6
13.04.2016 22:39

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.