• The Olive Tree

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Greek and Mediterranean inspired cuisine offering vegan options. Oct '22 reported limited vegan options, please confirm and let HappyCow know. Open Mon 18:00-22:00, Wed-Sun 18:00-22:00, Fri-Sun 12:00-14:00.

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9 Reviews

First Review by VickiWanSlattery


Points +46

05 Aug 2023

Cenetta greca

Il locale è molto carino e anche il personale. I piatti vegani sono tre, di cui un antipasto molto buono (dolmades) e due secondi nella norma (souvlaki veg e verdure grigliate). Molto costoso.



Points +350

11 Jun 2023

Wonderful Vegan Greek Food

Great atmosphere, fantastic service and an absolutely lovely meal! We had the vegan souvlaki and it was delicious. It came with a garlic tzakiki sauce to die for, fabulous potatoes, rice pilaf and a salad. I highly recommend it. They also had vegan dolmades but I couldn't fit it all so we'll have to back to try them. We were served an unexpected but wonderful dessert of marzipan in a light syrup that was so delicious I wanted to lick the plate. We also got plum wine at tge end of our meal. I can't wait to return to lovely Bruges and The Olive Tree for another delicious meal.

Pros: Fantastic, authentic food, Great service and ambience, Vegan dessert

Cons: Only a few vegan options, A bit pricey but worth it


Points +869

07 May 2023

Not for me

Really didn’t like it. The soya souvlaki had an odd taste, the potato was three little pieces of under cooked potato and the rice wasn’t great. The best thing was the tzatziki and the lovely staff. Dog friendly.


Points +42

01 Oct 2022

Nice food

Really nice little restaurant. Unfortunately there were not a lot of vegan options. But there are several vegetarian options. We only had starters but they were really nice.

Pros: Some vegetarian options , Taste

Cons: Not a lot vegan options


Points +30

30 Sep 2022

There must be better places in Bruges

This place shouldn't be on Happy Cow in my opinion. OK, so it has a vegan option on the menu, but it's literally just some fried sliced vegetables stacked up to look pretty and a cup of rice. The kind of stuff you'd expect to be served as a vegan in the 1980s, but for €20. There's a free dessert with every meal as well but guess what: it's not vegan and there's no alternative. The food for those indifferent to the suffering of animals seems fine, but there must be better vegan food in Bruges than this. Avoid if you can.

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-30

Pros: Very central

Cons: Expensive , One vegan option, Unimaginative


Points +29

Mostly Veg
13 Jun 2022

Pour les végé et les carnivores

Accompagnée d’une personne non végé/vegan, nous avons pu manger toutes les deux sans prise de tête. Nous avons tous les deux appréciées notre déjeuner


Points +17

11 Jul 2021

Wonderful Greek Restaurant

This small restaurant offers fantastic Greek cuisine that's not your typical gyros and tsatsiki. Although not a purely vegan/vegetarian place, there is a wide variety of vegetarian options, especially starters.
The staff was very friendly and quick, despite managing a busy evening. The food was absolutely delicious and reasonably priced (for Belgian standards).
The interior is quite tasteful and the olive tree theme is even present in the restrooms.
Make sure to try the grilled vegetables.

Updated from previous review on 2021-07-11


Points +44

21 Oct 2019

Only 1 vegan option

There are no vegan starters/desserts; most main dishes are meat-based with 1 vegetarian and 1 vegan option (grilled vegetables: looks way better than it tastes). It's also very expensive.
But I like the design of the restaurant: all the furniture is made of olive wood :D

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Expensive, Only 1 vegan option


Points +1395

12 Oct 2018

Delicious but limited options and expensive

This was a pleasant place, centrally located, very expensive. 2 drinks each and 2 meals cost €45ish. I had the dolmades, very tasty! There were a couple of other vegan options but not extensive. They also gave a mini free dessert at the end but it wasn’t vegan. It’s a struggle to find options in Bruges! They also charged my phone for me at the bar which was a huge help.

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