The Olive Tree Bistro Café

Totties, Downshutts Lane, Totties, Holmfirth West Yorkshire HD9 1AU

Silver Winner 2017
Cafés and teashops category – sponsored by Eat Safe 

Bronze winner 2016

Judges comments - July/August 2017

'They were very welcoming even though it was a busy Sunday lunchtime.. I said I was coeliac and had been recommended to go there as they catered for coeliacs but that I was also vegan because of other allergies. The waitress went through the menu telling me what I could have... she was very knowledgeable....'

'An excellent menu, especially if you were just gluten-free; not quite so much when also vegan! But a wide choice of drinks and alcohol but no mention of gluten free beer or low sulphur wines.. The coffee was very hot and delicious, which makes a change as soya coffee is usually luke warm in order to avoid it curdling.'

'My husband had gnocchi and said it was delicious... vege but not gf... I had creamy mushrooms and asparagus with rocket made with soya milk ... sadly the bread was not vegan so I asked if I could have it without. When it was served the chef had made me a soya flour flatbread which was excellent...'

'Every item sold is good quality, well presented and I felt confident that they took care of my dietary needs. But the emphasis is definitely on Gluten Free; it would be nice to see more choice for other allergies and vegans.

'As we left, I thanked them for all their efforts and the waitress suggested that if we came again, we could ring ahead and book and tell the chef and he would make something vegan and special for me.. (THIS IS A GARDEN CENTRE CAFE... I DONT GET THAT IN THE POSH RESTAURANTS!).. Would I go back? You bet... but I will ring ahead next time.'


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