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The Olive Tree

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258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
+44 20 8502 3332
10:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place,and good competent service.The food is better than expected but at theses prices that is how it should be .Seafood very good here and worth the cost .Hopefully they hold prices as the economic mood alters in the New Year .

Thank jenna m
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely meal with the added bonus of a live singer, very entertaining. Service with a smile too! Modern and clean with a front terrace

Thank Jacqui P
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice enough surroundings, with a fairly comprehensive menu. The food was nice enough but not outstanding. The evening we went the restaurant was fully booked and really there were not enough staff to cope with the number of customers. But we had a pleasant enough evening with friends. But I have been to far nicer places locally and I don't... More 

1 Thank OOPSADAISY186338
Loughton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the food. Service was reasonable, but I found that you could get the same quality food significantly cheaper if you were prepared to go a few stops down the tube line

2 Thank NZinLondonMagic
Redbridge, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant food good staff very helpful very bright and clean we're not busy as it was lunch time will go back for an evening meal.

Thank ChristinaAllen2016
Norwich, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place to eat. We had a business meeting here and it was a very good experience. One of our party has several allergies to certain foods and one of the waiters went above and beyond the call of duty to explain and ensure what she ordered was correct for her to eat and when needed tailor her ordered... More 

Thank Shane95
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite place to eat in Loughton always great always accommodating , my six year old doesn't like eating much but they take the time to hun our him and make a fuss of him. The best Greek restaurant in the U.K. Possibly..

Thank Sassies22
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here recently. It was a Friday night. Qhen we got there it was quite quiet but soon it got really really busy. The wine was excellent. I had a New Zealand Sauviogn Blanc and it was perfectly chilled. I had calamari to start my husband had sardines. Both were excellent. For main my husband had... More 

Thank Travelalot110
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I have been there a couple of times day and night and the experience has been good. Good atmosphere. Good service. Staff very helpful. Live music on weekends.

Thank Gold8383
newport, gwent
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The staff, food, entertainment were all amazing. The food was fabulous and the service as good as the food. It was a family night so a mix of ages but we all enjoyed great food, and then danced to the saxophonist who was also awesome. I would highly recommend it and will be going back.

Thank jackie h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$63
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8502 3332
Our menu draws it's influence from the Mediterranean (Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain...) using Fresh quality ingredients sourced locally wherever possible.Whether you are wanting a quick simple lunch, meeting with business colleagues or planning a special night out with friends and family, The Olive Tree is the perfect choice.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?