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The Olive Tree

258 High Road | Essex, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
+44 20 8502 3332
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“kleftiko” (12 reviews)
“scallops” (19 reviews)
“skewers” (9 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
258 High Road | Essex, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Wow factor at Olive
"It's the chat, banter, and laughter that makes this place so inviting"
Barry J
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2. Friday Live Music Nights
" we have never been disappointed either with the food, the service "
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3. Group Visit & Personal Too
"The food is exquisite, the service is always friendly"
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1 - 10 of 497 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food-I had the fixed price menu, duck starter followed by the burger. It was lovely and at a fantastic price. My husband had selection of bread followed by the delicious lamb cutlets-his favourite!He then enjoyed orange segments with ice cream and beautifully decorated with...More

Thank Paul c
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We ended up at the Olive Tree by accident but what a beautiful discovery that was. The food was amazing and the service even better. Manos, the owner was very hospitable and friendly. I will definitely be going back and would highly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, Angela, and I, visited this great eatery for dinner, and loved every moment. Costas greeted us with warmth and showed us to a table of our choice. The folding doors were open onto their terrace. We were just positioned inside the restaurant, which...More

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food and service, choose the salmon with asparagus and honey jus absolutely delicious, first time here definitely won't be the last

Thank Lorraine G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Olive Tree was a welcome surprise. We had visited many restaurants throughout England on our trip from Australia and found The Olive Tree to be the best food we had experienced. A great selection of cuisine. I recommend the scallops for appetizer. Melt in...More

1  Thank JPeeMelbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here for the first time last weekend for my daughters 21st birthday. She chose the restaurant and I booked a table for 7 a few days before with no problem. Arrived a little early but table was ready and we were seated quickly. Now...More

1  Thank mds445
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want some good Mediterranean food that you get on holidays this is the place tasty dishes to satisfy everybody in a great environment

Thank Martino B
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I went with my brother and my son we had a beautiful meal as always with impeccable service ! We ate early as we where going on our after and the whole experience was just fab

Thank tbraniff335
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary here. We were greeted by the waiters who are very welcoming. We sat sat and it was relaxing. There was no rush to take our meal order which felt nice not to be rushed. We had time before our...More

Thank nickitp
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I have been here a few times before- last Sunday I gathered a few friends and family for my husbands brunch- the food was excellent as was the service. It’s not the cheapest place, but has a good vibe. Would recommend

Thank paulagallaghers
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Questions & Answers
Maddy P
2 February 2018|
Response from Africauk | Property representative |
There is a couple of car parks close by, one on Trap’s Hill and one on the drive, both 2 minutes away by foot.
Jackie B
13 March 2016|
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Response from FionaB2404 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's a buzzing venue at lunch, but if you have a mix of guests you may want to check the menu as it is a Greek restaurant and although the food is fantastic, may not be to everyone's taste. Also, and it goes without... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$79
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
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 | Essex, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8502 3332
  • E-mail
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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