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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
“souvlaki” (9 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
“skewers” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
258 High Road | Essex, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Olive Tree
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 479 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last weekend we wanted to go out for lunch and sit outside in the sun. We are vegan/vegetarian and my daughter is highly allergic to garlic. After searching through and calling lots of places, at last we thought we had found the right place, The...More

Thank Lorna S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife, Angela, and I, booked lunch at this splendid eatery. It was great catching up with Manos and the guys after their holidays. The laughter, smiles, banter, and chat was truly uplifting. They had the folding doors open upon their front terrace. We had...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

My wife, Angela, and I, booked a table at this splendid eatery on a gorgeous sunny afternoon. They had their folding doors open on a sun-drenched terrace. There were diners already there, enjoying the gastronomic delicacies and sunshine. We chose a table just inside the...More

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Lovely meal. Dishes freshly prepared and really tasty. fair prices and friendly staff. Highly recommended

Thank clerkinsarthur
Reviewed 22 April 2018

It was for a celebration and our first visit. Very welcoming and a lovely atmosphere we were in the private side room as there was a big group. Service was very good the waiters were very friendly and very professional. The food was brilliant each...More

Thank joan2424
Reviewed 16 April 2018

I came here with a friend on a Sunday for lunch. Following the good reviews, we thought we were going to have a great meal but it couldn't be further from the truth. We have the Mezze to share, which was ridiculously overpriced for that...More

Thank Antonio M
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Three of us invaded this brilliant Greek restaurant in Loughton and weren't disappointed. Manos, the proprietor, is a friendly, accommodating, and great guy. whenever we visit, it's like catching up with friends you haven't seen for a while. We were shown to our table and...More

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Just got home from The Olive Tree and had to leave a review. We hired the private side room for my parents 60th wedding anniversary. From start to finish the whole experience was no less than excellent. Manos helped us with a bespoke menu for...More

Thank 333Elledee
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Had a family day out for Mothers Day. Lots to choose from on the menu. Good service, great food, great atmosphere.

Thank mbjressex
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful visit to this vibrant Greek restaurant. We actually booked on line and had to tick the box agreeing to vacate the table after two hours but on the evening we just sat chatting, eating & drinking for over four hours. We never felt rushed...More

Thank Stephen B
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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 Julie F | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been there at lunchtimes, only in the evenings. The food is lovely, but be careful when paying, as the waiter took some of my cash and then said I hadn't paid enough to cover the bill. My advice, if you go there... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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 | 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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