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The Olive Tree

258 High Road | Essex, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
+44 20 8502 3332
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
258 High Road | Essex, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I came here with my family. The service was good. A great bunch of guys but the food is the let down, especially if you get the fish. It's not fresh. I ordered sardines for the starter and seafood souvlaki. It was ok but I...More

Thank Mazio1973
Reviewed yesterday

Had a great meal here and the staff were lovely. couldn't fault it at all. Not a cheap restaurant but you get what you pay for.

Thank WendysLondon
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife, Angela, and I, booked a Greek lunch at this brilliant eatery. We weren't disappointed. We were greeted with friendly warmth and shown to our table. The decor is airy, and with the folding glass doors open, it had a wonderful al fresco feeling...More

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a late evening dinner here after a last minute booking. Service and Food were both excellent. Good choice on Menu.

1  Thank GordonHamilton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not nice, wanted to change a dish because it did not taste right and the waiter did not like it! We will never be going back, been a few times but it's changed nowMore

2  Thank freyarouxmcmahon
Africauk, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear diner, I would be very interested to hear about your visit in more detail and would appreciate if you could contact me. We pride our selves on providing a very personable experience at the Olive Tree witch is evident in the feedback we get...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just thought the food was great and so was the service, so worth a mention. Mum is a wheelchair user and they were helpful with this.

Thank 194cherylc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good italian, good service. Came with my family for a birthday. I have to say that is not the best quality/value for an italian restaurant.

Thank Nary T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a somewhat stressful week we popped in today for lunch. The sun was shining and we sat outside, lovely chicken and Greek salad. We both enjoyed it. The staff are always very helpful and attentive. Even more enjoyable because we bumped not some friends...More

Thank serendipity51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last week was our fourth visit to The Olive Tree. Again, we enjoyed what has seemed rare these days, an evening of good, authentically prepared dishes served by people that obviously know what they're doing. The wine list is nicely balanced and it's good to...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Went out Saturday night with friends,the olive is lively and busy. We had a wonderful meal, the king prawns, were the best I've had in a long time, and the service was excellent. Would recommend

Thank jprscarola
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Jackie B
We are thinking of taking a family member for her 75th birthday at lunchtime. Is lunchtime good for atmosphere and is it open every lunchtime?
14 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
USD 19 - USD 76
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
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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