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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, 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
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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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 1 week ago

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

Thank mbjressex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, Angela, and I, booked a table at this lovely eatery on a Friday night. It was great seeing Manos and the guys again. The chat and banter was great. We were shown to our table and placed our orders. The decor remains unchanged...More

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the Olive Tree a few times now. Both for lunch and dinner, with a group, family and as a couple and each time I feel we have been well looked after and catered for. The restaurant can get lively when they have...More

Thank 2smudger
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Me and my family go to the Olive Tree regularly, its our favourite. The food is unreal and such a big menu to choose from. The best staff who look after everyone so well the service is the best Live entertainment is always my favourite!...More

1  Thank GraceGarrett
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband went for a spontaneous dinner to the Olive Tree for dinner. The food was good, although some of the presentation could be modernised in line with the expectations of 2018. The cheeseboard was massive and way to much for one person,...More

Thank ErwinDJ
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Spent my 21st here with all my family and I have to say I had the time of my life. Great entertainment, great food and the staff really know how to look after you on a special occasion. Thank you so much!

Thank Essexgal21
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Liked the decor, after that all downhill. On ordering asked more than once for a Meze for two, was given a mixed grill with chips.The mixed grill being as near as we got to a Meze ( selection of small dishes ). No sign of...More

1  Thank Derek S
Africauk, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Derek, thanks for your feed back and am pleased you found the décor appealing. I am sorry you where disappointed you didn't get what you wanted, I think somewhere along the line there was a miscommunication, We do a starter mezze platter for 2...More

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Questions & Answers
Maddy P
3 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
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
US$21 - US$85
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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