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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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“scallops” (12 reviews)
“skewers” (5 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was impeccable! And the food was that good my self and partner were both stuffed but could still order a second meal! Great atmosphere! Great vibe and amazing service! Would recommend to all! 10 out of 10!

Thank TheCowMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we had a family reunion, we asked for a longer reservation spot and they were happy to oblige. We ordered a lot of food and drink between the family which was high quality and delicious. My dad and brother ordered a few brandies and...More

Thank Beth J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday night for a low key birthday celebration. Most restaurants on a Thursday are buzzing, we were surprised by how quiet it was, made worse by the size of the place. The food generally was very good however it lacked a...More

1  Thank Kevin Y
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Our party of seven were warmly received at the Olive Tree and we had a good table in this pleasant restaurant. There is plenty to choose from on the menu which is sort of Greek/Italian/Mediterranean (not quite sure where the burgers fit in though). The...More

1  Thank mrbasstrombone
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Food was really nice but portion sizes were small . I'm not a very big eater but had a three course and still could of eaten more . It was also expensive based on the portion sizes . The staff were fab and on hand...More

1  Thank Carol-ann H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My wife, Angela, and I, visited this brilliant Greek eatery mid-week. We got there early, so it wasn't too full. We were greeted with friendly warmth and shown to our table. The decor has an airy feel with folding glass doors at the front that...More

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Ive been here so many time and i should really try something new, but my favourite dish is the seafood soukvlaki, you cant go wrong its just amazing.

Thank Jem Jem M
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I bought my fiancé and gran here for a meal on Saturday night. The service was really good and the ambiance was great too The food was really nice just not 5 stars for me. I certainly wouldn't rush back immediately and tell all my...More

2  Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Good food but a 40 minute wait for the bill (having asked 4 times) is just not on. The service was impeccable while we were eating and then just stopped.

3  Thank ScottS1965
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Jackie B
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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$81
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, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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