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The Olive Tree

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Bar, Mediterranean, Greek, Tapas
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258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
2085023332
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Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our menu draws it's influence from the Mediterranean (Greece, Portugal...
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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice evening meal, good service and great food

Very impressed with my first visit, only wish I'd eaten less pita bread and houmous. Had a very nice pan fried bream, my daughter had steak. All good, polite and attentive waiter. Will definitely return and happy to recommend this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
essexmark2011
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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240 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Essex, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is by far my favourite restaurant in Loughton. The food is always fresh, tasty and served hot. The kleftico is the best I've ever had.The service is very smooth, friendly and efficient even on a busy day. The atmosphere is always great.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I have been to this restaurant before and previously enjoyed the food. However this time the waiters were unfriendly and unhelpful. The lamb although tasty was overcooked and tough and I was very disappointed.

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Very impressed with my first visit, only wish I'd eaten less pita bread and houmous. Had a very nice pan fried bream, my daughter had steak. All good, polite and attentive waiter. Will definitely return and happy to recommend this restaurant.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My family attended on Sunday - restaurant was busy and noisey with a large birthday party in an adjoining section but sliding doors were closed which helped. Menu was a good selection of greek food but on the internet it shows tapas being available when we asked we were told they were stopping this menu and it was no longer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We took our parents for an evening meal. The waiter was friendly and pleasent. It was a nice atmosphere and the food was really nice. We had coffee's at the end of our meal and there was no rush to finish them. We had a nice evening and it's definitely a place where you can take your parents.

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Loughton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I had the most delicious lunch .... fig salad with hallumi... it was absolutely stunning! The exceptional food coupled with the great service made for a great lunchtime! Would seriously recommend.

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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Fab evening with friends! Food (we all had fish) was lovely and we had excellent service. Will def be back for more soon. Thanks

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

food choices were very varied and had lots of appeal, food was great and well-presented, and they had a jazz-type band, which we didn't expect, who were excellent. 9 very satisfied customers - thank you Olive Tree

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shoogs
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

we stopped here whilst on a shopping trip. There are a number of eateries but we chose this one The Olive Tree, it is not the cheapest place on the high street but the menu looked interesting and we were proved right. The décor is bright and there is al fresco dining through large bi fold doors, the starters are... More 

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Barkingside, null, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My hubby took me here for our wedding anniversary on a Wednesday and we were pleasantly surprised to find an absolutely fab singer performing. Really made the evening. Food was lovely too!!! Great atmosphere, attentive , friendly staff. Well worth a visit!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: 2085023332

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 63
  • Cuisine: Bar, Mediterranean, Greek, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?