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The Olive Tree

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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Greek, Pub, Tapas
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258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
2085023332
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Consistently

We alway go back here, good service and good consistent food. Food is always the same, good, tasty and fresh. The live music is always great and it makes the night special.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Dave S
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Loughton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Really impressed with this place. Loughton is lucky to have many good restaurants on its door step, each offering something different. The Olive Tree is a Mediterranean oriented restaurant offering the best of Greek, Italian and other regional cuisine. The food is high quality and freshly prepared. I enjoyed a lightly fried feta cheese and tomato starter which was very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Never been before, just googled "lunch in Loughton" this place turned up so took a chance. This was a birthday lunch for myself, wife and son. it was a Monday lunchtime only one other table occupied. The simple olives as starter were fantastic, my son had the squid, fresh and tender in fantastic batter with ouzo mayonnaise. Main course was... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We alway go back here, good service and good consistent food. Food is always the same, good, tasty and fresh. The live music is always great and it makes the night special.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We really enjoy going to the olive tree and have been back many times. Great food and venue. It is nice for both lunch or dinner.

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited with 3 friends on Saturday night, we were told to pick a table ourselves. Food was okay but the service was awful and the whole evening just got worse as time went on. Our starters and mains were taken away from us before we had finished, the olives that we has ordered were also taken. Our glasses were taken... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Was astonished by the rudeness of one waiter who responded to a customer who wanted to take home the food she didn't eat with, "We aren't a takeaway service", in a very scathing and derogatory manner. Worse still, and hoping that he had sensed that this was not an appropriate remark to make, a pregannt member of the party asked... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Gorgeous restaurant, service spot on, food delicious. It's got a lovely atmosphere and you are made to feel very welcome.

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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

As mentioned in some other reviews this is a popular place but very noisy. We wish we were told that there were a couple of large parties there. We would have booked at another time. We were next to a large hen party which got progressively louder through the evening. So we struggled as a foursome to speak to each... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Our first time to The Olive Tree and we were very impressed. As part of a large family group, we were treated to a fantastic lunch. The place has nice relaxed atmosphere and the service was attentive from start to finish. We each had 3 courses - all were nicely presented, quite substantial in size and well tasty. The sardine... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Was visiting a friend in Loughton last Saturday and he treated me with a dinner at the olive tree. What a great little restaurant, I loved the sea bass gorgeous and not to forget great atmosphere all around I have never seen happier more attentive waiters in any other restaurant. Extremely satisfied wish there was a restaurant like this near... More 

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Africauk, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, I am really glad you enjoyed your visit and took the time to let us know, I will pass your comments to the team as it really lifts the teams spirit when they receive feed back like yours and confirms we are on the right track. Hope to see you again soon. Best... More 

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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, Spanish, Greek, Pub, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?