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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
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Very nice food and atmospshere

My friend and I went into the Olive Tree on a Friday evening and would definatly recommend! We had a table at 7 but it started to get busier around 8:45-9 due to the live music starting at 9, I assume. Very nice relaxed atmosphere and definatly good night out with friends/couples. The food was nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Princess B
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Given it was a Monday night when we visited we waited an hour and 15 minutes for our food and when we asked how much longer we were told 10minutes every time. The food itself (when it arrived) was nice but small portions and over priced. The desert wasn't great ... The tiramisu was basically a pot of mascarpone! Ambience... More 

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essex
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food & service would thoroughly recommend All the staff are so friendly & service is excellent One of the better restaurants in Loughton

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I went into the Olive Tree on a Friday evening and would definatly recommend! We had a table at 7 but it started to get busier around 8:45-9 due to the live music starting at 9, I assume. Very nice relaxed atmosphere and definatly good night out with friends/couples. The food was nice , we had prawns... More 

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Had a fantastic lunchtime meal here. Food was gorgeous and plentyful. Staff really friendly but not 'in your face'. Decor is super. Price was great for the quality of the food. Would definitley go again although its a little far from me but worth the travel. Have recommended to a number of friends. Thanks Olive Tree!

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Mediocre, food ok, staff unattentive, lovely decor and decent atmosphere however. Disappointed as it's rated quite well so perhaps I expected more.

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

Dear Adam, thank you for your feedback, really sorry to hear you where not wowed on this visit, I would really appreciate if I could get some more detailed feedback on your visit, and would really appreciate it if you could contact me via email through our website. Our aim is for all our guests to have a fantastic experience... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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

I am so pleased you Love The Olive Tree, Thank you for your comments and look forward to seeing you again soon. Pease introduce yourself next time you come in. More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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

Dear Jannet, I am really sorry you felt disappointed on your last visit, I would really appreciate if you could tell me more about the details of your visit, ie.date time, and anything else you think is necessary so I can understand what went wrong. You can contact me via email through our website www.olivetreeloughton.co.uk/contact or by phone. Myself and... More 

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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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

I am so pleased, you had such a good time, I will pass on your comments to the team. Thank you and hope to see you again soon. More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Africauk, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Really glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your feedback. We have corrected the information on our website regarding the Tapas menu, We have decided to run with it for a while longer but only for Lunch time. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Additional Information about The Olive Tree

Address: 258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
Phone Number: 2085023332
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 63
Cuisine: Bar, Mediterranean, Greek, Tapas

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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, Romantic, Entertaining clients, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?