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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Lunchtime Treat

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
miksarna
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shoogs
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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shoogs
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

My children and grandchildren treated my husband and I to my 70th birthday at the olive tree,which I can only praise the staff and manis for a lovely night.food was excellent,staff always smiling and happy,plus time to speak to you.The entertainment was very good all 9 of us got up and danced,well worth the money for food plus entrainment what... More 

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Chigwell, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went Weds 8th April to a tribute act. We were seated right next to the singer who was pretty good. There appears to be lots of 'regulars' and we seemed to be forgotten towards the end of the evening when it came to sweets and coffees. I ordered rice instead of chips with my mixed grill and was served... More 

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

Thank you for your Feedback, Really glad you enjoyed the music however sorry your experience was not enjoyed 100% on this visit. I remember your table and do apologise you did not receive our full attention through out your visit. It was very busy that evening and the team did its best to keep up with everything, It is important... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The Olivetree never disappoints! Manos and his staff are always welcoming and extremely attentive, and to add to it the food is always of a high standard! Spent many evenings with friends here and the entertainment nights are fun and lively. We even celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary with them. It was a truly special day in a fantastic... More 

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Ilford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Went for lunch both starter and main had to be reheated in microwave.Service was appalling.Food was terrible we paid top price for cheap cuts of meat and frozen prawns.i asked for a doggy bag for the chicken and lamb.Even my dog wouldnt eat it

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

Just want to mention here if it was so bad why did you leave an £8 tip??? I think your review is completely unfair, there was absolutely nothing wrong with your starter it came straight from the pan to the plate to your table, you where the first customers in that day. After you sent you starter back I asked... More 

London
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went for lunch on Wednesday afternoon . Restsurant fairly busy . Service excellent and attentive . Food was delicious really enjoyed it . Would definitely go back . Worth every penny and is definitely first class service !! Waiter and I'm guessing manager were v nice and hospitable - nothing was a problem . I generally was pleasantly surprised overall... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My lovely daughter booked a surprise bithday for her lovely auntie, fantastic food,staff lovely, amazing eveing.would definitely go back very soon.

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Essex
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Still the best restaurant in Loughton with a greta menu excellent service and entertainment during the week/

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Loved the food and the atmosphere, have some good singers in at the week-ends. Service was attentive without being pushy. Didn't like prices, just a touch expensive for what you got. Good restaurant for a celebration though.

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

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?