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The Olive Tree

258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
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Ranked #3 of 51 Restaurants in Loughton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $63
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Tapas, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place, delicious high standard of food and the service was simply perfect. Our waiter couldn't of been more attentive topping up our glasses and offering us clean ones with a new bottle of wine. Will be coming back here again!

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I've been visiting the Olive Tree for many years now and it never disappoints. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is lovely and the restaurant owner Manos always goes out of his way to make your experience as great as possible. By far one of the best restaurants in the area, I would highly recommend!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Friend and I had fab evening at OT - a regular girly catch up place for us and never disappointed - great atmosphere - staff just lovely always welcoming and fun and of course super food - my steak was excellent quality massive and very well cooked - totally recommend for lovely eating and for fab evening

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Had the worst experience ever, when I arrived we where seated in the bar area which was had boxed and unused chairs because there was a party going on in the main area. We order lamb shish which was raw ,hard and had no taste. then we where given these cold, dry disgusting chips which felt like there where cooked... More

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

Dear reviewer. I find your review quite "suspect"t as there are things you mention that don't make sense to me as the business owner. We do not have or ever had any unused boxed chairs laying in the restaurant or our bar, we serve fresh hand cut chips cooked to order and do not refry as this would obviously affect... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

One of us chose off of a special meal deal menu and the other chose off of the regular menu. We checked with the waiter if we could still have the sharing starter and it be at meal deal price he said it would be fine. We weren't worried if it wasn't ok hit wouldn't have gone for it if... More

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

Dear Joanne, Thank you for your feed back and really sorry to hear about your visit. I am really sorry about the confusion and would really like to look into this in more detail and establish exactly what happened. I would very much appreciate if you could take the time and send me an email through our website www.olivetreeloughton.co.uk/contact with... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I dined in this restaurant last month and loved everything about it. The staff were attentive, service excellent and the menu varied. We had a lovely meal. It was well cooked and beautifully presented. We went after it was recommend by a friend and were not disappointed. We will definitely go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Met friends for lunch at The Olive Tree, we were given a warm welcome and looked after from start to finish!!! The bruschetta starter was fresh and flavoursome, and the Lamb Cutlets cooked perfectly, my other guests had Chicken on a skewer marinated and grilled and they commented how tender the meat was. I didn't have dessert, just coffee and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

After reading all the nice reviews I had high expectations of this place but I was somehow a bit disappointed. I mean, it was not terrible, I did finish everything that I ordered, but then again I was really hungry... The thing I probably was most disappointed with was the burger, as the bun was really not that good...The Tiramisù... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Polite easy going staff, atmosphere captivating, food as you dreamed for.value for money . Would definitely go again and recommend

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The service is amazing, the food is divine and the atmosphere is always buzzing. If you are looking for a place to eat in Essex/Loughton area I would definitely recommend The Olive Tree whether it's with family or friends! We come as a family for a night out a couple of times a month usually when an event is on... More

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