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The Olive Tree

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258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic this place is great !! We had our wedding reception and they done an amazing job we felt so looked after food was excellent staff are on the ball with the service We dropped of balloons the day before slightly flat the following morning they replaced them that is what it is about ! If you want a... More 

Thank Oliver-Taylor1977
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is such a lovely restaurant, the staff are so good and well trained, very friendly and make you feel special. We chose this restaurant yesterday because they have outside seating, so when seated it feels like your on holiday eating alfresco style. The food here is also wonderful it is difficult to make a choice. The 1st time I... More 

Thank deanh00ke1
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited here for a birthday celebration for my 82 year old cousin. The location is really good and with the wide front doors open it was just like being in a restaurant on holiday in Greece (would be interesting to see if this was still the case on a wet and windy day!). We had plates of messe and... More 

Thank John H
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for dinner with a large party! Service and food was fabulous! What more can u ask for! I will recommend to all and definitely be back again!

Thank Shanel N
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited The Olive Tree for a late lunch on Wed 17 August 16. She had been many times before but it was my first visit. It was 2pm and the restaurant was empty but the terrace was almost still fully occupied with dinners as it was a beautiful hot & sunny day. I am quite a... More 

1 Thank KARINE D
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a family meal on Friday night. There were 6 of us but only 4 had starters and bill came to around £190 with 4 alcoholic drinks. Was a little pricey but there was lovely live music which (although a little loud at times) was really a nice touch. Would recommend for the atmosphere. Food wise: it was... More 

Essex, UK
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the olive tree! Having lived in Loughton for 18 years, it is the only restaurant in the area which ticks all the boxes for me. Great staff, ambience and menu, they've got it right

1 Thank nev618
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend wanted to lunch at the olive tree so we went to lunch , the outside space is great really good atmosphere, we ate mezze for two which was good value and really nice , we ate a two course meal which was good value the service was however very slow and we had to get the waiters attention... More 

1 Thank debi h
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing good things about this place, the only thing I was impressed by was the decor. Menu was quite limited, extortionate prices, food was quite bland and really nothing special, servers were fairly disinterested so overall a disappointing yet very expensive experience never to be repeated!

2 Thank Janie F
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took 4 friends who enjoyed the happy atmosphere, great food and wine, and unexpected music entertainment.

1 Thank Shirley D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $63
Mediterranean, European, Greek
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: 2085023332
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?