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The Olive Tree

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258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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!

Thank Janie F
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

Thank Shirley D
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended on Friday 22nd July in party of 13 Food was very good although top end prices However when you consider the entertainment by an amazing lady vocalist, it's good value for money We all had a great time, but not a restaurant for a quiet romantic meal, as sound levels exclude normal conversation Found myself asking everything to be... More 

Thank MaidstoneJetsetter
Southwell, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit for a family birthday. We arrived and from then on just waited and waited all night. For drinks, food orders. And the place only had about 5 tables in it. We were having dessert until it took them 15min and still didn't come for our order so decided against it. Then added 10% service to our bill! Which we... More 

Thank millie1208
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best night ever at the Olivetree in Loughton , great food great service and lovely weather , we travel from brendwood and was worth it , and o was happy to see them busy ,

Thank Fitim T
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg the place the food the atmosphere everything is excellent, ps you have to try the kleftiko is amazing. see u again 😀.

Thank Joni K
Loughton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here definitely make it an amazing experience - great food and a varied menu. Very friendly staff, very welcoming provide a great atmosphere. Quick service!!

Thank barnzey901
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 1 week ago

Great restaurant great atmosphere great food lovely surroundings run and owned by a fantastic guy and host manos fanks for coming..lol

Thank Tas S
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service, great ambience. Food was served quick and well presented, staff was friendly and attentive.

Thank kimtlarr68
Africauk, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Thank you your positive feedback, really glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you soon. Best wishes Manos More 

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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To start with the table was booked for 18 when we arrived the table was only laid for 16 !! So they squeezed another 2 settings in what was already a tightly packed table !! The food arrived cold & dry tasteless very small portions ! So eat before you go !!., as you come out feeling hungry !! the... More 

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

Dear Diner, we always value our customers feedback both good and bad and always take it on board. Reading your comments, apart for the fact your table was indeed set up for 16 with ample space we added 2 more and still was ample space, unfortunately most of the party had already sat down and was a bit awkward, it... More 

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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, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, 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?