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The Olive Tree

258 High Road | Essex, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
+44 20 8502 3332
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Mediterranean, European, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
258 High Road | Essex, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food but a 40 minute wait for the bill (having asked 4 times) is just not on. The service was impeccable while we were eating and then just stopped.

1  Thank ScottS1965
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, good atmosphere, live music. All in all makes a good venue for a friends night out! Steak particularly good. Reasonably priced wine.

Thank Russell P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited on a fairly regular basis over the last few years. It has always been good. I like the mixed meze. Kebabs are good, generous portions, if you over order can take home in a plastic container. Good friendly service. Gets busy at...More

Thank FlyingPhil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was very accommodating when myself and a group of mums with babies arrived with prams. We hadn't booked a table and expected to be turned away. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The lunch menu was great. Will definitely be back!

Thank kth12764
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my family. The service was good. A great bunch of guys but the food is the let down, especially if you get the fish. It's not fresh. I ordered sardines for the starter and seafood souvlaki. It was ok but I...More

2  Thank Mazio1973
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal here and the staff were lovely. couldn't fault it at all. Not a cheap restaurant but you get what you pay for.

1  Thank WendysLondon
Reviewed June 17, 2017

My wife, Angela, and I, booked a Greek lunch at this brilliant eatery. We weren't disappointed. We were greeted with friendly warmth and shown to our table. The decor is airy, and with the folding glass doors open, it had a wonderful al fresco feeling...More

Thank Barry J
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Had a late evening dinner here after a last minute booking. Service and Food were both excellent. Good choice on Menu.

1  Thank GordonHamilton
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Not nice, wanted to change a dish because it did not taste right and the waiter did not like it! We will never be going back, been a few times but it's changed nowMore

4  Thank freyarouxmcmahon
Africauk, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Dear diner, I would be very interested to hear about your visit in more detail and would appreciate if you could contact me. We pride our selves on providing a very personable experience at the Olive Tree witch is evident in the feedback we get...More

Reviewed May 30, 2017

I just thought the food was great and so was the service, so worth a mention. Mum is a wheelchair user and they were helpful with this.

Thank 194cherylc
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Jackie B
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Response from Julie F | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been there at lunchtimes, only in the evenings. The food is lovely, but be careful when paying, as the waiter took some of my cash and then said I hadn't paid enough to cover the bill. My advice, if you go there... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $78
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
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 | Essex, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8502 3332
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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