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The Olive Tree

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258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
9:00 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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really great atmosphere, and enjoyable seafood. We had the king prawns and and the kleftiko, as well as sea bass and a pasta dish. All in all an expensive affair, but really enjoyed it. Music a little too loud but we handled it eventually. Atmosphere for parties and if you are up for a great night out. MAy need... More 

Thank frankie h
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Manos and all the staff for a wonderful time yesterday evening. I had booked for dinner with Colin Roy entertaining to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The evening turned out to be a fantastic event. Colin was amazing (as usual), the restaurant was lovingly furnished, the staff were all so... More 

Thank Nigel B
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A vibrant restaurant with a good atmosphere was our first impression, however the service was poor compounded by the Waiters complete lack of knowledge of the wines on the wine list which he tried to gloss over rather than have the courage to admit he did not know and ask a colleague to assist. The starter, a mixed meze was... More 

2 Thank Allan H
Rainham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Eat here often, lovely surroundings, very nice staff but the food is the star. The owner is so obliging, nothing is too much trouble. Quality, food and service from quality staff is the reason this place is so well used. Suggest you book.

Thank Brian F
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I went for a meal while staying in Loughton for my sisters engagement, and I have to say I was very impressed. the service was good the restaurant has a nice feel they took consideration in seating us away from a rowdy hen party, but the main thing is the food was amazing! mine anyway... I had... More 

Thank Jon C
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The chef always produces amazing dishes. Enjoyed my succulent lamb chops !! The evening entertainment was an Elvis impersonator - he could truly sing.

Thank gillian w
Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Olive Tree today to book a table for Christmas and thought we would treat ourselves to lunch. Being the only people in there and ordering easy and quick meals to prepare we were quite bewildered when 40 minutes later there were no signs of our lunch. On enquiring as to where our food was it became obvious that... More 

1 Thank Jean L
Africauk, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Dear Jean, I am really sorry this happened, your waiter made an error and did not send your order through to the kitchen, He did however apologise to you and paid for your drinks which I would have expected him to do anyway. I do understand that this was not a planned visit and you did not have the time... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely Thursday evening here. Was expecting the set menu however we were told upon questioning that this was not available due to it being a music night. Couldn't complain though as the music was very good and we'll probably return for that reason. The menu on the website is outdated though - some of what is on there... More 

2 Thank Tannlils L
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps lunchtime isn't the best time to visit as service was very slow despite not very many customers. Main menu was far too expensive for lunch so we tried the Lunch/Prefix menu which was still steep but cheaper. My starter was very nice - I tried the Asparagus With Duck Egg & Black Truffle more as an experiment as not... More 

1 Thank ORBean
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had my reservations about this place after I was told it was a little pricey, and the Mediterranean cuisine was not much different to the likes of Zizzi's or Prezzo. However, it turned out to be a very charming, lively and perfect date night spot. The food is a little on the expensive side, but it is very good... More 

Thank Graham 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, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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?