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The Olive Tree

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258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
+44 20 8502 3332
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Woodford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dined at this restaurant last week and have to say wasn't particularly impressed with the food or the portion sizes considering what they charge. I ordered plain Halloumi cheese to start with which on their menu comes with Aubergine in a stack but I just wanted the cheese, 4 tiny slices that you could see through was put in front... More 

Thank foodie0573
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant in Loughton, good food and service without the big prices. Good for families as well as couples.

Thank Susan M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For an Authentic Greek food it is not, Having two swewers chicken kebabs with creamy mushrooms sauce is not what one would get in a greek restaurant with a very small portion of chips, the home made beefburger at around £15.00 ????? Sorry this place is overpriced and is not Authentic greek restaurant, was very disappointed. BTW I am greek... More 

1 Thank Mike N
London, UK
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant after looking on Trip Advisor. We had a very pleasant lunch. Soup was lobster and was delicious. A generous serving with lots of lobster. This was followed by stifado, lovely tender meat and again a generous portion. For me it was a little heavy on the cinnamon but that's just my taste buds. Service was friendly and... More 

Thank ChrissieC
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

From the moment you walk into The Olive Tree you are greeted by a welcoming/kind team. The friendly atmosphere, the live music and the traditional Greek food is what makes The Olive Tree truly unique. It's a wonderful place to share great food & build special memories with your friends, family & loved ones Kathryn x

Thank kmccullough2016
Woodford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We both ordered mixed seafood souvlaki, which was very poor quality, especially for the money. Scallops were undercooked, fish was too dry, everything was way too salty and I was not feeling well afterwards, perhaps because of the oil in which everything was cooked. Very poor value for money

2 Thank Anatole S
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Lovely place,and good competent service.The food is better than expected but at theses prices that is how it should be .Seafood very good here and worth the cost .Hopefully they hold prices as the economic mood alters in the New Year .

Thank jenna m
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely meal with the added bonus of a live singer, very entertaining. Service with a smile too! Modern and clean with a front terrace

Thank Jacqui P
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Nice enough surroundings, with a fairly comprehensive menu. The food was nice enough but not outstanding. The evening we went the restaurant was fully booked and really there were not enough staff to cope with the number of customers. But we had a pleasant enough evening with friends. But I have been to far nicer places locally and I don't... More 

3 Thank OOPSADAISY186338
Loughton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Enjoyed the food. Service was reasonable, but I found that you could get the same quality food significantly cheaper if you were prepared to go a few stops down the tube line

4 Thank NZinLondonMagic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 63
Mediterranean, Greek, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 258 High Road, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?