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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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258 High Road | Essex, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Wow factor at Olive
"It's the chat, banter, and laughter that makes this place so inviting"
Barry J
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2. Friday Live Music Nights
" we have never been disappointed either with the food, the service "
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3. Group Visit & Personal Too
"The food is exquisite, the service is always friendly"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went for our Christmas works do last week. And bye far the best Christmas do I have been on. I organise it as I have been to olive tree before and always had the best time. But staff where amazing the entertainment was amazing and...More

Thank 435ashleighw
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife, Angela, and I, booked lunch at this splendid eatery. It was great catching up with Manos and the guys after their holidays. The laughter, smiles, banter, and chat was truly uplifting. They had the folding doors open upon their front terrace. We had...More

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were welcomed on arrival and shown to our table. No problems with us standing at the bar for a short period. The menu was a Christmas menu and unfortunately the Al a carte was not available. However the food was good in particular the...More

Thank Krissy53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing restaurant, food was lovely and service was great. I highly recommend this restaurant! I Had the lamb cutlets off the Christmas menu and they were beautiful

Thank charleighjayne
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed drinks at the bar as the décor is lovely, warm and inviting, however once seated the turkey Christmas dinner was dry and with hardly any grave/sauce. The waiter could not wait to take our plates away and even tapped very hard with a...More

Thank MrsCh00
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not going to say too much here but I just felt serving burnt bread where several pieces were covered in charcoal and black bits was poor to say the least. I was too embarrassed to say anything, how can a waiter bring out burnt...More

Thank keithyboyhelsinki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you arrive you are made to feel special at this excellent family owned restaurant. The food is of a very high quality indeed & all presented in an exceptional manner. There is attention to detail in everything from the food, to the...More

Thank FizzioJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Thursday evening for a friends Birthday. There was a singer in that night too and he was very good. Lovely friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Staff were friendly, helpful and polite. We said it was our friends birthday so when they came out...More

Thank Alison J
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Food was not to a good standard manager was informed but did not help in any way which was very disappointing as we ha£ used this restaurant several times before but never again

2  Thank mclaughlan01
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We booked here as we had a family birthday to celebrate. I was nervous as I was the only guest without any Greek heritage and I dreaded it being mediocre. It was brilliant! Not just for the food which was top notch but the live...More

Thank annettem659
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Jackie B
13 March 2016|
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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
US$ 20 - US$ 81
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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