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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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258 High Road | Essex, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on a Thursday night for a low key birthday celebration. Most restaurants on a Thursday are buzzing, we were surprised by how quiet it was, made worse by the size of the place. The food generally was very good however it lacked a...More

Thank Kevin Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of seven were warmly received at the Olive Tree and we had a good table in this pleasant restaurant. There is plenty to choose from on the menu which is sort of Greek/Italian/Mediterranean (not quite sure where the burgers fit in though). The...More

Thank mrbasstrombone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was really nice but portion sizes were small . I'm not a very big eater but had a three course and still could of eaten more . It was also expensive based on the portion sizes . The staff were fab and on hand...More

1  Thank Carol-ann H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, Angela, and I, visited this brilliant Greek eatery mid-week. We got there early, so it wasn't too full. We were greeted with friendly warmth and shown to our table. The decor has an airy feel with folding glass doors at the front that...More

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ive been here so many time and i should really try something new, but my favourite dish is the seafood soukvlaki, you cant go wrong its just amazing.

Thank Jem Jem M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I bought my fiancé and gran here for a meal on Saturday night. The service was really good and the ambiance was great too The food was really nice just not 5 stars for me. I certainly wouldn't rush back immediately and tell all my...More

2  Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

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.

3  Thank ScottS1965
Reviewed 11 July 2017 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.

1  Thank Russell P
Reviewed 11 July 2017 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

1  Thank FlyingPhil
Reviewed 28 June 2017 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!

1  Thank kth12764
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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$19 - US$77
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, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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 | 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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