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The Olive Tree

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258 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
+44 20 8502 3332
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was lovely and the atmosphere is great on a Friday night. Staff were always interacting and smiling. Definitely would recommend it to the locals!!

Thank mick_james71
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An evening with old friends spoilt by the noise, the restaurant was so noisy before the singer started, then unbearable, also one waiter was quite rude to one of our party. Food not that great.Definitely won't be going back.

3 Thank David M
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

To have a meal that brought back so many great memories of my time in Cyprus was a real treat as well as having a very productive business meeting. The food, the service was top notch I wish I could have all my meetings here.

Thank Alan T
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was great, staff fantastic, decor lovely. The only little thing was the service was slow, from when we ordered and in between courses, however I completely appreciate it was a busy Saturday night however, I will definitely be visiting again!

Thank Travel_Ang_1
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I have never had a bad meal at his restaurant. I always order the slow cooked lamb. They could work on their wine list slightly for the money you pay. All in all I always enjoy my dinner here.

Thank Munir S
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I don't know why this place gets such good reviews. Visited with a friend for a Saturday lunch and had the lunch menu. The mixed mezze for 2 was ok but small portions of each item. One of the dishes- chopped tomato and onion salad smelt like it had been left out for too long and was just about to... More 

5 Thank harrybow124
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We went last Saturday night and I have to say, not a single thing wrong. The welcome, the starters, main,dessert. The atmosphere in this place is amazing. I'm not going to go on anymore. Please just make a booking & experience it for yourselves. Our friends were from Hoddesdon & went home with the biggest smile on their faces. They... More 

Thank mariogws
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94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Olive Tree catered for 40 of us for a birthday party. All the staff were very helpful from the start of party planning to the end of the night. Food was excellent good portions, piping hot and served very swiftly considering how many of us there were. They were also very good at catering for my special diet. Band... More 

Thank Ribena87
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Such a shame that despite this restaurant providing an independent eatery with good food and entertainment it is still regularly overcharging customers. This has now happened to me and my friends on several visits. Check your final bill in case you did not have that extra bottle of wine that has mysteriously appeared on your bill! They will put it... More 

3 Thank Cas88
Africauk, Owner at The Olive Tree, responded to this review

Dear Dinner, I am happy you enjoy the food atmosphere and service at our restaurant. I find your comment quite upsetting, as mistakes can occasionally happen especially on busy evenings. I can assure you this is not something that we do deliberately, my staff have been with me for a long time and I have every confidence in there integrity.... More 

Chigwell, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Prior to the main event, my wife, Angela, and I, decided to pop in to this delightful eatery for some lunch on Monday. We had a window table. The decor is airy with folding doors. And the restaurant is split with another dining area and bar set-up. We were soon joined by Manos, the proprietor, and it was great seeing... More 

Thank Barry J

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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, European, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?