We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Olive Tree

258 High Road | Essex, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
+44 20 8502 3332
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (56)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“kleftiko” (12 reviews)
“meze starter” (6 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
258 High Road | Essex, Loughton IG10 1RB, England
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Olive Tree
1. Wow factor at Olive
"It's the chat, banter, and laughter that makes this place so inviting"
Barry J
Read review
2. Friday Live Music Nights
" we have never been disappointed either with the food, the service "
Read review
3. Group Visit & Personal Too
"The food is exquisite, the service is always friendly"
Read review
Write a Review
Reviews (457)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 456 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank mclaughlan01
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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My last review of The Olive tree criticised the place because of a lack of service. I have to say that on this (admittedly quiet mid week) visit the service was impeccable and so was the food. Misto Frito, scallops, Calve's Liver and Cote de...More

Thank ScottS1965
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am the organiser of an event that should of been held this weekend, but sadly had the cancel due to a family bereavement at very late notice. I would just like to say that the restaurant have been very helpful and understanding in ever...More

Thank tflight5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family issues meant a group of 40 had to be cancelled on a Friday night, having been booked months before. The Olive Tree management were extremely helpful during the planning of the event and then during the very tough circumstances of the cancellation. I want...More

Thank gemflight
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I visited today. Service at all times with a smile, starters came out quick and tasted great. Main course we had chicken slavaki, chicken was soft and perfectly cooked. Would recommend and looking forward to our next visit. Non alcoholic cocktails were...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I visited here for a catch up with a friend. The restaurant is very pleasant and the staff very welcoming. The food is mostly prepared fresh and was of a good quality and standard. They often have entertainment, which was exceptionally good on the night...More

Thank Fussy-Mac
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My wife, Angela, and I, booked a table on Thursday night and were welcomed with friendly warmth by Manos and the guys at this great eatery. It's the chat, banter, and laughter that makes this place so inviting. No sooner had we been shown to...More

Thank Barry J
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Been here now a number of times. Simply incredible food, service and value for money. Very difficult to do this restaurant justice as the food for me is Michelin star quality and as good as I have eaten anywhere in the world! Service is friendly,...More

Thank Barry B
Nearby Restaurants
Zizzi - Loughton
201 reviews
.19 km away
40 reviews
.21 km away
Wo Fat
193 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Gardeners Arms
24 reviews
.61 km away
St John the Baptist Church
12 reviews
.70 km away
Epping Forest Field Centre
9 reviews
.97 km away
National Jazz Archive
5 reviews
.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jackie B
14 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$79
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing