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Olive Grove, Brighton, East Sussex

Olive Grove

4.5
4.5
689 Reviews
£25 and under
Mediterranean
A warm Mediterranean welcome from our family run tavern.

Hospitality like no other with flavours ranging from as far west as Portugal, moving through Spain, South of France, Italy and reaching the eastern coast of Greece.

Found in The Lanes of Brighton, conrner of Hanningtons Lane & Meeting House Lane, we will be cooking up a storm in our yard. We welcome you to enjoy a few of our small plates & to sip a glass of wine under our gnarly aged olive trees.

So, if you looking for a place to eat in Brighton, Lanes, with a great outside garden, or get cozy indoors for drinks & a bite...
look no further.

Enjoy our Wine & Tapas / Mezedakia

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01273 722325

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Cross Street

    Meeting House Lane / Hannington Lane

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 689 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Brighton

    Outdoor Eating

  • Brighton

    Most Booked

  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Brighton

    Outdoor Eating

  • Brighton

    Most Booked

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  1. MO

    MarkO

    East Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really nice place authentic food. Pleased we went there.
  2. e

    ellienibs

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food delicious, staff lovely. but a crowd of people were talking about me and my girlfriend while we ate, very rude. oh, and a guy was eating a prawn and when he cut into it the head the juice went all over me, it was nice though.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening
  4. PH

    PaulH

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Plenty of space outdoors in pleasant courtyard. This was extremely welcome in current very hot weather. Food quick to arrive. Well prepared ragu and sirloin steak and two types of aubergine. halloumi fries also excellent. Ladies loo not altogether fresh - in need of a deep clean although we appreciate this is difficult on a busy Saturday in extreme heat. We enjoyed our visit and will return.
  5. BU

    BUZZER

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    at first we weren't sure about the menu only offering sharing plates. But they were a brilliant way to sample various dishes - and the portion sizes were fine. 3 of us ordered 5 sharing plates and it was plentiful. Can't wait to go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, in a really beautiful setting. Attentive staff transported you to Greece! So lovely. Highly recommended.
  7. MI

    MIchaelW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Friendly, hard working servers and really good quality Med inspired food.
  8. JB

    JoBobs

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    facing into the taverna on a warm night, I really felt like I was on holiday - the food was good, the service was excellent - overall, great value & a fun night
  9. KM

    KeithM

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The small plates were more than enough for us. Tiger prawns and lamb shoulder plus feta fries plus decent wines made for a very pleasant meal.
  10. s

    susief

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and situation. Just one cold coffee otherwise it would have been 5 in everything. We will rebook
  11. PA

    PhilA

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue and great food. Price reasonable and excellent service.
  12. PC

    PaulaC

    Brighton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely tapas and nice to be able to sit outside. This is our 2nd visit and we would come again
  13. RL

    RLSC

    Dorset

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had a mixed experience. The restaurant itself was lovely, great setting and not crowded. Staff were friendly. The food was good after an initial hiccup. Our chicken dish was raw in the middle, so inedible. It was replaced with a fresh dish and it was fine. I asked if we could have a discount because the raw food had put my daughter off eating anything at all, but all we could apparently be given was the service charge deducted because the chicken had actually been eaten. Given that these are sharing plates, it's hardly surprising that the chicken was eaten by other people. So the point of my daughter being put off her food was missed, and it didn't feel like they'd done enough to rectify the issue. A real shame, so we won't be going back.
  14. NC

    NicolaC

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A little Greek haven in Brighton with a lovely holiday feel. Tasty, healthy food and friendly service
  15. BA

    BruceA

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the wine. The share plates were just the right size, full of flavour, perfectly cooked and a good price. We stayed in Brighton 3 nights and this was our highlight. I would recommend this place highly and I consider myself a bit of a food snob. The owner and chef have the right mix going, perfect combination of share plates, flavours, authenticity and service. Well done Olive Grove.
  16. TL

    TheLippys

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the most delicious tapas. A wonderful restaurant, would highly recommend.
  17. w

    windows

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third visit on a very busy Saturday. Food was wonderful and service was attentive. Another wonderful lazy lunch. Greek tapas/sharing plates with a lovely outdoors seating area.
  18. IV

    IoannisV

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and ambiance as always!!
  19. BD

    BeverleyD

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food and location of the restaurant is perfect. Unfortunately the cost is high for the portion size
  20. JS

    JSW07

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat - yummy food, good service and lovely setting too
  21. OO

    OrlaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous food and setting outside! Staff were so friendly !
  22. I

    Isabel

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Will definitely be back
  23. G

    Gardnersdelight

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Fabulous food in a great atmosphere. Highly recommend!
  24. RC

    RosalynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food and a surprisingly good Greek wine that our attentive & well informed server suggested. We had a wonderful family dinner.
  25. JE

    JimE

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all round service and food . Will come again
  26. E

    Elby

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant, particularly when the weather is good as you can sit outside and imagine you are on holiday abroad.
  27. A

    Atozee

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little gem, tucked away in the Lanes, ready to be stumbled upon. Great little plates of Greek inspired food for sharing with friends. Would highly recommend
  28. O

    Overpriced

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice restaurant, lovely setting, we sat outside. Beautiful. We thought it was overpriced though for small plates. 6 small plates. 2 glasses wine and 1 beer £105.00. Thats expensive.
  29. 1

    18thceleb

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a great night out! food and table amazing and great entertainment value. definately will be back!
  30. CW

    CraigW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with an authentic feel. Food is fantastic and come to our table very quickly.
  31. IV

    IoannisV

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I are regulars here. Once more the food, service and ambience were exceptional!!
  32. JB

    JBIT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Delightful greek restaurant tucked away in the middle of Brighton Lanes. Good food, and prompt service. Quite popular so not somewhere to linger: a pity as the setting lends itself to enjoying a lazy summer evening.
  33. EN

    EmmaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good lunch. This restaurant was suggested by our daughter who had visited previously and recommended as a venue for post-graduation lunch. We reserved for 3pm but team were happy to seat us much earlier, we even got an outside table which was perfect Service was friendly and attentive but not overbearing, food was delicious and atmosphere was just right.
  34. CK

    ClareK

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here twice now and both times the food has been excellent. Will definitely return.
  35. TS

    ToniS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing location, amazing fresh and tasty food and lovely sangria.
  36. ML

    MoniqueL

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Olive grove has a beautiful atmosphere, lovely attentive staff.
  37. JS

    JavierS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect food with a enjoyable atmosphere. Highly recommendable!
  38. AD

    AstridD

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and location was lovely. Portions were a bit on the small size. I would recommend this restaurant.
  39. HH

    HelenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Delicious tapas, good service so friendly we really enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend the Olive Grove
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great authentic food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Olive Grove does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Olive Grove also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 722325.

Olive Grove is rated 4.5 stars by 689 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Olive Grove

15-18 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HB

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Meeting House Lane / Hannington Lane

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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