Olive Grove

4.7
43 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

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
What 43 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orsolya
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Did not like it , won’t go back
The main was ok started dessert wasn’t great .
Over priced , the restaurant doesn’t look good inside

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and people

DJ
DJedster
Liverpool
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and lovely service on a cold night in Brighton.

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vipSimonB
Oxford
21 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better than expected. Service was spot on. Menus were traditional and not paper which was surprising especially during COVID times. Food was very good and enjoyable.

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OllieG
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, wine also was lovely. Shame about COVID as we really enjoy visiting the olive grove and it’s great atmosphere

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juliem
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food fresh, tasty , menu choice excellent. Friendly, will be coming back .

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RebeccaL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal out at The Olive Grove - highly recommended 😀

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vipJohnS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb freshly cooked food and great staff

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SamW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for an evening with my wife friendly welcoming nice ambience not so busy and very attentive staff good choice of tapas but not to point where it was hard to choose excellent wine list and a good choice of other drinks all in all we were both very satisfied with our choices and the presentation was very good definatley recommended if you are in the area

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CharlotteM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good waiter, he was good, as good as good can be. He looked after us. Now I have to type some more words

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Quality of food and menu choice not quite up to the very high standard we have enjoyed on many previous visits. Some dishes could have been a bit hotter. Great that it was a buzzing and lively atmosphere, but just spoilt a bit by an extremely loud adjacent table though this was not the restaurants fault.
Felt the space between tables should have been increased a bit given the Covid situation.
Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely atmosphere, friendly and helpful service a d absolutely delicious food.

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KrisztinaK
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is like walking into a Mediterranean holiday.
Food is great, they have healthy options too.
Friendly service.
We had a great time, thank you.

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RichardW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went on what we thought would be a busy Saturday but it was quite quiet. Initial impressions where the restaurant was a bit tired - decor etc. But we were warmly greeted and the service was excellent. The food and wine was delicious. The bill seemed a bit lumpy for a lunch but that was as much down to how much we ordered I think. Overall very enjoyable.

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TatianaB
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing greek food to share, in the heart of the South Lines of Brighton. Lovely staff and great service.
Not quite priced on a students budget, but we still enjoyed it as a treat!
We would all highly recommend.
They have outdoor seating which would be perfect in the hight of summer.

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Greg
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service, a great dining experience.

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FionaJ
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as always!!! Really have appreciated this restaurant during Covid

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with authentic Mediterranean dishes. Service was friendly and thorough and the food was absolutely delicious. First time in this restaurant despite living in Brighton all my life, we will definitely be adding it to our list to visit regularly!!

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Twiz
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and it was incredible. Definitely coming back....

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time.

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LeanneC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, our favourites were the Salt Baked Cod and Prawns. Service was quick and friendly

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SIOBHANM
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really excellent food. Restaurant is a bit sombre on a rainy day but the food and service were amazing and I think eating outside in Summer must be fantastic. Price is really good for such consistently good food.

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susans
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Olive Grove for lunch several times - so thought we would go there for dinner on Saturday 24th October.
The food and service were exceptional -we had a lovely evening a will be back soon,

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely nuce octopus abd croquettes.
Highly recommend.

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TracieW
West Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd visit to this lovely resturant. It's perfect for a family meal or catch up with friends. The staff are lovely & never rush you to order. The food and drink selection is very good. My only suggestion to them would be to change the hand dryer dryer to paper towels especially at this moment in time.

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RichardD
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, great service. Had some vegetarian plates and the flavours were great. Will definitely go back next time we’re in Brighton.

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KirstyS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food though would have preferred a better choice of wines. Would definitely recommend

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Ozbird5
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening with good food, attentive staff, COVID compliant but still ensured a lovely dining experience - well done to staff and management

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Rec1
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time on Saturday. The staff were lovely and helpful. The place is really nice. The food was amazing - love that there was lots of veggie options. The food came quickly aswell.

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AnthonyB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Cannot wait to return in the summer!!

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JemmaF
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit - and we'll be back. Amazing food and service - and felt very safe as the restaurant is spacious and distanced. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great very nice

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Jghcjhvj
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great tasting food and service. I would go back again.

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andy
Brighton
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We liked the home cooked style of the food here. Flavours are good too. However there is a real lack of green. There's no side salads and there's no simply steamed green vegetables. The food is either fried or stewed. I wouldn't go here again until they make the menu less brown and more green. The people who work in this place seem pleasant. Some patio heaters for outside winter dining would be good.

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Harriet
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely amazing. Do yourself a favour and order the cauliflower with hummus.

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jayp
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Mouth watering, exquisite dishes. Absolutely delicious. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, friendly service. Would definitely highly recommend.

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Craigw
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly welcoming and stunning food. Highly recommend. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food shown on the website is not the food served in the restaurant and what was served was substandard . Would not recommend this restaurant

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Nina
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tiny bit on the expensive side but amazing food & cocktails

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MargaretU
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service: was very good, considered and attentive, not overly so.
Food: 3 different Plates and all excellent, very yummy. 2 deserts shared x 3, also delicious
Ambiance: Yes very pleasant.
Value: Yes very much so, delicious food and wine, good thoughtful service and pleasant environment.
Highly recommend and on a budget too! 5 Stars... please continue 😁

FAQs

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

Olive Grove is rated 4.7 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.