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Olive Grove, Brighton, East Sussex

Olive Grove

4.5
4.5
604 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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Booked 9 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 604 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JC

    JayC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible service as always and all the staff were very helpful and friendly and made it an incredible birthday meal for my fiancé. Always our go to restaurant when we come to brighton and we will return in the future!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely atmosphere, food wine and lager all perfect, had eight dishes between 4 adults all beautifully cooked/prepared.

  3. AF

    AndrewF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside and had an excellent meal. Next best thing to a holiday in Greece..

  4. R

    Ruthy

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Simple amazing, food, service ,restaurant and the ambiance was incredible, we sat outside and it felt like we were in Greece ( outside heaters were brilliant) this place has got it all correct! It’s a must to eat here .

  5. JB

    JonB

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous authentic food, great wine selection and amazing staff.

  6. DP

    DanielleP

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food was absolutely delicious. Portions not too big, but enough for me and my daughter. The service was great. Nice ambience.

  7. E

    Emily

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    I hate leaving negative reviews especially as the lady who served us was so nice but it came to £100 and it really wasn’t that much food, it also hadn’t been freshly cooked and was like warm and I could tell it had been under a heat lamp. It was £13 for two tiny bits of bread with some lamb on, for £100 I expect things to be freshly cooked.

  8. HG

    HG97

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent and really friendly staff. Made our first date extra special

  9. KB

    KatharineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was lovely, and there were enough really good, interesting vegetarian options that my omni partner was happy to share the veggie plates with me, which was a happy surprise!

  10. RW

    RoyW

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely as always. Nice atmosphere, lovely food, wine, Ouzo. Great service.

  11. MP

    MandyP

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    we had a lovely lunch. service was excellent and attentive. food was delicious but servings rather small. the stand out dish turned out to be their sticky toffee pudding. I would definitely go back. thanks guys!

  12. GC

    GillC

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    One small slice of aubergine - Papoutsaki with some sauce on for around £12.90. Was very disappointing. A meal of a plate of pasta or whole pizza elsewhere could be bought for that price. A whole aubergine is only around 60p. Second visit but won’t be going back. Had friends with me and felt very let down.

  13. CG

    ChariG

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The dinner last night was incredible. The food the atmosphere the service all went perfect.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service

  15. LF

    LouiseF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great service, friendly staff, each visit to Olive Grove is an absolute treat.

  16. DM

    DanielleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Really good quality food-the mushrooms are particularly delicious. The price reflects the quality, so not a place for 'cheap eats' but would definitely recommend if you a little bit of and want a really great dining experience!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    A very nice lunch . The staff were attentive & welcoming & the food was tasty . We were seated inside & found it just a little cold . Overall a pleasant experience.

  18. j

    jali

    London

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really good fresh food, lovely service, good size helpings, loved it!

  19. E

    Eliza

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This place is great. Food is wonderful, staff are great. Go and have a lovely time.

  20. CM

    ClaireM

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Outstanding food - original dishes that were well presented and absolutely delicious. Visited during a quieter time (5.30pm) before a theatre show so noise levels were low but the atmosphere was still good. Service was good and the wine selection was a nice suprise. Definitely planning another visit.

  21. M

    Martins

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A good place to meet and hang out with friends. The food is for sharing but not much to share, to be honest. Small portions but really tasty.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and staff, small dishes a tad expensive however will happily come back!

  23. MB

    MidniteBrian

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We visit Olive Grove once in a couple of months. It has been perfect except this time. Calamari was stale and the steak wasn't medium-rare as we asked. We probably visit Olive Grove again; it is a lovely place and they are lovely people. I believe their quality has been affected recently like any other place in Brighton.

  24. k

    kelvind

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5

    Worse than average, overpriced, poor quality food, tasteless, luke warm ! Heaven knows how people rate this place so highly ! Please do not waste your money !

  25. YM

    YvonneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We discovered this gem a few years ago while visiting Brighton ..we love Greek food, this is lots of small or large sharing plates .. food is delicious we go every time we are in Brighton

  26. HA

    HALV

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Tasty food, relaxed environment with friendly attentive service. Would recommend. Large dining space also upstairs

  27. R

    Raydust3

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were excellent! It's my second time visiting this place and it was pretty much perfect both times. I will definitely be back!!

  28. R

    Rabs

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Disappointed doesn’t cover it. How ppl review this place highly I don’t know but my experience led me to ask for my service charge to be refunded as the service was appalling. 1. Made light banter with waitress about how lovely her flowers in vase were and she misheard and said yes, please don’t steal our glasses. The glasses were not anything special so why she made such a bizarre comment was unbeknown to us. 2. The flat bread was too salty - only edible if you put a dip over it to mask it 3. We asked for plain chips for the kids after saying the herb ones were not plain. She brought exact same chips and I said it was right and the kids wouldn’t eat that. The waitress was so rude she stormed off. It was chips not steak and either way it wasn’t what I ordered. It was so uncomfortable. 4. The food was bland and not satisfying Overall poor experience

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Visited on a Thursday afternoon so the restaurant was quiet, great service from all staff. Food was delicious but overpriced for what it was, large tapas sized plates but full meal prices, needed 2-3 plates for a satisfactory meal. The selection was limited by the size of the menu and not having one of our choices. Food was freshly prepared though just didn’t feel there was value for our money. Service charge at 12.5% was added and paid at customer discretion.

  30. w

    windows

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food in a lovely setting with attentive service. Would highly recommend and can’t wait to revisit to try some other dishes!

  31. AH

    AmandaH

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I ate here for dinner on Saturday. Service was great and the food amazing. Perfect sized small plates we had 4 plus bread lovely

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect ! Food was incredible and our server Maya was lovely

  33. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great Greek Resturant tucked away in the Brighton Laines. Lovely, freshly prepared foods, catering for all taste and including an extensive vegetarian menu.

  34. SK

    SallyK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The staff are very friendly and welcoming telling us all about the changes to the menu. The food was very tasty if a little of the small side, but the flavours are amazing. A very authentic Mediterranean style restaurant with a fab buzz and atmosphere- will definitely come back.

  35. M

    Mike

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Been here on a few occasions now and its always been friendly with good food. Even better if you can sit outside in fair weather. Give it a try

  36. BR

    BarrieR

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great food and decent portions, two tapas dishes should be sufficient for a normal appetite. Unless you are in a hurry I would suggest asking your waiter to slow down presenting your dishes otherwise you may find your food is going cold. My bone of contention is the addition of a 12.5% service charge, although you can ask for this to be removed and then leave what you think is appropriate. Would definitely go again.

  37. TG

    TerriG

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lively tasty food nice place, and welcomed the dog

  38. s

    stephanieh

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed our meal...efficiently served and we had a warm welcome by the servers. Food was good and menu different from most other restaurants I have dined at. Somewhat Greek.....with added extras.....would definitely return.

  39. MA

    MikeA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food with very friendly staff. Only minor issue was we had to ask a couple of times for water for the table, but overall a very enjoyable experience

  40. AL

    ALISONJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Brighton: went on 26/03/22 We didn’t know it was a tapas bar & when we ordered the waitress asked if it’s menus had been explained to us, We said no, she rolled her eyes & explained. Food was processed & bland. Very surprised as the reviews were very good. Not for us, sorry

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 604 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

May 2022
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Booked 9 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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