Olive Grove

4.5
260 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 260 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Allison
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only thing about our visit I would change is the music. I would have a more authentic Mediterranean music to finish off the setting.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!
I will be going again,
Thank you

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AnnaR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal at the olive grove, would definitely return.

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Lottie
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was good and prompt , but we felt a bit rushed at times so didn’t feel as relaxing as hoped.

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Lisa
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Cod chunks especially and the salad so fresh. Sirloin steak slices were a definite hit. Will be returning as had a fantastic evening.

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NinaS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was FANTASTIC! I highly recommend the octopus! In fact it was so good that after we finished our initial meal - despite being full - we ended up ordering another plate of octopus!

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IngerS
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The super friendly and swift service was very impressive. The décor is really nice and just right- cosy but stylish, and the food out of this world! I am a vegan so had some vegan dishes and one was the best I have ever had! ( Courgette balls)

The Staff is very attentive and friendly, and food is served quickly. We love the place and will definitively go back again and again!

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ClaireS
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to sit and eat in the sunshine, food was amazing and the wine was chilled to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Brilliant customer service too. We will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is great little restaurant in the middle of the Lanes. Loved tapas, service was great!

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PaulT
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, lovely surroundings, great service.

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SarahM
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great food, every dish was delicious, the decor is very disappointing though, which leaves the ambiance lacking.

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PaulZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Mediterranean ambiance with good service and excellent food.Best Koftas ever.

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worm
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had heard good reviews before arriving and were looking forward to our meal with high expectations that weren't met. Mix of different cuisines made it seem random and not authentic. Restaurant was very casual, diners in joggers for example and the deco was rough around the edges. Portion sizes seemed unfair and small for the amount I paid, and there was a lack of choice on the menu. Although the staff were friendly and there was a nice outdoor area.

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was highly saturated in oil, including the calamari which was over-fried. We complained about this and they still added it to our bill. The plates were expensive for tapas, £12.90 for an octopus tentacle served with tired looking salad. he wine tasted cheap and was £7.50 a glass. Overall not at all impressed with the quality of the food and how expensive it was.

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JackS
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall an okay experience, won’t be going again sadly. With the prices that they are asking you don’t get as much as you would hope for, especially to share. Some dishes are a hit or miss and there is lack of selection for a Tapas restaurant.

JM
JennyM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly beautiful food, friendly serving staff, lovely setting in such a central position

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AngelaL
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely flavours.. nice food.. nice atmosphere.. only critique is that tables would look better laid when you sit down.. thank you 😊

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vipSusanS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Friendly staff - great selection and cocktails were lovely. Recommended.

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JackyC
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service, great place to eat, but inside gets very noisy sadly.

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AmaliaM
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing service and an unforgettable time thank you so much for transporting us to Greece!

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KarenH
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and would totally recommend the chips. Reasonable prices for the amount of food you got. Waiting staff were all very friendly. We were given a table outside as I had requested. Would definitely go vack

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JoseL
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food and superb ambience right in the heart of the lanes in Brighton. Shame about the staff being more interested in closing up than serving us. The bruschetta was a let down but the rest of the food was great.

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ChrisM
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Cold table in the doorway even though we had Pre booked - service was not very good - but the food was very tasty and ok value

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DebbieO
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Roasted veg turned up after main was half eaten
Portions were small and not value for money

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IrenaD
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food and great service. It was a birthday meal for us and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Would definitely come back and recommend.

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MirandaL
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great for a light lunch, everything was very fresh and great quality.
The staff were very friendly and happy, they made us feel super welcome, especially the girl with dark hair, glasses and beautiful tattoos :)
We’ll return!

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AmandaS
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful. Just sad that items had been removed from the menu

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CarlotaM
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Gorgeous tapas with good portion size. Menu is small so easy to choose. Service was efficient. Recommend the prawns! Slightly pricey but food was worth it.

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PollyC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time I’ve been here this week- my new favourite restaurant! Food is delicious, service is quick and huge choice of wines!!

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Brighton81
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and good value. Really enjoyed our lunch and will definitely be back. Felt like I was abroad. Fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The portions were too small for the price, the food lacked seasoning. We had to look for staff to serve us, they were however very friendly. The tables were very sun damaged, the place needs a bit of tlc. It has potential to be better.

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality food - haloumi salad with pommegranite seeds; chicken thighs with honey and sesame seeds; king prawns. Great service all round. Good work Olive Tree!

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rachelm
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food, great service and good value. We had a lovely birthday meal

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TimC
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely place to spend a few hours in the evening. Will be back if in the area

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RosieH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious home cooked authentic Mediterranean food, friendly service. Little gem tucked away.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely waiting staff and incredible food- we loved the feta and courgette dumplings and abundant serving of anchovy and bruschetta!

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tracyf
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

unfortunately there was a lot of noise from a private kiddies party in the room above where we sitting outside at 7.30 pm .
suddenly there where 2 bottles thrown that neat hit members of the public who where dinning.
the owner did come down to apologise but only 1 one table when 5 tables where affected.
now down to the food . it was hot and tasty but as it is al bought up together it's cold by time you finished. just a heads up prawns are served in the shell.

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GrahamC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the courtyard - there was a lovely holiday atmosphere. Service was excellent. Toilets clean.
FOOD WAS AMAZING!
We had breads with a rich balsamic and oil dip - very nice indeed...plates arrived as prepped so it wasn't long before our cod arrived. We hadn't planned on the cod but saw another table's - it certainly didn't disappoint with a crushed pea base - thank fully not minted! We also had the courgette dumplings - not quite what I expected as they were crispy (reminded me of a bhaji in style) with a soft scrumptious centre. These were served on a bed of a delicious dip - again lovely! Our final dish was roasted veg - they really made veg incredible with stem broccoli, courgette, peppers etc!
Every dish was hot and full of flavour.
Chardonnay was good and priced well
Next time we are in Brighton, we will be booking here!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went here for a late lunch and the vibe was perfect. very authentic food and very lovely staff. 10/10 would recommend to anyone

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 4.5 stars by 260 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.