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Olive Grove, Brighton, East Sussex

Olive Grove

4.6
4.6
648 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

23:30


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 648 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Group Bookings

  • Brighton

    Romance

  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Group Bookings

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  1. SJ

    SunithaJ

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A nice place to have good time with friends and family. Food was awesome. Overall I liked everything about that place.
  2. RD

    RhysD

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Authentic Greek food, nice atmosphere, portions on the small side.
  3. S

    Schtum

    Kent

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    a very nice little restaurant in the heart of brighton, it would have been very easy to sit and drink sangria there for many hours, both food and service were very good
  4. VG

    VanessaG

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered around 10 sharing dishes - all were delicious. Perhaps about £1 overpriced per dish but we really really enjoyed, especially the veggie dumplings ❤️
  5. JW

    JuliaW

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place as you enter the courtyard you are immersed into a different place, a happy place. The food is superb, the staff very friendly & accommodating. They really put you at ease. Just a lovely place definitely will return.
  6. CB

    CatrinaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Lovely place, nice staff. Food was disappointing. Not much choice really.
  7. BB

    BrandonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Sat outside in the lovely courtyard. Brilliant for veggies!
  8. NR

    NicholasR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was very good I would suggest they offer gluten free bread
  9. CB

    CyndyB

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great little restaurant tucked away down The Lanes - serving authentic Greek food, with friendly staff, and a nice atmosphere. The menu is Sharing Plates of veg, fish or meat - we had some great almonds while waiting for our food, and a couple of cooling drinks. The plates come out in no particular order - ours were: really good flatbreads, roasted cauliflower on amazing hummus, fried calamari, and pulled lamb shoulder on flatbreads - all so delicious, it was tempting to have more, but we contented ourselves with a bowl of yoghurt with fruit conserve, and a couple of pieces of tasty baklava. A most enjoyable evening - we would definitely go back!
  10. AT

    AnnaT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely ambiance, relaxing and laid back atmosphere . Good food with reasonable sized portions , we would definitely recommend.
  11. PC

    PamC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shift manager was very friendly and helpful. Food was wonderful and overall a great experience for friends visiting the area.
  12. KL

    KellyL

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A touch of the mes in Brighton Laines. The building, music, food and staff make this a very authentic experience. I love the food, which is tasty and presented with thought and care. This is my fav place in Brighton. A hidden gem!
  13. MM

    MathewM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived one hour earlier than booked which was no problem. Warmly received and we were allowed to relax with a drink before ordering. No pressure put upon us at any time.
  14. J

    Jacki

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice tasty food and polite attentive service.
  15. H

    Hope

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olive Grove had amazing food, great atmosphere and excellent service. I would recommend for vegetarians.
  16. w

    windows

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit authentic Greek cooking, lots of sharing plates to choose from on the menu. Great service, lovely outside area if you wish to dine outside. Can’t fault it and I will be back for sure!
  17. SB

    SamB

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a friendly welcome and delicious food in a beautiful setting
  18. SJ

    SJH1964

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    For a large restaurant it was very quiet with only approx. 8 other diners. However, the food was very nice and with speedy service.
  19. F

    Fash6266

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fantastic service! Would recommend it!
  20. WM

    WilliamM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent food and wine. Service attebtive and friendly. Lovely restaurant.
  21. RS

    RoyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre booked a table for 2 as we were in Brighton for Jubilee weekend, loved it as soon as we walked in. Met by friendly manager (?), and were looked after with great service all evening. Ordered 3 dishes initially as we didn't know what would arrive, but soon ordered more when we had tasted them. All the food was fab, beautifully cooked and presented. Had the guest pudding which was a pannacotta with berries and coulis, which was the best we've ever tasted! Will absolutely return next time we're in Brighton, and would thoroughly recommend.
  22. H

    Heather

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Nice place to have dinner. Highly recommend cauliflower and octopus 🐙
  23. JW

    JackyW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb, fresh Greek Tapas. Great service and it was so fabulous to enjoy it all outdoors in the sunshine! Highly recommend
  24. T

    Terence

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely lovely experience, thanks!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great venue, friendly staff, great service and delicious food.
  26. G

    Great

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Restaurant. Lovely service.Delicious food. I highly recommend. Authentic Greek food just like my mother made.
  27. PN

    PatriciaN

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy booking, delicious food with a good variety of choices. Everyone was pleased from our most picky to most adventurous eaters. We especially liked the Calamari, it compared well to the best we had in Italy.
  28. NB

    NikkiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely recommend this restaurant, food was delicious and staff were brilliant.
  29. c

    claritadeb

    Brighton

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This relaxing but vibrant hub in Brighton's Laines serves delicious food as well as creates a great atmosphere. The staff are friendly, efficient and helpful. Which altogether makes an easy dining experience, especially with friends.
  30. D

    Dayna

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish we had was delicious, lovely decor and great service
  31. e

    eloise

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening, all the staff were super attentive, food was great and loved sitting outside in the terrace area.
  32. JE

    JasonE

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Prices have gone up and portions have come down. Salad and chips served in metal tins. Steak was meh, and the shredded lamb was a tiny scattering on a bun. Only good thing is the staff were nice and friendly. Shame as it used to be so nice. Won’t be going again.
  33. AJ

    AlexandraJ

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Service was faultless. What a gem of a place.
  34. F

    Frank

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Nice mainly Greek small plates; service very friendly and quick (although it was very quiet when we there); downside: if you order a few small plates the price can mount up quite easily.
  35. KC

    KathrynC

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate indoors despite it being a sunny day, which was our choice. The service was very good, the food and wine excellent & there wasn’t any hassle to leave the table, we stayed and enjoyed a second bottle of red.
  36. TB

    TonyB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all aspects. Menu could have been a bit more extensive though
  37. DS

    DuncanS

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Swift attentive service, great ambience and top notch Greek tapas.
  38. MH

    MichaelH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely lively Greek restaurant serving sharing plates for 2 Big portions, so don’t order too many. Friendly and attentive service. Good value for money
  39. PC

    PamC

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic evening. Two in our party had never tried tapas before, they are now converts. We will certainly be back
  40. a

    amyh

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a nice little setting in the Lanes.

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 4.6 stars by 648 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


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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