Olive Grove

4.5
273 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 273 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff who make you feel welcome, fast service and great to know the food is all fresh( I deliver to this restaurant as my job)

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HoliY
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fast service and the staff were very friendly and welcoming.
The food was so tasty and delicious, so many flavours and everything was cooked to perfection, and it all came to a great price too.
The restaurant was clean and had a good atmosphere.
I’d definitely come back and I recommend Olive Grove to anyone looking for a nice place for dinner.

CS
vipCatS
London
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Great service! What more can I say?! A really great meal and we will definitely be back.

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TatyanaW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly atmosphere, nice food, great location

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service

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Anon
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely tapas, beautiful setting tucked away in the lanes.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had some amazing food there last night, staff we’re very friendly. Quick service and quality food.

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Giovanna
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Amazing food and service. Will definitely be coming back!

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LizzieT
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A delightful laid back place depsite being in the centre of town with quiet courtyard, fresh healthy Mediterranean food with lots of veggie options. Each plate is very reasonable and 4 plates is a feast!

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MickM
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very relaxed long lunch in the sun listening to the music while enjoy fabulous food

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Bevski
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect setting on a summer's day, sitting in the shade with a cool glass of wine.

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hannahD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was amazing but service was slow. Waited a long time for drink when we first arrived. Overall had a lovely time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Slow service, which could have been excused since they were slightly shorter staffed, however, later tables had food served before we’d even had our order taken.
Food itself was perfectly adequate albeit rather basic and also under seasoned.
Lovely outdoor seating space. Nice wine.
Potential to be so much better!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!
I will be going again,
Thank you

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Allison
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
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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AnnaR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal at the olive grove, would definitely return.

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Lottie
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
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 on 12 June 2021
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 on 12 June 2021
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 on 12 June 2021
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!

CS
ClaireS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
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 on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PT
PaulT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, lovely surroundings, great service.

SM
SarahM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
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 on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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worm
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
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 on 8 June 2021
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 on 8 June 2021
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.

JC
JackyC
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

AM
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

JL
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.

CM
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

DO
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.

ML
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!

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 273 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.