Olive Grove

4.5
459 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 459 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
ambience
4.2
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HarrietG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and very well priced. Very authentic.
Service was great- attentive but not intrusive.

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SueWill
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, good size portions and just the right amount of service. Waitress very helpful.

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JeilanL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good choice of food, drinks. Very professional and welcoming staff!

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miriams
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with excellent service. Great meal

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AngieP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a very quiet Tuesday evening so that’s the only reason I only gave 3 stars for ambiance

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paulh
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good could have been served at a better temperature…but overall I would recommend…maybe a little more choice of dishes

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Spencer
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Overall we had an average meal although the service was good. However we were sat in the middle of the walkway through the restaurant and the lighting was rather bright. So an average experience in our opinion, but it wouldn’t take a lot for the owners to make a few changes that would have made this review a lot more positive.

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DavidG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly staff, nice location, food was good but drinks were a bit expensive.

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Fili
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was really good and food was rather tasty. Only downside was pricing, bit too much for tapas.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and lovely people would recommend for sure

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RussellD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and really great service. Loved every minute of our dining there with such a lovely ambience of people dining out. We are even trying to replicate some of the dishes we ate. Awesome.

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AlexC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious although a bit expensive but worth paying the price if you go out once in a while. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere is nice

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SueR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints at all. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Food delicious.

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AlisonW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service amazing food definitely worth a visit

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great little find, lovely food, great service. Recommended.

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JamieM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food. Portions could be bit bigger. Great service

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MarcusM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Waitress was pleasant, table was clean, cocktails were good, quite noisy but it was a Friday night so no issues. Main problem was the amount of tzatziki lathered on the plates, it spoiled the dishes for me. Also, dishes were ok (apart from the lathering of tzatziki) and food looked good but, in my opinion, not worth the price hence the rating.

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Barry
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with an excellent Greek wine selection and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were lovely, majority of food was great and the wine list was incredible! Thank you x

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Ursula
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great, if in doubt I take visitors here, and service is professional and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and even better food, especially the prawns, they wee excellent.

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ashleyb
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as usual. Great service with a smile. Seem rude not to go back again soon

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Sjvc
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff was also great, would highly recommend it

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Bonniebrighton
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vegetarian choices. Helpful service. Plenty of space and very clean.

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SamanthaM
Devon
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter ate here a few weeks ago and recommended it to us. Had one of the best meals out that we've had for a long time. It's Greek tapas and every plate was absolutely delicious. We had 8 dishes between 4 of us which was plenty and delicious baklava for dessert. The staff were very attentive, service excellent and a thoroughly enjoyable meal. Worth every penny - I think this will become a regular!

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CathM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious & the staff all very friendly & efficient

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time returning to the Olive Grove and not disappointed - delicious food, wonderful setting and brilliant service. Looking forward to returning very soon!
Our new favourite place to eat!

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NoreenC
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Rather overpriced considering the portions. Food nice but plates small e.g. only 3 tiger prawns for £11.90 and £4.90 for roughly 3 pittas and half a baguette.

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michaeln
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of veggie dushes to choose from. All very delicious

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JonathanF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service was very good, especially as the restaurant was very busy. Really recommend the ovlive grove

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Gabriella
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! Food was incredible and the portion sizes were very generous. Staff were lovely. I'll definitely be going back!

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ashleyb
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The food is amazing!

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MarieW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was excited to go. Looks so beautiful. Didn't have any soul. Servers nice. Drinks great. Good fresh. Not enough choice. Went with good friends. Still we all said the same thing. Just couldn't or our finest on it. Just needs more. More choice. More service. More ambience

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KieranY
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bigger plates than you think! Minimal Menu Delicious Food ☺️

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MTMS
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good very good but service got slow when we needed to leave

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff! Great atmosphere 👍🏻

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Thomas
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was warned of a wait for food, but there wasn't any. Service was friendly and relaxed, but very efficient. Food was all fantastic. The octopus and aubergine stew particularly good.

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TazM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adreana is amazing. Very attentive and knew her stuff. A star ⭐️

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Brightonbrezze
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We’ve been here 4 times this year and loved the previous experiences. The prices have increased but the food quality has dropped. Not dreadful but not worth the money. The waiting service is excellent though. Probably won’t be back after last night.

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dan4074
Angus
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, food was excellent, not much more to say!! If you're in the area, give it a try.

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 459 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.