Olive Grove

4.5
425 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 425 People Are Saying
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MTMS
London
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff! Great atmosphere 👍🏻

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Thomas
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

TM
TazM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our meal at Olive Grove. Food was very good, service good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pleasant enough

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SylviaR
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely helpful hardworking attentive staff.. Food was tasty . Unfortunately ran out of what I really wanted but they were very busy

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GillianH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food, portion size was great Aaron our waiter was attentive and knowledgable

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CharlotteT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic service & a lovely seating area outside. The food was good but slightly oily for my taste. I know it’s Mediterranean but I would have preferred the dishes without the drizzle of oil over every dish. The desserts were lovely but you can’t see it on the original menu so remember to ask. Overall I would return for the service & the dessert menu alone.

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TaylorH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guaranteed great food, great atmosphere, great service. Always leaving feeling satisfied.

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HaraK
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit but not last. As Greek, I have a very high standard about restaurants serving Greek food. Only one word: delicious. Fresh made plates, full of flavour and aromas like I was in Greece. Service very friendly. Our waiter, Panos I think his name, was very patient with our children and their requests and his suggestions spoke straight to our Greek taste. Highly recommended. Definitely will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Small menu but kitchen still failed to deal with being half full. Small expensive tapas that was nice but service was slow with dishes arriving at different times. Decor is dated and a bit grubby.

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GillC
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and staff were excellent. They advised us on the size of the dishes and were really helpful. Quiet due to end of season / early evening but will definitely return As the quality of the good was so good.

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BeverleyD
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olive Grove is always a lovely place to eat. The food is exceptional, staff, pleasant and friendly and overall experience is always very good

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OlgaK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, lovely atmosphere, great service. Can be highly recommended

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JaneM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely experience for a relaxed Sunday lunch with our family. Waiter was brilliant - made our kids feel grown up but special. Tapas was just stunning - the best we’ve eaten in a long time. Courtyard setting is gorgeous and attractive spaces inside too.

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Pixie
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We arrived at the restaurant on spec to be told they were Fully booked for the next 2.5hrs & we had to book online via opentable rather than there & then. We duly did this which was understandable. We also told that they were fully booked for the next 2.5 hrs.
So we happily went off & got a drink. Then by chance turned up 1 hr later only to discover they had plenty of empty tables!
The food easy very tasty & the small portions were just great! So basically don’t be put off by the booking system!

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Adam
London
28 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tasty food and excellent service from the lovely American waiter

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great! Try the wild mushrooms. Outdoor table was a bit unstable, spilled my wine.

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EmilyK
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good atmosphere, good wine. Perfect for a date night

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RuthS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place to eat, the only thing that I disliked was the cocktails

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JasonE
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening celebrating a 50th Birthday. All the food was superb and the waiters very attentive to vegan requirements among the party.

Looking forward to going back.

MJ
MattJ
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliantly styled restaurant, gives proper chilled Mediterranean holiday vibes, with the quality of food to match!

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PaulineH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Transports you straight to the Mediterranean. Wonderful food.

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FreyaR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed ourselves - lovely courtyard and it was sunny - food v tasty and friendly helpful staff explained the menu well - I’d go again

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ChrisK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outside patio dining area. Good food and very good service.

MW
MichaelW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You need to book a table to get in to this very popular restaurant. The food is excellent and service superb. We were two groups of six and we only have praise for a wonderful lunch. Thank you to the Olive Grove team.

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DaisyF
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks, great service and lovely atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Rather quiet - a little difficult to find down some small side streets which is why this place was probably not very busy. Good service and very good food which came quickly and was obviously freshly cooked. Got busier later in the evening which improved the ambience. Large outdoor terrace which was uncovered so do dress accordingly. Plenty of seating inside if you prefer. Filo pastry dishes were delicious and the feta cheese was lovely.

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PeterA
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Brighton for Watford game with my son Friday night. Hadn't been to Olive Grove since last time Watford played. My son & I really enjoyed food, ambience & friendly efficient service, which made our weekend special. Only disappointment was Watford losing !

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JamesD
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and a really nice setting. Highly recommended.

JL
JohnL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely secluded place to eat in The Lanes. Food and service was very good. Would throughly recommend this place.

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Joel
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed this spot in Brighton! Really good food and really good vibe. It made me feel happy. However, maybe I'm out of touch with the tapas way of doing things, but I would've appreciated a little bit more food for the amount I payed for. £10 for what in most restaurants would be considered side dishes did feel eye watering to pay for.

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Lavia
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I was very happy with the service, great people, very pleasant atmosphere. However, I would not recommend buying the sliced sirloin. The meat was chewy, fibrous and unpleasant to eat.
Also, as I realised after leaving the place, I was charged for a big glass of wine but given a small one. That left a bit of a bitter ‘aftertaste’ and other than for a nice atmosphere, I would not recommend the place - not for the food and prices.

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AliC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! And lovely service too, couldn’t recommend it enough!

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BirthdayGirl
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food, good service and friendly atmosphere

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NigelL
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just on holiday for a few days and stumbled across the Olive Grove, found the food exceptional and went back again the following day to sample the tapas we missed. It was better then the day before, if you ever visit I would thoroughly recommend the wild mushrooms. My most favorite

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BeverleyD
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is absolutely delicious ina great atmosphere. Nicer when the sun is out and can sit in the courtyard but perfect either way

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 425 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.