Olive Grove

4.5
345 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 345 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
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Private
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food was nice but we were upset that they had removed the patatas bravas from the menu. It's a big favourite.

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alisont
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Staff lovely and helpful, food and Greek wine really good. They had an issue with supplies but right now that’s to be expected.

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FionaK
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is right in the middle of The Lanes, Brighton. But you could think you were actually in Greece. Eith the courtyard and the inside of the restaurant. Friendly staff and amazing tapas. It reminded me of my last holiday in Greece over ten years ago. Worth a visit for lovers of tapas and a family friendly restaurant. The deserts were amazing as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Food was fab!!

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Zedd
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food I’ve had in Brighton, and to be honest… one of the best Greek restaurants I’ve been to ever. The baklava was the softest, and all of the dishes were stunningly good. A chilled family med aesthetic, and a wonderful bunch of staff. We will be coming back :)

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Yannis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Smaller dishes and not a wide selection, resulting in slightly higher bills but the food quality is good. Excellent service and ambience.

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EmmaC
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating here on a sunny afternoon in the shade of an Olive tree is the next best thing to being in Greece!
The choice of food is interesting and varied and very tasty. The staff were extremely friendly and attentive which is unusual for Brighton.
It's quiet location, tucked away in a courtyard, means you're free from traffic and shoppers.
I can't wait to return.

LM
LesleyM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated immediately and drinks brought without delay
Server very helpful in her suggestions
Frequently checked we had everything we needed and that food was satisfactory

Food very nicely presented and tasty
Good portions

MG
MihaiG
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good food..highly recommended if you go to Brighton..

AF
AlisonF
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My daughter and I enjoyed great food in ‘different’ surroundings with friendly service. We would definitely eat there again when in Brighton

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courtyard is in a great position, tucked away from the busy streets. Food was delicious and swiftly served.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food, service and cocktails were great!

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Fabio
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty small plates, friendly and attentive staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely waitress, overall a nice experience

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KayM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate in the courtyard. Every dish was tasty and cooked well. The prawns, the lamb kofte and the croquetas were my favourites.

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Mais
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

It was 8pm so most things on the menu were sold out (including bread) so we kind of had to order things we didn’t really want cos we had no choice. Then the food came and it was just really bland and felt microwaved. Was a shame because came here a year ago and the food was fantastic and was a different menu. The service was great though were all very polite even though it was super busy. Definitely would say it’s overpriced for what you get.

JP
JamieP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Rererally enjoyed the food that was available but too many dishes that were not. Could also maybe offer more for children. Will be back though!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for a family birthday meal and would not have changed a thing. The food was incredible, and there were so many plant based options for the two vegetarians as well as plenty of seafood and meat options. The staff were attentive, friendly, welcoming and helpful. We had a table outside and the atmosphere was wonderful. We were so grateful to all the team for everything, especially on such a hot and busy day.

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RanAndFaye
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freaking love this place. Lovely staff. Food is delicious. Atmosphere is fantastic.

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NicolaM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just my favourite place. The food is amazing and the atmosphere cannot be beaten, it feels like you’re in Greece. 100% would recommend and would like to say a huge thank you to the staff last night who made our evening truly beautiful! Big love.

WB
WendyB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have eaten at the Olive Grove several times, and each time is as good as the previous. The staff are all very knowledgeable about the food and drink that they serve , and you never feel rushed

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a relaxed atmosphere, will book again on another trip.

AP
vipAlexP
Dorset
12 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service with outstanding food!

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Elby
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

its a great place to sit outside in the nice weather and the food is always tasty. The staff were efficient and friendly.

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s229
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Only thing is portion sizes can be inconsistent.

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RobertH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, helpful waitress, pleasant atmosphere.

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PeterW
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good selection on the menu and well cooked. Friendly staff.

MW
MarcW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved the food - everything looked and tasted delicious. Restaurant was very busy with family groups and hence noisy, which drowned out the music.

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Luigi
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service waitress and waiter were very attentive, food was served fast and was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

ML
MackenzieLemon
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and quality cocktails - lovely to sit outside and enjoy the ambience

MB
MarieB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food great atmosphere , very friendly reasonably priced went for late lunch at five really busy as so popular

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GeoffC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delishous and sevice was good, very friendly staff. can't wait for warmer weather so we can sit outside.

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gr3len
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and tasty food. Bit pricey but food was worth it!

LB
LynnB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic night. The food was amazing. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good looking restaurant, and the staff is super nice.

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rachelm
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great range of vegan veggie fish and meat, lovely variety and very fresh

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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WayneM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and really nice food and the service was brilliant we will definitely be back soon

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Hiday
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, helped explain the menu and what to order. Food was great and came out fast. Overall a great experience

CG
CaroleG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely setting outside but the menu has changed. It seemed smaller and more expensive than before.

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 345 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.