Olive Grove

4.6
161 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 161 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnP
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Would definitely go back for an evening meal with friends

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MarthaT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to visit
Great combo of Greek and Spanish
Culture
Very welcoming and friendly service

SB
SheilaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lunched here a number of times over the past year always sitting in the open courtyard. The food is always very good (although the menu is more limited at the moment). The staff are extremely friendly and do not rush you. Generally a lovely experience

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Lilia
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and dietary advice as usual! Thanks

CS
CiaraS
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Recommend the croquettes, patatas bravas and the octopus!

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Shiko
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Expensive small plate of food to share, nothing special for the asking price. my cod was not even seasoned. Busy during lunch though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We booked this quite last minute and we’re pleasantly surprised. Great food, really authentic mix of Greek, Italian and Turkish. Delicious! The atmosphere was great. Service was OK- very polite and friendly but a little understaffed. Would recommend!

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LouiseL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely yet food a bit cold yet we were outside due to Covid. Staff and venue lovely. Made space as we were early. I will visit again and recommend.

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Lsc90
Brighton
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very attentive. Food and drinks were lovely. Overall vibe of outdoor dining was very nice.

RB
RosieB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Very small portions and a bit overpriced, but all delicious and lovely staff

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Millie
Brighton
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a long time! Unreal service and the food was incredible.

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RoyW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice meal. We have been visiting this restaurant for some years so we were a little surprised to see such a reduction to the menu but considering we are only just out of lockdown it is understandable. Chicken thighs are spectacular.

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ashleyb
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to the Olive Grove. Amazing food and cocktails. Happy, attentive staff... Can't wait to go back

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SophieK
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great location, friendly staff. Felt like I was on holiday!

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PipT
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

great cocktails and Mediterranean 'small plates' and a reasonable selection of bottled beers. big outdoor space - useful these days! No heating or blankets so got cold!

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Pauli
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The dishes were small and overpriced, although very nice. Outside dining was cold and, as they make clear, there are no outside heaters nor blankets provided - so needed to dress warmly.

EB
EleanorB
London
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really delicious plates with a Greek flavour! We would definitely recommend it.

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CharlotteN
Brighton
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good food, but was incredibly expensive for what it was, my husband got 3 king prawns! A shame as we had very good meals here in the past for a reasonable price. I understand things will be more due to covid, but the lack of side options (chips were almost £7) and salads were around£10, and no side option.

The service was good and the waiters were helpful and friendly.

Was cold and the outside had no heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely, wine & food was delicious and overall great experiance and atmosphere.

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AntonioP
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service from friendly young staff. The food is plentiful, well made and presented.

We have been there a few times and its very consistent, great informal dinning

PM
PaigeM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed eating here, the staff were friendly and helpful. The service was great and the food came really quickly!

HL
HelenL
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch with friends, friendly staff and fresh delicious food. Definitely recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food in Brighton

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AliceG
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Lovely food, really welcoming staff and a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

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LucyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely time at olive grove. Great food and wine.

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GeoffK
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, nice wine, and it was under cover (as outside)

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was at last able to meet up with 5 friends for a long awaited get together The Olive Grove didn’t disappoint

The food was delicious with a good choice and cooked and presented well

The aubergine stew and grilled butternut squash were very tasty to name just a couple.

Always worth a visit to a very friendly well run restaurant

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RachelW
Kent
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great friendly unpretentious restaurant tucked away in the lanes.

OT
OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We have been regulars at the Olive Grove and we were looking forward to once again dining there. We were disappointed that the dishes seem to be smaller but are much more expensive. We left the restaurant feeling some what cheated and hungry!

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vipGaryB
Brighton
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks with quick and friendly service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brilliant to be able to have a table up on your balcony. Still outside but slightly protected. Fantastic food and service.

PW
PippaW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional food and lovely staff. Would definitely recommend

RM
RobM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fantastic food, drink and atmosphere. The staff are all very friendly and welcoming - will definitely be back soon

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ChristineB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be booking yet again - such a lovely place to be after lock down !! Lovely food and service!!

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ChloeS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and setting loved it! Felt like I was on holiday with the wonderful food and the courtyard setting would definitely come back.

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NicolaB
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Cannot thank the staff enough. Fast professional highly recommend. Thank you for looking after us

MB
MousheB
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great spot in a great location. Lovely food and friendly and efficient service.
Experience slightly spoiled by the cold.
Outside heaters would have made a massive difference!

EB
EmmaB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were fab. Could use some heaters/cover while we have to eat outside but lovely otherwise. I’ll be back.

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VictoriaG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing staff and food is not bad but bit pricy, when i called they said they had outdoor heating but they don't

JR
JaneR
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, fast service, attentive staff, great outdoor venue

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 161 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 reservations at the moment.