Olive Grove

4.5
150 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 150 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LouiseL
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RB
RosieB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

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

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Millie
Brighton
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RoyW
1 review
Dined a day ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PipT
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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EleanorB
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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AntonioP
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 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

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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GaryB
Brighton
7 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

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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!!

CS
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening and nice atmosphere

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JAdele
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and efficient, food came out super quickly but was fresh and absolutely delicious, we shared a few of the plates and each one was so good. It’s such a lovely ambience with the olive trees and quite the sun trap! Absolutely love this place, highly recommend.

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BeckiC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lovely setting
Good food but over priced
Paying to sit in nice area
Staff wernt the most observant
And still put 12.5% on!!!

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mrlxtfb
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely waitress very accommodating, food was incredible and worth the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time we’ve been out to eat since before Christmas and we were pleasantly surprised with how good all the precautions were and we felt safe and cared for. The food with great and lots of it. The staff were all pleasant and very attentive. I for one will be bringing my other half next time as he loves tapas too. My friends all said they’d come again. Well done.

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GillW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this place. We had lunch there and found the service and food exceptional. The restaurant is in a sheltered spot so we were protected from the wind. Lovely complimentary glass of fizz to celebrate a special occasion too. It was a nice touch.

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tobyp
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Needs to make more effort with outside area
To 1980 s and a little neglected
Not cosy but yet that’s the only trading place
No heaters , no open parasols, no lanterns or special lights. Plants looked on their last legs etc just drab and unloved.

the food was very good though and the staff were pleasent and helpful

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Cate
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Greek tapas food, beautifully cooked & presented and great value. Very good friendly service in pretty courtyard

JR
JoannaR
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Greek taste both really enjoyed the food and good size dishes

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Nick
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service a little rushed but with long waits for some dishes - hopefully just teething problems during post-lockdown reopening. The food was really tasty, especially the wild mushrooms and chicken thighs! Will definitely be back.

JM
JessieM
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was so fresh and amazing. We loved it would recommend

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 4.5 stars by 150 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.