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Olive Grove, Brighton, East Sussex

Olive Grove

4.5
4.5
899 Reviews
£26 to £40
Greek
A Greek Mezzedoupilio / Family Tavern with plates designed to be socially enjoyed.

The indoor seating is available all year round.

Found in The Lanes of Brighton, corner of Hanningtons Lane & Meeting House Lane. The olive trees shade the courtyrd. We welcome you to enjoy a few of our plates & to sip a glass of wine. We offer a private dining room for up to 40 guests on our upper level.
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 & Social Dining / Mezedakia

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01273 722325
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Brighton
  • Cross street
    Meeting House Lane / Hannington Lane
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Lanes, (BUS STOP W)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 899 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Great for brunch

  • Brighton

    Good for groups

  • Brighton

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Brighton

    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Great for fine wines

  • Brighton

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Great for brunch

  • Brighton

    Good for groups

  • Brighton

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Brighton

    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Great for fine wines

  • Brighton

    Vegetarian-friendly

899 Reviews
  1. SalW

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food. The only mistake we made was ordering too much!

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  2. stephenP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely Tapas restaurant, very helpful staff, close to the theatre royal Less than 2 minutes walk, but chilled and relaxed atmosphere. the food was extremely tasty and good value. we will return in the summer and next visit to the theatre

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  3. SoozT

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service and fabulous food. Very enjoyable evening.

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  4. SonjaJ

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality food , prepared and presented well and great for sharing. We had 3 dishes between 2 of us and that was enough for a lunch stop. Nice atmosphere and we were made to feel really welcome.

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  5. Suzy

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Nothing not to like, would definitely return!

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  6. Babs

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, lovely staff. Great experience overall

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  7. BethG

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Prawns were lovely, all other food was average and quite expensive for what it was. Risotto fingers weren’t that flavoursome. Good service and location.

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  8. RobinW

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and experience. Very relaxed. Staff lovely and attentive

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  9. DavidS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All round excellent - service, quality of food, location and attention to particular needs - first rate !

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  10. AndrewM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant, fantastic food, the lamb chops are amazing. Friendly and efficient service, highly recommended!!

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  11. BOBB

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Comfortable and clean restaurant in central location. Good choice of food and drink.

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  12. ClareJ

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and lovely service, decor a bit tired

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  13. Foodie

    Aberdeen

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Picked this restaurant at random as live in Brighton and it was my birthday. Very nice in The Lanes with outside seating also . Unfortunately it was empty apart from myself and partner but it was a very cold Monday evening . Having said that , the food and service was excellent . Will go back when the weather is better in the Spring/Summer.

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  14. CLIVET

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice meal. Service good and staff friendly. Unfortunately we were the only people in the restaurant which takes away any atmosphere

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  15. ClaireK

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely welcome. A gorgeous menu. Wonderful choices. Beautiful wine. Heavenly food. Great service. And good value!

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  16. AnastasiaM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wonderful staff! We got there early, and made feel so welcome despite the place being empty - it got busy later. The staff are just wonderful. Especially at a time where most places in hospitality really struggle to find good people. Thank you so much ☺️

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  17. BarryS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We visited on an extremely quiet evening between Xmas and New Year, so the noise level was very low but the ambience was rather flat! That said, the service was warm and friendly, and the food was delicious. We shared four plates between the two of us - not because we were ravenous, but because we wanted to taste everything. So, we ate our fill, and brought the rest home for lunch the next day. The flavours and presentation were excellent. We especially enjoyed the pigs cheek and the courgette and feta rissoles. Highly recommended.

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  18. DominiqueD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food, attentive service, quiet restaurant (but then it was a Tuesday night), surprised it wasn't busier, the food was superb.

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  19. MichelleD

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little hidden treasure in the Lanes. We booked this on the basis of the menu looking delicious. It didn’t disappoint, the food tastes amazing and the presentation is outstanding. Best meal I’ve had in a while, thank you

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  20. CatherineN

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sharing plates great idea for 4 . Lovely service and ambience

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  21. GaryB

    Brighton

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely meal with friends, service was spot on and good tasty! Thank you!

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  22. subu

    West Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was so good, thank you. Great value for money. Restaurant Felt a little bit cold, but can be forgiven as all else was great, staff lovely!

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  23. KathrynC

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet again a brilliant meal., never had anything else but a great experience .The service is excellent as is the food & wine, we always eat & drink too much!

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  24. HelenG

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and impeccable/friendly service. We will return. Short visit, pre booked for a theatre visit. Very quiet, but busying up when we left.

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  25. GillyH

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely generous tapas portions compared to most restaurants. Delicious too,

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  26. MattW

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant location in the lanes. Staff were very friendly. Food was excellent

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  27. kaw579

    Essex

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Unimaginative menu and decor, fairly dead for a Friday night. The food was very average.. we the tiger prawns and wild mushrooms, both were fine. But the moussaka was very poor, reheated from frozen, tasteless, a bit burnt on top. When we mentioned this to two different waitresses, they shrugged and apologised, but they've clearly not been trained or empowered to act on complaints. As we left, we agreed we'd certainly never go back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, great sevice. The house white wine was delicious. Would recommend

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  29. Maddy

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal last night at Olive Grove. Highly recommend

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  30. AnastasiaB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you! We had a very nice evening here Food was great

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  31. DebG

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Meze menu, food was lovely. Staff were friendly and attentive, service was quick and we had a great evening.

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  32. DylanT

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely tapas. Tasty, wolesome, sizeable. Obliging staff, relaxed atmosphere. Lovely!

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  33. NeilB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A late booking for a night out in Brighton, we took a punt on the Olive Grove and were very happy with what we found. The food was great, the service superb. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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  34. MartinE

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We ordered 5 small plate, only the lamb chops we finished as they appeared to be simply marinated and griddled. 3 dishes were far to rich, the calamari was over cooked and half were drowned in alioli. I like alioli, but would prefer it to have been on the side. The first mouthful of the porkcheeks was nice, but it became far too rich/sweet on it's own, let alone with it being on a bed of sweet potato. The falafel was greasy and just broke into crumbs when I cut in to it, these were again sat on a bed of rich sauce. I had no issue with paying for the full price of the meal as we had a bit of everything, but it would have been nice if a waitress at any point during the meal or when the plates were cleared (we left a lot of food), or when I paid, to ask if we enjoyed the meal. Even when we got up to leave, there was no acknowledgement or pleasentarys when we left.

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  35. RobinW

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and service, would certainly go there again

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  36. Chris

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Would recommend this restaurant

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  37. DavidB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most enjoyable meal and evening, made to feel very welcome by friendly staff. Great food and best baklava that we'd had for a long time.

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  38. Connor

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying the chain. Very happy with the service provided to us and the food was absolutely incredible. Will be coming back when we’re next down in Brighton.

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  39. AmyN

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food. Lovely evening. Will definitely go again.

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  40. Lucy

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely food , couldn’t believe how much surcharge was added, also felt rushed

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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 899 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Olive Grove

15 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Meeting House Lane / Hannington Lane
  • Neighborhood
    Brighton
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Lanes, (BUS STOP W)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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