Olive Grove

4.7
72 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 72 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BradleyM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, great service and lovely setting in the heart of the lanes

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Megan
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and friendly staff, looking forward to eating inside in the future

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MarieW
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and presentation, our waitress was very accommodating with us wanting to have a delicious espresso martini after our food. Would definitely recommend if you want fresh food in a cosy outdoor space.

Thank you!

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Helen
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite being incredibly busy (first Saturday since lockdown 3 restrictions eased), the service was impeccable. We were seated and served very quickly by friendly and patient staff, and the food, wine, and cocktails were amazing. I will definitely be back!

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Lauren12
Brighton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, brilliant service! Can’t wait to go back

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RoGggg
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and friendly staff.
Food is pretty expensive though.

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MariaG
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Tasty food, the chicken thighs are really good and so are the calamari. We also love their lager, Estrella Galicia. The patio is lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olive Grove is ALWAYS a fine dining experience.

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vipBenH
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch in the beautiful courtyard area out the front of the restaurant. Very friendly staff, delicious food and luckily very fortunate weather. Highly recommended

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EllaM
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best day ever all round good food and staff were lovely

LJ
LaJ21
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience for our first meal out of lockdown.

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DinnerFriends
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really amazing food. Staff were nice - very attentive and fast. Thank you.

MB
MichelleB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice spot out the wind. Great food and service ....

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LouiseR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Food was all great. Staff friendly and followed all covid regulations.

LH
LauraH
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant tucked away in the lanes! The menu is just delicious and service is always good!

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JennyL
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent service had to sit outside because of the current restrictions. Was quite cold outdoor heaters would of helped.
Excellent food will defiantly return

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MrsW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All the small plates we tried we great! Seating was outside due to covid restriction. Would be curious to come back when indoor eating is an option.

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fitfoodie
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, great food in a lovely courtyard protected from the wind.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nice staff and decent service.

JO
JohnO
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place to eat outdoors but heatlamps would have been welcome.

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kirstyb
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What an incredible meal !
The food was totally amazing - freshly prepared and delicious . All the dishes were beautifully presented and the service was excellent . We will definitely be returning next time we are in Brighton .

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AlexB
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely dinner after lockdown, good flavours, little bit overpriced, felt safe and welcomed.

HC
HannahC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely. Can't wait to return again later today for second visit this week. Great food and really excellent service.

Whilst holidays are off the agenda for some time, sitting in the sun at the Olive Great is a momentary alternative!

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VickyL
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing here and the staff are so friendly, which us the reason we have been coming here for years now.
I can't recommend it highly enough!

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Lalu
Berkshire
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Lovely outdoor courtyard, food was excellent, shame it was a bit cold, but would definitely go again

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OliviaB
Brighton
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu a little limited and small portions for the price. However it was very tasty and so wonderful to be out and enjoying life at this little gem of a place. I look forward to having access to the full menu later in the year.

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Anna
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue, I felt like I was in Venice! Lovely wine, lovely attentive staff and great vegan options! Plant based dishes were a little overpriced but other than that I had a great time.

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IDQM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service in a beautiful courtyard - could easily imagine I was in the Med!

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RiRi
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My new favourite place to dine.. perfect food, perfect wine, perfect ambience, excellent service :)

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benh
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location and ambience. Very decent food with good value.

GB
GaryB
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice food, good cocktails and the service was perfect, had a lovely afternoon meal. It was great!

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Orsolya
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Did not like it , won’t go back
The main was ok started dessert wasn’t great .
Over priced , the restaurant doesn’t look good inside

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and people

DJ
DJedster
Liverpool
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and lovely service on a cold night in Brighton.

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vipSimonB
Oxford
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Much better than expected. Service was spot on. Menus were traditional and not paper which was surprising especially during COVID times. Food was very good and enjoyable.

OG
OllieG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good, wine also was lovely. Shame about COVID as we really enjoy visiting the olive grove and it’s great atmosphere

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juliem
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food fresh, tasty , menu choice excellent. Friendly, will be coming back .

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RebeccaL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal out at The Olive Grove - highly recommended 😀

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vipJohnS
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb freshly cooked food and great staff

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SamW
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for an evening with my wife friendly welcoming nice ambience not so busy and very attentive staff good choice of tapas but not to point where it was hard to choose excellent wine list and a good choice of other drinks all in all we were both very satisfied with our choices and the presentation was very good definatley recommended if you are in the area

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 4.7 stars by 72 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.