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Olive Grove, Brighton, East Sussex
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Olive Grove

4.6
4.6
748 reviews
£26 to £40
Greek
A Greek Mezzedoupilio / Family Tavern with plates designed to be socially enjoyed.

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. The indoor seating is availableall year round.

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

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2 people

22:30


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01273 722325

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 748 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Good for groups

  • Brighton

    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Brighton

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Good for groups

  • Brighton

    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Brighton

    Vegetarian-friendly

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  1. JT

    JoTu26

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was tasty and filling.
  2. C

    Chrisk

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great meal and brilliant service. Didn’t have everything on the menu given it was a bank holiday after Christmas but they provided some great alternatives and were excellent on the gluten free options.
  3. JC

    JedC

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great quality food at a reasonable price- and portions were perfect for us. Would recommend :)
  4. SR

    SuzanneR

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I am not a connoisseur of Greek food but I thoroughly enjoyed everything that we ordered. On all the occasions I have visited the Olive Grove, it has been either pouring with rain or bitterly cold, and it has been a warm, welcoming place to enter. The service is first class and the view of the courtyard attractive despite the weather. Locating it in the labyrinth which is the Lanes is not especially easy if entering from Ship Street or Prince Albert Street; the better route is up the side and of Hanningtons, and keep walking until you meet with the Olive Grove's courtyard on your left. That way you don't need to juggle with apps in pouring rain.
  5. C

    Chalky

    Brighton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    The menu was quite poor as a few items not available and Christmas menu had to be ordered don’t really know why as it was not busy at all.
  6. DO

    DOMINIKA

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was lovely, we had 7 dishes between us and they were all delicious. We also tried some coctails which were great. We all enjoyed our dinner, coctails and the service was very good. I highly recommend Olive Grove.
  7. M

    Mandy

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A lovely, pre-theatre, birthday meal with excellent service and a good menu.
  8. LK

    LizK

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was friendly cheerful and very helpful. I was there too early and he offered me a hot drink to warm up. Will definitely return.
  9. JK

    JanetK

    Kent

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Prosecco very overpriced at £38 a bottle. Meal for two over £160 - for tapas. It was good - but not that good!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Oh god, I mean I really enjoyed it but I think I enjoyed the company more xx
  11. JG

    JenniferG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really good yummy food. But well well over priced.
  12. MM

    MoniqueM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I expected better quality food. Whilst the sirloin was cooked wel,it had a lot of gristle. The calamari was tough and the salad okay but a bit unimaginative. Service was good, as you'd expect in a restaurant of that calibre. Go for a nice evening but not a shoot out the stars one. Expensive for what you get.
  13. M

    Milliemoo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Attentive staff, good atmosphere. We ordered and the first plates of food came soon after. The food was delicious and the staff were accommodating when we wanted a dish with no chillies. Not cheap when you take into consideration all the plates you have but the food was worth it.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious ,Lovely setting would definitely recommend
  15. GC

    GrahamC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A lovely restaurant offering tapas style sharing food. Menu has some beautiful offerings but does feel a little limited and priced on the high side. None the lesss would go back again for a special occasion.
  16. RB

    RaymondB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another lovely meal at Olive Grove… great food and atmosphere
  17. CT

    CliveT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, and lovely food, sharing platters are really good, can't really fault it
  18. M

    Martin

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food turned up very quickly and it was amazing. Everything was well presented and delicious and the tapas-style portions were pretty generous. The interior is quite plain and the lighting was bright. It would make more sense in Greece, or even just at lunchtime, but it didn't feel right for dinner. They seemed to be playing Greek radio too, which is the wrong choice. It wasn't very busy on the night, that would have lifted it. I hope they do well though because the food is so good and the people were nice.
  19. BG

    BernieG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely family meal at Olive Grove. The food was excellent and lots of it. The service was welcoming and friendly too.
  20. LM

    LisaM

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal with friends, can’t wait to return. Delicious food and great, friendly service Thank you
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous food, very attentive service, fantastic manager. Highly recommend
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lovely food in a great setting.
  23. JB

    JasonB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    5 of us ate, pre theatre, on a Tuesday night. The restaurant was very quiet but the the food was great, good size portions for "small plates" with plenty of choice. Service was attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant could have been warmer.
  24. LK

    LisaK

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely restaurant! Great food. Quite loud as it was Saturday night & busy so wouldn’t recommend that time for a romantic meal but for a group fantastic!
  25. I

    Inger

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We enjoyed the food - but not the service - too much not needed stress around the table - removing plates too quick. Too expensive.
  26. Q

    Qwertyuuu

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was lovely, few things that were noticed is that the front door was kept open the whole time so it was really cold. When we arrived it was really quiet so the waitresses kept coming over, we had two ask if everything was okay which can become invasive, a beer we chose they didn’t have, also asked for garlic Mayo which they didn’t have and then subbed it which another dip to which they charged us for but didn’t inform us that would be the case… also I think 12.5% tip automatically added it a bit cheeky for a table of two.. you feel like you have to pay it and to be honesty the fact you done that to begin with we was hesitant to leave more… but we probably would have left £10 if this hadn’t just been added on… the dip situation was a bit annoying actually, if you have something out of stock that is free you then charge us for a dip you have… odd.
  27. KG

    KenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Greek food, looking forward to my next visit next time I’m in Brighton
  28. LM

    LisaM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, great service. Will definitely be back.
  29. AE

    AnnaE

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was efficient and friendly. Food was delicious and good value. Will definitely visit again
  30. j

    julianh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the olive grove. Been here a few times now. The food is lovely and having many sharing plates is a really nice way to share a meal
  31. K

    Kyra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place, great service, very speedy. Food was excellent, but quite pricey for what you get Most dishes £10, would probably buy more if they were between £7.50-£8
  32. p

    pinkgeranium789

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice central Lanes venue. Food excellent. Nice staff.
  33. PI

    PIDGEONSTITCH

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This was lunchtime so we were the only ones to start with. Met with very friendly staff and seated where we chose which was away from the speaker as we thought the music was a little loud for us - probably because the restaurant was empty at the time, we didn't actually notice it later when more people had arrived. They did offer to turn it down for us. Food was freshly made and brought to us as it was ready. Delicious and plentiful. Three of us shared 4 plates which was more than enough. My sticky toffee pudding dessert was enormous and the best tasting I've had in a while (I quite often have STP for pudding). All in all a great experience, very good service. I would return again and so would my dining colleagues.
  34. BQ

    BonQuiQui

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food amazing. Greek food never fails imo. The service was great. Marked down on the Aperol Spritz, wasn’t the best, happy to give you the recipe if you want!
  35. DE

    DavidE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Three of us went for meal before a gig. Was very quiet (Sunday) but we were quite early. Service was excellent. We chose 7 different dishes, mainly vegetarian and fish. All were delicious, beautifully presented and clearly freshly prepared. Will definitely visit again.
  36. S

    Sastrugi

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    This is nice friendly place with the staff attentive. The style is tapas so we knew what to expect but the prices for the quantities were far too high. The menu is very small and as most of it was drinks it would be preferable if drinks menu was separate. the waitress was very pleasant and efficient. The bill came to £130 for 4 people and only person had 2 alcoholic drinks. If it was either cheaper or more food per plate then it would be somewhere i would choose to go back to.
  37. AS

    AngieS

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  38. GB

    GaryB

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Thought the food was good , service was very flat no personality, considering we were the only people in there , I found this very surprising
  39. PA

    PeterA

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice diner outside good good and wine. Will go back again.
  40. F

    petalF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wass there last weekend also. Food is great and staff friendly and helpful.

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

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 748 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

22:30


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Olive Grove

15-18 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HB

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Meeting House Lane / Hannington Lane

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • 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

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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