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Olive Tree Restaurant

Bystock Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HY, England
+44 (0)1392 272709
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Ranked #71 of 423 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $23
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Trip Advisor Award of excellence for the past 4 years is testament to the care and quality of this family run restaurant in the heart of Exeter. The Olive Tree restaurant is placed in The Queens Court Hotel, a beautiful Georgian town house situated on a leafy square in a city, which dates back to the medieval ages. The Olive Tree restaurant is multi-award winning and often referred as the jewel in the crown of the Queen's Court Hotel. Dine amongst the Venetian masks and enjoy the produce of the West Country. All the food is freshly prepared and cooked for you, drawing influences from Italy and the Mediterranean. The restaurant is only a few minutes' walk from the high street, main train stations and very conveniently placed for the University. It is also fortunate to have a public car park on its doorstep that is free overnight and very reasonably priced in the day.
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the 6 course taster menu. Terrific flavours in interesting combinations - e.g. pigeon and chorizo - against romantic setting. Highly recommend.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the Queens Court Hotel which has as its dining the restaurant Olive Tree for an overnight stay with a 6 course taster menu as our evening meal. The meal started well and continued to get better, allowing us to have a terrific pigeons breast course, pork belly and ending in sticky toffee pudding which was a great... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I booked this restaurant on NYE 2014 for myself and my partner. As I work as a nurse and don't finish until 8pm I booked for 21.15 and received an email confirming my booking. We turned up on NYE only to find the restaurant in darkness and very clearly closed! If that wasn't bad enough, after ruining our night we... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great menu with locally sourced food in an atmospheric surrounding and friendly service. I will be back.

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England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Attended a large Christmas function on Sat, the food and service was excellent. We will return in the new year. Thank you all for a great night you deserve a round of applause.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The food was excellent and memorable! Most definitely will be coming back. The chef was really very talented and we enjoyed the local produce which was beautifully presented and simply delicious. Dinner was above average price, but we didn't mind as we enjoyed our meal. The Traditional breakfast, on the other hand, we thought was very good value and tasteful!... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

There were 10 in our party and we travelled from Cornwall, Bath and Bristol to meet up at the Olive Tree Restaurant as we did last year. We were given a room to ourselves and had a wonderful time together. The setting was delightful as was the ambiance and the food really good. The young staff were very attentive, polite... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Nice food shame about the service (older women very rude indeed and embarrassing). the young staff were very pleasant and sweet

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Our University society had a wonderful Christmas dinner here! We arrived at 6PM, were seated by 7PM- food followed shortly. Food was served promptly and all orders were filled correctly. Following the dinner the tables were moved aside to allow us to dance and have after dinner drinks. The staff were great, helpful, and very quick to solve any issues.... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had a weekend in Exeter and met some relatives in the Olive Tree. Had a delicious meal with nice lot of time between courses so we could have a good chat. Lovely atmosphere as well.

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Additional Information about Olive Tree Restaurant

Address: Bystock Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HY, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1392 272709
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 23
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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