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Olive Tree Restaurant

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Bystock Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HY, England
+44 (0)1392 272709
Today
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Trip Advisor Award of excellence for the past 4 years is testament to the...
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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    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely little place

Stayed at the hotel during a business trip and decided to try the restaurant. Delicious meal friendly Staff and an inviting atmosphere! Looking to return soon!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Clairey-lou_90
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Swansea
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216 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Loved it, stayed at the hotel and had the taster menu, really good value and wonderfully presented. The main meals looked good that I saw being served

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Sidmouth
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We took our Son for a special 18th Birthday meal at the Olive Tree after a Friend had given us a recommendation about the place for its award winning style of fine dining. The restaurant is part of the Queens Court Hotel so accommodates guests & paying visitors alike to dine in their charming peaceful surroundings. We chose three of... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I was here for a business dinner and the idea was to go to a posh place to make the guests feel welcomed. The waiters were a bit young and inexperienced, but also eager to do their job, so we had no problem at all on that side. The ambient is also nice and formal as you would expect. My... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stayed at the hotel during a business trip and decided to try the restaurant. Delicious meal friendly Staff and an inviting atmosphere! Looking to return soon!

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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We ate here and stayed in the hotel We had a voucher from Travel Zoo a nights stay, evening meal and breakfast very good value for money For food we had the six course taste meal which we both enjoyed, the waiter was so helpful nothing was a problem just wanted us to enjoy the evening which we did. The... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I first dined at the Olive Tree two years ago with my partner and loved it, the food and ambiance were lovely. However, we dined again a few weeks ago and it was such a shame to see how downhill the Olive Tree has gone. There was no ambiance and only one other table were dining. Several people (i'm not... More 

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Newton Abbot, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Friendly staff and a reasonable menu, but the decor was odd and the cutlery, glasses, etc all tired. Which wouldn't matter if the food was good, but it just didn't live up to its fine dining billing. I had a fish starter and a steak main, and although i try to see the best in things, i'm afraid i can't... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We prebooked and requested some kind of sole as a main course. This was totally ignored and for a so called fish restaurant had a disappointing menu. My spinich soup, a favourite was thin.None of the starters appealed to my wife and they promised fresh breads ete. We had to remind the waiter twice. It was ok. Our mains were... More 

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Stroud, Glos
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had the 6 course tasting menu and it was quite good but with a couple of dodgy touches. Soup was served with no bread and when we asked for some got a few slices of sliced brown with worrying red stains! Other guests got some different Italian bread with their soup so I think ours was just missed. The... More 

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Poole
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Visited the restaurant during a 2 night stay at the Queens hotel. Promised a lot but did not really deliver. We had pre drinks in the bar whilst we made our meal choices and I went for the highly recommended garlic soup. We where show to our table which had a single dead rose in a vase and a dirty... More 

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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 22
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bystock Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1392 272709

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Greek

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.
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

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