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Olive Tree Restaurant

Bystock Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HY, England
+44 (0)1392 272709
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Ranked #63 of 419 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $26
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
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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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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English first
Crowborough
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had the taster menu which was delicious and excellent value. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and would suit groups and couples alike.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well, we had not been here for a while as we do like to try new places, but decided it was time for a revisit. We booked on the same day and got a table at the time that we wanted. We were greeted and seated and served drinks before being taken through to our table. I decided to try... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I booked a table for my family last Saturday at the Olive Tree after having read all the good reviews on Trip Adviser and regret to say that our experience was a disaster. Our starter, the Brixham hand caught scallops were so small and overcooked which was a precursor for main course. My wife and myself had Seafood Laksa which... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

returned yet again and this restaurant is well worth a visit if you are in Exeter as does not disappoint and menu is excellent and taster menu is superb - well done chef and all your staff - you have got it right and it is a pleasure to return for a pleasant evening as the ambience is just right... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have been here twice for dinner and it is definitely my favourite place in Exeter. The ambience is spot on, beautifully set tables and just enough quirkiness to the decor to give it some personality and make it stand out. The service is excellent, very tentative and friendly but not in your face all of the time. The food... More

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london
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is the second time I have eaten at this restaurant. The food was lovely. Small portions but beautifully presented and extremely tasty. Compliments to the chef.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The taster menu was excellent, great presentation, excellent food, professional and friendly service. Definitely would recommend

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Absolutely wonderful food, beautifully presented and just fabulous. Reasonably priced for what you get!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were travelling to Devon and stopped off for the evening in Exeter, staying at the Hotel which had The Olive Tree as its restaurant. It was a wonderful evening and consisted of 6 courses beautifully presented, fabulous detail and each course had its own distinguished flavour. Attentive staff, particular reference to Lauren who was friendly, helpful and professional. Well... More

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Leicester
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Try the taster menu. Wonderfully presented, tasty food with generous portions prepared by a chef who appreciates good food.

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