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Olive Tree Restaurant

Bystock Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HY, England
+44 (0)1392 272709
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Ranked #63 of 418 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
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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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I stayed in their hotel Queens Court and enjoyed a few night love food. Very nice staff, nice setting and the food is fantastic and even if you have a special wish it will be done. Recommend strongly to invite friends and have a very special evening there

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

The Olive Tree Part of the Queens Court Hotel, great place, great food , fine dining without the pretentious approach of other restaurants in town, I've eaten here many times, never disappointed and always get a great deal when staying in the hotel too.

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Bristol
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A very good six course taster meal. Nicely presented and good service. Interesting décor in the restaurant.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Better late than never for this review as we went on October 18th and we did a have a super evening at The Olive Tree. Taking some family out for a birthday can be awful if you chose the wrong place. We got exactly what we hoped for, good atmosphere, relaxed surroundings, attentive, friendly staff and much better than average... More

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Hatfield, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Thanks to Laura for convincing me to try the 6 course evening meal. Superb food and presentation - congratulations to the chef

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Good food and service and we were not troubled by staff asking whether or not we liked it every two minutes

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We enjoyed the taster menu dinner as part of a Travelzoo deal. It was "excellent" (ie value) as part of the deal, but only "good" if one had paid the full price. Wine was disappointing. Service was excellent and we would definitely return, deal or no - deal !! N.B We also had breakfast here which we would rate as... More

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horndean
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This meal was a birthday present from the family and I must say that the selection was very good. My wife and I have in the past taken part in the Taster Menu's offered by hotels and the standard from the Olive Tree has been the best by far. Everything was well presented and cooked perfectly our only regret that... More

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our second visit to the Olive Tree was again a pleasant evening in a stylishly decorated restaurant featuring fabulous Venetian masks. The staff were efficient, welcoming and friendly and the service was good. The Chilean sauvignon was good. The tasting menu was not as enjoyable as our previous visit. The soup of the day was excellent (not sure why it... More

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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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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 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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