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Olive Tree Restaurant

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Bystock Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HY, England
+44 (0)1392 272709
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A really top quality meal, warm bread with olive oil and balsamic, hot smoked chicken to start followed by a amuse-bouche of pan fried scallops pea purée and pancetta (one of best scallop dishes I've ever had, delicious) and mushroom tortellini. Couldn't fit dessert in. Service was excellent too. All at a very reasonable price. Simply faultless! If you're in... More 

Thank Martin G
Las Vegasville Albernewqwerky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant very well laid out and attractive . The wine list was fine and average prices . We had the taster menu which was amazing, the stuffed pasta in a yellow pepper sauce was both our favourite dish but the others were not far behind.I have to agree with another review I've read the ox main dish was slightly... More 

Thank Barnaby_Buzzkill
Guildford, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the taster menu and each of the courses were well prepared and presented. In particular the use of herbs and seasoning was very good. Our only complaint was when it came to the main course, ox cheeks. it was a huge plate of food. Probably big enough for a meal on its own without the other 5 courses.... More 

Thank Geoff S
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here again , lovely and welcoming as ever. Had yesterday a lovely taster meal, very well presented and very tasty. Would recommend the Queens Court Hotel to stay when you are in Exeter and definitely try in their Olive Tree Restaurant the taster menu.

Thank Kirsten S
Bacup, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

A 7 course taster menu, part of a Travelzoo offer. We enjoyed every course, only let down, the 'toast' which accompanied the duck mousse. We could not cut it for fear of breaking the plates. Had a bottle of Fleurie which seemed to go reasonably well with each course, but a bit steep at £27. They normally charge around £30... More 

Thank Bobbrittania
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Joining the rest of the other Tripadvisors, we went to this restaurant as part of the Travelzoo offer. The 6 course tasting menu was delightful, a range of taste to bring joy to your tastebuds. It covers a range of items too, e.g. monk fish, neck of lamb, mackerel and etc. Service was slightly slow but that was because the... More 

Thank FuzzyGirly
Woking, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

We ate at this restaurant as part of a travelzoo offer which included a night in the hotel. The tasting menu was excellent. Each course was very tasty but all a little small. I was still very hungry by the time the main course was served so I asked for a basket of bread which made the meal perfect. Very... More 

Thank Michelle P
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Restaurant is part of Queens Court Hotel where we stayed (6 old friends). Following pre drinks we were accommodated by the window, this meant rearranging the tables, which was kindly done - we were v grateful as the room was a little hot and we could open the window/door. The menu is quite small, with only 4 mains to select... More 

Thank SuffolkCarol
Rye, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

We tried their tasting menu and it was really first class, creative, tasty and well presented in an understated dining room. Service was friendly and helpful, just don't stay at the hotel!

Thank David W
Exeter, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

I bought the Travel Zoo overnight stay with tasting menu for my parents and joined them for dinner. Cannot fault the food and thanks to Alfie we had fantastic service! I would highly recommend this restaurant and I will definitely be returning. The food was presented beautifully and the taste was faultless. We were fortunate to have Alfie mostly to... More 

Thank Jen W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
European, British, Italian, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?