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5.4 /6 Excellent 12 Reviews

The Olive Tree Restaurant

City Centre European, British £££ +100
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About The Olive Tree Restaurant

Located inside the Queen’s Court Hotel,The Olive Tree Restaurant offers an award-winning fine dining experience, right in the heart of Exeter city centre. Taking British classics and giving them a modern edge, each dish is created from scratch using the best produce carefully sourced from local suppliers, and no matter if it's for a sophisticated evening meal or a special lunch, you’ll find plenty of choices on the menu. Begin your meal with some applewood home-smoked mackerel or poached chicken mousse, before moving on to a succulent sirloin steak or some cured cod loin with potato & sun-dried tomato cake and caramelised fennel. Complete your experience by finishing with some calvados rice brulee or a selection of artisan cheeses. Situated on Bystock Terrace, The Olive Tree Restaurant draws in gourmands from all over the city – book ahead to avoid missing out!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 18:30 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 18:30 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 18:30 - 21:00
  • Thursday 18:30 - 21:00
  • Friday 18:30 - 21:00
  • Saturday 18:30 - 21:00
  • Sunday 18:30 - 21:00
The Olive Tree Restaurant, Bystock Terrace, Queens Court Hotel, EX4 4HY Exeter


12 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 12 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Noise: mute
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 6
05.07.2017 08:47

We enjoyed a superb meal here. The food was fresh, beautifully prepared and presented, the service was outstanding, we would highly recommend the Olive Tree.

1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 10:58

Great food for the money. Restaurant was quiet and the service was excellent. We all had a wonderful evening and can't wait to return. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
17.05.2017 08:31

Everything about this restaurant is amazingly good. The setting and decor are classy and elegant. The food was absolutely fantastic. Freshly baked bread and a chef's choice starter were included. We could not fault this restaurant in any way.

1 review so far 6
19.04.2017 10:54

Great food! 4 of us celebrated an anniversary all 4 thought food and service was excellent. Wished we lived closer. Definitely recommend best food for ages.

3 reviews so far 6
11.11.2016 07:47

i would recommend this restaurant 100%. The atmosphere is cosy, the chairs, tables etc are perfect and the staff are brilliant. The menu is very limited unless you go for the "taster" menu. There is four choices available for starters and four for the main course plus a dessert menu. The main course offering is one chicken based, one fish (roast cod loin) one meat (6 oz aged sirloin) and a vegetarian option. A special chef pre course dish with slices of ham (Parma?) goats cheese and salad leaves with cherry tomatoes is served. The main courses are accompanied with an abundance of vegetables and a mixed salad. The dessert menu includes Creme Brulee as well as ice cream and maybe cheesecake. You will not leave the place hungry that is for sure. All the dishes were superbly cooked and presented by a very professional waiting staff. The wine list is fairly comprehensive and I settled for a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio. If you are in Exeter make a visit to the Olive Tree an absolute "must" you will not be disappointed

1 review so far 5
26.11.2016 08:12

The service was excellent and just the right amount of attentive without being overbearing. The menu is fairly brief but wonderful. We were offered the pea and mint soup as an amuse bouche which was delicious. We both had the excellent fried goats cheese. I had steak which was cooked to perfection as was my husband's guinea fowl. We ended our dinner with creme brûlée and cheese, both were divine. We drank an excellent Malbec and sparkling water. The only thing I would change would be the scented candles in the bar, which although unlit were rather overpowering, the lavatories were also rather tatty. Other than that a wonderful evening.

1 review so far 6
18.02.2017 21:00

The Olive Tree is a little known gem in a quiet corner of Exeter. It has a small menu but the food is of excellent quality and nicely presented. We will definitely go back!

1 review so far 6
08.04.2017 08:25

One of the best meals I've ever had. Nice service, lovely building in a great location and parking right outside the restaurant. Would happily go again.

1 review so far 6
05.04.2017 14:29

Really good restaurant. Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend the place and look forward to going again. Reasonable prices and very helpful, friendly staff.

1 review so far 5
11.02.2017 08:55

Very much enjoyed our visit. Staff welcoming,attentive and professional. Food attractively presented, delicious flavour combinations - very good. Pleasant atmosphere. Thank you all ver much.

1 review so far 4
12.09.2016 12:12

Bad wine. Inappropriate comment from the waiter. The plates were well presented, the quality was OK. The ambient is quite charming though. Overall impression is ok

1 review so far 3
26.05.2017 12:04

Good food but atmosphere somewhat lacking (we were the only people there!) Tasting menu not available. We are unsure whether we would go back again.