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“Bath delight” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree
Ranked #33 of 563 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$44 - US$75
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Olive Tree Restaurant in the Queensberry Hotel has gained local popularity and national renown as one of the premiere dining places in Bath. The hotel is a stylish contemporary boutique hotel, but the restaurant is an oasis of calm modernity, with excellent British food served with a great attention to detail in relaxed, informal surroundings.
Woodham Ferrers, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Bath delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

My wife and I visited Bath for the first time this weekend not knowing what the restaurants were like. I read a few reviews of others in the city and chose the Olive Tree from the very good feedback. We were not disappointed with the food and service, which is equal to or even better than some of the high quality big city restaurants we have visited in the past, without the high price tag.
The food was served efficiently and with style, coupled with sensational tastes and textures.
I would not hesitate to revisit when we are back in Bath and could not recommend it more highly.

  • Visited July 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Fine dining with friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Chose taster menu which was varied and well presented. Service was welcoming and restaurant felt intimate even though nearly full. Would recommend the cocktails in Q Bar before dinner.

  • Visited June 2014
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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“Why no Michelin star?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Fabulous food, beautifully presented with imaginative flavour combinations. It has been a few years since I last dined at the Olive Tree, and the food was very good then. Now it is just superb and in my view clearly of Michelin star standard. And as you would expect, excellent service without all the constant fussing from waiters that so often happens at top class restaurants.

I will look forward to my next opportunity to dine here

  • Visited July 2014
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Chippenham
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“Consistently Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The question we all ask of any favourite restaurant is, 'Can they maintain the standard'? Well, in five separate visits to The Olive Tree over the last year, the answer is a resounding 'Yes'.

The food is meticulously prepared, intense with fresh flavours and exciting combinations, beautifully presented and served by excellent and knowledgeable staff.

The problem we always have is battling with the menu. I asked my wife what she was going to have and she replied "All of it". She certainly almost purred with pleasure over her crab lasagne starter and my mackerel was light with a medley of delicate vegetables.

For the main course, my wife plumped for the lamb and was delighted that she had. She said that the meat melted satisfyingly in her mouth and had a beautiful taste and texture. My choice of halibut was, yet again, another vindication of just how well this restaurant consistently brings out the very best in fish.

Wines are excellent and expert, unstuffy advice is always on hand should you find yourself reeling from the choice available to you.

One last word has to be said about the staff: they are unfailingly friendly and polite, knowledgeable about your food choices and completely charmed my 82 year-old Mother on a visit earlier in the year.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Get in quick before the star”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Superb meal when we stayed at the queensberry. Full degustation and flight of wine was really good value, this chef will gain his first star before long if he wants it so go there soon. Sensational food

  • Visited June 2014
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