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Olive Tree Restaurant

Bystock Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HY, England
+44 1392 272709
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (11 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
“ox cheek” (2 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PMAll hours
British, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Bystock Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HY, England
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here our first night as it was our hotel's restaurant. The ambiance, food and service were all good although the menu is fairly limited.

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A lovely find. Really interesting food and a great atmosphere. Extremely good value. The waitress was very attentive. We even had a free tasting board to start with. The food itself was first rate and freshly cooked.

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

As always the food was cooked and prepared to perfection. This was our third visit as previous visits did not fail to impress. This visit only gets three out of five purely due to staff lack of attention. When the wine arrived it wasn't properly...More

Thank Mushroom S
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Atmosphere and food were nice. Waited a long time to be seated/served at the bar and also to pay the bill(which resulted in missing my train). Not very happy right now

Thank Oli D
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Lovely atmosphere, lovely food uses local produce. Good choice of drinks. Relaxing and no rush to get you on to your next course. Would eat there again

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We came here to have dinner as it was my daughters birthday and we would be going on a shopping spree the next day. It did not disappoint and is all the better for having new management. Dinner was delicious, and the breakfast was as...More

Thank Ildi M
Reviewed 29 November 2016

My wife and I ate here mainly because we were staying in the hotel (Queens Court). The atmosphere was lacking but that was because there was only one other couple in the restaurant. The menu was very limited - a choice of only four main...More

1  Thank Rands9
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight and enjoyed the taster menu arranged direct with the hotel rather than travel zoo. Service was very prompt and polite. I liked the consideration showed by asking whether we were ready for the next course or wanted a break. We enjoyed every...More

Thank LSA_9
Reviewed 17 November 2016

My husband and recently dined at the Olive Tree, it was a Saturday evening, not crowded at all and had great atmosphere. The staff and manager were very lovely. It took a little time for drinks and starters to come, but wasn't too much of...More

Thank Greeneyegal86
Reviewed 16 October 2016

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....More

Thank Martin G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 1392 272709
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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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