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The Olive Tree

1 Crossroads | St Merryn, Cornwall, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8NF, England
+44 1841 521560
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (18 reviews)
“hake” (14 reviews)
“bruschetta” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1 Crossroads | St Merryn, Cornwall, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8NF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really good food, attentive but discreet service. Cannot fault the menu. Relaxed and unhurried as table is yours for the evening. Highly recommended.

Thank Boo R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After trying to book one of Rick Stein's restaurants with no luck. Did a search on trip advisor which came up with the Olive Tree St Merryn what a joy. Beautiful food and not overpriced like Rick Steins, well worth the taxi hire. Owner was...More

1  Thank Windymiller24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely bottle of red went well with the delicious mushrooms and the best fish dish I have ever tasted (hake) also good service and nice atmosphere. Lovely local restaurant defiantly one to try if on holiday or in the area.

Thank amyellam1998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went to celebrate my son's 30th Birthday, he was welcomed with glass of prosecco and beautiful card. This restaurant truly deserves a Mitchelin star, every single item was delicious, beautifully presented and served perfectly. I cannot wait to go back!!! Scallops with cauliflower purée and...More

Thank annette s
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Yet again an excellent meal in relaxed surroundings, had the trout starter which was fabulous, my husband had the braised lamb which he said was amazing, I had chicken which was fab, finished off with chocolate delice and coffee creme which was to die for,...More

Thank Nicola C
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Staying nearby on holiday and went with my husband, daughter and parents. Very friendly welcome and lovely decor, even the toilet is decorated beautifully! The menu was small but very tempting, most of us went for the lamb, it was Easter after all! Main course...More

Thank Jaykayem96
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had a lovely meal for 9 people on Easter Saturday. the service was informal and friendly and very attentive. Menu was gorgeous, spoilt for choice. Cooked to perfection.

Thank Fletcher1602
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were recently on holiday nearby and decided to try this restaurant. The welcome was friendly and the cooking very good. The only (tiny) criticism was that my crab starter was a little over-chilled which affected the flavour. Quite understandable though in these days of...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I booked this 3 weeks before arriving and knew on speaking to the owner then that we were in for a good night ! Very friendly x Arrived a bit early for an 8pm table ! Made to feel very welcome n had drinks at...More

1  Thank YogaGirl10
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Small intimate friendly superb quality food restaurant something you would not expect in a small Cornish Village. We had the most delicious starters of Cornish Crab and a Duck Terrine followed by a Fish Stew with lots of nice Seafood and the other meal was...More

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Valerie S
Can I see an example of the Olive tree menu
8 February 2016|
Response from poolebob | Reviewed this property |
Sample menu is on their web site. Google "Olive Tree, Padstow"
Valerie S
What s la carte menu ?
8 February 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from susiepoo66 | Reviewed this property |
A la carte is individual items from the menu, not the set menu, which is for example, two or three courses for a set price.
robin j
is it open on sunday night
8 October 2015|
Response from TeamParsons | Property representative |
Terribly sorry, but we don't open on a Sunday. We normally open from Tuesday to Saturday from 6.30pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 33
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Crossroads | St Merryn, Cornwall, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow  >  St Merryn
  • Phone Number: +44 1841 521560
  • E-mail
The Olive Tree in St Merryn opens for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday from 6.30pm). Our food is largely influenced by Mediterranean cuisine and, indeed, anywhere you might find olive trees growing. We focus on making the most of the wonderful fresh produce available in Cornwall, and we source our fish, meat, dairy and most of our fruit & vegetables from local producers. Reservations are recommended, and please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements. Please note that the restaurant will be closed for the 2015 winter break from November, reopening in March 2016. .