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The Olive Tree

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1 Crossroads | St Merryn, Cornwall, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8NF, England
+44 1841 521560
18:30 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 the Lamb succulent and so well presented. All the food and service was excellent and... More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Yummy food, lovely ambiance and super service, we booked this restaurant off the back of trip adviser when we were looking for restaurants in the area for the Padstow Christmas festival and were not disappointed! The mushroom starter was gorgeous!

Thank holliecorrick
Ingelheim, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Forget Padstow dominated by Rick Stein and go to The Olive Tree in St Merryn. Every course was delicious and used local ingredients. Even the drinks menu had great Cornish wine and gin. And the service was friendly and genuine.

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Rochford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Whilst staying a stone's throw away in Waves Rooms for four nights, we wondered in and were fortunate enough to get a table. We went the whole hog and enjoyed three sumptuous courses - I have to say also, that the service was welcoming and friendly throughout. We genuinely had a better experience here, than down the road at Steins... More 

Thank JenS979
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Quite simply stunning, fabulous food, amazing atmosphere n friendly courteous staff A lovely relaxed place to unwind n so reasonably priced 10 outa 10 people, will most definitely be making "The Olive Tree" my special treat of the week place to eat

Thank Amandajane W
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My wife and I were very impressed this evening with this small but thoughtfully presented restaurant . When we walked through the door we were immediately greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. The effective decor of the restaurant was in keeping with the theme of the Mediterranean whilst subtly incorporating its coastal location with simple, dramatic marine prints.... More 

Thank Jessty
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

After going to Steins on numerous occasions we decided to try The Olive Tree for a change and we were not disappointed. The moment we walked in, you could feel the place had a really nice atmosphere and a buzz to it. The restaurant was fully booked for the evening, a Thursday, which is always a great sign. The service... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to book the olive tree and fortunately they had a table. On arriving we were made welcome and shown to our table.The menus duly arrived and the drink order was taken . We both agreed that the menu choices both starter and main courses all sounded good no duff choices.The food didn't disappoint the starters... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Just had another fabulous meal here, Kev and flo were the perfect hosts as always And the food was amazing, had the Cornish venison which was cooked to perfection by Johnny who is just the best Thank you for a lovely night

Thank Nicola C
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We booked in advance, as you really need to do at this time of the year. We were greeted warmly and it was soon evident that customer service is a priority at the Olive Tree. The food was excellent - innovative and beautifully presented. It's not a restaurant where you can have a secluded booth for an intimate evening -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 31
Seafood, Mediterranean, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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. .

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?