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Olive Tree Restaurant

) #133 of 417 Restaurants in Exeter €€ - €€€ European, British, Italian
Bystock Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HY, England
+44 1392 272709
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (11 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
“ox cheek” (2 reviews)
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07:00 - 21:30All hours
European, British, Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Bystock Terrace, Exeter EX4 4HY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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 16 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
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The restaurant very well laid out and attractive . The wine list was fine and average prices . We had the taster menu which was amazing, the stuffed pasta in a yellow pepper sauce was both our favourite dish but the others were not far...More

Thank Barnaby_Buzzkill
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had the taster menu and each of the courses were well prepared and presented. In particular the use of herbs and seasoning was very good. Our only complaint was when it came to the main course, ox cheeks. it was a huge plate of...More

Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here again , lovely and welcoming as ever. Had yesterday a lovely taster meal, very well presented and very tasty. Would recommend the Queens Court Hotel to stay when you are in Exeter and definitely try in their Olive Tree Restaurant the taster...More

Thank Kirsten S
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A 7 course taster menu, part of a Travelzoo offer. We enjoyed every course, only let down, the 'toast' which accompanied the duck mousse. We could not cut it for fear of breaking the plates. Had a bottle of Fleurie which seemed to go reasonably...More

Thank Bobbrittania
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
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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