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The Olive Tree

1 Crossroads, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8NF, England
+44 1841 521560
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1 Crossroads, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8NF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very good operation and they know exactly what they’re doing. Right from the start, when you speak to Flo by phone to book, with her friendly welcome and charming manner, you know you’re in good hands. This is confirmed when you arrive....More

1  Thank SimonBoismont
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was five minutes from our accommodation so very convenient. What a find. Friendly service. Wonderful food, my wife can’t stop extolling the goat’s cheese and pea pannacotta. Smart understated decor. The last meal of our stay in the area and we both agreed that...More

Thank Richard-Heap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a last minute booking - and boy are we glad we did! Simple, pleasant surroundings; friendly staff; food to die for! I had a starter of Cornish sardines that were so fresh it was if they’d just been caught’n’cooked. I dithered over the...More

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find, from the time we walked through the door we had a friendly greeting, menu v good, food excellent and service too in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you, When in the area will book again a must visit..

2  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tricky to find - ignore the address, it’s on the Main Street. Only does about 25 covers so need to book. People turned away the night we visited. A family run operation and all dishes on limited menu well cooked and I would definitely return.

1  Thank Hockeyboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I too had researched restaurants prior to our holiday in Cornwall wanting to avoid the celebrity restaurants in the area. The Olive Tree were amazing from taking our booking, to amending the time for us on the day and the food was without doubt of...More

2  Thank thefourwoodys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had researched restaurants in the area for my husbands special birthday, and the Olive tree came out on top. We received a super warm welcome from the lady owner, who took a few minutes to get to know us and wish my husband a happy...More

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here for the last night of our holiday and what a lovely way to finish our holiday. Wonderful food, smiley friendly service, very nice environment. Lovely loo with nice smelly candles. Delicious scallops and fab fish. Yummy puddings. The truly fantastic element was...More

1  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Bistro food, very friendly service. The prices are reasonable. Much better food and value compared to some of the more well known restaurants in the area. Well worth a visit.

Thank Roz H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really top notch restaurant. The lady who ran front of house was really professional and friendly and explained the menu and service in fine detail. This is a masterclass of how to do a restaurant service, often something that is lacking at...More

Thank David T
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Libby A
13 August 2018|
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Response from TeamParsons | Property representative |
Sorry we didn't see your question earlier but thanks to everyone here for responding :-) Looking forward to seeing you in September - we will have the cushions ready!
25 June 2018|
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Response from TeamParsons | Property representative |
Hi there - yes, we welcome well-behaved children. We offer a small menu for smaller appetites during the main school holidays or at other times with advance notice. More details are on our website (see the Frequently asked... More
31 May 2018|
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Response from TeamParsons | Property representative |
Hi there - I'm afraid not. We are just a small place with indoor seating only.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$33
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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, 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 opens in March through to December - please contact us for specific dates.
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