Our own ‘Souper’ Chef at November’s Genesis Trust Fundraiser

It’s both humbling and gratifying to be part of charity campaigns such as the Genesis Trust’s ‘Souper November’, and what better opportunity for our very own Chris Cleghorn to share his magnificent food with the people who need it most.



The Genesis Trust is a charity whose mission is to work with people struggling with everyday life – largely as a result of homelessness, addiction, poverty or disability. They provide the practical support they need to get through the day, and the emotional support to look forward to tomorrow. They continue to do this with passion, skill and with an attitude of hospitality to all; values that we share with them here at The Olive Tree!

Excitingly, the ‘Souper November’ campaign will be fronted by 2014 MasterChef winner and Bath Girl Ping Coombes who will be cooking up a storm alongside selected chefs including Chris! Ping has been involved with the charity, proactively providing and serving her personal favourite, ‘ABC Chicken Soup’.


 Genesis Trust Bath


We are thrilled to be part of such a worthy campaign, and we hope that Chris’ new diners enjoy his offerings! Find out more about Chris and try his recipe here. To take part in the campaign or for more information, click here – we hope you’ll soupport this fantastic fundraiser!

Calling all Wine Lovers!

Whether you’re a Bordeaux buff, or an Alsace aficionado, the wine lover in you is sure to be intrigued…


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Actually, not just wine lovers, but food lovers too will be approvingly interested in the forthcoming, fantastic ‘wine dinner’ at The Olive Tree restaurant on the 29th of October, starting with reception drinks at 7pm. This sought-after event will be hosted by top Barolo producer Matteo Ascheri, who will be specially flying over from Piedmont to showcase his magnificent wines that will be expertly paired to a mouth-watering menu by yours truly.




Ascheri is a larger than life character, with expert knowledge and an extraordinary passion for the wine he produces. The wonderful food and wine, matched with his stories, will make for a very enjoyable and entertaining evening.

 Matteo Ascheri


The dinner will be held in our private dining room and therefore tickets are highly limited; we can, therefore, offer exclusivity as an added touch to the experience. And why not, who doesn’t like to be treated like a VIP?

Simply click here to secure your place for what is sure to be an unforgettable evening – Matteo and ourselves very much look forward to welcoming you!

Put the ‘special’ in your special occasion with our Tasting Menu!

Variety can provide quite the quandary – a positive one, but a quandary nevertheless. The Olive Tree’s collection of fine food and fresh, seasonal menus provide that very quandary – ‘what shall we choose?’


Ideal for your special occasion is our Tasting Menu, providing the perfect opportunity to experience 5 courses of sophisticated cuisine to delight every palate.

The menu comprises of an exquisite assortment of dishes, from succulently mouth-watering lamb, to a palate-freshening raspberry and cream cheese. Why not enrich an already spectacular evening by opting for a special selection of 5 of our award-winning wines to accompany your food. The Olive Tree has just won the best wine list in England in the AA Hospitality Awards, so it really is a must-try; the best in the country no less!



Specially designed by our Head Chef, Chris Cleghorn, this sophisticated menu is an illustration of his passion and skill. He honed his exceptional talents as the protégé of a trio of world-renowned Michelin Star chefs; Heston Blumenthal, Michael Caines and Adam Simmonds. At The Olive Tree, with his kitchen brigade, Chris creates menus that represent the very best of British using only the finest ingredients that reflect what’s bang in season. Don’t just take our word for it, though, we’ll let our ‘Taste of the West’ Gold award do the talking!


For the cherry on a reassuringly perfect cake, finish your Olive Tree Tasting Menu experience by relaxing at The Queensberry Hotel’s Old Q Bar. A winning combination, we think.

We would love to provide the dining experience you deserve for your special occasion, so simply book your table soon by clicking here or by calling us on 01225 447928. Satisfaction, sorted.

Joss Makes Shortlist for Restaurant Manager of the Year!

We never like to toot our own horn, but our tireless hard work and attention to detail has gifted us with some impressive accolades recently, and with our restaurant manager Joss Rousanne joining us in February of last year, his contribution is hugely attributable. His diligent efforts have pushed the levels of service extensively and have led to him being shortlisted for ‘Restaurant Manager of the Year’ at the Boutique Hotelier Awards!



Through Joss’ dedication and assiduousness, he has gathered a loyal local following of diners and an extremely strong and dependable team. His team have great respect for his leadership, passion and unwavering commitment to quality – aren’t we complimentary? Rightly so, however.


The Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards are one of a kind, rewarding those employees going above and beyond. They have been introduced to recognise the hard work and passion witnessed from thousands of hospitality professionals on a daily basis. They seek out the employees who work tirelessly every day to give guests a service that is second to none.


The winner of the category will be announced at the glittering ceremony on October 21st. We wish Joss the best of luck in his category and look forward to finding out the results – but the nomination is an accolade itself as recognition of his efforts!

Book your festive meal at The Olive Tree now!

The Queensberry Christmas

Leaving things until the last minute is a given this festive season, but make sure you or your party book your Olive Tree meal before the spaces are gone! Booking for the following menus is available now…


8776 TOT_Xmas_TM-1Christmas Party Tasting Menu

Calling all parties and groups! This special menu, designed by our Head Chef Chris Cleghorn, is sure to stimulate your taste buds. To be enjoyed by the whole table is an enticing amalgam of complimentary flavours, from delectable chorizo and apple, to fresh and palate-pleasing lemon and meringue. Expectations surpassed?


christmas01-fixedChristmas Day Lunch Menu

Whilst we offer a wide range of menus, the quality of the food is never diluted. Sit back, relax and let us take care of you on this special day – go on, you deserve it. Adding to the exquisite variety of food on offer is a carefully selected intermingling of delicate starters, satisfyingly succulent mains, beautifully appetising desserts and a light, refreshing after dinner course. As promised, utterly undiluted variety.


8776 TOT_NY-1New Year’s Eve Evening Menu

Giving up this, cutting down on that – at The Olive Tree, though, we insist you treat yourselves if not just once before the resolutions! Indulge in the sumptuous courses on offer this New Year, with options such as scallops and pumpkin puree, a mouth-watering beef fillet and a homemade selection of ice creams and sorbets. See? Who said resolutions had to forego enjoyment?


8776 TOT_XmasLunch-1Festive Lunch Menu

Lunch needn’t be the rushed, forgotten meal of the day. Here at The Olive Tree, we like to inspire you to take your time, savouring the smoke of the Haddock, the citrus of the herbs and the delightful coolness of the mandarin sorbet. The perfect way to catch up with friends or family at this time of year, or to take a well earned break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping.


8776 TOT_XmasDinner-1Festive Dinner Menu

Time is precious, especially when countless relatives, friends and colleagues have left your diary packed full of parties, get togethers and Christmas drinks. When there’s no time to play host, allow The Olive Tree to prepare your nearest and dearest a festive feast so you can spend more time at the table, and less time in the kitchen.

Allow us to tempt you with delicious dishes such as Crab Lasagne, Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle & Hot Chocolate Fondant.

The Queensberry Christmas

Of course, this is just a small taster of the delectable food that The Olive Tree offers on its festive menus, so simply click on each menu name to view, or to book a table, click here or call 01225 447928.

All menus are available to be booked in advance from 1st – 23rd December parties of ten or more guests are asked to pre-order in advance or select a set menu with one dish per course to be served to the entire party. Parties of less than ten guests may select from the set lunch or a la carte menu on the day. For larger parties of twenty or more, please contact the events team to discuss the individual requirements for your event.


The Olive Tree. Festive season, made easy.

Vote for us for the Food Reader Awards 2015!

Here at The Olive Tree, we’re all in a celebratory mood, and no, not just because the festive season is rapidly upon us, but also because we have amassed a flattering amount of awards recently. There’s always room for one more, though…

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The Food Reader Award lets you, the reader, the admirer and the enthusiast, nominate your favourite chefs, restaurants or establishments in the South West. They’re the only food and drink awards in the region that are nominated solely by the readers, and are highly prized.

This is the first stage, where you will be nominating people for the short list. In December, the short list will be announced and you will get the chance to make your final votes. The winners of the award will be decided as a result of the volume of votes. You will be allowed to nominate one choice per category, but you don’t have to nominate someone in every category, just the ones that apply!




Short list voting ends at 11.45pm on October 31, 2014, and we would absolutely love to count on your vote for the Olive Tree or The Queensberry Hotel in the following categories:


-Best Chef (Sponsored by Sharp’s Brewery) – Chris Cleghorn

-Best Restaurant (Sponsored by Total Produce) – Olive Tree

-Best Foodie Hotel (Sponsored by Jelf) – The Queensberry hotel

-Best Wine List – Olive Tree


To vote, simply click here, or follow the link, http://www.food-mag.co.uk/food-reader-awards/. We thank you for your continued support that has helped gain us some fantastic awards recently and we look forward to finding out the results soon!

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Laurence Laurence Beere Proprietor

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