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.

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!

The UK’s Best in Boutiques

You’ve had culinary delights, perhaps a tipple or two, and the late evening sun softly ricochets off the warm Bath stone – feeling sleepy yet? The Queensberry Hotel calls your name…

Proving that hard work does indeed pay off, our team at The Olive Tree are delighted to announce that our hotel, The Queensberry, has been selected by the editors of  The Good Hotel Guide as one of the UK’s winners of the Editor’s choice top Boutique City Hotels 2015.


The guide commented on the hotel as “An excellent place to stay”, praising the city location as “central but very quiet”. As well as the hotel itself, employees were applauded on the exceptional service they provide, with the guide describing them as “a team of happy, relaxed, helpful staff”. The Queensberry experience is not complete without a trip to The Olive Tree Restaurant where the guide insists “dinner was outstanding”.


The Good Hotel Guide is the foremost independent guide to hotels in Great Britain and Ireland. It is written purely for the reader, seeking impartial and objective advice on finding a good place to stay. Unlike some guides available, hotels cannot financially influence the decision for entry and is therefore completely, and authentically reliable. Winners’ accolades are proudly exhibited in lobbies, grand entrance halls and receptions all across Great Britain and coming soon to yours truly!

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When you’re treating yourself, set no limits – indulge in lavish food at The Olive Tree, enjoy the best wines in England and drinks at the Old Q Bar and rest your head in one of 29 sympathetically renovated boutique chic rooms by clicking here for the ultimate award-winning dine & stay experience!


Best Wines in England!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the best wine list in England, winning the ‘AA England and Overall Wine Award 2014-15’ at Monday’s AA Hospitality Awards 2014.


The AA Wine Award for England, sponsored by Matthew Clark, was presented to The Olive Tree Restaurant, for our extensive and informative list. Introduced in 1998, the award recognises and outstanding contribution to promoting wine understanding and appreciation. Nominees are judged on the quality of their wine list and their ability to inspire customers to make wider and more adventurous choices in selecting wines.


Held on 22nd September at the Grosvenor House London (A JW Marriott Hotel), this year’s ceremony was hosted by Fiona Bruce who presented 23 accolades from 10 categories. The AA Awards are amongst the most prestigious national awards of their kind and draw on the unrivalled knowledge and expertise of AA inspectorate and other industry professionals involved in the judging process.


Winners are selected in recognition of excellence and success within their award category, having shown a significant improvement within the preceding 12 to 18 months and proving their dedication to raising industry standards and enhancing both their guest and diner experiences.

Situated in The Queensberry Hotel, we are one of Bath’s longest established independent restaurants, with a 25 year history. The business was bought by Laurence and Helen Beere in 2003 who created an experience of outstanding modern British food, interesting wines and great service in an informal setting. Their vision has seen us maintain three AA Rosettes for over three years.

On winning the award, Laurence expressed his joy “We are delighted to receive recognition for all of the hard work that the team has put in over the years. We have always prided ourselves on offering a varied and balanced wine selection and since joining in 2013, Restaurant Manager Joss Rousanne has brought the finishing touches to the list with his passion for interesting and small suppliers that he introduces via our tasting menu.”


We work with a plethora of local suppliers at The Olive Tree to create delicious dishes that delight the tastebuds. Tipped for a Michelin star, Head Chef Chris Cleghorn’s exciting menus hint at his time with Heston Blumenthal & Michael Caines, whilst delivering a Classic British fine dining experience that make the award-winning eatery so popular. Together with Restaurant Manager Joss (pictured above), he embraced the ethos of The Olive Tree and moved forward the offering with a tasting menu and accompanying wines. Whilst already held in high esteem, Joss brought a fresh eye to our Wine List and is constantly looking for new and interesting wines to accompany the tasting menu. Why not sample the award wining wines today?


Vote for us in the Trencherman’s Awards!

Trencherman’s Awards launches here and now!

We always feel proud to be considered for another award (nearly as much as we love to win!), and adding to the catalogue of accolades we have already won this year, could be one of the fantastic Trencherman’s Awards, which celebrate the best restaurants and chefs in the South West. If you haven’t already heard all about it in the Trencherman’s Times, on their website and on social media – where have you been!? Fortunately, we have everything you need to know about how to vote for The Olive Tree right here!

The awards ceremony will be a swanky affair on Monday November 17 at the new Zacry’s Restaurant at Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall. A fabulous five course dinner will be cooked by 5 of the top Trencherman’s member chefs, including our very own Chris Cleghorn.



We’d be pleased as punch with any of these incredible awards on offer:

  • Best Restaurant
  • Best Chef
  • Best Front of House Team
  • Best Dine and Stay Experience
  • Award for Creativity and Innovation
  • Best Newcomer to the Guide

Anyone who’s experienced The Olive Tree will know we like to make your life as easy and relaxing as possible, so you can vote for us simply by clicking on the picture above, or clicking right here – it’s as easy as that!

In the meantime, from everyone here at The Olive Tree, we thank you for your loyal support and in anticipation, we look forward to finding out the result!

Join in with the conversation by commenting on The Trencherman’s Guide page on Facebook, tweeting at @trenchermans and using the hashtag #TGawards. The three shortlisted restaurants in each category will be announced on October 10th on the website and across social media and PR channels.





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