Harden's survey result
“Truly outstanding” cooking from chef Chris Cleghorn continues to impress diners at this well-known venue, which won a Michelin star in October 2018 (becoming the only restaurant in town to hold one). The basement dining room doesn’t please all reporters though (“a bit quiet and lacking character”) and the experience is “not cheap”.
Chris Cleghorn’s “hidden away” basement hotel haunt is “quite different to most top restaurants…there’s a relaxed air yet it’s not casual in the wrong way”; on the food front he “never fails” – turning out “innovative dishes combined with expert presentation and at a sensible price”.
Chris Cleghorn’s deft, classically inspired cuisine at this well-established basement hotel dining room put in a formidable showing in this year’s survey; “excellent wines” too (“but then again we’ve come to expect that…”).
“A great element of Bath’s restaurant scene” – although this smart (slightly muted) basement hotel dining room is less famous than once it was, chef Chris Cleghorn continues to provide “accomplished, classical dishes with a modern execution”.
Proud to be one of Bath’s longest established independent restaurants, The Michelin Star and 3 AA Rosette Olive Tree, nestled in the basement of The Queensberry Hotel continues to receive rapturous praise from guests and locals alike. This contemporary British restaurant offers deformalised fine dining under the direction of award winning Head Chef, Chris Cleghorn, who honed his superior skills as the protégé of a trio of world-renowned Michelin Star chefs, (Heston Blumenthal, Michael Caines, Adam Simmonds). Using a combination of classical flavours with modern cooking techniques, Chris creates his own unique style, crafting menus that showcase the very best of British.
The Olive Tree, Queensberry Hotel Restaurant Diner Reviews
"We had an anniversary dinner at The Olive Tree, we were made to feel welcome from the very beginning the quality of service and atmosphere were incredible. The Old Q Bar, had a lovely feel to it, and the drinks were expertly mixed. As we moved downstairs to eat; the environment was quiet and perfect to compliment the intimate nature of the meal, though there was a quite lively bustle to the dining room, it did not intrude on the dining experience. The food was incredible, I will only dwell on the starter from the Seven tasting menu, Scallops which were sublime, this was a lot of taste packed on to the plate superbly executed flavours and textures... just incredible. The rest of the meal lived up to the same high standard, and the wine pairings were as complimentary as you would expect and some thought provoking choices as well. The service throughout was excellent and the team on the ground were right and friendly, a special mention to Owen, who was on point and made us feel both welcomed and "special" throughout without being intrusive. We can't recommend The Olive Tree enough, and we will be going back!"
"It was a bit whispery quiet and lacking in character. I thought the food was expensive and not massively exciting."
Russell St, Bath, BA1 2QF
|Number of Diners:|
|Tuesday||7 pm-10 pm|
|Wednesday||7 pm-10 pm|
|Thursday||7 pm-10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-10 pm|