RestaurantsSomersetBathBA1

survey result

Summary

£131
£££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Chris Cleghorn produces high-quality fare with a range of tasting menus” at this long-established and well-renowned venture (currently Bath’s only Michelin-starred establishment), in the cellar of a comfortable independently run hotel. This year’s average food scores were particularly high. There are still quibbles raised by some about the “slightly sterile basement dining room” and that a visit is “not cheap”. Such concerns were mostly drowned out this year, though, by the majority who pronounce it “virtually perfect in every respect: a Treat with a capital ‘T’!”

Summary

£127
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Excellent in all respects” – nothing but upbeat reports this year on Chris Cleghorn’s well-known and much accoladed basement dining room: the only Bath restaurant with a Michelin star and with a long history as a foodie Mecca. The dining focus here is on the six-course and nine-course tasting menus, but if you just want to pay a visit they do serve breakfast and a simpler lunch. Nothing but praise too this year for its basement quarters, which fans say are “perfect for a special celebration”.

Summary

£84
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chris Cleghorn’s “very classy and well-composed” cuisine maintains this well-known basement dining room as the town’s most accoladed foodie hotspot (it’s the only restaurant in town with a Michelin star) and he offers a variety of menus (with vegan and vegetarian options) focused in the evenings on tasting menu formats, although – unusually – they allow you to pick out individual dishes from them if you don’t want ‘the full monty’ and to pay per plate. The dining room itself is well-appointed and pleasant, but the constraints of this basement space are griped about even in the most favourable of reports (“tables close together…”, “room is a bit spartan for food of this quality…”).

Summary

£84
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chris Cleghorn’s “very classy and well-composed” cuisine maintains this well-known basement dining room as the town’s most accoladed foodie hotspot (it’s the only restaurant in town with a Michelin star) and he offers a variety of menus (with vegan and vegetarian options) focused in the evenings on tasting menu formats, although – unusually – they allow you to pick out individual dishes from them if you don’t want ‘the full monty’ and to pay per plate. The dining room itself is well-appointed and pleasant, but the constraints of this basement space are griped about even in the most favourable of reports (“tables close together…”, “room is a bit spartan for food of this quality…”).

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Owner's description

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. 

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 105.00 Always available 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Yes
Portions
25
No shorts
40
Yes

The Olive Tree, Queensberry Hotel Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Olive Tree, Queensberry Hotel Restaurant in BA1, Bath by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Olive Tree, Queensberry Hotel restaurant.
David F
The nine course tasting menu is imaginative...
Reviewed 7 months, 3 days ago

"The nine course tasting menu is imaginative, beautifully presented and very tasty with some unusual flavours. The three starters were particularly enjoyable. The wines in the wine flight were well chosen to match the food and came from a wide range of countries."

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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm

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