The Olive Tree at the Queensberry Hotel

“Classic Bath elegance and sophisticated modern cuisine” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BATH, SOMERSET

Official Rating
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Our Inspector's view

This truly magnificent and uniquely stylish Georgian townhouse is everything you could ask for in a boutique hotel. It’s the setting for chef Chris Cleghorn’s sharply contemporary cooking. The Olive Tree restaurant is in the basement and revels in a sophisticated, minimalist look. Two tasting menus (six and nine courses) are offered, or you can choose à la carte from these, a thoughtful and flexible approach that allows even those with a less robust appetite to experience his delightfully conceived and constructed dishes. Smoked Devon eel, Isle of Wight tomato, and tarragon, and Wiltshire lamb loin, anchovy, celery artichoke, Sarawak pepper are typical of his style.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA Notable Wine List
The Olive Tree at the Queensberry Hotel
4–7 Russell Street,BATH,Somerset,BA1 2QF
Phone : 01225 447928

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 55
  • Private dining available
Accessibility
  • Steps for wheelchair: 5
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 20 to 27 April, 3 to 10 August, 2 to 9 November
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 5
  • Wines over £30: 126
  • Wines by the glass: 31
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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