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The Olive Tree at the Queensberry Hotel

Russel Street, BATH, BA1 2QF

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The Bath stone Queensberry Hotel is a picture-perfect piece of local architecture, just what you might hope for when looking to stopover in one of England's prettiest cities. Laurence and Helen Beere have created one of Bath's most appealing addresses, where their passion for hospitality and the city combine to create an establishment that is even better than the sum of its parts (and the parts are already very good indeed). The finish within is a winning combination of traditional and contemporary, creating civilised spaces that seem almost timeless, with a major revamp taking place as we write. The Olive Tree restaurant is down in the basement, but none the worse for it, and has long been one of the city's top dining venues. The kitchen - headed up by Chris Cleghorn - is particularly sensitive to dietary requirements with a bespoke dairy- and gluten-free menu, where you might start with duck liver (poached and roasted) with pickled rhubarb, shiitake mushrooms and candied walnut and move on to halibut with braised chicory and sweet potato purée. There's an impressive vegetarian menu, too. The à la carte offers similarly contemporary dishes and shows evidence of a genuine commitment to West Country produce. Flavour combinations are well considered and classically inspired - crab lasagne, for example, with a crab mousse and bisque, followed by a main course loin of venison with quince purée, smoked bacon and spiced red cabbage. Desserts also hit the mark, delivering the comfort of hot chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream and zingy exotic flavours via a mango soufflé with lemongrass and mango sorbet. The lively wine list contains much that catches the eye.

Further information

Tel: 01225 447928
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Mon-Thu

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Chris Cleghorn
Number of seats: 60
Steps for wheelchair: 5
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £19.00
Sunday lunch: £21.00-£26.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

The Olive Tree at the Queensberry Hotel, Bath


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100mtrs from the Assembly Rooms
Nearest station: Bath Spa

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