Enjoy an award-winning meal at one of the best located restaurants in Exeter City Centre. This hotel in Devon has two superb restaurants to choose from – The Olive Tree Restaurant and the Terrace Room for private dining.
Awarded Two AA Rosette status, The Olive Tree Restaurant offers high quality food, contemporary dining with peaceful surroundings in the heart of Exeter City Centre.
The setting is stylish and the classic decor is brought to life with Italian touches of Venetian masks, glimmering olive oil bottles and flickering candles. The music and twinkling chandeliers create a special atmosphere.
Our Head Chef Darren Knockton and his team create dishes with passion and flair to delight the most jaded palette.
The cuisine is modern British with a designer twist and should tempt many away from the chain Restaurants in Exeter City Centre.
Restaurants in Exeter and the wider selection of Devon restaurants will struggle to offer the outstanding choice for those who appreciate great food locally sourced from suppliers that share the same passion and enthusiasm for food as the chefs who work tirelessly for perfection with every dish.
Private parties are catered for in the Terrace Dining Room, which provides intimacy for private lunches or special dinners. Parties up to 16 can be catered for with menus individually tailored for the occasion or any dietary needs.
Whether you are looking for a fine dining experience or eating out in Exeter to sample the exceptionally good food, our varied menu in our restaurants are sure to offer you a truly enviable choice.
The Head Chef, Darren Knockton, joined in April 2008 and has been committed to raising standards. The proprietors and staff are delighted that the high quality of cuisine has been formally recognized by the AA Hotel and Restaurant Guide.
The Olive Tree Restaurant in Exeter is the perfect place for City Centre dining at affordable prices. Sit back, unwind and enjoy a pre-dinner drink followed by quality cuisine in a unique and stylish setting. The best of British with a sophisticated twist!
"Perfection" - Have thought about eating here for a while but tonight was the night and was not disappointed...great atmosphere, service and excellent food and wine...so delighted that have booked again for Monday night! Would recommend anyone to try it and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. (Extract, October 2012)
“Excellent Restaurant in the heart of the city” - This restaurant has beautiful decor, excellent service and most importantly excellent food. We have been here many times and have never been able to find fault with any of the food. The quality would stand up to any top class restaurant anywhere and the chef definitely knows what he is doing. The menu is changed regularly, which is good as we will continue to go back. (Extract, August 2012)
“Absolutely amazing!” - The food was out of this world...by far the best food I've had this year if not more. I cannot fault a single thing. Presentation fab, taste amazing, variety great, staff helpful and friendly. Lovely atmosphere, music and general ambience all great. I love this place, couldn't recommend it more highly and will most definitely be going back. In fact I cannot wait!! In my opinion this restaurant is worthy of Michelin stars. (Extract, June 2012)
“Fantastic, intimate restaurant, beautiful food and great service” - My wife and I thought we'd try the Olive Tree as we had heard good things but had never been. We managed to get a booking for Valentines Day and couldn't be happier that we did! The restaurant is well laid out, relaxing and inviting. The staff were very friendly and courteous, making us feel instantly at home. But the star of the evening was of course the food. We thoroughly enjoyed every course and could not fault any of the dishes. It was a perfect way to celebrate the day, and we cannot recommend the Olive Tree enough. If you get the chance, spoil yourself! (Extract February 2012)