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!
"A very enjoyable combination" - We came away with very fond memories, the boutique style of the hotel was just what we wanted and indeed the meal in the Olive Tree was one of the best meals we have enjoyed for a long time. Really recommend the restaurant and if you book a stay in the Hotel makes a very enjoyable combination. (Extract, May 2013)
"Marvellous Place" - Quite possibly the best meal I have ever had, anywhere. I was amazed at the creativity, the taste, the quality of the food. And the service was surperb. I left feeling satisfied but not stuffed. There was considerable choice on the menu, and I would say the presentation of the food was so attractive that I felt compelled to just sit and look at it for a while. I look forward to the next opportunity to enjoy this marvellous place. (Extract April 2013)
“Exquisite food” - Possibly the very best food in Exeter, prepared with loving care and great artistry. (Extract December 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)