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Olive Tree - Queens Court Hotel Exeter

6-8 Bystock, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4HY
 Find this stylish restaurant within The Queens Court Hotel, just a few minutes walk from the city centre.

The kitchen team offers a menu based around seasonal, local ingredients.

A late summer version included ''Cornish Mackerel – home smoked & seared fillet of mackerel with a mustard-infused potato salad & mackerel mousse'; 'Trio of Duck – spring roll confit, rillette and tea-smoked breast with a honey & soy reduction & sesame oil'; 'Guinea Fowl Boudin – mousseline of guinea fowl infused with black pudding & truffle with apple purée & tarragon jus' and 'Cauliflower & Exmoor Blue Risotto – with Exmoor Blue Beignets' among the starters.

'Trio of Lamb – croquette of shoulder, seared cutlet & slow-roasted chump of West Country lamb with redcurrant & Port reduction'; 'Breast of Chicken Polonaise – with a crisp tart tatin of chicken liver parfait and wild mushroom & haricot bean fricassé'; 'Pan-Roasted Fillet of Wild Sea Bass on Saffron Potatoes & Wilted Spinach with a Citrus & Caviar Beurre Blanc' and 'Puy Lentil Pattie – with smoked garlic, capers & truffle-fried hens egg' listed among the mains.

Desserts, such as 'Lavender Pannacotta with Strawberry Salad and Earl Grey & Lemon Sorbet'; 'Apple & Plum Tart Tatin with Five Spice Ice Cream' and 'Tiramisu' might be too hard to resist; while those with a more savoury tooth can try their selection of West Country artisan cheeses.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Modern British
  • Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.00; mains about £10 + sandwiches; L Sun £10.95 (2 courses)
  • Dinner: all week 19.00-21.30; mains about £15 to £17
  • Seats: 30
  • Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list has modest mark-ups– and is helpfully categorised by wine character-type
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Nearest station: Exeter or Central or St. Davids Rail
  • Directions: See the map on this page
  • Parking: During the evening, please enquire
  • Closed: L Sun, a few days at Christmas and New Year
  • Rooms available

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Contact Details

Tel: 01392-272709
Fax: 01392-491390
Address: 6-8 Bystock, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4HY
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