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The Olive Tree

1 Crossroads | St Merryn, Cornwall, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8NF, England
+44 1841 521560
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (18 reviews)
“hake” (14 reviews)
“bruschetta” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Crossroads | St Merryn, Cornwall, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8NF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

this is a small restaurant that serves outstanding food with excellent flavours.Well worth a visit if looking for above average..Cheerful and welcoming hosts and a chef who enjoys his work.It was that good we booked to return .Excellent value and satisfaction.Booking is advisable.

Thank tonypat184
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a wonderful surprise this restaurant is! Small but the tables are well spaced, and excellent service with nothing either rushed or delayed. Amazing food. Will definitely visit again when in the area - probably more that once too!

Thank Marina B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had a perfect evening here with my husband, it was my birthday and I could not have asked for more. Flo was friendly and attentive, the food was perfect and the wine delicious. The restaurant is small but not cramped and the owners book...More

1  Thank Julie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went last year and absolutely loved it and wanted to go back again this, we were not disappointed by the food or service and wish that we lived much nearer! Over all 5* Thank you xx

1  Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had been waiting a while to eat here, due to opening times and seasons, but boy was it worth the wait. We had such a fantastic experience and can't wait to go back. The food was exceptional and service perfect, not pushy but there when...More

Thank Diddlydos
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Really good food, attentive but discreet service. Cannot fault the menu. Relaxed and unhurried as table is yours for the evening. Highly recommended.

Thank Boo R
Reviewed 25 April 2017

After trying to book one of Rick Stein's restaurants with no luck. Did a search on trip advisor which came up with the Olive Tree St Merryn what a joy. Beautiful food and not overpriced like Rick Steins, well worth the taxi hire. Owner was...More

2  Thank Windymiller24
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely bottle of red went well with the delicious mushrooms and the best fish dish I have ever tasted (hake) also good service and nice atmosphere. Lovely local restaurant defiantly one to try if on holiday or in the area.

Thank amyellam1998
Reviewed 20 April 2017

went to celebrate my son's 30th Birthday, he was welcomed with glass of prosecco and beautiful card. This restaurant truly deserves a Mitchelin star, every single item was delicious, beautifully presented and served perfectly. I cannot wait to go back!!! Scallops with cauliflower purée and...More

Thank annette s
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Yet again an excellent meal in relaxed surroundings, had the trout starter which was fabulous, my husband had the braised lamb which he said was amazing, I had chicken which was fab, finished off with chocolate delice and coffee creme which was to die for,...More

Thank Nicola C
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Valerie S
Can I see an example of the Olive tree menu
8 February 2016|
Response from poolebob | Reviewed this property |
Sample menu is on their web site. Google "Olive Tree, Padstow"
Valerie S
What s la carte menu ?
8 February 2016|
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Response from susiepoo66 | Reviewed this property |
A la carte is individual items from the menu, not the set menu, which is for example, two or three courses for a set price.
robin j
is it open on sunday night
8 October 2015|
Response from TeamParsons | Property representative |
Terribly sorry, but we don't open on a Sunday. We normally open from Tuesday to Saturday from 6.30pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Crossroads | St Merryn, Cornwall, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow  >  St Merryn
  • Phone Number: +44 1841 521560
  • E-mail
The Olive Tree in St Merryn opens for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday from 6.30pm). Our food is largely influenced by Mediterranean cuisine and, indeed, anywhere you might find olive trees growing. We focus on making the most of the wonderful fresh produce available in Cornwall, and we source our fish, meat, dairy and most of our fruit & vegetables from local producers. Reservations are recommended, and please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements. Please note that the restaurant opens in March through to December - please contact us for specific dates.
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