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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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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Crossroads | St Merryn, Cornwall, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8NF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

4 very happy customers. All starters, mains and deserts were spot on. Service relaxed, friendly and very attentive, with just the right waiting time between courses. Our first visit here, but definitely won’t be our last. Looking forward to it reopening in March 2018. One...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at the Olive Tree as part of a last minute weekend away. After a day spend walking through the villages and coastlines this restaurant blew us away! Flo is the perfect host. Charming & truly dedicated to giving top class customer service from the...More

Thank Tim E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always look forward to dining at The OliveTree and so pleased that Flo and Kevin extended their season for those who like a late holiday. The food remains in the premier division, being varied and using local produce which of course includes wonderful fish...More

Thank rhp1842017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst staying in St Merryn this last week we thought we would try The Olive Tree. The great thing about holidaying out of season is that you can easily book tables at restaurants that would usually be fully booked months in advance. We booked a...More

Thank kazseptember
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking to find a nice restaurant for my Wife’s birthday whilst we were on holiday in Cornwall recently and having perused TripAdvisor The Olive Tree popped up. Having read the glowing reviews I made a booking. From the initial email correspondence to the...More

Thank Stuart K
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent together with the lovely hosts Flo & Kevin. This was a real treat. Thanks again to Flo and Kevin for being amazing helping us get a taxi on a busy Saturday night. We made it!

Thank Paulpauliepaul
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Padstow to visit the Seafood restaurant which we did however after consulting TA we booked in at the Olive Tree on the Saturday night. Very unassuming from the outside, one could easily drive by and not see it. We were welcomed by Flo...More

1  Thank Pitbossman
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived late to our holiday cottage in St Merryn, and decided to book somewhere close and last minute for dinner. We arrived and it was very quiet but it was only 6.45. The evening picked up a little with more customers arriving but it...More

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Proper top quality restaurant food. Fantastic meal with delicious wine and a really lovely atmosphere. Run by husband and wife who are lovely to talk to. A slice of heaven in Cornwall. Make sure you book in advance as they were turning people away in...More

Thank lawinterson
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were lucky to get a table even midweek in October! We phoned that afternoon and had the last table available; there is only one sitting, phased over the evening. My husband has lactose intolerance and the restaurant had adapted almost every item on the...More

2  Thank Annette L
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Questions & Answers
25 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from TeamParsons | Property representative |
Hi there - sorry for delay responding. We don't get alerts from the Q&As for some reason! I'm afraid we don't allow dogs in the restaurant.
Valerie S
8 February 2016|
Response from poolebob | Reviewed this property |
Sample menu is on their web site. Google "Olive Tree, Padstow"
Valerie S
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 33
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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