Michelin Star Experience: Olive Tree Restaurant

Whether you’re in Bath for a long weekend or purely on business, it would be shameful if you weren’t to consider an exquisite culinary experience in the city’s only Michelin Star Restaurant. Known to be one of Bath’s longest established independents, The Olive Tree Restaurant combines informal dining in a stylish and welcoming atmosphere, with a unique pallet of delicious dishes.

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You are invited to choose A-La-Carte dishes from the ‘Seven’ and ‘Five’ Menus, where classic flavours are modified through contemporary technique, giving an edge to initially simple flavours. Every dish is seasonal and carefully prepared with an arrangement of freshly sourced ingredients from quality artisan producers across the South West. In addition to the restaurant’s 3AA Rosette status The Olive Tree is one of only 15 new names to be added to the stellar Michelin list.

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Award-winning chef Chris Cleghorn has been the driving force behind the captivating kitchen for over five years; honing skills working with Michael Caines and James Sommerin. The recent attribute of a Michelin Star is fair testament to the talent, creativity and tenacity of Chris’ culinary work and he remains committed to his relationship with local suppliers, utilising seasonal local produce to showcase the best of British cuisine through his craftsmanship.

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The restaurant’s high calibre status is evidence of faith from Laurence and Helen Beere, who own The Queensberry Hotel, of which The Olive Tree forms a central part.  Since hiring Chris they have continually backed his vision, a wise investment, leading them to the gain of Michelin status, a great achievement, which they are almost certain build on. Laurence and Helen previously held a career with The Savoy and Cliveden, before spending years lovingly curating their current property in their own eclectic style, bringing a relaxed informality to their fine dining restaurant to make it accessible to all. If you want to catch a taste their work for yourself, it is strongly advised that you book a table to avoid disappointment.