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The Olive Tree

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1 Crossroads | St Merryn, Cornwall, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8NF, England
+44 1841 521560
18:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 very friendly even had a complimentary glass of wine as we had to wait for... More 

1 Thank Windymiller24
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Brighton, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 curry oil, wild mushroom bruscetta with truffle oil,padstow crab salad to start, braised lamb shoulder,... More 

Thank annette s
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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, thank you Kev, flo, Johnny and kitchen staff for a fantastic enjoyable evening xx

Thank Nicola C
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying nearby on holiday and went with my husband, daughter and parents. Very friendly welcome and lovely decor, even the toilet is decorated beautifully! The menu was small but very tempting, most of us went for the lamb, it was Easter after all! Main course and dessert presented well, plentiful and delicious. We really had a lovely, relaxing meal. The... More 

Thank Jaykayem96
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal for 9 people on Easter Saturday. the service was informal and friendly and very attentive. Menu was gorgeous, spoilt for choice. Cooked to perfection.

Thank Fletcher1602
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recently on holiday nearby and decided to try this restaurant. The welcome was friendly and the cooking very good. The only (tiny) criticism was that my crab starter was a little over-chilled which affected the flavour. Quite understandable though in these days of Health and Safety that it would have been kept refrigerated until ordered. My OH felt... More 

Thank Chris H
Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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442 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this 3 weeks before arriving and knew on speaking to the owner then that we were in for a good night ! Very friendly x Arrived a bit early for an 8pm table ! Made to feel very welcome n had drinks at the table before ordering ! Restaurant was busy n the lady said we may have... More 

1 Thank YogaGirl10
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201 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Small intimate friendly superb quality food restaurant something you would not expect in a small Cornish Village. We had the most delicious starters of Cornish Crab and a Duck Terrine followed by a Fish Stew with lots of nice Seafood and the other meal was the Lamb succulent and so well presented. All the food and service was excellent and... More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Yummy food, lovely ambiance and super service, we booked this restaurant off the back of trip adviser when we were looking for restaurants in the area for the Padstow Christmas festival and were not disappointed! The mushroom starter was gorgeous!

Thank holliecorrick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Seafood, Mediterranean, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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 will be closed for the 2015 winter break from November, reopening in March 2016. .

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?