Michelin-starred dining in Bath
Gourmet gadabouts looking to spend a foodie weekend in Bath should book a room at The Queensberry Hotel and dine in its basement restaurant, The Olive Tree.
Located on a quiet street, a stone’s throw from the historic city’s famous attractions, the boutique hotel appeals both to visitors who want to take in the sights and those who’d rather unwind with a book in the courtyard garden. Beautifully styled bedrooms lavished with luxe mod cons make the idea of staying put even more tempting.
However guests choose to spend their day, dinner at The Olive Tree is a guaranteed highlight. Trencherman’s Award-winning executive head chef Chris Cleghorn earned a Michelin star for the restaurant in 2018 and has retained it ever since. Contemporary six‑ and nine‑course tasting menus are the order of the day at The Olive Tree, taking diners on a culinary tour of Chris’ talents.
Dishes are complex and multifaceted but centre on a seasonal hero ingredient which showcases the best of British produce. Wiltshire lamb rump, for example, is accompanied by lettuce, anchovy, ewe’s curd and mint. There are also vegetarian, vegan and dairy‑free editions of the tasting menus.
The exceptional dining experience is complemented by a knowledgeable and friendly front‑of‑house team and a notable wine list.
Trencherman’s tip: make time for a top‑drawer cocktail in the intimate Q Bar before dinner.