Michelin-starred dining in Bath
Seasoned foodies looking to spend a greedy weekend in Bath know to stay at The Queensberry Hotel and reserve a table for dinner at its basement restaurant, The Olive Tree.
Located on a quiet street a stone’s throw from the historic city’s world-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 boutique bedrooms lavished with luxe mod cons make the idea of staying in even more tempting.
However guests choose to spend their day, dinner at The Olive Tree is a guaranteed evening highlight. Head chef Chris Cleghorn earned a Michelin star for the restaurant in 2018, which was much-deserved recognition of the talented chef who, in the early days of his career, honed his skills under fellow Michelin members Michael Caines and James Sommerin.
Six- and nine-course tasting menus are the perfect vehicle to take diners on a culinary tour of Chris’ talents. Dishes centre around a seasonal hero ingredient which is amplified by clever and creative flavour pairings: 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 front-of house team and a fabulous drinks list – don’t miss the opportunity to pair Chris’ incredible food with the sommelier’s wine pairings.
Trencherman’s tip: make time for a pre-dinner cocktail in the smart Q Bar.