The Olive Tree – Dining in Aberdeen

If you are planning a stay in Aberdeen, Scotland and have a free night ahead, I’d happily recommend The Olive Tree for your evening meal.

Set in the Granite City’s West End in a renovated former toll house, the restaurant offers two very different settings; The Black Olive – which is situated in the conservatory and offers a modern environment; or The Olive Tree which is the more formal of the two eating areas.  There is not a huge choice on the menus, but this is offset by the fact that they are updated regularly and always work with seasonal produce.  Each day, a seasonal special is on offer as well as the core European menu.  When I was there I had a main of confit of halibut with ratatouille which was delicious…and for any like-minded chocoholics, you have to try the chocolate and peanut parfait for dessert!

It’s worth noting that The Olive Tree also has private rooms which are ideal for a group who would like a more intimate experience.