Bath’s only Michelin starred restaurant, the Olive Tree, has won the silver award for Restaurant/Bistro of the Year at the South West Tourism Awards 2019.

The Queensberry Hotel, which is where the Olive Tree is based, also received the Highly Commended accolade in the Small Hotel/Boutique Accommodation of the Year award.

Head chef of the Olive Tree, Chris Cleghorn, said: “What a great start to 2019. We’re absolutely thrilled to receive this award and really appreciate the recognition from both industry experts and all the guests that dine in our restaurant.”

The awards ceremony, held under Concorde at Aerospace Bristol, celebrated the best in tourism in the south west.

Laurence Beere, owner of the Queensberry hotel and Olive Tree, said: “This has truly been a fantastic few months for the Queensberry and the Olive Tree. Not only are we delighted to have won silver at the South West Tourism awards we also have a whole host of other accolades including our newly acquired Michelin Star.

“It is wonderful that both the Olive Tree and the Queensberry have received all this recognition. Of course, this is all testament to the hard work of our wonderful team and the outstanding culinary skill of our head chef, Chris Cleghorn.”