Welcome to Olive Tapas Style Eatery


The word tapa actually means lid, and comes from the slices of bread that the innkeeper would place on top of a persons wine glass to keep out the dust. The Andalucians then thought of the idea of balancing some kind of small food on top of this piece of bread, and tapas were born.


Olive is providing a fresh and exciting place to dine or drink with friends in a comfortable environment that can suit all occasions. The sharing nature of tapas encourages an atmosphere which is relaxing and goes hand in hand with hospitality, friendship and lots of conversation...Enjoy the experience!


We believe that serving a full array of tapas, meze and antipasto with influences from all around the world is an incredibly appealing way to dine. Tapas is meant to be shared so why not share the experience with someone special and indulge yourself over a glass of wine or two.

Tapas is a way of life

“Tapas is meant for sharing and lingering over with a glass of something chilled. Eating tapas goes hand in hand with hospitality, friendship and lots of conversation”

Choosing from the Olive Paignton menu should be easy and here at Olive tapas style eatery in  Paignton we aim to make your dining out experience a great one. Whether you are popping in to Olive Paignton for a quick bite on your own or enjoying a meal in Olive with friends we have all the ingredients to make your dining experience a memorable one.

With a large selection of irresistible, mouth-watering dishes you should be able to find the perfect combination of flavours to make your taste buds sing. Select from a wide range of seafood, chicken, meat and vegetarian platters or mix it up and choose one of each. Because tapas portions are small and suited to share, we recommend one portion per person as a starter and three to four as a main meal. The only limit is your imagination and your appetite.

Where possible we select our produce from the Paignton area so we know that it is fresh and delicious and we have a tasty selection of homemade desserts for you to round off your experience. So the next time you want to dine out in Devon and you find yourself by the Harbour in Paignton then pop in and see us for a dining experience to remember