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The Oak Bistro

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6 Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EG, England
01223 323361
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: tel: 01223 323361

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

I had dinner here with a friend. I had scallops for starter which were deliciously cooked. For main course, I had duck leg which was extremely tasty. For dessert, I had the apple and blueberry crumble which was once again perfectly cooked. All in all, a very good restaurant in Cambridge!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I had dinner here with a friend. I had scallops for starter which were deliciously cooked. For main course, I had duck leg which was extremely tasty. For dessert, I had the apple and blueberry crumble which was once again perfectly cooked. All in all, a very good restaurant in Cambridge!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A very good recommendation from a friend. Wonderful host, we were very well looked after throughout without constantly being 'bothered'. Food was really good, clearly very fresh and well presented. Excellent value, the live music was an added surprise and very welcome , ask for a table outside.

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

As the eruption under the Eyjaflalla glacier in Iceland kept me on the ground yesterday, together with half a million other people in Europe, and I found myself confronted with the question of what to do with another evening in Cambridge. So I decided to give the Oak Bistro a try which is just a two-minutes walk from where I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were hoping to sit outside on the patio - but it was raining too hard (lovely August in Cambridge!) But the space was great (definitely far bigger than it looks from outside). Excellent seafood choices (scallops, crab cakes, haddock...), and a wonderful chocolate lave cake too! Fantastic!

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Royston, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

First visit to this tucked away gem which I have passed many times in the car, what a treat I had in store! We were lucky enough to sit in the courtyard which was very pretty. I doubt we could have just walked in off the street without booking! Which reflects the popularity of this place! I had duck to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Consistetntly good food, wonderful ambience and first class service, could you ask for anything more? (do book well in advance though)

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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had a great evening here , the food was better than we expected and the friendly service made our evening so much better a big thumbs up .

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Went here for dinner with clients and their friends. It's like a tardis! There is plenty room and they have a lovely outside area which was closed due to wet weather. I had a G&T to start with which was ok however it was perhaps a little flat but still drinkable, however we then went onto a glass of prosecco... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Visited with a friend for dinner and we were both pleasantly surprised. I heard about this restaurant a few years ago but any time I've tried to book they could not take my booking in the past. We tried our luck this time without booking and we were lucky! We are both experienced diners so we were hoping for exactly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Warm and friendly greeting, although we were early and they were very busy! Ate here on a Monday and there aren't many 'good' i.e. not chain restaurants open in Cambridge on Sundays or Mondays. The food was lovely, well cooked and tasty. I had a fishcake that actually tasted of fish, with a perfectly poached egg on top, my husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 01223 323361

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

tel: 01223 323361
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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