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The Oak Bistro

6 Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EG, England
01223 323361
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Ranked #6 of 510 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: tel: 01223 323361
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It’s always the way, you visit somewhere and you want to find that somewhere different to go away from the tourist hoards... The Oak Bistro was recommended by a couple locals as a great place to go for great food at a reasonable price. We were more than satisfied with what we got. Friendly experienced service, well balanced menu and... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You want to make the right impression, the restaurant despite being fully booked made it happen Flawless service, amazing food....chocolate fondant as good as you would eat in France An excellent choice in wine to suit all budgets. Some great regional choices too, for example Pineau. (An aperitif from the Charente Department of France.) My first visit and I will... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a great place for couples, friends and work-related meetings. The staff are always very friendly and helpful. During the summer, the outside is a brilliant place to sit and doesn't feel like downtown Cambridge. I've been here as a couple, invited friends and for work-related dinners including with multiple speakers. I've organized dinners for large groups (upto 20)... More

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Marlow, Bucks
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Impromptue visit tonight with 4 work colleagues. The only space for 5 was in the courtyard. Not to have worried. Quartz heaters and under cover on a summers evening. Great menu to choose from. 2 of us had Rib Eye and the service was excellent by waitress Mary who definitely knew her way around the menu. Desserts were great and... More

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South West London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was our first visit to Cambridge and on other TripAdvisor recommendations we booked a table here. What a great choice we made the welcome was warm, the service professional and the food out of this world. I would suggest you book as the restaurant was full when we dined. A must eat place if you are visiting Cambridge.

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to the Oak Bistro at the end of August on a Saturday night and had a lovely time. The staff were all very welcoming and helpful/, the atmosphere intimate and the food was delicious. It's quite cosy, so you'll need to book ahead but I definitely recommend that you do so.

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sawbridgeworth
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Be sure to book your reservation to avoid disappointment, plenty were turned away when we were there. Another 1st class meal served without fuss but just good attentive service. The food was well cooked and presented. My wife had the crispy duck as a starter and it was a super choice. Good wines are available and sold by the glass.... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Excellent cooking with very helpful staff and a good atmosphere in the dining room. Highly recommended

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Being locals, it's perhaps surprising that we'd never been here before but I'm glad to say that the both of us were very impressed with the Oak Bistro. Both the food and service were excellent, the interior/atmosphere very comfortable and good value overall. Very tasty scallops for starter, followed by excellent mains of duck and lamb - we opted for... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We loved it so much here that we ate here two nights out of the three nights that we stayed in Cambridge. The food was outstanding especially the risotto. The bistro gets it just right with the food and ambience. Staff were very helpful, friendly and attentive, especially the owner Phillip. He helped us pick wines with our meals which... More

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