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The Oak Bistro

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

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  • 35
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great service. Delicious food. Generous portions. Excellent selection of wines. It is no surprise that The Oak Bistro has won the award for being the best restaurant in Cambridge. It would be a challenge for anyone visiting Cambridge to find a better restaurant that exemplifies modern English... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great service. Delicious food. Generous portions. Excellent selection of wines. It is no surprise that The Oak Bistro has won the award for being the best restaurant in Cambridge. It would be a challenge for anyone visiting Cambridge to find a better restaurant that exemplifies modern English cuisine or selection of wine.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The outdoor eating area is a pleasant find and makes the otherwise crowded restaurant a better dining experience. The area outside is also a bit cramped but compared to inside, it makes for a better night out. the food is excellent and the staff do a good job.

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Oak Bistro for a romantic meal with my boyfriend on a Friday night. You absolutely have to book because this place is so popular, and I can see why. The food is outstanding, the wine selection is extensive, service is attentive without being pushy and the whole place has a very cosy ambience without feeling cramped. One of the... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I knew that the Oak Bistro had outstanding food and world class service but our visit last week as a real highlight. We were seated with our large group on the amazing court yard terrassse and had the best evening. Kids had lost of space at their end and we enjoyed the great wine and perfect food. With complicated allergies... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Truly excellent food but the service was very slow. The gaps between courses were excessive. You're left waiting for a long time before being attended to to order the next course.

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Reading
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Looks very small from the outside but actually has three sections inside stretching all the way back to a garden section and it was packed on a Friday night - a good sign! Good friendly service, good food, interesting and reasonably priced wine list. My wife raved about her prawn starter, my duck salad was a little bland. Her bream... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

They are popular so get booked up in advance for a weekend but, wanting on a table on a Saturday I was advised if I called that morning once they had the chance to check the weather forecast we might get a table outside. And we did. They have a wonderful little courtyard garden which is covered should rain fall.... More 

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oxford England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very good fully recommend.Good food good service,One of our party had an unusual food allergy,didn't cause any problems here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very nice food. Great service.Right in the center of Cambridge. You can enjoy a quiet and delicious evening.

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Hatfield Broad Oak, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We dined here on 11/7/15. Excellent host, very helpful with very good food. I enjoyed my scallops and the only minor criticism was the portion was a little small. For mains I had duck confit leg with really good pomme puree and braised red cabbage which to me tasted glazed for sweetness---really nice.My wife's allergies were well looked after. Enjoyable... More 

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Additional Information about The Oak Bistro

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

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?