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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: tel: 01223 323361

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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
Great Food, Wine & Service

Mackerel Pate & Scallop starters. Mains Rib-eye and Fish Cakes all very tasty and well cooked. The bottle of Malbec drank very well. Choc Fond for dessert, altogether a very nice meal. Would highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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London UK
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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London UK
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Mackerel Pate & Scallop starters. Mains Rib-eye and Fish Cakes all very tasty and well cooked. The bottle of Malbec drank very well. Choc Fond for dessert, altogether a very nice meal. Would highly recommend.

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Norway
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I hade a lovely dinner there at the very end of June. We were walk-ins on a Monday night, but still only a table or two free. To our surprise the restaurant have a nice walled garden in the back and in the shade of the large parasol which suited well on a hot summer evning. Excellet... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We live in the City and this place is well known amongst the locals as one of the best restaurants in Cambridge. Good, imaginative French food, well cooked and beautifully presented. Good wine-list. Friendly staff and a nice covered terrace at the back. We are never disappointed by this place - my only concern is that by publishing a review... More 

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Milton keynes
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Second visit to this restaurant. Booked for lunch not realising that it was graduation time in Cambridge. Late for our table due to traffic. Husband dropped me off at restaurant and went to park car. Lovely friendly welcome, ordered drinks and waited for husband to arrive. We had prawns in garlic and white wine to start very tasty and lots... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Came here for a work lunch earlier in the year with a few clients, food was brilliant, service very good, great selection on the menu. All in all everyone left happy. haven't had the privallege of visiting in the evening but would highly recommend a lunch time visit to anyone.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We booked dinner here for 6 of us for our daughter's 30th birthday. I cannot fault anything from making the booking, dropping off a balloon for the table and the service and food. Thanks to their very attentive and friendly service, excellent food and wine we all had an amazing evening. We have eaten in many fine dining restaurants but... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Met up with a friend here on a rainy Saturday and had a lovely time. Service was impeccable - our lovely waiter kept topping up the prosecco for a start! Excellent food - scallops for one starter and duck salad for the other Haddock fishcake for one main and swordfish for the other. Good points - all the dishes came... More 

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Cambridge, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The food at this restaurant really is excellent. We dined as a group of friends and, as usual, were thoroughly impressed with the delicious food. It's one of the best restaurants in Cambridge!

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Suffolk
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We enjoyed a meal at the Oak Bistro to celebrate my Birthday, it was a warm day so the visit was made extra special by sitting outside in their idyllic court yard garden. Once it started to get a little cold the patio heaters were turned on so it stayed pleasant all evening. I can't fault the food, the small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We've dined here a few times and it's the best restaurant in Cambridge & quite likely some way beyond. The choice is excellent, from scallops to risotto for starter and rack of lamb to swordfish for the main. There are thoughtful veggie options too. The cuisine is quite exceptional. The flavours are divine, without being overly rich or unnecessarily complex.... 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: Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions

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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