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The Willow Tree

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International, European, British, Pub
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29, High Street, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
01954 719775
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 43
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  • 34
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good menu, well served

We went for a Fathers' Day lunch. We had a couple of generous servings of beef roast, roasted stuffed aubergine and two kids' meals. We also had desserts. The roast was very good indeed, with all the trimmings. The aubergine was a bit tough, the filling good though. Dessert - the chocolate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
StuartLock
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Farnborough
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The willow tree has a lovely ambience, soft lighting, shabby chic stylish decoration, comfortable and relaxed; it is something that you cannot find in more densely urban areas such as central Cambridge. The menu has a good selection of food and specials, with a very good gluten free offering. We were asked for honest/constructive feedback at the end of the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to the Willow Tree with friends - had an outstanding meal - the food was fabulous! Lovely quirky interior with relaxed outdoor terrace (complete with lights and heaters for when it gets a little chilly!). Eaten here lots of times and the food never disappoints. Very friendly staff and management. Would highly recommend.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We went here on Father's Day 2015. After seeing all the good reviews was very much looking forward to having lunch here. Unfortunately we did not get the service we was hoping for. We waited ages for each course I had to keep reminding the staff for my drinks order and my coffee order. I understand restaurants are a busy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went for a Fathers' Day lunch. We had a couple of generous servings of beef roast, roasted stuffed aubergine and two kids' meals. We also had desserts. The roast was very good indeed, with all the trimmings. The aubergine was a bit tough, the filling good though. Dessert - the chocolate torte was excellent, nicely set up by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This place is beautiful and such a gem, can not fault in any shape or form, highly highly recommend. I went with my partner and teenage son and there is food to cater for the most picky.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Was relatively apprehensive about taking my boyfriend to the willow tree for his 24th birthday as I had heard some mixed reviews but I was presently surprised! we had a lovely table in the corner as requested on booking and a nice waitress who for the life of me I can't remember the name of - sorry ( brown hair... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

First visit booked on the night. First impressions quite pleasant shabby chic though tad dark. Was not very busy for bank holiday Saturday evening end of month. Ordered olives and bread with oil dip to start, not nearly enough dip but this was speedily replenished on request. I ordered trio of lamb with parsnip rosti and baby spinach on a... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant that I have visited on numerous occasions including birthdays, Mothering Sunday and just because it is lovely. The ambience is great and the food is excellent. It is in the village of Bourn a few miles outside Cambridge, but the trip is more than worth it. I would highly recommend booking early as the secrets... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We took advantage of a special offer (3 courses for £25) to go to the Willow Tree. I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive after reading other reviews here, but we found it very good. The food was really tasty and although the portions didn't seem very big, we both found ourselves really full at the end... More 

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Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A first time visit to The Willow Tree for dinner and we will visit again! A lovely, intimate atmosphere in the evening, really tasty food and good service. We will visit again for sure.

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Additional Information about The Willow Tree

Address: 29, High Street, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
Phone Number: 01954 719775
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 13 - 66
Cuisine: International, European, British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29, High Street, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 01954 719775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 66
  • Cuisine: International, European, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?