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The Willow Tree

29, High Street, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
01954 719775
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Ranked #123 of 509 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $13 - $66
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European, International, British
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The decor is shabby chic and quirky. The service is attentive and sincere. We arrived on time and our table was not quite ready. We were immediately taken to the terraces and the patio heater was turned on straight away. Our table wwS ready quite quickly. Our table was lit with a live candle chandelier! Our only gripe was our... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went to the Willow Tree on a Tuesday evening for my birthday meal. The restaurant was about a third full but it still had that amazing 'Alice in Wonderland' atmosphere with all of the candlelight. It isn't your average place, really sumptuous and surreal all at the same time. We both had the baked Camembert to start, gorgeous with... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My partner and i along with all his family went to the Willow Tree at the end of August for dinner to say Bon Voyage to my partners brother who is leaving for the States. We had travelled from Yorkshire,and were looking forward to the evening,as we had heard good reviews.There were nine of us in our party and were... More

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Cambridge
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have visited the Willow Tree a number of times and each time the food and service is spot on. The venue is really well decorated and the staff are really helpful and attentive.

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Popped in here for lunch prior to watching the 2 Lancasters flypast. Nice home made pizza for me but charging £2 for the option of less than 10 slices of chorizo on it seemed a bit steep. Hubs had fish and chips- very good but price a little steep for the quantity (9 chips). Not a lot else in the... More

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Cambourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Went for a meal with friends, the service was superb the service was wonderful and we couldn't have asked for more. Would really recommend for a group visit or a couple visit. Thank you for a great time 😊

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Food wasn't great; some of our meals were cold and sent back to the kitchen. Incompletely cooked potatoes and chips. Not a great selection on the menu either. Desserts weren't presently nicely. The food was on balance, below average, despite expecting better based on reputation. Since visiting, I heard that main chef had left and subsequently, the place has gone... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We returned to this restaurant quite a long time since our last visit, We were a bit anxious about the service as it had been poor on our previous visits and others have commented on it in their reviews. In fact it was better than feared. The food was fine too (though maybe too many fish options) and the atmosphere... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely evening at the Willow Tree. They cater well for children as well as grown ups with healthy and tasty options to suit all palates. The atmosphere is very warm and friendly. Quirky vintage decor adds a fun, yet classy feel to the restaurant. The food is very nice and the service is fantastic. I found the... More

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Ely, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely Fabulous. A lovely venue, wonderful tasty food, attentive staff and a great atmosphere. Jess and her team certainly made Sarah and James's day a special day and one to remember. Nothing was too much trouble, from the planning stages, to the day itself. And we have had so many lovely comments from our guests about The Willow Tree and... More

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