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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
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 131
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and pleasant surroundings

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Rick61
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Essex
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by the owners of accommodation we were staying at close by. We were not disappointed, Willow Tree is a very nice ethereal eateries with good food and great service. The waitress in particular was to be commended as she was the only member of staff working that night on both the bar and waitressing in... More 

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cambridge UK
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went for lunch yesterday and thought the restaurant looked lovely. There was a varied menu including a specials board and set lunch. I ordered moules mariiniere with crusty bread from the specials menu and a starter portion of scallops. My husband ordered a pulled pork burger. The moules arrived with no sauce and three dry brown bread quarters from a... More 

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Baldock
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

4 of us had supper on Easter Day (being my birthday as well!); this was one of the very few restaurants nearby that had its kitchen open that night. As usual we had a delightful meal - the food was good as was the service. We will return for a Sunday lunch in the garden soon!

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Sandy, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was our first visit to The Willow Tree and even though we had read mixed reviews we thought it was worth a try. I really liked the décor…..it is very different and there was a nice ambiance. We were initially given a small table at the entrance to the toilets……I asked if we could move and the waitress kindly... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I really like this restaurant. The Food is lovely and good wine selection . However every time we eat there we wait for ages . Sadly it was an hour to get the Starters this time. Hopefully they will sort that out and all will be well!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great food but very unfriendly service. Very rudely told couldn't get a drink on arrival as waitress was too busy handing out our menus.........but then never returned ? If you want great food and not worried about being made to feel welcome then great place, otherwise avoid, you might catch them in a bad mood at an end of a... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?