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The Willow Tree

29, High Street, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
01954 719775
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Ranked #113 of 508 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $13 - $66
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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69% Recommend
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English first
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 NEW 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful décor and very comfortable. Place was packed when we went there and we can see why. Excellent food, service and ambience, loved it.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Does it really take almost an hour to bring 3 different main dishes to the table when a restaurant is only about a third full? (We didn't order starters as we were looking forward to desserts). During this time there was no service to enquire if we would like further drinks while we waited. When we did enquire when our... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Was really looking forward to a nice evening at The Willow Tree but it didn't meet our expectations and was left feeling very disappointed and probably won't be going back. Our meal was very late, we were told on several occasions that it was just coming only to wait for a further 20-30 mins, it wasn't that busy so no... More

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York, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We tried this place on a warm Friday. We chose to eat indoors. We had the option of eating on the covered patio (most people were). Inside it was cooler and quieter and we were able to relax. The waitress was pouring drinks when we arrived but took the time to greet us and allocate us a table during this... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lovely restaurant with superb service and food lovely. Good price range and something for everyone. Love the idea of teepee dinning experience.

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Nottingham
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We've been here twice now and it's just wonderful. The staff are faultless, the food amazing and the wine delicious. This isn't the place for you if you need huge portions but it's plenty to fill you up and we had bread and oils to start with which was gorgeous. It is expensive so wouldn't do it too often but... More

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