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The Willow Tree

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29, High Street, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
01954 719775
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
Monday lunch - Surprisingly good

Popped in for lunch, had not booked. Food was very good and the service excellent. Would recommend to anyone – strange décor, sort of Alice in Wonderland style but a really good venue!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
GordonCambridge
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Popped in for lunch, had not booked. Food was very good and the service excellent. Would recommend to anyone – strange décor, sort of Alice in Wonderland style but a really good venue!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Love this place. We had planned to come to Sunday jazz but although the act had cancelled earlier in the day Craig made us feel so welcome. Food, music and ambience was fabulous. Log fire burning made it very cosy too. I know they do all sorts of other evenings which are very popular. They also have their own beer.... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had a lovely Mothers Day meal here with my daughters.. Great atmosphere and food..The only downside was that my chicken was undercooked, which I did let the waiter know about, but nothing else was said, so we didn't leave a 10% tip, and it also put off 2 of my daughters eating the rest of their chicken as we all... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

From the moment we walked in to the minute we walked out, The Willow Tree gave me a fuzzy feeling inside. The decor, the music, the attention to detail, the choice of food and the service were perfect. The menu for Mother's Day was exactly what I was looking for, having variety yet easy to choose from. And the taste!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was my third visit to The Willow Tree and each time it gets better. There are many good restaurants in and around Cambridge but for me this is still one of the best for an all round excellent night out. Amazing quality food, excellent staff and lovely ambiance. The night of our visit, every seat was taken which normally... More 

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Yaxley Peterborough
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

First visit to the Willow Tree. A lovely restaurant with great decor & a warm friendly atmosphere. I loved the food menu and there a good choice of wine by the bottle & glass. The staff were very attentive & the service was spot on. I was having lunch with a friend I hadn't seen for a while so we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went to this place for my birthday on 18th February and the service and food was awful and I found myself writing a review on here and this got back to the Willow Tree. The owner very kindly responded to my complaint and offered to make things better which we did today. From the time we got there the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Lovely food, good selection, beautiful interior with a shabby chic feel. One of my favourite places to eat. Highly recommend.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Table for 4, 20 minutes for 1st drink, tapas good, starter an hour later, main an hour later, service a shambles, manager pleasant but full of excuses, please please get a new chef, told not to return , shame because great place but let down by lack of trained staff

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Penkey, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this review

Since opening The Willow Tree over five years ago I (the owner) have never asked anybody not to return before. I hope this gives people reading the feedback some indication of the difficult situation we were faced with. We value our guests highly and have a very large amount of repeat business which perhaps also indicates the kind of independent... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?