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The Willow Tree

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British, Contemporary
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3 Tower Lane, Taunton TA1 4AR, England
+44 1823 352835
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delightful and delicious!

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Willow Tree this week--- our first visit. We were pleasantly surprised by this intimate restaurant tucked away in Taunton. The service was outstanding and not intrusive, the starters, mains, and desserts were delicious. Interesting combinations of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Katie M
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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468 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Willow Tree this week--- our first visit. We were pleasantly surprised by this intimate restaurant tucked away in Taunton. The service was outstanding and not intrusive, the starters, mains, and desserts were delicious. Interesting combinations of tastes--- vegetable mixes with the fish, Cheddar souffle starter. Attention to details in making us comfortable:... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the willow tree restaurant on Saturday the 16th May to celebrate my wife's birthday. The restaurant is tucked away in a little side street, and you know as soon as you see the restaurant that you have found somewhere special. You knock the door to gain access to the restaurant where you receive a lovely... More 

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Exmoor National Park, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My title says it all. The Willow Tree is the best restaurant in Taunton. It rivals even the most prestigious 2 star michelin establishments. The food is truly delicious, prepared and cooked by a chef with a natural ability to create imaginative and well balanced dishes which are beautifully presented and served by waiting staff who are attentive, friendly and... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food here is really worth the price. I've eaten here several times, the staff are always very welcoming and really know about what they are serving which I find is very rare these days. The Willow Tree has a great warm atmosphere and worth a visit. Really top notch.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The food in the Willow Tree was delicious. They have an imaginative menu but nothing too extravagant or too exotic and the portions are ample; their menu catered for all tastes. The service and environment was comfortable, respectful and perfect for an enjoyable evening whether dining as a couple (as we were) or a small group. The idea of a... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I had booked a table for an engagement meal with my fiancé and her family. I had asked for a prime location and to be able to drop off some table decorations earlier in the day. The staff were very friendly and accommodating with my requests. The food was fantastic one of the best meals I've ever had. The staff... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lovely friendly staff, really convivial atmosphere all round. The Montgomery cheese soufflé was delicious as was my seabass -cooked perfectly on a bed of some gorgeous tiny macaroni. I would also recommend the rhubarb, raspberry and especially stem ginger sorbets. When I initially tried to book at table for my husband's birthday, the restaurant was full so when I received... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I booked the Willow Tree in Taunton with only 36 hours notice and they confirmed straight away by email. On arrival we were met politely and shown to our table for two. We had a three course meal and each course was truly excellent. The wine list was also very good and we chose a reasonably priced white which again... More 

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had dinner on Friday 24th April and it was fantastic. The staff have just the right balance of catering for your every need without invading privacy or asking too many inane questions - I love the fact that they don't ask if you are enjoying your meal because they know you will be. We feel that it is fantastic... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went to the Willow Tree to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were really impressed. Lovely food served by lovely staff, who managed to combine friendliness with professionalism without stinting on either. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Tower Lane, Taunton TA1 4AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 352835

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 44 - 52
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?