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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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Most recent review
Superb!

Enjoyed a lovely evening celebrating my partners 30th here on Friday! This wasn't the first time we have been here and certainly won't be our last. My partner can't praise it enough, being a chef himself - the food is absolutely out of this world and second to none. The staff were extremely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Smithla1994
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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451 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a lovely evening celebrating my partners 30th here on Friday! This wasn't the first time we have been here and certainly won't be our last. My partner can't praise it enough, being a chef himself - the food is absolutely out of this world and second to none. The staff were extremely friendly and they went the extra mile... More 

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Yet again a faultless evening,with wonderfull food and great service and ambience.star for me, monkfish and scallops.my wife,the rump of lamb was exquisite.Rita and her team never disapoint.

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SW England
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A little expensive but you get what you pay for, in taste and cusine, lovely for that special occasion,

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

We had a truly fantastic night, impeccable food, lovely atmosphere and fantastic service! W had been looking forward to visiting the willow tree and it certainly didn't disappoint! Thank you we will be definitely be coming again!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice place friendly staff food served had to ask for cutlery portions very small will not bother again

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Taunton, England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband first took me here for my birthday a couple of years ago. We both work around the corner, so knew where it was, but it's certainly off the beaten track, which I think adds to it's character; a well kept secret! The service was fantastic, very attentive and the food was delicious. So much so, we've been back... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Always preferred to do a roast at home for Mothers Day due to places be packed out and receiving poor service and below average quality of food, I was very fortunate to get a booking at The Willow Tree as I normally would book it at least a month a head, well I felt like I was truly spoilt that... More 

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Minehead
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We returned to the Willow Tree for a family meal to celebrate my birthday on March 13th. This was our second visit and was just as memorable as our first. The dishes are imaginative and a delight, they are beautifully prepared and presented. The restaurant itself is lovely and relaxing and the staff are friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent, non invasive, service. Beautifully thought through, balanced menu - cooked to perfection. Sensible portion sizes (not just a sprig and a drizzle on a plate!) across all three courses. Reasonably priced at £27 for 3 courses, less for 2. Booked in advance, deposits required (sensible idea) Lovely environment away from the masses. No pizza or pasta in sight :-)... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Just as special as we remembered it 4 years ago. Must go more often! Delicious scallops, tender pigeon and a lovely choc dessert with a special birthday message. Very attentive staff, there when you need them and very discreet. Perfect!

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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 42 - 49
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?