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The Willow Tree

3 Tower Lane, Taunton TA1 4AR, England
+44 (0)1823 352835
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Ranked #1 of 194 restaurants in Taunton
Price range: $45 - $53
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I can see why this place was rated number one in Taunton. We read the TripAdvisor ratings and decided to give this place a try. There's nothing negative I can say about The Willow Tree. We had a delicious three course meal, the service was great, the ambience lovely, I would definitely recommend this place to others.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is my second review of this outstanding restaurant - a review I felt compelled to write after another great dining experience. My partner and I took a friend along recently as a birthday treat and as expected, everything was perfect. We purposely selected different dishes in order for as much variety as possible, and I can honestly say that... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

yet again Rita and her team impressed.The michelin inspector really needs to get his act together and give this chef a star.we were celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary,she who must be obeyed had the cheese soufle and the lamb with sweetbreads.faultless.i had the serano ham machengo cheese and fig salad, and THE best turbot dish in the uk.Tauntonians,if you have... More

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SOMERSET
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Having read many very encouraging reviews, our first visit to the Willow Tree fully lived up to its previous billing. On a warm summer's evening we were able to enjoy drinks on the outside balcony before ordering our food - a three course option being the standard offer. The cuisine itself was imaginative and excellently cooked, and the cheerful service... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I visited here with my husband on our first "Night out" since our baby arrived so it was a real treat! Having eaten here before I had very high expectations - I was not left disappointed. I had the cheese soufflé for starter which I've had each time before - there are other delicious starters but I just can't resist... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

After a busy day we visited the Willowtree with our clients and we could not have wished for a better evening. Having eaten in most of the 'good' restaurants in the area we can honestly advise this is the best. Actually it would be very hard to better irrespective of where you are in the UK. Highly recommended! Excellent!

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somerset uk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was the first time we'd been to the Willow Tree and we were not disappointed. A very warm welcome and G&T's on the lovely little riverside terrace with plenty of time to choose from the limited, but we'll thought out menu. Food was excellent, well prepared and delicately cooked, some of the nicest food I've eaten in Taunton. Service... More

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Minehead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I decided to take my partner out for a meal for his birthday and did a lot of research on places to eat because I wanted it to be special. I came across The Willow Tree, which had fantastic reviews online. I am so happy I booked in with them. The food was outstanding and full of flavour especially the... More

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Muscat, Oman
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have been to The Willow Tree about 5 times now and every time the food has been beautiful. The Restaurant is lovely and in summer extra special as you can have a drink on their outside balcony. The young waiter that served us was very knowledgeable about the food on the menu . The service is always attentive without... More

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Dinner on 16th July 2014. We came here to celebrate my son's Graduation at Exeter University. One word describes the whole experience: "Perfect". We are a family of 5 with differing tastes - 2 daughters of 20 and 16 and son aged 21. All thoroughly enjoyed this dining experience. Firstly the setting - it's tucked down a narrow alley with... More

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