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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: 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
Great food, fantastic service and a cosy atmosphere

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Chris L
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went to Taunton races to celebrate hubby's birthday & decided to stay in Taunton for a couple of nights. On researching restaurants we discovered the willow tree. After reading menus & reviews we decided to book a table.... So glad we did. Brilliant restaurant, very intemate, gorgeous food & helpful, friendly staff offering great service. they even added a candle... More 

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Willow Tree seems to just run like a well oiled machine. The staff are polite and professional, the food is very good, the table settings are nice, it seems like the owners can run it in their sleep at this point. The food itself was really good, I am sure that when the chef is really trying it's absolutely... More 

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

Took my family for a celebratory retirement meal. Having heard good things about the restaurant over many years we were not disappointed. A really friendly and professional restaurant with excellent quality food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit here and like the first it was fantastic. The food really is top notch and the service is great. Highly recommended.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Limited menu,but what was on offer was excellent. Attention and service was likewise. Not cheap by provincial standards but well worth the price. Essential to pre-book as Restaurant is deservedly very popular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The ambience of the restaurant is very cosy and family feel. The food was simply delicious and we enjoyed every bit of it..

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A cold Monday brightened by a really warm welcome. Quality food and nothing too much trouble from this super couple! Just what was needed when we fancied a top Italian meal. I will be back again with friends and without hesitation!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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 43 - 50
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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