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The Willow Tree

$$$$
Contemporary, British
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3 Tower Lane, Taunton TA1 4AR, England
+44 1823 352835
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 369
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Anniversary treat

First visit for us to this restaurant and have put it straight to the top of our favourites. Particularly appreciated the discreet candle and congratulations on our anniversary, a perfect example of the extremely good but not over attentive service. The food was wonderful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Vicki M
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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436 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

First visit for us to this restaurant and have put it straight to the top of our favourites. Particularly appreciated the discreet candle and congratulations on our anniversary, a perfect example of the extremely good but not over attentive service. The food was wonderful!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Have loved the Willow Tree on previous visits, so were delighted to have a reservation for the special Valentine's Menu. Joined by another couple who travelled from London just for the evening and all four of us were amazed. The menu was available on line before booking - six courses, each a delight. After each individual course I felt it... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent menu, five courses but well-chosen amounts so not too much. Super cooking from the lobster starter to the very chocolatey dessert. The chef had clearly made an effort to do something really special. Quiet and relaxing in the beamed upstairs room, with just a little well-chosen background music. Good service, unrushed but attentive. Worth seeking this restaurant out.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We returned to The Willow Tree with friends for my wife's birthday and had another excellent meal and evening. Wonderful food and service, definitely our favourite restaurant in Taunton. We like the fact that the menu regularly changes so you never get bored with the choice of food. A big thank you. Ray.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've not been here for a while since I moved away from Taunton but I yearn to come back. I love this place. The food is utterly fantastic, the service excellent and the building charming. My only minor niggle is the atmosphere can sometime be a bit quiet so if you were taking someone on a romantic date you might... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A superb five course set menu on Valentines Night, the standard of the food as always was superb. A "Michelin star" type of menu, but also of that standard. This quiet and intimate restaurant has by far the best food in Taunton/Somerset. Always a pleasure!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Tucked unobtrusively down a side street you won't be disappointed with this quaint little restaurant. Good food, relaxing atmosphere. English food at its best. A little pricey for Taunton, but you do get what you pay for and its "hideaway" location gives the impression of being somewhere altogether more intimate than the edge of town. Lovely dishes. well cooked. Good... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Wow! Many people recommended The Willow Tree but none had actually visited themselves! They have missed out!! Simply one of the best evenings out (Feb 14th 2015) ever, Lovely "cottage" feel over two storeys. Staff attentive and plenty of them and food to die for. Faultless - book now!!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Having wanted to come to the restaurant for sometime, I was delighted when I managed to get a table for the valentines day tasting menu....and I was not disappointed. The food was exquisite, presentation was beautiful and the atmosphere was great. A fantastic evening had and will most definitely be back soon!

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Managed to get a table last minute. Great food, great staff. Definately will be returning. Wonderful place.

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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 - 51
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?