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All 201 Taunton Restaurants

The Willow Tree

3 Tower Lane, Taunton TA1 4AR, England
+44 (0)1823 352835
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Ranked #2 of 201 Restaurants in Taunton
Price range: $45 - $53
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Morecambe
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Took my team to this restaurant last night. Limited menu but the food was excellent, ingredients, presentation and the way it was cooked. The staff were very attentive and personal. I'd definitely go back.

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Came here with friends last weekend for a birthday night out. Food was good quality classic English and was presented in a very attractive way. I enjoyed the belly of pork which was a stand in on the menu for duck which was unavailable, but I wasn't disappointed by the substitute. The wine was good-but watch out, the upstairs dining... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Booked here for a soecial birthday as hadnt been for several years! It was simply the best meal we have had for ages. Food delicious (all three courses), wine perfect ( having asked for a recommendation), and staff attentative but not too much so. We are very lucky to have such a restaurant in our town!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I have eaten here many times but last night's meal was not one to get excited about. My starter of sea bass was no more than competent and was let down by a tired piece of fish that was lukewarm. My main course was one I had been looking forward to. They rarely change the menu much here it seems,... More 

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RitaRambellas, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this review

Hello again Firstly, you were not charged for a dessert - I suggest you check your bill. Why did you return? You obviously don't like what we do. (Actually, you don't appear to like what anyone does! Why do you even eat out?!) Belly of pork is indeed a fatty cut - perhaps you should not have ordered it? You... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

An amazing setting and beautiful ambience. Staff are impeccably trained and so very professional. Attention to detail outstanding. However, the food was less than impressive. Mediocre to say the least. Although fresh and well presented, both mine and my husbands main course slightly charred and just not very tasty. A real real shame as everything else was so perfect. Sad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It is the first time we have used this restaurant having recently moved to the area. My wife and I took the family out for a meal to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary. An excellent restaurant from the atmosphere and the food to the staff. Thanks for making it a great evening for us.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Excellent value service and quality. Fantastic atmosphere and good central location. Starters and main course both very well cooked.A good selection of cheese. I will definitely revisit this restaurant.

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

23/11/2013 my girlfriend and I attended for our first date and had an amazing evening! A year on we returned and once again it was as good if not better. The food was fresh well cooked and so very tasty!! We both walked away very happy people and am already looking forward to next year!!! I had the lamb and... More 

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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We have made regular if infrequent visits to this great restaurant over several years - sometimes just the two of us, sometime with family - always delighted with varying and interesting menu. Rita is very welcoming and helpful and the young waiters (boys and girls) are very competent. The kitchen never disappoints, with fine flavours and finish - the portions... More 

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Sorrento, Italy
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158 reviews 158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Visited again after being a little disappointed last time. Service started ok until 3 regulars arrived who immediately got the staff's attention. Sea bass starter was excellent, but a little more fish would have made it even better. The duck course was fine, but not special. The dessert was not good as the pears were undercooked and hard. The only... More 

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Address: 3 Tower Lane, Taunton TA1 4AR, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1823 352835
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
Average Prices: USD 45 - 53
Cuisine: Contemporary, British

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