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The Willow Tree

3 Tower Lane, Taunton TA1 4AR, England
+44 (0)1823 352835
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Ranked #2 of 204 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
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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The food was very good but unfortunately the restaurant was very cold and the manageress was less than friendly. It's such a shame because Taunton could do with a few more top end restaurants. I wouldn't rush back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Fantastic place and food and service time and time again all that we know say the same can not be a fluke

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

New Years Eve 2014 was yet another great evening at the willow tree. This is our seventh time at what is a fabulous establishment, and Rita and her staff never fail to put on a great evening. The food was excellent as usual, atmosphere was just right. To put this in perspective (as I have been let down by great... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had never been to The Willow Tree before, but boy will we go again! It was New Year's Eve, so that was a bonus, but the biggest bonus was the stunning food and faultless service. Seven courses served to perfection, each as flavoursome and as delicious as the last. And as for the Veloute of Crab ....I thought I'd... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Our visit to The Willow Tree on Christmas Day lived up to expectation on making the occasion even more special.We received a very warm greeting & were seated around a large family table in a cosy area adjacent to the main upstairs dining room-private yet affording the ability to share the restaurant atmosphere.Perfect.The service was extremely pleasant being both efficient... More 

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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
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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
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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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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 

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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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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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