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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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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 465
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    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
meal with friends

Meal 's were ordered when they arrived they were really tasty. The curry's were nice and the rice was fluffy. Nothing was to much trouble. Would go again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
stephengaylard1967
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Meal 's were ordered when they arrived they were really tasty. The curry's were nice and the rice was fluffy. Nothing was to much trouble. Would go again.

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Thank stephengaylard1967
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Willow Tree is a lovely little restaurant in a great location. Although small, and of an intimate nature the layout is so that you feel like you have a lot of space and not sat on top of others! The service is attentive without being intrusive and your every need will be met. The food itself is of an... More 

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Thank kerry s
Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First visit as we have only just become aware of the restaurant. Very welcoming, great ambiance and a friendly attentive staff. Food excellent especially the recommended soufflé. Came for a retirement dinner with close friends and we all enjoyed the experience. Will come again. As per a previous review, i also do not like service charges being included even though... More 

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Thank 168ernest47
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As always we had a lovely meal, excellent food and service, Rita charming as always! and really nice to meet Darren who we'd not met before. Moving out of the area soon so will really miss it, thankyou again for many lovely culinary experiences! Sue Laing

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Thank Sue L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancée and I had a lovely romantic meal here. The food and service was of a good standard although the confit duck dish did lack in flavour but was very tender. The pigs cheek was very good and the house wine was very nice indeed. But i must say that I really don't like having a 10% gratuity charge... More 

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Thank Ali N
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my humble opinion the best restaurant in Taunton hands down. I split my time between Edinburgh and London so I know I'm fussy and expect a lot. Good food - only a handful of choices for each course on the menu so it's fresh produce made from scratch. Naturally this changes all the time so you won't get bored... More 

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Thank Thistleminx
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very cosy, and the food is exceptional. We had the set price 3 course menu and purchased a lovely, but very expensive, bottle of wine to go with the meal. Service was excellent, and the set price of the meal was reasonable, but after we had paid, we tried to leave a tip only to be told... More 

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4 Thank Suse R
Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been going to the Willow Tree for 10 or more years. Not often, as it's not cheap, but it's worth saving up for. Superb food, beautifully presented in a wonderful old building. The chef (owner Darren Sherlock) has impeccable ex Roux Brothers pedigree and produces wonderful flavours from carefully chosen - often very local - high quality ingredients.... More 

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Thank Gill-fom-Taunton
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I have visited Willow Tree on occasion over many years and have never once received a bad experience in regard to both food and service. This year we decided to have our Christmas Day meal there and despite the restaurant being full and we being a table of seven, the food was excellent and so too was the service. We... More 

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1 Thank Karen J
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We visited The Willow Tree for the first time for my dad's birthday just before Christmas and the food was gorgeous, the portions are not huge, but it isn't really a 'pile your plate high' type of place! The service was great, the staff were all very attentive without being overbearing. The interior is really a nice surprise, it's got... 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 41 - 48
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?