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The Oak Bistro

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6 Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EG, England
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked a table here for my foodie boyfriend's birthday and we both loved it! We had starters, mains and desert each, purely because we wanted to try everything, and it was all delicious. The service was great; staff were friendly and efficient.

Thank Lauren B
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have dined here over ten times in the last couple of years. The food is a familiar take on bistro classics but is unfailingly of a very high standard, the staff are excellent and friendly, and the wine list impressive. I especially like the range of half-bottles and wines by the glass. This has become our regular place to... More 

Thank James M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Read my other reviews and you will know that I don't praise Cambridge restaurants very often! Its particularly hard in Cambridge to find great food at good prices. The Oak Bistro is the exception though - its really great - fantastic food, great wine list and a good price too. I recommend going here a lot.

Thank DianaSarah
Horsham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking back to hotel we notice this restaurant. Not fantastic looking from outside but notice was full on a Thursday evening. Called in on way to city on Friday. Told was full but could fit us in after 9pm. Looked so nice we agreed. Arrived a little before 9pm shown to table, restaurant was "Humming" Wonderful evening , excellent service... More 

Thank SailorD101
Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I popped into the Oak because it was close to our hotel and whilst busy, Philip, the owner, managed to squeeze us in. What a happy chance find. The restaurant, whilst not large, does not feel crowded and despite the high numbers of clients, the service was speedy and efficient. The food was extremely good and we... More 

Thank MBlack877
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Together with 4 other girls we had a great lunch at the Oak Bistro. We were sat outside at the back (which none of us knew existed, despite dining there before). Food and service were great, as ever!

Thank Ania S
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to this restaurant and we very much enjoyed our meal. We opted for the two course lunch, although a three course option is available; three choices are offered for each course. Food and service were excellent and staff friendly. We sat in the garden at the rear of the restaurant which was very pleasant. We shall certainly... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We held our small wedding reception of 10 people here over lunch, and it was fabulous. Food and wine were delicious and eating in the pretty garden was a real treat. Highly recommended.

Thank Hales2925
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here twice when we spent a weekend in Cambridge recently. The food was delicious, and the goat cheese starter was the best I have ever tasted. It came with real fig pieces which were exquisite. For the main course we settled for the bream with added vegetables. Perfectly cooked. For dessert I chose the creme brulee whic... More 

Thank drseanmaguire
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a late lunch on a Monday and ordered the three course set menu for £16.95 Both my wife and I ordered chicken pate for starters. Pate very wet and was accompanied by 6 small triangles of toasted bread (?). Not a good starter. Main I ordered the Pork sausages with onion and mashed potato. The pork sausages looked like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $45
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 441223323361
tel: 01223 323361

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