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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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Dublin, Ireland
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118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was a bit of a surprise. Firstly, the menu is equally split between fish and meat and bistro usually conjures up French style rare beef, or such like. The food was excellent and everyone at the table was making suitably impressed nosies through mouthfuls of tasty grub. Take the Smoked Haddock Fishcake, for instance. It was a divine... More 

Thank Sandy3939
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meals always look like from food magazine when it arrive, taste good too. The soup I had last time was absolutelly delicious, creamy with good choice of seasoning.

Thank janelockercambridge
Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service, Food & atmosphere all excellent - Thankyou :-) Fine choice of quality food, but could do with a 2nd main Course vegetarian option. Will definitely be going back.

Thank Normski07
Belmont, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a pretty rowdy scene--people shouting and singing throughout the night. Not at all what I expected. I had the fig and goat cheese salad, which was okay. The sun dried tomatoes weren't a great fit with the hazelnuts, figs and goat cheese. The duck leg confit was barely lukewarm when it was served, and not well seasoned. Couldn't... More 

Thank MelissaHE
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us on a busy Saturday evening. When we arrived the restaurant was full. Everyone enjoyed there dinner, the food was cooked very well and full of flavour. I had the seabream which was perfect👌. Our server was very attentive and always smiling. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank CDR90
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here regularly for the past few years, for both lunch and dinner and just wine. The overall rating reflects high variability of the food. It has varied from highly competent and delicious (an amazing beef ragu with gnocchi that's sadly left the menu) to disappointing (undersized portion of bland pasta; overcooked duck). But the service is friendly, professional... More 

Thank chemistrykaren
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $43
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
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?