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The Oak Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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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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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place. Haddock fishcake with egg & spinach, chocolate fondant dessert, both nice. Friendly and attentive staff.

Thank Colmenareno
Long Stratton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic! Very friendly and courteous manager and staff. Fabulous food cooked to perfection. Would definitely recommend.

Thank bevsmith2017
England, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both the food and atmosphere were well presented. My sea bream was cooked perfectly. The only downside was the service although the staff were friendly, they seemed too busy paying attention to our next tables who were having a Christmas do. All in all the experience was good, we'll probably go back another time.

Thank Wendyw328
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service are just excellent. The outdoor seating in the backyard is specially recommended when the weather is nice. Classy and beautiful.

Thank Homa M
Cambridge, England
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Oak Bistro with colleagues from work for Christmas Lunch. The restaurant was full but we had a lovely well decorated table booked and ready. Service was good but could have been considered slow by some. However with good company was ideal for me. Even though we had over 20 in our group we were served together... More 

Thank davidglover867
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We have been here on several occasions and it is consistently excellent. The proprietor is outstanding and runs a highly professional restaurant. The food is great as is the wine list

Thank PRM1944
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Coming here several times over past years, can only praise them for the excellent and varied menu. Great food and excellent choices of wine.

Thank Jacco K
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Booked a table last Thursday, when booking asked for a table at the back in a quite area. On arrival was given a table in the middle of a party, was told that was all they had so left. Will not go back

Thank Brendan F
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is a restaurant on the expensive side, but a lovely treat. The food is simple but cooked to perfection and all the flavours go great together. Simple English food to a very high standard. I had the best mash potato there that I have ever had. Only cons: the desserts seem uneven (mine costed me about the same as... More 

Thank Marta F
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Despite an initial disappointment with booking time we had the most fantastic meal/wine with excellent service. There's a wonderfully warm ambience and obvious delight in what they do. Will be back ....soon.

Thank GBR21

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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
$25 - $43
European, British
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, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
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?