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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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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An excellent evening with attentive owner and staff. Food was v good as was menu and wine options. Obviously a very popular local restaurant - it would be a regular haunt for me if I were local.

Thank John K
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my parents for lunch and had chicken with mash pottatoes, in theory that sounds dull but not when fine dining. Everything cooked was exquistite, the atmosphere was relaxing and peaceful; we were dining outside and it was a gorgeous day. Our waitress was perfect, attentive without being overbearing and the whole experience was a dream. Expensive... More 

Thank phoenix1993
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had crispy pork belly starter, followed by confit of duck leg and then the cheese selection. My wife had halibut followed by fondant chocolate All were perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious.. The warm fig marmalade with the cheese was a brilliant touch. The cheeses were very well-chosen too. Waitress was very friendly and helpful. Definitely going back next time... More 

Thank toadwarble
Willingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and brilliant food! Couldn't fault. Would definitely recommend. I had the Pork belly starter, duck main and creme brûlée. My sister had the same starter but then had the lamb and chocolate fondant.

Thank chloecook22
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked in advance for this popular Cambridge eatery. Every aspect was good, including service, choices on the menu and the food itself. We had scallops and halibut, both well cooked and presented.

Thank Rob D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

eaten here a few times and have never been let down. consistently good food and service, reasonably priced.

Thank sambec69
Newbury, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place. Everything runs so smoothly and staff are well trained and now what to do! Food and wine excellent and a lovely atmosphere to enjoy. A reservation is probably a good idea as its always busy and deservedly so.

Thank louise p
Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Oak Bistro based on experiences on trip advisor and now I can tell we made a great decision. The Oak Bistro is a very small restaurant, which makes it really cosy, and the food is superb. Go for the fish pie! I really loved it.

1 Thank Sarica_ES
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked here for dinner last Saturday early evening after a theatre matinee. First impression, looked a little small from kerbside, but the window was beautifully lit with tea lights and seemed very welcoming. The moment you walk through the door you know you've made a good choice. Warm, friendly greeting, immediately seated at our table and offered water. Such polite... More 

Thank Sandy M
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last year I gave The Oak Bistro 4 stars but I am upgrading it to 5 because I think it has improved! Food is still excellent and the service is even better - prompt and very attentive and willing to work around our menu choices to avoid some potential allergies. Not so many covers so best to book. I shared... More 

1 Thank Peter B

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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 - $44
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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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?