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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate inside in main front room, but garden looked very appealing as well. Five diners, assortment of appetizers and entrées - everything was perfect! Food delicious, service well timed, attentive but not suffocatingly so, good wine list. Would highly recommend and will go back soon. Only complaint is the snooty bartender who refused (!) to make a drink because... More 

Thank aavery
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought my parents here when they came to visit over the weekend. We all got 3 courses and were all happy. Starters were all very tasty and my risotto was nice but nothing mind blowing. Halibut was perfectly cooked and moist. Dessert was perfect and I left just the right amount of full but not stuffed.staff were very attentive and... More 

Thank Jason C
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

got there early had Halibut (1st time around a little under done) however this was changed and the next one very nice (5 stars) Wife's meal wasn't so good pasta , The starter Duck salad was very good, enough for 2 to share. The wait was a little long but service and staff very good, Would go back. Reason for... More 

Thank henryc148
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

New restaurant to us; we booked it directly as the tables they let out for online booking had all gone. A phone call solved that problem. Service was excellent - my wife is gluten-intolerant and they leant over backwards to make sure the food they served her she could eat safely. The highlight of the food for me were the... More 

Thank fishwics
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this after reading TripAdvisor reviews, and we were not disappointed. The service is very good; the courses came to the table without being too quick or having to wait. The food was good and well proportioned, and we all enjoyed the selections we made. Good selection of wines (went for an English wine which was just right for... More 

Thank Chris B
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Introduction: I have been to the Oak bistro on several occasions ranging from business, anniversaries and private over the last couple of month. Reception: relative informal The Place: located close to the Cambridge city centre. The interior is Ok, but not to posh. Drinks: decent wine list with many wines from all around the world Service: always good – the... More 

Thank jenskoopmann
March, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the warm welcome to the intimate and relaxing garden to the all round great meal, this is by far one of the best restaurants in Cambridge. The menu is well balanced with fish, meat, poultry all presented superbly and very, very tasty. I found it faultless. Interesting and varied wine list too. Staff were v friendly and attentive. A... More 

Thank Gazzo192
Luton, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can honestly say that this was one of the nicest meals I've ever had. The service was great and the food was cooked to perfection. A little bit pricey but great for a one off treat or special occasion!

Thank thisiskristap
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good menu and food, location and service.A nice little courtyard at the back . Much recommended for a variety of occasions!

Thank Janemcgregor
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband have eating in this restaurant a few times the food is very good. I would recommend the fish. They have a nice wine list and also have a lovey court yard.

Thank Laressa F

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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 - $46
European, British
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, 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?