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The Willow Tree

Certificate of Excellence
British, Contemporary
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3 Tower Lane, Taunton TA1 4AR, England
+44 1823 352835
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm in a reflective mood so forgive me if this review is candid. Never been here before so I was anticipating a warm welcome. We were greeted by the boss lady who left us to be shown to our table by the very pleasant Polish waitress. It was early but as the evening went on, every table was taken with... More 

Thank spaldingmrtims
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really nice restaurant tucked away from everything. The set menu has great choices and each course was delicious and beautifully presented. The corn veloute was incredible. I'll definitely be back to eat here again.

Thank bethanypaige17
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I travelled from London to take my Granddad out for dinner at the Willow Tree for his birthday and the meal and the evening were fitting of the occasion. Between us we chose the sweetcorn soup and salmon tartare for starters, 48 hour slow cooked beef and lamb for main courses, a sorbet course of the homemade sorbets, followed by... More 

Thank Tauntontiger3
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is lovely and the staff were excellent. However, we were very disappointed with our meal here. The lamb was tough and over cooked and the main was bland. It is doubtful we will choose to eat here again

Thank yeringstation
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can honestly say this was the best meal I have ever had. Not just saying that because it is easy to say, but it was because of a combination of superb food, outstanding service, lovely surrounding in the restaurant, small touches that just made the whole evening wonderful. The 3 course meal was wonderful, served on time and with... More 

Thank Mike P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love it here - we had a three course meal on 09/09/16. This was the 3rd time we have been, and it won't be the last. Beautiful food, lovely wine, and the bread is always to die for! Staff are helpful, courteous and welcoming always. There was a new waitress (I'm so sorry I can't remember her name), and although... More 

Thank Emma T
Taunton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Willow Tree may not be open every evening, but it really is worth a treat worth waiting for! The food is beautiful and the quirky surrounding contribute to the wonderful atmosphere. This restaurant is an absolute delight, I highly recommend a visit - you will not be disappointed!

Thank SuzieQxx
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, it's always been a good restaurant. This is a lovely place been a few times great atmosphere. Was hoping to hear or see the Ghost! Really recommend this place

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited for a wedding anniversary, a romantic dinner for two. The restaurant and staff didn't disappoint. A really intimate setting that is ideal for small groups or couples. The food was as good as it gets and we both really appreciated the fact that all ingredients were sourced locally. Superbly cooked and presented. Deserving of its great reputation.

Thank 1impens
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Based in a lovly place it does lovly food service was well presented and pleasent always felt welcome. Deffently going back when revisit. And also based in such a lovly quiet area.

Thank Kaylie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$36 - $43
British, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Tower Lane, Taunton TA1 4AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 352835

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