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The Willow Tree

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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3 Tower Lane, Taunton TA1 4AR, England
+44 1823 352835
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Partner and I visited this restaurant whilst staying in Taunton It felt warm and welcoming Staff so attentive Cheese Soufflé, duck and venison all really good . Bread and butter pudding more like a creme brûlée ... yummy Muga Rioja a great accompaniment

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Thank Robert K
Somerset, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, wine and atmosphere at the Willow Tree is amazing. The staff were very attentive and they also brought me out a personalised happy birthday pudding! Best restaurant in Taunton for sure.

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Thank Lavinia D
Taunton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here in a few years and for my birthday myself and my dad decided to go! What a birthday treat! The food was incredible especially the cheese soufflé! The price is amazing compared to other restaurants of this quality. Definitely going back soon!

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Thank Lucy C
Somerset, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the 4 blob rating, for me that's really good. This is the type of restaurant that is getting as rare as hen's teeth......a proper one, not sullied by gastro-pubbery, corporate ownership or wedding venue mania. Firstly on the menu cost, yes as others say I would rather have proper pricing than a service charge, it's... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Willow Tree is a lovely restaurant. A very pleasant and relaxing environment, attentive and subtle service, lovely food. Overall a very good experience. Quite pricey, but for a special occasion it's spot on.

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Thank Adrian W
Taunton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite some very decent competion this is the best restaurant in Taunton. The cooking and ingredients are exceptional. Tables are well-spaced, the service is very pleasant and the atmosphere is good.What more could you want?

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Thank David H
Henlow, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent evening was had by all. The food was exceptional especially the Montgomery Cheddar soufflé followed by an amazing Roast rump of lamb. A small but extremely warm, friendly and welcoming restaurant with a lovely intimate atmosphere Highly recommended.

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Thank BAJ89
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the family for a birthday treat for my daughter and we were not disappointed. The ambience was perfect, with diners occupying downstairs tables in a cosy setting which felt intimate yet welcoming. The menu is varied and difficult to choose from as every dish offers the finest ingredients and combination of flavours. I had the special dish of the... More 

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Thank carol n
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect, 3 courses that I would happily recommend to anyone. The bread and butter pudding is definitely not to be missed

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Thank Andrew M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, great ambiance & service. Lovely attention to detail. Can't wait to return. Very cosy too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $42
Cuisine
British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?