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The Willow Tree

Certificate of Excellence
British, Gluten Free Options, 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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, wow, wow, wow. We keep this little gem for our very special of occasions and we have never in the years we have been going for our anniversary dinner have we ever been disappointed. If you have a bad time here, then the team have been abducted by aliens! Nuff said #boom!

Thank Graeme P
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We read on trip advisor that this place was good, but you need to visit to have the experience. Friendly staff, absolutely great food especially the chocolate torte, which I didn't want to end. You do need to book, they only accept tables of 6 but this is because of space. It's quaint without feeling that you are sitting on... More 

Thank 876claire
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another fantastic evening ,food, wine ,atmosphere ,company ,service ,all made for a great night .Thank-you Rita you really have a fantastic restaurant ,always welcoming warm and must be visited .

Thank Dennis R
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really nice time from start to finish. Arrived early so sat in the bar and chose from wine list. Plenty of options to choose from. Had the prawns and beef. My partner had octopus and beef. All cooked perfectly and presented very well. Adequate portions however not huge which was right as set 3 course. Lovely staff. Very... More 

Thank CMurphyEngland
Northlew, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Willow Tree is an easy walk from the centre of Taunton and from our hotel. The staff were welcoming, and although not full on a Tuesday evening, there was a nice atmosphere. Service was prompt and friendly. The menu offered a good choice. The tiger prawn starter was lovely and three of the party of four all ate the... More 

Thank Holly D
Taunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We called into the pub on the way home from a coach trip to Cardiff... The staff were very accommodating and we were served in no time at all.... We had 45 people.... Food was very good value but drink prices were a little on the dearer side.... But a very nice place... Clean tidy and very well lit... Would... More 

Thank traceyc77
Somerset, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Went her for a birthday meal with my husband, parents and brother and had a lovely time. Managed to get a table in our own little "room" - you could see other customers through the beams but it felt very lovely and private. Food menu was hard to choose from as it all looked lovely and everyone enjoyed their meals... More 

Thank Dimpsxxx
Taunton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Willow Tree for the first time in June to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday and had a lovely and memorable evening. We each had a three course meal option and every course was delicious and expertly cooked (especially the monkfish). I mentioned in passing about the birthday, and my daughter's chocolate dessert arrived with Happy Birthday piped... More 

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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
$37 - $43
British, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?