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The Willow Tree

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$$$$
British, Gluten Free, Contemporary
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3 Tower Lane, Taunton TA1 4AR, England
+44 1823 352835
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Wed 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Dimpsxxx
Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank tigerexplorer2015
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my girlfriend here to celebrate our 1 year. Fantastic food and the service was excellent - the staff were tentative and the evening flowed through very smoothly. Quality for a fair price.

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Thank Tom S
London, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Willow Tree is a cosy but stylish restaurant with excellent food. The service is very welcoming. The menu is relatively short but interesting and beautifully cooked. The wine list is individual and has a good selection of wines by the glass. Overall very enjoyable.

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Thank Chris L
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was quite full downstairs so we were shown to a table upstairs. The tables were beautifully set for dinner. The menu had a set price for three courses but there was plenty to choose from. The food was absolutely Devine and presented really well on the plate. Although the staff were young... More 

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Thank Carole H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your looking for fine dining in a very warm environment combined with excellent service then the Willow Tree is the place for you. This venue is one of Taunton's hidden treasures. Very intimate dining experience with a super menu offering many locally sourced delicacies - found it by chance and will definitely be back again!

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Thank John W
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since we visited the Willow Tree but it hasn't changed, the food the fantastic the service first class had a lovely, we both agreed we won't leave as long next time.

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Thank Jill W
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal with some old friends here recently. I cannot recommend this place enough. Superb food and great service combined with a very nice atmosphere in a lovely rustic yet classy building. Also very reasonable prices combined with a superb (also reasonably priced) wine list. What more could you want!

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Thank James S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is always tempting to keep a little gem like The Willow Tree to yourself but after such a wonderful evening last night that would just be wrong. As on my previous visits everything was superb. A friendly welcome, excellent aperitif and an unhurried opportunity to choose from the extensive and mouthwatering menu. Then, dinner, impeccably served, accompanied by excellent... More 

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Thank Mark W
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the most wonderful evening meal at the Willow Tree. We were staying for one night in Taunton and wanted a nice evening meal. We took reccommendations from Tripadvisor and booked this restaurant. The superlatives roll off the tongue - a small yet warm and friendly restaurant with a very warm and friendly welcome. The meal itself was outstanding... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $43
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?