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The Willow Tree

29 High Street, Bourn, CB23 2SQ +44 1954594934

((((* British
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00

A lovely quaint gastro pub for family gatherings. Good food and great service.

Amanda Piggott 04 October 2016
from Cambridge

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With a country garden overlooking rolling hills, a bar with an open fireplace and a candlelit restaurant, The Willow Tree in Cambridge blends fairy tale charm with country chic. The restaurant’s mix of English and European dishes from locally sourced produce have earned it a place in the Michelin Guide.

From fish and chips with mushy peas to sea bass with leek rosti and vanilla and coriander sauce, the menu at The Willow Tree restaurant spans the culinary spectrum from pub classics to fine dining. Dishes such as locally sourced fillet steak with Cambridge Blue sauce or corn-fed chicken with parmentier potatoes showcase the restaurant’s commitment to local produce and delectable food

Meals here are topped off by a selection of international wines, local ales, stunning cocktails and local fruit juices. The delightful setting is enhanced by live jazz, summer garden parties and cabaret dining.

As if plucked from the pages of an idyllic fairy tale, this enchanting gastropub lies in the picturesque village of Bourn, 9 miles from Cambridge city centre.

The Willow Tree

29 High Street, Bourn, CB23 2SQ

Contact +44 1954719775
Reservations +44 1954594934

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Customer reviews for The Willow Tree

4.2 ((((* (based on 170 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (128)
  • romantic (86)
  • lunch (69)
  • private dining (47)
  • trendy (42)
  • large parties (31)
  • al fresco (27)
  • value (26)
  • luxury (25)
  • child friendly (24)
  • entertainment (23)
  • business (13)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • views (7)
  • breakfast (4)
  • ((((( by from Cambourne

    The food, atmosphere and service were absolutely incredible. A new favourite for us!

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    We were very impressed by our recent trip to The Willow Tree. We went with our 3 year old son - he loved his little portion of Sunday roast beef and ate most of it! The roast beef and the venison were superb. We received a warm welcome from the moment we walked through the door and the service was relaxed and spot on throughout our meal. The decor is very quirky and very cool and we noticed a great selection of winter cocktails.....which we'll have to go back and try! Our son loved his gold chair and staff provided some colouring pens for him.
    We went to a Gordon Ramsey eatery in London a few weeks ago and The Willow Tree won hands down on just about every count. Will definitely be coming back for more lazy Sundays.

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    Great service and great food and atmosphere.

  • ((((* by from Cambridge

    Very nice meal for two. Food well cooked and presented. Staff friendly and helpful.

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    We had a lovely evening at the Willow tree. It was warm and comfortable with a lovely calm atmosphere. The menu choice was good and we all settled for the roast beef. The beef was tender and perfectly cooked with lovely fresh vegetables and a big Yorkshire pudding. The pudding didn't disappoint, tasty cheese and biscuits and cool tangy passionfruit sorbet. Great service we hope to visit again soon.

  • ((((* by from Bourne

    Great meal in very relaxed surroundings. Staff friendly and attentive. Will be back

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    I love the different cocktails on offer. The food is always really nice and good value for money.

  • ((((* by from Cambridge

    The food was very good and not to fancy which we were slightly concerned about when booking. The decor was very good but the best thing was the staff, they were polite, professional and we did not really notice them which is a sign that they are all working hard to give you a great experience. My compliments to the manager. Would be worth getting the gents toilet floor sorting out, Ig you had, I would have given you 5 stars.

  • (**** by from Hare Street

    This was the forth time we have dined at this establishment, the first three times were ok but on this occasion we were surprised how things changed, the staff were very pleasant but this was the only plus fact of our visit. The service was extremely slow even as the restaurant was not that busy, one starter of the crab ravioli consisted of two small squares of pasta with a dressing of sauce and a small amount of salad all for £8-00 ! . All the main courses were highly salted to the point of being inedible. We paid our bill and left without bothering with any deserts possibly never to return.

  • ((((( by from Potton

    It was amazing, the restaurant has a wonderful design, it is cosy and inviting. The food was beautifully cooked and presented, the pork belly is highly recommended. A great cocktail list, I can personally recommend the Autumn Sling and the Spiced Pear. Delicious.

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