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The Willow Tree

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

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Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00

My partner lives in Melbourn and I booked on-line - we had a great meal and my partner eats a gluten free diet: there were great gluten free options and the staff really knew what she could eat and what she could. A nice ambience and we really enjoyed the expereince - we would definitely go again.

Keith Brackstone 19 March 2017
from Bristol

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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

4.3 (((() (based on 235 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (171)
  • romantic (115)
  • lunch (94)
  • trendy (59)
  • private dining (56)
  • large parties (39)
  • al fresco (37)
  • luxury (35)
  • child friendly (33)
  • entertainment (33)
  • value (29)
  • business (15)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • views (10)
  • breakfast (4)
  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Guy from Royston

    First visit. A problem with the booking system saw my Mother's Day lunch reserved for the Wednesday before the actual Sunday so potential for disaster!! No matter, they found us a table which ok was outside, but they had heaters so no problem. Very nice roast, Wherry on tap and a huge outdoor space for the kids to kick a ball around.

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Alwyn Crowe from Saint Neots

    We discovered The Willow Tree in January. This is our second visit and the food and service were as excellent as when we first came. We have waxed lyrical about you and the food, and informed our friends. Thank you for a great evening.

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Irina Luca from Cambridge

    Lovely food. Great family outing!

  • ((*** 21 March 2017 by Bunty Rawlings from Saint Ives

    Unfortunately we did not have the best experience. My partner had a vegetarian dish that was very poor. The Gnocci was tasteless, the sauce average and the meal was barely warm. He returned it to the kitchen and it came back on a hot plate but the food was still luke warm. The baby leek was undercooked and inedible. We did discuss this with the waitress and suggested that hot plates were essential. apparently there is a plate warmer in the kitchen which suggests that the food was waiting before being presented to us. I had cod fillet which was lovely but again the meal was only just warm. The vegetarian meal was deducted from the bill which was a nice gesture.
    The chairs were very uncomfortable, old and worn with little padding, not conducive to a relaxed evening.
    It is nice to go to a pub with no music and just background chatter from other guests.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Georgina Bunn from Cambridge

    We went too the willow tree for my birthday dinner, staff where very attentive and the food was amazing. Would highly recommend.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Keith Brackstone from Bristol

    My partner lives in Melbourn and I booked on-line - we had a great meal and my partner eats a gluten free diet: there were great gluten free options and the staff really knew what she could eat and what she could. A nice ambience and we really enjoyed the expereince - we would definitely go again.

  • (((** 19 March 2017 by Nadine Key from Ashbourne

    We went here for my mums 60th birthday . The decor was outstanding and the food was excellent. The ambience and warmth from the staff was lacking. The restaurant was very quiet, we defend laugh and be loud! When the waitress brought over my mums ice cream with a candle in it to sing happy birthday... she literally plonked it on
    The table and walked off! She was very rude. The food was outstanding but the staff looked miserable and were very robotic! The food and decor saved this meal which is why I have it 4stars. It would have been 5 if the staff actually spoke to us, smiled and actually welcomed us being there !

  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by Edward Wilderspin from Cambridge


  • (((** 15 March 2017 by Lindsey from St Neots

    A little bit disappointing. A lot of things not available on the main menu and specials menu with no alternatives. Even out of stock of the wine we ordered. Service is normally more engaging too. It has been much better on previous visits and was very expensive given most things we chose were a 2nd option.

  • ((((* 15 March 2017 by Philip Mills from Cambridge

    There was too much salt on everything, including my salad.

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