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The Willow Tree

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

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

We loved the candelabras everywhere - the use of old furniture etc. The veranda is lovely as ever. The food was all delicious and the service very friendly.

LuAnn 08 June 2017
from Great Gransden

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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 269 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (194)
  • romantic (130)
  • lunch (109)
  • trendy (65)
  • private dining (64)
  • al fresco (50)
  • child friendly (43)
  • large parties (41)
  • luxury (39)
  • entertainment (36)
  • value (34)
  • business (20)
  • afternoon tea (18)
  • views (13)
  • breakfast (4)
  • ((((( 24 June 2017 by John Cross from Royston

    We had an excellent meal

  • (**** 21 June 2017 by Liz Greenhalgh from cambridge

    We loved the look of this place when we arrived. We found a member of staff who was friendly and showed us to our pre-booked table. She came back with water and menus. Another member of staff came to take our order for food but not drinks. We had to ask to order drinks. We waited over an hour for our food to arrive. The halloumi burger was as black and as hard as the slate plate the pudding arrived on. All the burgers were small and very dry. Pudding was ordered eventually. The waitress brought the bill over to us before we could even order pudding. A sharing pudding was ordered then 10 minutes later we were told we couldn't have it as the donut mix hadn't worked that morning. This left my daughter with no pudding option as everything else contained dairy. What could have been a lovely family meal was very disappointing. I certainly wouldn't rush back

  • ((((( 21 June 2017 by Tanith Watson from Bourne

    Lovely meal here - friendly staff and excellent food. It is both a summer and winter pub - we will certainly be back.

  • ((((* 19 June 2017 by Jade Warne from Cambridge

    Most of the food was great, only disappointed with my creme brulee which had not set and was just a liquid! If its not set, i should have just been told and asked if i wanted another dessert. It was taken off the bill so that was good but still a bit of a disappointment.

  • ((((* 17 June 2017 by Mike Perry from Nr. Cambridge

    Very pleasant meal, service was unobtrusive and good. Food was well cooked and reasonably price. Half-lobster wasn't too challenging to retrieve the meat from, and was cooked without going rubbery! Zulu Dawn guest ale was a good find.

  • ((((( 14 June 2017 by Gill Hayden from Cambridge

    We had not been before and came on the recommendation of our son who proposed to his wife here. It was my husbands birthday and wanted somewhere different. Not disappointed. The food was very different indeed, presented beautifully and tasted devine. Lovely service and setting. We will definitely be back. Only problem was iit was hard to find and we are reasonably local !

  • ((*** 13 June 2017 by Paul from Cambridge

    Very average. Interesting menu but not executed very well. Used to be a good restaurant. Charges typical high local prices but isn't worth it. Lagging behind locally now.

  • ((((* 12 June 2017 by Paul Crossman from cambourne

    Lovely restaurant,slightly spoilt when we arrived by what seemed to be a barrier of childrens pushbikes /scooters all over the rear to go in the front anyway really.Lovely food,only thing that was a bit different was I thought the whitebait was a bit disappointing.No breadcrumbs,no brown bread or salad but that might be because it was a mezze rather than starter? The main course was superb (I had the guinea fowl) and the pudding was lovely.(chocolate/salted caramel tart).Service very good and the staff very pleasant

  • ((((( 8 June 2017 by LuAnn from Great Gransden

    We loved the candelabras everywhere - the use of old furniture etc. The veranda is lovely as ever. The food was all delicious and the service very friendly.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Ron Dabner from Cambridge

    Service a trifle slow but staff friendly and enthusiastic
    Service will not put us off going again (and again)

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