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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

Fantastic place, good food

Florence 17 April 2017
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

4.3 (((() (based on 250 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (182)
  • romantic (120)
  • lunch (101)
  • private dining (61)
  • trendy (60)
  • al fresco (42)
  • large parties (40)
  • child friendly (37)
  • luxury (36)
  • entertainment (34)
  • value (33)
  • business (17)
  • afternoon tea (16)
  • views (12)
  • breakfast (4)
  • ((((( 25 April 2017 by Rob Garrad from Royston

    An excellent meal cooked to perfection. The Fillet steak with accompanying sauce was fabulous. My wife's mackerel starter and salmon main was just right. Atmosphere great and service attentive without being overbearing.

  • (((** 24 April 2017 by Local family from Cambridge

    Dinner for 3....this was my 5th visit in around 6 months. The main courses are always great, and service excellent. However, the last two visits i have noticed the deserts look amazing, but taste less than average. In my party, we had the brownie (very cold/over-chilled, not enjoyable) and the banana bread (absolutely tiny, very poor value for money at £7.50, plus it was cold).

  • ((((* 23 April 2017 by Sue Alexander from Sandy

    We found the restaurant a little noisy at times which made it quite difficult to have a conversation with our friends on the same table. We wouldn't let this stop us from returning though, as the food and service was excellent.

  • ((((* 18 April 2017 by Roger Widdowson from Great Paxton

    As always, lovely ambiance, warm welcome, good menu choices.

  • ((*** 17 April 2017 by Angelina Bray from Willingham

    Well - 3 of the 6 in the party were really ill after eating here yesterday. Unfortunately it was my birthday meal but spend the later evening being unwell after a tapas sharing board that was obviously not cooked or kept properly . Such a shame :-(

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Florence from Cambridge

    Fantastic place, good food

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Sally Stewart from Cambridge

    Excellent food, helpful and friendly service, just bit more sauce with Banana cake dessert, actually bit more banana cake as delicious .
    Thank you.

  • ((((* 16 April 2017 by Ian from Cambridge

    We were a party of four and all chose different starters and mains. These were all nicely presented and perfectly cooked (where applicable) and enjoyed by all. The portions were also generous with the exception of the passionfruit parfait. Although it was served with fruit, the actual parfait was small, and my wife had to forego her usual taster! A simpler dessert would also have been appreciated; eg lemon tart, and fewer desserts with toffee/caramel/honeycomb.
    The ambience and staff were also excellent.

  • (((** 13 April 2017 by Mandie McGrath from Cambridge

    Atmosphere and service was great although the bar area is very close to the tables so a very loud gent at the bar took our attention. Our starters took over 25 minutes to arrive, as a larger table was being dealt with but the waiter apologised for the wait and was accommodating of the slight changes we wanted to make to our meals & drinks. Food, whilst looking lovely was really rather bland. Hummus starter didn't taste of much, our toast came with no bread or balsamic & olive oil, the guinea fowl bon bon - same; quite tasteless, fondant potato was dry. I had to ask for more jus as there was not much on the plate, was quite salty and just tasted of red wine, rather than the 'thyme jus' that was stated. It arrived promptly though. The chocolate tart came with a lovely 'happy anniversary' on the plate in chocolate but the tart was still quite frozen and just tasted of dark chocolate with no buttery base to taste or salted caramel taste. Was really looking forward to this for our anniversary and whilst I cant complain, there is not much to rave about and I'm sorry to say I wouldn't return in a hurry.

  • ((((( 10 April 2017 by Gabriele Stowasser from Cambridge

    Both food and service were excellent

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