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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

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Malcolm 14 August 2018
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 346 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (240)
  • romantic (163)
  • lunch (138)
  • trendy (82)
  • private dining (81)
  • al fresco (63)
  • large parties (54)
  • child friendly (48)
  • luxury (45)
  • value (40)
  • entertainment (38)
  • business (26)
  • afternoon tea (23)
  • views (17)
  • breakfast (5)
  • (((** 18 August 2018 by Hannah from Bourn

    Lovely pub

  • ((((* 16 August 2018 by Angela from St neots cambs

    The food was fantastic and staff were lovely. The only small issue we had that 3 of us had received our meals and one was left waiting for hers but the meal was already getting cold. It was awkward to eat whilst she was waiting. The same lady also only got a small portion of cheese cake as they had run out. Money was knocked off for this. But we felt bad as it was a birthday treat for her. Otherwise everything else was perfect and the place is beautiful

  • ((((* 14 August 2018 by Jackie from Cambridge

    There were four of us for dinner. We had starters, mains and puddings and all were really lovely.

  • ((((( 14 August 2018 by Malcolm from Cambridge

    Enjoyed it

  • (((** 28 July 2018 by Elizabeth from Cambridge

    We like the restaurant because of its decor and ambience. On this occasion the food was not the best though. We both ordered the Garden Burger. The brioche didn’t seem entirely fresh and the filling was disappointing. Overall options for vegetarians are very limited.

  • ((*** 4 July 2018 by Victoria from Huntingdon

    Even though i had booked some weeks ahead and we had drinks in the garden beforehand, a table had not been laid for us when our reservation time arrived. Half the meals were not being provided as the oven had broken. This left a very limited menu and though the starter was very nice, the remaining options for main course left me with little else to choose than the spatchcock chicken, with which I was disappointed. There also seemed some confusion regarding the ice cream flavours that were available for dessert. Staff were friendly and attentive throughout our visit, even so, this second visit was not a patch on our first and as so, The Willow Tree may well not spring to mind as a first choice in the future.

  • ((((* 30 June 2018 by Helen from Saffron Walden

    Helpful staff and accommodating for two under fives! Thank you! Food generally fine but crab salad (2 of us) disappointing.. crab was broken up and mixed into the salad leaves so taste and texture was lost. However sticky toffee pudding was a great success!

  • (((** 21 June 2018 by John from Cambridge

    A bit disappointing compared to previous visits a while ago. Nice ambiance and very friendly staff but a bit disorganised - what was on the newly printed menu didn't seem to relate to what the kitchen was actually serving. Limited and unimaginative choice for vegetarians. Food was mostly OK-ish though the roast potatoes were grossly overcooked and rock hard, and nothing seemed fresh; everything gave the impression of being pre-prepared and reheated. For the price I'd expect better.

  • ((((( 20 June 2018 by Alison from Cambourne

    Everything was excellent

  • (((** 18 June 2018 by Paul from Letchworth

    Food wasn’t quite up to the standards we’ve experienced when visiting before and the service was a bit slow. The staff were lovely and friendly though

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