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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

This was my second visit and it proved to be enjoyable as the first. The food was excellent.

Pauline 14 June 2018
from Royston

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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 337 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (237)
  • romantic (159)
  • lunch (134)
  • trendy (81)
  • private dining (80)
  • al fresco (62)
  • large parties (53)
  • child friendly (48)
  • luxury (45)
  • value (40)
  • entertainment (38)
  • business (26)
  • afternoon tea (23)
  • views (17)
  • breakfast (5)
  • (((** 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

  • ((((* 18 June 2018 by Anthony from Cambridge

    Excellent service,good ambience and quality ingredients but pricey.

  • ((((( 14 June 2018 by Pauline from Royston

    This was my second visit and it proved to be enjoyable as the first. The food was excellent.

  • ((((* 11 June 2018 by David from Cambridge

    Good service, friendly staff, food was good. Only criticism was I thought the choices on the menus were a little restrictive.

  • ((((( 9 June 2018 by Nicki from Cambridge

    You always get very good service at the Willow Tree. The food is delicious and interesting. They are also great with children and welcome them.

  • (((** 7 June 2018 by Stephen from Cambridge

    Excellent attentive service.
    The food is usually good but disappointing on this visit.
    The tapas particularly was unimaginative with tiny portions and duplicated dishes straight out of supermarket deli; very poor value.

  • (**** 6 June 2018 by Jonathan from Cambridge

    This was our first visit to the willow tree and unfortunately it was not a great experience. To start with we ordered a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine which were both unavailable. We all enjoyed our starters. We all had something different for main, I had steak with peppercorn sauce and when I asked if the chef had forgotten the sauce I was told no there was a jus sauce on my plate, a few minutes later a small jug of sauce was handed to me which had been apparently left in kitchen unfortunately the sauce didn't make my steak any less dry. My wife also thinks she was missing her red wine jus with her duck but didn't see any point in mentioning it as her duck was to dry to eat anyway. My mother-in-law was unable to eat her calfs liver for the same reason, to dry. No one asked us if our main course was ok, if they had we would have mentioned our issues. We asked for a taxi which never turned up apparently it had never been ordered. So after organising a second taxi we were able to leave an hour later than hoped, during which time no one asked us if we would like another drink etc the two waitresses just stood chatting and we were not even acknowledged as we walked past them to leave. There didn't seem any point in complaining about our meal as they were clearly uninterested as to wether we had enjoyed it or not and to be honest after the food and the hour taxi wait we just wanted to leave. It was certainly not the birthday evening I had had anticipated for my wife. I have never left a restaurant review before but felt that in this instance it was warranted.

  • ((((( 5 June 2018 by Nick from Essex

    A lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere and fantastic decor. Took advantage of eating on the terrace and finishing up inside in the shabby chic dining area. Excellent food at a very good price.

  • ((((* 4 June 2018 by Janet from Cambridge

    No problem changing our booking to outside table. Very pleasant service and all dishes really good.

  • ((((( 28 May 2018 by Rebecca from Cambridge

    Lovely place, lovely food, lovely staff.

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