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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

Food - excellent+
Service - excellent+
Atmosphere - excellent+

Hughy 21 December 2017
from ST Neots

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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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4.2 ((((* (based on 315 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (221)
  • romantic (148)
  • lunch (126)
  • trendy (73)
  • private dining (71)
  • al fresco (57)
  • large parties (49)
  • child friendly (45)
  • luxury (43)
  • entertainment (38)
  • value (37)
  • business (23)
  • afternoon tea (19)
  • views (14)
  • breakfast (4)
  • ((((( 22 January 2018 by Anne O'kane from Bourne

    My favourite gastro pub.
    Good selection on menu. Gluten free options available

  • (**** 5 January 2018 by Owen from Cambridge

    Disappointing New Year's Day lunch. Service very slow. Some of the food barely warm as it was served to the table. Order for one of our party forgotten and took more than half an hour to bring out, which as it was only a burger was not justifiable. Has become increasingly expensive and poor value. £4 for a tiny pot of carrots and broccoli is terrible value, and makes you feel like you're having the mickey taken out of you. Shame, as used to like it here, but it's definitely on a declining trend. When I compare this to the type of food and experience/value for money you can get in the dining pubs in north Norfolk for example it's miles behind.

  • ((((* 24 December 2017 by Jenny Parr from Cambridge

    Food was delicious and we were allowed to have Xmas menu even though it wasn’t being served at the time which was lovely. Only draw back was no pulled pork burger for my daughter available.

  • ((((* 21 December 2017 by Karen Richardson from Cambridge

    Nice ambience and delicious food. We both had venison haunch and the meal was faultless. Great chef! Could only offer us one glass of our chosen wine so suggested an alternative which was very nice and charged lower price so very on the ball. If I had to make a small critisism I’d suggest younger staff had a bit more training, but still very polite and efficient.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Hughy from ST Neots

    Food - excellent+
    Service - excellent+
    Atmosphere - excellent+

  • (**** 18 December 2017 by Lucy Bigam from Bourn

    Awful experience at the Willow tree, I will not go back again.
    We waited 75 minutes for our 'Tapas' starter to arrive, which was very uninspiring. The main course food was very poor too - I had a veggie burger, the Cheese was not grilled, the hummus tasted unusual and the skinny fries were in fact big slabs of boiled sweet potato. It was pretty inedible. The waitress was not apologetic and did not really seem bothered about the bad food. Terrible, terrible, terrible!

  • (**** 4 December 2017 by Sandra Monk from Hilton

    Very disappointing meal on Saturday. We have eaten here several times and always had good meals but on Saturday a party of 28 people were late arriving by 40 mins and the kitchen couldn’t cope. Our main courses were lukewarm and served on cold plates with some missing ingredients.The venison was tasteless. My plaice was very small and was still only warm.we were offered a free bottle of wine and a bill reduction. We had taken visitors up from Surrey for an overnight stay with us and we were embarrassed at the food quality.

  • ((((* 3 December 2017 by Jenny Orange from Cambridge

    Excellent ambiance and decorations but service and food not correspondingly good.... a shame, really. However it was full - so who am I to judge.

  • ((((( 25 November 2017 by Sharon Moon from Bourn

    Excellent meal in relaxed and quirky surroundings. Easy

  • ((((* 23 November 2017 by David Wing from Cambridge

    It was very pleasant. I had the Fish and Chips and enjoyed it immensely. The service was swift and courteous.

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