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The Willow Tree

29 High Street, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
+44 1954 719775
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, European, British, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 High Street, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Whilst on a weekend away we had searched for somewhere good to eat online and came across this fantastic place which exceeded all expectations! Amazing food and service - will definitely be visiting again on my next trip.

Thank llowexx
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We frequently journey to Cambridge for business and never miss the opportunity to dine at the willow tree. The surroundings are incredible, the food divine and the service wonderful. I had the beef cheek and blue cheese risotto and it was a taste sensation. Our...More

Thank pjhop21
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The much talked about Willow tree. Went again for a birthday but the experience does not live up to the hype. This is the second time I’ve been to the Willow and both times have been similar: On this occasion it was a Thursday lunch...More

Thank Melissa B
Penkey, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Very sorry to hear your waiting times were this long and you were not pleased with the flavours. We will review this with the team on service for that shift to address these points. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Willow Tree has been my favourite restaurant since my, boyfiend (now husband) took me here for our first date last year. We got engaged here, our parents met here and finally a few weeks ago we had our blessing and wedding ceremony here. The...More

1  Thank Samantha I
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We have eaten at this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. There is a relaxing calm to the place with tasteful decor throughout. The food is always good and served with a smile. A real gem. Highly recommended.

Thank Andrew R
Penkey, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Many thanks for the glowing review, look forward to seeing you again at The Willow Tree.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

A pleasant twenty-minutes drive from Cambridge to the village of Bourn, the Willow Tree, its name justified by a truly majestic specimen in the garden, offers excellent food in a dingy chic setting. A bit gloomy so we asked for the candles to be lit!...More

Thank agc28
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Staff very welcoming, friendly and attentive throughout. Food was very good, Cod from special board delicious. The chef was very flexible when we asked for roast chicken for Sunday lunch as I don't eat beef or pork, thank you very enjoyable. Enjoyable, we will return....More

Thank SheilaB1
Penkey, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. We are always happy to offer roast chicken as an option if it features on the seasonal menu in another dish (as it does this Autumn). Glad you enjoyed the specials board too. See you again!

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Went with my wife, father, mother in-law and 2 daughters. Lovely lovely restaurant. Great quality food. Friendly staff. Couldn't ask for much more. Great way to spend a Sunday evening.

Thank Marc_Cannon
Penkey, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Lovely to hear you were very pleased with your experience. Perhaps you might like to join us on a Sunday evening when we also have live jazz 6.30-9.30pm - this is once a month and it's free too! Thanks

Reviewed 2 October 2017

10 of us went to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. We booked in for 5.30pm as we took our 4 grandchildren. Very nice meal, super waitress, lovely evening.

Thank Carol W
Penkey, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to complement us on your special evening. We very much hope to see you again and hope the birthday celebration will be long remembered by the family.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Restaurant and decor nice on first impression. However, they have a moveable specials board menu which we were not shown, the portion sizes are absolutely minuscule. Three tiny new potatoes and two tiny beetroot.....was the veg accompaniment. So had to order extra veg which took...More

Thank Jillphil17
Penkey, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

We are sorry to hear you left with criticisms, especially concerning small portion size. Perhaps you could take a minute to email us with more details so that we may review the dish in question and talk to you further about your experience - it...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 High Street, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1954 719775
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The Willow Tree plays host to fine dining, entertainment, and wondrous event possibilities. This is a fairy tale venue for all seasons with meadows, garden, tree swings & tipi. The vibrant & diverse dining menu changes with the seasons to ensure ingredients are as fresh & local as can be. Happy Ever After Dining.
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