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The Dumpling Tree Bar & Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The Dumpling Tree is an exciting new restaurant in Cambridge serving homemade dumplings and other Chinese delicacies from the Yunnan area of China as well as a fully licensed bar with a great selection of beers, spirits and wines. July special offer for eat in and Bar: 20% off food if you book a table Happy Hours 20% off draught beer 12:00 - 6:00 pm
US$11 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Chinese, Asian, Yunnan
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent service as always, friendly staff and good menu and bar drinks choices to suit everyone. Chefs willing to adapt dishes to personal preferences like less chilli or special sauces. Real Chinese aromatic tea leaves and also excellent roast coffee beans (not many Asian restaurants...serve good coffee). Clean, spacious decor with Chinese lanterns (Chinese music). Free parking spaces in this previous pub site near busy Cherry Hinton Road. Good place for meal before movie at Light Cinema at Hills Road. Also for late shift workers in local areas - Open for food orders till 10pm.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few years ago we ate at the old location. It was so good. Now we are visiting Cambridge again and went to the new "pub" location. The food is wonderful. Beyond wonderful! This isn't the kind of "Chinese food" people are used to. This...place serves food that makes you understand what the typical Chinese restaurant is aspiring to. Just wow. They DO have the usual dishes, too. Not expensive.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021

overpriced food not good cook better at home really felt I wasted my money this food was cold and portion was so small for the money

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 August 2021

There were ample parking spaces. The restaurant was spacious. I loved the natural light by the window. The restaurant felt clean. Communication between staff and customers was good. We were told that the rice noodle was homemade; it did not disappoint. However, the other ingredients...were average. Despite the restaurant's name being "The Dumpling Tree", the dumplings were not something that we would go back for. The bill came to around £20 each. Note that most of us were light eaters. We have had better (in both quality and quantity) food in other Chinese restaurants in Cambridge at lower prices.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

Chose this restaurant on a whim, after passing it many time before. Booking not required, but it was busy when we arrived. Not sat immediately, but a short wait at the door. The menu doesn't have as much depth as other restaurants we've visited and...the prices on standard dishes were quite exorbitant. Ended up choosing our dishes & they arrived promptly. The squid was superb. In fact, the most perfectly cooked squid we've eaten, anywhere, ever. The rice was ok & we suspect we got the tail end of the cooked pot, but after mixing it with the other food, it worked well & tasted better. Sizzled pork was great but watch out, it's a tad spicy. Food quality high, authenticity high, fragrance high & very, very enjoyable. Decor very nice, staff very friendly. Restaurant very clean. All in all a very, very good visit & one we'll do again sooner rather than later. Recommended for quality diners.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 25 July 2021 via mobile

The restaurant was very clean with a nice ambience . The dumplings were delicious. However, the spare ribs were very dry and would benefit from a glaze or a sauce (chilli or honey and lemon). There were a lot of flies are our table.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021

The best lemonade in town! Ice was so cold and enjoyable. Josie the waitress was the loveliest waitress I’ve ever come across! Nice setting. Don’t walk, run to the DUMPLING TREE.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021

We got the dirty dozen and the pork and Chinese chives dumplings today to celebrate being fully covid vaccinated! Absolutely delicious, wish we'd learnt about this place sooner! Thank you!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

My first visit to this restaurant and the food was delicious would highly recommend can’t wait to return. I had pork and coriander dumplings and we shared stir fry of meat chicken and pork all the choices were delicious. I will return.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 28 October 2020 via mobile

What can I say, this restaurant has it all! Pleasant and attentive staff, relaxed ambience and more importantly delicious tasting food! It is a restaurants modus operandi to specialise in signature dishes which taste good and makes you feel happy. After all that’s why we...keep on coming back right? When a restaurant wins, you win, come and taste success at The Dumpling Tree! I had the 12 dumpling option with a variety of mixed meat filings, the sauce was a spicy vinagre dip which bathed each dumpling in wonder. It was a true delight to eat each dumpling, they are just so delicious! I ate the crispy duck with pancakes which also tastes so nice, Great food all around. 10/10More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Yes, The Dumpling Tree Bar & Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Dumpling Tree Bar & Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Dumpling Tree Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5