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“Excellent food in a quaint village”
Review of The Willow Tree

The Willow Tree
Ranked #86 of 689 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: US$13 - US$66
Cuisines: Bar, British, Soups, International, European
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Steeple Morden, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a quaint village”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Been here on three occasions now and each time it has delighted. Service is a little rough around the edges but it's all the more quaint for just that. Food is delicious and is served in a restaurant full of little quirks such as the specials chalkboard being an old fashioned ladies dressing mirror. Fun and great food.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank IanonTour2009
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable dinner for 4”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

We visited The Willow Tree last Friday with friends. Pre-dinner drinks on the terrace at the back went down well. Good, attentive service. Food was tasty and fresh. The candle-lit atmosphere in the dining room was lovely. Three courses with drinks came to £40 a head, which seemed very reasonable, especially considering what we have paid at other less polished eateries. Would recommend, and despite some negative comments on here about the service, on a very busy Friday night, the restaurant was well-staffed and the service was excellent.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank ToriaLou
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Dinner for two”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

At home I generally do the cooking not just because I think i would win Masterchef but as my partner doesn't really like to cook.
Therefore on the odd occasion we have a free Saturday night without the kids its always nice to go out and have a nice meal. The Willow Tree has never dissapointed and on our visit last Saturday (24-05-14) it was no different. I'd actually go as far as it excelled itself with 1 dish which is the best we've eaten there. The menu is limited and for me this is key, do fewer dishes do them well make sure you account for the seasons and change regularly. Then supplement with daily specials which take advantage of the available fresh produce and fish. Add in a selected well sourced wine list and changing real ales and it's a winning formula.
The Willow tree adopt this principle and for us this is without fail We don't eat here enough but that makes it all the more special when we do although i guess if we did we wouldn't attempt to drink as much, that being said this hasn't clouded our judgement. (it could be the £35 taxi fare we could save were one of us to not drink that might mean more regular visits)

It's a nice restaurant with good service excellent food and good cellar. We will be back, and we without reserve recommend it.
One question what's with all the stags heads ?

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Jeremy L
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice eatery”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Spent an evening with friends and thought we would have some food. Menu was concise. Food was delicious although I thought it was a little expensive. Service was very good and attentive.

I also thought that the room was a little dark

  • Visited May 2014
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“Recommended to me wasn't impressed”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Menu was limited, decor was nice, food wasn't amazing. Service was poor, price expensive for quality. Doubt I will return again.

  • Visited April 2014
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