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The Willow Tree

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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3 Tower Lane, Taunton TA1 4AR, England
+44 1823 352835
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Wed 18:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is a very special restaurant both the food and staff are first class.I have past this restaurant many times and now i wish i had gone in sooner

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Thank ascanlon35
UK
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a lovely evening in this gem of a restaurant that is tucked down by the river. I had walked past it so many times during my college years it was great to finally go inside! Friendly waiting staff who were there when needed but allowed us space. Lovely 3 course menu, cooked to perfection with delightful presentation. I would... More 

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Thank EmilyBeee
perth
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Because TripAdvisor won't let me rate 6 star,welcome ,service,food,presentation and taste were all exceptional,if you haven't been here, book it for your next special celebration ,you will not be disappointed , and it will be the best food you ever have in Taunton, as far as fine dining is concerned,no it's not cheap,and it shouldn't be,you are getting what you... More 

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Thank chefcruiser
Chard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lovely food on a lovely bank holiday Monday ... except the waitress was rude didn't table check, and really was in a foul mood. will be coming back as the menu looked amazing, better than most Marston's.

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Thank Tommy W
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard great things about the food at The Willow Tree but unfortunately I didn't get to sample any and after my experience at the restaurant I won't be going back to find out. We had booked an early 6.30pm dinner and when we arrived we were the only customers on the premises, the chef greeted us in the... More 

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24 Thank exchef1977
RitaRambellas, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this review

Ever heard of common sense and courtesy? Now that's not quite how it happened, is it, 'ExChef'. Having booked no less than seven weeks in advance, your group of three did indeed arrive at 6.30pm (our opening time) and you were, as you say, greeted firstly by the chef, then myself, and shown to your table. Your wife then mentioned... More 

Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from the bar staff. Decent pub with a reasonable value and quality carvery but great that you can still order some decent options from the menu. We only popped in here whilst away by chance but were given a very warm welcome. Would definitely return.

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1 Thank WylieDW
Bristol, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small, smart resturant is in a quiet backwater of Taunton. The service and food are both outstanding. The food is certainly what would be considered 'fine dining' and is based on excellent fresh ingredients. Everything we had was beautifully cooked and well flavoured, and unusually, both the savoury and sweet courses were to the same high standard. I would... More 

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Thank WestCountryFoodie
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous meal. Fantastic food and excellent service as always. Thank for a perfect evening. Great place for a special occasion or just a treat because you deserve it!

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Thank Samantha N
Wellington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Willlow Tree for the first time last night for our wedding anniversary. We have wanted to go for some time and have heard from friends it was wonderful. We weren't disappointed. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Yes it's more expensive than some other places but well worth it for a special occasion. We will definitely... More 

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Thank kiwichick02
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been a couple of years since our last visit to The Willow Tree but the service and quality of food are just as exceptional, as is the value for money.

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Thank Jonathan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 36 - USD 43
Cuisine
British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 21:00
Friday
18:30 - 21:00
Saturday
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Tower Lane, Taunton TA1 4AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 352835

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?