The Willow Tree

Elegant shabby chic restaurant with al fresco terrace, beautiful country garden and the adjoining whimsical meadow.

Please note that menus are regularly updated and subject to change

WINTER WONDERLAND AFTERNOON TEA (48 hour preorder required)

The Willow Tree is a charming independent restaurant renowned for gorgeous food & a wondrous ambience. This ‘hidden gem’ of Cambridgeshire features six fairylit domes in their beautiful country garden, nestled besides the majestic Willow tree, Secret Meadow and Teepee.  

Enjoy Dining Domes for lunch or dinner at this happy hideaway. Domes are heated, adorned with fairy lights and equipped with bluetooth speaker.

Diamond Dome 

A new supersized dining dome has landed! The sparkling ‘Diamond Dome’ seats up to fourteen guests making it the perfect choice for a special celebration with family, friends or colleagues. A magical dining experience awaits you in Bourn.

Photos courtesy of: Bubear Photograp


Air Purification

Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly

Gluten Free Dishes Available

Parking Available

Countryside Location

Kids Menu

High Chair

Standard Menu Available

Wheelchair Accessible

Ambient / Fairy Lights


Air Purification

Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly

Gluten Free Dishes Available

Countryside Location

Kids Menu

High Chair

Standard Menu Available

Wheelchair Accessible

Ambient / Fairy Lights

Parking Available


29 High St, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, UK

122 reviews

  1. Fantastic Experience

    We had the most amazing experience
    in a beautiful dome! The atmosphere was great and the service was excellent!
    We will definitely be back! Thank you! I had the best bday!

  2. The whole Dome Dining experience is
    lovely, especially when it’s a beautiful day outside. The food portions could
    have been slightly larger but it was tasty…..especially the Sticky Toffee

  3. A Memorable Anniversary Celebration

    Welcomed by the staff and they were
    really attentive throughout the night. So much so that they added a little
    touch to the dessert after we had a conversation with one member of staff
    saying we were there celebrating our anniversary. The pod was lovely, heater,
    Bluetooth speaker and blankets if wanted. The downside was that a couple of
    items on the menu had sold out by the time we sat down for our table (7.45pm)
    but plenty of choice to have a lovely meal nonetheless. Lovely experience and
    we would definitely come back again!

  4. Even in the rain it was amazing 🙂

    Amazing service!! We went to the domes at lunch time 🙂 lovely staff and great food!!

  5. A Perfect Evening!

    Thank you all so much for making mums 60th birthday a very enjoyable evening! You all go above and beyond. The meal was outstanding & the service was absolutely perfect! We can’t wait to visit again. Thank you all ladies x

  6. The Perfect Celebration

    Huge thank you to The Willow Tree for making our wedding
    celebration so special. We booked the Diamond Dome which is just perfect for
    a smaller intimate celebration. Food, service and ambiance was 5* as always.
    Would highly recommend The Willow Tree for weddings and all other

  7. A Memorable Dinner At The Pods

    Friendly cosy atmosphere, mouthwatering food, the pods are a
    must! The staff went above and beyond to make the evening special.

  8. A Delightful Experience!

    We came yesterday for my sisters 40th birthday for wonderland afternoon tea we where blown away with how lovely it all looked and tasted there was plenty of food and a lovely selection the detail to decoration was great it really set the theme all staff lovely and friendly will definitely be visiting again thank you very much

  9. Amazing evening celebrating our daughter's 18th birthday.

    Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and beautifully
    presented. Our daughter was blown away with the dome dining experience and
    made her special day and evening to remember. Thank you

  10. Had such a great evening at the willow tree,setting was perfect,service was top class,food excellent and the cocktails were brilliant also…Will definitely go again

  11. The dome was so amazing , I enjoyed every moment I spent there,from the environment to staff to the food , it was so amazing, it is and unforgettable experience and I would like to visit some other time

  12. The domes are beautiful and we had a lovely time, but the button
    to call service didn’t seem to work, it took us a very long time to order,
    and we ran out of time for desert! We will be coming back, if only for
    risotto 🙂

  13. We had the best meal at the Willow tree 🙂 Everyone in our party
    explained how this was the best meal we’d had for years. The food was 10/10.
    The ambience couldn’t of been any better. The service was impeccable! The
    food came so quickly. We dined in the dome and expected our food to be
    slightly cold, however it was piping hot!!! The evening couldnt of been any
    We will 100% be returning

  14. The dome was a perfect setting for a get together of all friends. The serving staff were incredibly attentive and helpful, with all the food produced to a high standard.

  15. It was a perfect wrap up to a wedding week. Beautiful ambience and perfect staff.. will be back!!

  16. Great evening in the Dome for my husbands birthday. Staff were
    very attentive and efficient. The Dyson heater kept it at just the right
    temperature. Food was very good perhaps a tad expensive but we knew this
    before attending. Would recommend

  17. Lovely NYE everything was great. Thank you. Magician was excellent. Only improvement suggestion is to have better path to the igloos when it’s wet it was a bit muddy and dark.

  18. went on 31st December 2022, we were shown to our pod and it was beautiful. Could not fault anything. A little pricey but for the experience it was worth it. Can’t wait to go again

  19. Always such a great place to eat. The Ambience of the domes is
    lovely of an evening. Shaina has a great eye!

  20. Fantastic venue.

    Staff excellent, really went the extra mile.
    Love the pod, made my son’s 30th very special.

  21. A lovely evening in an unusual setting!

    Great food, attentive service.

  22. Would definitely recommend

    Was a very good night. The meal was very good even if a little overpriced. But overall no complaints.

  23. Thank you!

    We booked for a special dinner with Aunty visiting from Italy and a toddler.
    The dinner was perfect, we loved the relaxed and cosy atmosphere of our boho dome.
    Our server Cecilia was very attentive and made every effort to make our evening enjoyable.

  24. We had a fab evening

    Service was excellent. Lovely girls a credit to you. Thanks so much.

  25. I recommend!

    Lovely decor inside & a great experience & evening dining in the pods. Great service & ambience. A little expensive in comparison to other similar restaurants but a very unique & worthwhile experience in the pods at night

  26. Worth the price

    Our first time at The Willow Tree. Atmosphere was really special but felt food choices were a bit limited. Using serving domes to carry food down the garden would make sure our meals were nice & hot & add to the experience. 10% service charge was fair as all the staff were friendly, polite & helpful.

  27. Everything was superb.

  28. Absolutely fantastic

    I can’t recommend this place highly enough. The food was so fresh and delicious. The staff were friendly and attentive. The ambience in the dome pods was well worth the price as you can play your own music and have the warmth of the heater. Great little gem tucked away in Bourne.

  29. Would just like to say what an amazing experience we had at the willow tree’s dome dining. Staff were polite, friendly and efficient. Our food was lovely we had three courses and no complaints from us. Was presented well and the fries were the best we’ve had in a long time. Thank you so much for making our first wedding anniversary so special, the dome dining does have the most romantic feel to it and we cannot wait to return!!

  30. Perfect

    Perfect, great layout, love to see the owner is a fan of Alice in Wonderland just from walking in th