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

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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, bluetooth speaker and waiter call system. 

Diamond Dome 

A new supersized dining dome has landed! The sparkling ‘Diamond Dome’ seats up to sixteen 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

Heating

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

Heating

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

Location

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

110 reviews

  1. 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
    better!
    We will 100% be returning

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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

  8. Fantastic venue.

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

  9. A lovely evening in an unusual setting!

    Great food, attentive service.

  10. Would definitely recommend

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

  11. 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.

  12. We had a fab evening

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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. Everything was superb.

  16. 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.

  17. 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!!

  18. Perfect

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

  19. Had the most amazing night here!

    I booked the Boho Dome for me and my friend, for her birthday and couldn’t of complained about anything if we tried!
    Stunning garden, Amazing service, delicious food, well made cocktails, and I
    loved the little touches, like the wireless speaker given to us to play our
    own music!
    Will definitely be telling everyone about this place and will be coming back!

  20. Couldn’t recommend enough!

    I booked a dome for my husband’s birthday and it was an absolutely incredible experience. We were made to feel very welcome and staff couldn’t do enough. A beautiful setting with a wonderful country feel.

  21. a lovely place to go

    It was a surprise for a friend to have dinner in one of the Domes. We had a lovely waitress and the food was fantastic. Couldn’t fault the evening. Everyone was friendly and it is a lovely place to go

  22. Boho Dome

    Visited on 3rd August 22. Had a very pleasant evening out in the Boho Dome. Waiting staff were attentive and food was well executed.

  23. Something Different

    fantastic experience, something different and great that you are keeping the domes going.

  24. Fantastic

    It was fantastic, the food was delicious.
    Our waitress Freya was brilliant, very knowledgeable and friendly.

  25. Highly recommend

    We loved the Dome was lovely and warm just a beautiful
    experience especially when it was dark with all the lights, quite magical

  26. 1st class experience

    My thoughts on the food was that it was over engineered and that a more straight forward menu would be welcome. Dining in the pod was a 1st class experience which I would certainly repeat. Tom our waiter was brilliant.

  27. Left in a rush

    The food was fantastic and it is a brilliant venue, however the staff very clearly were in a hurry to leave and locked up within 2minutes of us leaving without waiting to see if we had safely left the venue. It would be appreciated to double check customers had taxis and had continued on their journeys before leaving, especially considering the remote location of the pub.

  28. had a lovely romantic anniversary meal … very well looked after … we did wish we were given more than one tapas dish at a time …

  29. We would certainly come back

    We had a lovely evening dining in our dome. The attention and service was excellent, as was the food. What I particularly liked was being able to eat out at a restaurant…
    • without being subjected to piped music
    • being able to hear all of the conversation at our table of five
    • having the choice to play some music that we like at a volume that suits us with the Bluetooth speaker provided
    • able to regulate the temperature in the dome to suit

  30. Amazing culinary and magical experience in the dome

    We had a wonderful experience in a beautiful location with amazing food. The domes are really something special giving you a real intimate and exclusive evening. Staff where more than helpful and very precise but at the same time discreet. Amazing menu and fantastic quality food. The only down side for me personally was the wine list. I expected more particular and special wines from this location.

  31. A bit short

    Would be nicer to have the dome slightly longer

  32. We had such a fantastic time

    The staff couldn’t have been more helpful or sweeter. Would definitely recommend a pod as a fun alternative.

  33. Thoroughly recommend

    Absolutely amazing, food was delicious, the setting was
    beautiful with twinkle lights everywhere. Pods were clean and the staff were
    so polite, friendly and helpful with food choices and chatting. Magic with
    Lee Smith was mind blowing up close and personal. Would thoroughly recommend and I will be going back very soon.

  34. Very good service

    Enjoyed our first trip into a pod….it was fun…children loved
    the swing.

  35. Perfect evening thank you

    Second visit to the magical willow tree..despite pouring rain, the ambience in our own dome was magical and service by the smiley Freya was exceptional!
    The thai mussel broth was full of flavours,really delicious.
    Food was beautifully presented,hot and full of taste.

  36. Absolutely gorgeous

    Had a lovely valentine’s meal in one of the garden pods, staff were very efficient and polite and the meal was absolutely gorgeous, would highly recommend for that special intimate dinner.