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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
Tue - Wed 18:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a evening dinner. Been wanting to come here for years. Finally made it and was not disappointed. Probably the best place to eat in Taunton very fine dining and excellent service. Couldn't have been better.

Thank Siflow
Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We eat at The Willow Tree on special occasions, as it's a very special place. It's quiet and dignified, with quality tableware, napkins and cutlery. The food is both original and superb - they always manage to come up with some unique combination or a food you don't always come across e.g. Guinea fowl. The soups are delicious, and helpings... More 

Thank Sue W
London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for my birthday treat. Best food I have had in ages and very reasonable price. Attentive service and nice atmosphere

Thank Phil D
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156 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here recently with friends. Excellent 3 course set menu with just the right amount of choice. Each course we had was met with universal agreement about the freshness and taste. The smoked salmon tart that I had was first class but my lamb dish was even better. I don't think I have ever eaten a better cooked, tender... More 

1 Thank ThemaceSomerset
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1 Thank ascanlon35
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank EmilyBeee
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank chefcruiser
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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 

32 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 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 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.

2 Thank WylieDW
Bristol, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$42
British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
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?