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The Oak Bistro

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6 Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EG, England
441223323361
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Oak Bistro menu looks impressive but we found the food both expensive and disappointing. My sense was that we were not 'locals' because the maitre d seemed to know most of the diners and in a sense didn't seem to care much about us. A pity really as we were looking for a place beyond the tourist track and... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a little gem which came by recommendation, so glad we visited. Everything about this place is welcoming, the atmosphere, staff and food are spot on, in comparison to lunch at the six restaurant earlier in the day the Oak is worlds apart. If you enjoy good food with lots of flavour, variety and a friendly warm welcome... More 

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Thank Louise P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on easter Saturday and had a wonderful meal. The food was excellent, service very good and reasonable price. Would highly recommend if you visit Cambridge.

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Thank marianhinds54
Zug, Switzerland
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117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We met a friend for lunch at The Oak Bistro on Good Friday. The good choice of the set menu and à la carte dishes allowed all of us to find what we liked. The fish cake was simply excellent. We also enjoyed the cosy atmosphere and the friendly service.

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Thank particular_travel
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Cambridge for a couple of days to visit the old College and popped in at lunchtime to book for dinner that evening. Instantly very welcoming and a table reserved. We had goats cheese salad and duck salad as starters, both delicious and well proportioned (i.e. quite large) followed by lamb and halibut which were equally delicious. A... More 

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Thank CanadianGray
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't written a review for a long long time but I just have to for this place. Having read reviews from fellow patrons we thought we could be on to a winner. We certainly wasn't disappointed, the evening was faultless from start to finish. Fish cooked to perfection, staff very attentive and the atmosphere spot on. Not going to waffle... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few restaurants in Cambridge who were able to accept a booking for a table of 14 on a Saturday night - and well worth the effort involved with pre-ordering. We all enjoyed the evening with delicious food and great service. The wine was the usual Cambridge prices which was a shame as we would probably have ordered... More 

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Thank Larlie_13
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's true, it's an expensive restaurant, you can't expect to dine there every week. But if you have to handle a particular occasion, or to find a good accommodation for a business dinner then the Oak Bistro is surely a good choice, quality and service will be up to the expectations. The menu is not that long, that means that... More 

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Thank Gianmarco C
Fareham, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Cambridge for the first time I researched nearby restaurants via TA and opted for the Oak Bistro. Booking was very simple on line. We turned up slightly early for our reservation but this was no problem, The restaurant was already quite busy for a Friday evening. The waitress looking after us was very efficient and knowledgeable about the menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend who has since moved to London had eaten here many times and recommended this place to us as we had come to Cambridge to see Goldfrapp at the Cambridge Junction. Because of this recommendation we ate here. We are so pleased that we did. We had an early booking on 21st March at 18.00. The place was empty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 26 - US$ 45
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 441223323361
Description
tel: 01223 323361

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