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The Cherry Tree, Bolton, Greater Manchester

The Cherry Tree

4.7
4.7
6207 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Cherry Tree at Blackrod is an independently owned restaurant and bar that aims to provide an unpretentious style of classic cooking with an emphasis on using seasonal produce, sourced as locally as possible.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Contemporary European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    01257 481234
  • Payment Options
    Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jonathan Jones
  • Private party contact
    Tom Taylor: 01257 481234
  • Area
    Bolton
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea (48 Hours Notice Required )

    £25.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Delicate sandwiches, divine wraps and THE MOST delicious sweet treats served with a perfectly brewed pot of tea. Vegetarian afternoon tea available with notice. Please mention in guest notes or contact Cherry Tree direct. AFTERNOON TEAS ARE AVAILABLE… Monday to Saturday 2pm – 5pm Please note that you are required to pre-order at least 48hrs in advance. Without 48 hours notice we cannot guarantee we will have afternoon tea products available. If no afternoon tea products are available then you will be offered our A La Carte Menu. 48 Hours notice will guarantee your afternoon tea menu. CHANGES / DIETARY REQUIREMENTS Please contact Cherry Tree directly if you require any changes or have any dietary requirements. 48 Hours Notice
  • THE DINNER SHOW

    £18.95 per person

    Prepaid

    1 Sept 2023 - 29 Aug 2024
    The Dinner Show returns due to popular demand. Expect the unexpected. DJs, Female / Male vocalists / Eye-catching performances / Themed entertainers & much more. Amazing food and some of the best entertainment are the sensational components that make up The Cherry Tree Dinner Show Party. Discover that extra something you’ve been looking for. Entrance includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival & a table for the evening. The ticket price does not cover food & drink. Ticket Price can not be refunded. Each guest must pre-order from our set 3-course menu. Our team will contact you when your booking is complete to discuss the menu, pre-order & give you all the information you require. We can't wait to give you the Dinner Show experience :)

What 6,207 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Ambience

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for scenic views

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Good for special occasions

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    British

6,207 Reviews
  1. Jane

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    New menu wasn’t as good as expected, not enough choices and very limited with fish and chicken dishes.

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  2. KarenW

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place to share a meal/drink with friends and family best restaurant in the Bolton area.

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  3. AndrewH

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant very clean, plenty of space between tables, food very good and reasonably priced, not sure if that days staff training or the restaurant being somewhat quiet encouraged the staff to be overly attentive, I appreciate this may sound a bit like sour grapes but being told that every choice we made was a “great choice” and checking back on every course was slightly irritating, only one more criticism was the lack of variety in 0% beers.we will return and recommend to friends.

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  4. colins

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food as always, had to wait a bit as they were busy, but did not affect the afternoon.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were a family of 4 adults and 1 child. The food and service and place is lovely but we didn’t enjoy being placed in the lean to where the plastic windows are it was ok from the side but so cold 🥶 from the back of our booth we were at the end of the building. It would be ok in the summer but too 🥶 for this time of year for us anyway I will go back again but would ask to be indoors next time.

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  6. GailS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had Sunday lunch. Food delicious. Our waitress Shanua was friendly and helpful. Magican and saxophonist add to the afternoon. Would definitely recommend

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  7. Hamish

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved our dinner at The Cherry Tree! All four starters were very tasty, Garlic & Chili Prawns, Wild Mushroom Scotch Egg, Soup of the Day, which was Cauliflower and Potato and the Spiced Cauliflower and Onion Bhajis. Also had a Mozzarella Garlic Pizza bread to share which disappeared quickly! Two of us had the braised beef on garlic mash, which was excellent, especially the chasseur sauce. The beef just melted. One of us had the slow braised beef and ale pie and the other had the Angus beef burger, both of which were delicious. The chips with the beef and ale pie were excellent; I scoffed those that were left. The service from Aaron was really great. He made sure our evening went without any hitches and was a super host! Good conversation and not obtrusive. Thanks Aaron! No desserts, as we were all full with the starter and mains! The noise in the bar area made it difficult to hear a conversation (which can sometimes be a blessing! :) but once in the restaurant area, the noise level was a comfortable level. The atmosphere in the restaurant was really good. Nothing bad to say at all. The prices match the quality of the food and service and is definitely way above just about anywhere else in the Bolton / Blackrod area for both quality and service for a fair price. All the staff were really nice, from the moment we walked in until we said cheerio. They certainly gave the impression that they enjoyed their work which his not always the case in restaurants these days. Would definitely recommend The Cherry Tree for either a mid to large group and also for a romantic dinner for two! Great evening!

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  8. KirstenB

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous weekend lunch at the Cherry Tree. Staff were attentive and food was the usual excellent quality.

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  9. Tink65

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food fantastic, drinks excellent, staff helpful and polite the place is relaxing and beautiful

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  10. IanR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I shared a platter from the lunch menu. Each element was beautifully cooked and full of flavour. Plenty of food for the two of us and will definitely dine here again. Thanks to our waitress, Summer, was excellent

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  11. AlisonR

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was an issue with the lamb dinner however the problem was fixed promptly. The gentleman who helped us even gave us complimentary cocktails and didn't charge for the main meal. This was above and beyond what we expected, we really appreciate the service! Thank you!! We will be coming back

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  12. DianeS

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant, food very nice , couldn't fault it really

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  13. JohnN

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic poppy our server was a delight and very nice eased you through the menu excellent will book again soon food was superb a great place for special occasions

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  14. IanF

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from start to finish. A warm welcome from friendly staff with regular checks that all was well. Superb food in beautiful surroundings. A highly enjoyable experience which we will be repeating!

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  15. CoopsM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful lunch had for my husbands 50th birthday lunch (just the 2 of us), front of house was amazing, very welcoming and wished my husband happy birthday, took us to a lovely table, had high expectations at this point and it just got better. Then 2 glasses of Champagne arrived and a birthday card on the table for my husband, with our waiter again wishing him happy birthday. Staff were all wonderful, nothing was too much trouble, weren’t rushed, made our lunch very special. We had the sharing platter which was delicious, £30 for the 2 of us, I didn’t eat at thing until the next day. Overall experience 10/10, staff were amazing and atmosphere great, food 5 star, location was perfect….. can’t wait to go back.

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  16. MandyB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great afternoon catching up with a friend, never disappointed with Cherry Tree, all there staff work so hard to make you feel special. looking forward to visiting again soon.

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  17. RoyA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellemt service and quality food all served by very pleasant and friendly staff.

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  18. PaulP

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, and service in a comfortable settling with a nice ambiance

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  19. JakeS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff pleasant and helpful. Menu interesting and caters for gluten free and vegan, which is a big win for me. Overall, good food and a very pleasant evening.

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  20. LouiseM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked afternoon tea for a birthday celebration for 4 ladies on a week day and my request to change one of the sandwiches due to allergy was changed. I was unfamiliar with the location so I can’t comment but the venue itself is so beautiful! It seemed busy for a midweek afternoon but the server said that was normal, it wasn’t unbearable though and the nose level was not a distraction. A very thoughtful gesture was the birthday card they gave to my mum from all at ‘The Cherry Tree’ 👌🏼 Having never been before, the afternoon tea options were explained along with the great selection of unlimited tea and coffee. My one and only grumble is that I asked three times for a jug of tap water which eventually came when we had almost finished…by no means a deal breaker though. We all agreed we will return and 2 of the ladies will be going back on 1st March to experience their advertised dinner show ‘Eastern Promise’

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  21. AmberD

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant Nice smell of a scent when you when you walk in which is all around the restaurant. Good choice of food! Attentative staff.

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  22. NigelH

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely environment in a busy bustling restaurant on a Sunday Lunch. Service very pleasant and effective. Menu quite good in addition to the Sunday lunch menu. Food and drinks nice if a little expensive. however a very enjoyable lunch and we will return sometime quite soon

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  23. Boris

    Manchester

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful food as always and great service, maybe a little too attentive at times ( I don’t need asking 3 times if my meal is ok )

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  24. StaceyB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality food, quality service, lovely decor and vibe. You absolutely get what you pay for. We will definitely be back!

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  25. BarryB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time customer here and it won't be my last visit. Everything from the staff, the ambience and the food was spot on

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  26. AudroneM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service.nice restaurant, beautiful place.highly recommended

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  27. JoanneF

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service,food and surroundings were all exceptional. Can't wait to go back

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  28. LaurenFK

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely evening at The Cherry Tree and our lovely server, Shauna, made it a really special experience for us. Thank you!

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  29. SuzanneB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic atmosphere food and service lovely place to go friendly accommodating staff we have a child with lots of medical needs in a wheelchair and nothing was too much trouble

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  30. philiph

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal for me and the Mrs food was spot on as usual. staff were very good and the food was ready in no time,i would recommend the cherry tree to everybody.

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  31. DanielW

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is beautiful inside, we sat in the garden room. Staff were friendly and attentive. The food was perfectly nice, however we were left a little underwhelmed.

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  32. IanB

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ate at around 5ish restirant quiet and a little cold due to doors open. Alot of road noise. But don't let this put you off service and food where brilliant. We have always had a great meal, but it is a little pricey.

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  33. AndyA

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attended mid afternoon celebrating my birthday with my wife and this was our first visit. We were very impressed with the friendly attentive service we received and the food was absolutely delicious , would not hesitate to visit again.

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  34. DominicaK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time but definitely not the last. I can honestly say I have no complaints just praise for the service, waiters, chefs everything was spot on. Thank you all so much for a lovely meal, reasonable priced. Thank you x

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  35. Shakespearo

    Manchester

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always a nice experience at the cherry tree. They have a very good chef good old-fashioned English food cooked well

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  36. StephanieP

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lunch Sharing Platter was to die for and great value at £30

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  37. LynnR

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First timers from Southport Beautiful venue Classy but informal Lunch platter for 2 was amazing

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  38. James

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service from entering to leaving

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  39. AnneW

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Only issue was it was rather noisy but this out of your control as we were near a rather noisy table

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  40. PamelaH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the first time we had been to the restaurant. There was a good choice on the menu and the food delicious. The reason we went was to celebrate a birthday and it was a lovely surprise to receive a birthday card. We will definitely go again.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Cherry Tree is rated 4.7 stars by 6207 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Cherry Tree

Chorley Road, Blackrod, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL6 5LA

Additional information

  • Area
    Bolton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–22:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    Contactless Payment, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jonathan Jones
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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