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The Cherry Tree

4.7
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1320 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1320 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Michaelf
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to cherry 🍒 tree will be back service was excellent very friendly staff food was spot on especially the Manchester tart we had for dessert 🍨 nice to get back to going to nice places to eat like cherry tree..

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Becky
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, lovely surroundings and lovely new re furb

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Been previously and always been excellent. Refurb looks nice but the time off seems to of made the staff forget how to serve. As polite as they were service was slow and items were forgotten. The food was nice but nothing worth shouting over.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Class food ! Class service ! Fantastic ambience ! Thanks for a great evening !

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AmandaH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always, great atmosphere, friendly attentive staff new decor is fabulous we just love this place

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garyr
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff regardless of how busy they are.

MB
MikeyB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Garden room was fantastic a really great feel and excellent food. Only downside was it was a bit warm sat underneath the roof window

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MichaelaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Lovely looking place, staff are pleasant but not keeping to 1 meter rule during covid 19, other guest were walking straight into restaurant and we were made to wait even though we had booked. Not made clear that we weren't allowed near bar, will go again to try.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A few teething problems - 2 out of the 4 starters were wrong but this was rectified in about 5 minutes & they were removed from the bill. Also brought me red instead of white wine. Food was nice & service attentive. Good layout inside. Deserts expensive although rest of menu fairly reasonably priced.

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Rich
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, lovely evening. All staff were great. Love the new look of the place. Food had lots of taste. There were good social distancing measures in place. Looking forward to returning.

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BenW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend The Cherry Tree to anyone. The best place I have been to by a country mile. Everything about it is amazing and the refurbishment has taken it to a new level. Food and service absolutely outstanding.

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LauraF
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. The service and standards were excellent despite being freshly opened after lockdown. The extension and refurbishment was stunning. Something that you would expect to find at a high end city restaurant and the usual high standards of food were maintained. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post Covid - fab as ever -

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JGRWigan
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Table we were given in a thoroughfare, Yorkshire puddings burned to a crisp and had to be changed, all food was only lukewarm. We've had much better meals here and hope to in the future and put it down to the new regulations stretching the staff. If this standard is repeated, probably won't return.

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WendyL
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Refurb is fantastic, staff dealt with social distancing really well, we all felt very safe.
The food was amazing, portions were just right too.

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CAJ69
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great foood once again

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PaulHowarth
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was amazing as always, I can see why they are number one in Bolton and to be honest nowhere in the Northwest compares to them. First Class.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic !!!

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ANNED12
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Lunch is always amazing and a must have, the braised beef is succulent.

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DominiqueC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal post lockdown was throughly enjoyed!

The new refitted restaurant looked amazing.

There were great social distancing measures, hand sanitiser and a track and trace system in place.

The food was very good a fantastic Sunday lunch.

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LeeS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food brilliant service lovely surroundings Been loads Definitely return .

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Morganc
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and made to feel really welcome

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KarenS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic first visit! Brilliant social distancing and Covid measures. Excellent service with friendly and attentive staff. Refurbishment was fantastic, it looks gorgeous inside. Food was great and plenty of choice. I will definitely be booking again.

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CHERYL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time and are booked in already. The food and service was lovely. The restaurant felt safe and hygienic under new covid rules. My only observation was that I thought our waitress stood too close to us when collecting our plates and taking our order. This was due to the plastic partitioning. I think she should and could stand further away and we could pass plates to her etc

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PaulG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering first weekend of service following lockdown and also opening of the extended restaurant, a wonderful experience. Food and service were both outstanding.

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EngByAMG
Manchester
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite eateries in the Greater Bolton area, Cherry Tree was so unlucky to have to postpone its grand reopening after refurbishment and extension due to Covid.

So when reopening was confirmed we quickly booked for Sunday lunch.

Firstly the refurb and extension is fantastic. Significantly more space with a whole new bar and eating area, living wall, trees and what appear to be sliding doors along one complete side onto the outdoor area which on a hot summers day will be fab at bringing the outside inside. The waiting area in the original building has been made more spacious. Job well done.

The staff have clearly been trained well in this Covid world and I witnessed regular sanitising, using implements to handle serviettes for customers rather than hands and at one stage, a customer and a small child stopped in passing immediately behind me to talk to friends dining on the adjacent table. After a short pause, a member of staff asked the standing customer to move along. Full marks.

Food was as delicious as ever. Choosing the 3 course Sunday lunch for £26 proved a savvy decision but there’s so much on the à la carte I want to try too it will have to wait until next time.

Tom and his team already had a gem of a place in Blackrod. Even more so now. Special mention to the younger guy with curly hair who served us. Friendly and helpful throughout.

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Michaelw
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere terrific , especially as it was our 1st post lockdown meal out and we thought it might be a little subdued.
Food as good as ever and staff excellent.
New extension is superb.

Cannot wait to go back again.

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SusanH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another wonderful meal here again. My Favourite place.

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DebKen
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful refurb of the place. Excellent staff and great food. The place has not rested on it’s laurels as one of the best restaurants in Bolton, but strived to improve itself.

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markj
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was looking forward to our first visit to the refurbished Cherry Tree and we weren’t disappointed. The quality of food and service was first class, as always

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FrankH
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We received a warm welcome and felt confident about the standards of hygiene. A couple of anomalies such as the waitress served the napkins with tongs then handed us our cutlery when she could quite easily asked us to take it from the tray.
There was plenty choice and the menu was varied and catered for a wide range of pallets. My husband enjoyed the Sunday diner which was presented very well. Overall a very pleasant experience, we are regulars here and little wonder

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had our first meal out since the start of lockdown the cherry tree has always been our go to place for a good meal they didn't disappoint once again would most definitely recommend

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amandaT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

spot on !!
everything was great from start to finish

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AngelaD
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall we were very happy with the cherry tree. The food and service was absolutely excellent. The only thing I could complain about was the lack of draft and bottled beers for the men. That said when we did mention it they explained they were shutting for the revamp and hadn’t stocked up. As way of apology they took the bottle of wine of our bill so couldn’t have done anymore for us. Very happy and will be back when it re opens have already recommended to friend and family. Thank you Cherry Tree we had a lovely evening.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and very nice staff very nice atmosphere there wasn't much choice in beer but that's because they were closing for a few weeks for a Refurb would highly recommend

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The chicken we had in the pitta was processed chicken which wasn't the best but the rest of the food was nice. Also the waitress did not tell us that the dessert pot for the melt in the middle pudding was scorching hot. This resulted in my fiance burning her hand. We do like the cherry tree but this was not our best experience.

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HelenE
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food beautifully presented. Great service.

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AnneW
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cherry Tree is a lovely restaurant with divine food. Service is excellent with really pleasant, friendly and attentive staff. I cannot praise it highly enough. Always an absolute treat

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Janep
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening with excellent food and service

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DavidP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at this restaurant and I couldn't fault it in anyway.
The place was quite busy for a Friday lunch. The service was timed very well and was spot on... Thanks Dave.
We ate off the three course lunch menu and both of us had three lovely dishes. We will be dining there again. I can understand why it was voted the best restaurant in Bolton.

FAQs

The Cherry Tree offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01257 481234.

The Cherry Tree is rated 4.7 stars by 1320 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.