The Cherry Tree

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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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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM
Fri 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 5:00PM

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food and the service was excellent. the only fault was when we ordered a non alcoholic cocktail and a pint of beer it took 35 minutes to be served. we ordered it as our starter plates were taken away and it did not arrive until we had eaten our main meal. We were told that a lot of cocktails had been ordered but I do not think this was a valid excuse. We were not charged for the drinks .Overall I we say I would recommend the The Cherry Tree.

J
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and attentive service as always. Good atmosphere.

PL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't visited for a while and when it was suggested for our team Christmas lunch I was keen to return. None of us were disappointed! From the moment we were greeted to leaving we had a fabulous time. The food was all delicious, service wonderful and the atmosphere was great. I for one will be back very soon.

M
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not much to say to be honest other than the Cherry Tree is very deserving of it's reputaion and award for the best restaurant in the area. Food and service always excellent, great, attentive but not intrusive staff, good value, varied and ever evolving menu. Absolutley top drawer!

j
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on Tuesday as 3 good friends celebrating birthdays & Christmas. I must say we were not disappointed on any level!! The ambiance was fabulous, as was the service & our food was delicious!!
We enjoyed the festive menu which seemed appropriate for the time of year but I must say that all the other options on the menu were very hard to resist!!! We all cannot wait to return & try something else.
Thank you The Cherry Tree & Happy Christmas & very best wishes fir 2020!

WO
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

The pizza was over cooked .the chunky chips were more ends of the potato And the waitress was rude throwing it littrally on to the table .then gave my partner a rather rude look , the 2nd pizza that was better cooked and not rock hard .but my partner had eaten her main coarse already. The knocked 50% off the bill but tbh it was a very special night which was spoilt .

RM
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little early for our table so were shown to the bar & seating area. Menus we're delivered to us promptly & orders taken, once shown to our table food arrived swiftly. Food was fantastic & service was exceptional, highly recommend & will definitely return.

KB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been to the Cherry Tree a few times and always enjoyed it. However I was a bit disappointed this time. Food not up to usual standard. Maybe because its Christmas time and lots of big groups. We were seated in the best area for the noise level but it was still loud and there was also loud music playing. Cant say it was a relaxing meal. Had taken a friend for their birthday and had said how good it was. Think he was disappointed too.

H
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a lovely meal with the family at The Cherry Tree today. Good value for money. Waitress very friendly and polite. Will definitely be back soon.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Called at the Cherry Tree after taking my Granddaughter to see Father Christmas on the Santa Express.
Perfect way to finish a great day.
Food amazing as usual and great service even though it was quite busy. Top marks all round.

IS
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Had lunch with a friend. It’s a few years since I visited this restaurant. It has changed and for the better. I really could not fault it at all. Would highly recommend.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant time at the cherry tree and lovely food

MH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent innovative menu. Always a great selection of starters. Only regret is there is the loss of the light bites option, which was great for older people. Overall the best restuarant l visit. l live in Merseyside and feel it is well worth the journey.

KW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First class service, food, hospitality and venue, we come from Manchester and it is the second time at the Cherry Tree and it will not be the last, well worth the 40min car drive plus your internet booking service is second to none.

AB
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the festive menu at the Cherry Tree. The food was delicious. Cooked to perfection. I cannot fault one single thing. The atmosphere was excellent. Though it was very busy, the pleasant staff saw that everything ran smoothly. They were always around when needed without being intrusive. Tables are arranged so as not to overlook other diners and the place is very clean. Food was delivered in a reasonable time and considering the amount of meals they had to cook, must have been quite some feat. I would, and have, recommend anyone to eat here. Caters for all ages and food preferences. I have never had anything to complain about whenever I have eaten there. I and my family will definitely return.

JD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we decided to go for lunch the day after going for a lovely evening meal. it didn't dissapoint. the squash and sweet potato soup was a delight, so to was the char grilled chicken meal. the staff are so attentive without being intrusive they have got it just right. Highly recommended. and the little Happy Birthday plate of tiny puddings was a lovely touch. thank you. feel we will be returning very soon. also a lovely atmosphere especially in the evening.

KH
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Evening marred by overloud music, although in another setting, to my taste, l would have preferred no music or something lighter, possibly classical and definitely played at a much lower volume.
The service by a professional, was.
The service by students wasn't. (I get the feeling that the music and volume were controlled by them)
I would book again if I was assured of a quieter atmosphere.

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very tasty food . Well sourced. Nicely presented. Restaurant was very busy which is testament to how good it is . Would definitely return and recommend.

LR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit for a treat night, love coming here. Beautiful food good portions, great choice at bar. It was very busy but you are always greeted and looked after the whole evening the staff are amazing. Lovely atmosphere also great music playing

JD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we hadn't visited the Cherry Tree for nearly 12 months, but have to say we were very impressed we booked a table to celebrate my birthday. Both the service and food where of the highest quality and the staff couldn't do enough for us. so much so that we booked for Sunday lunch the following day. excellent.

KH
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, outstanding food! I will be returning.

c
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service will definetly be back. We have been numerous times over the years and the has been outstanding each time

NP
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ambience and service very good. Food was delicious and big portions. Would definitely return and recommend to friends.

MJ
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Bread with soup was rock hard and soup was watery (butternut squash and sweet potato)

My braised beef was good. But husbands Turkey dinner was unacceptable. Turkey dry. He felt the whole meal was put in oven and dried out.

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always The Cherry Tree was an experience you will always be happy to return to time and time again

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , really great staff . Warm and friendly... highly recommend

PZ
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vegan menu, with choices of starter and choice of mains. I had the pea & leek pasta, which was delicious. I added my own vegan "parmesan" from a little tupperware I had with me, as the vegan menu didn't run to vegan parmesan. But then I was very disappointed to find there were no vegan desserts. At the Pine Farm Inn at Westhoughton, they offer a bakewell tart or a chocolate & orange tart, from the main menu, which just happen to also be vegan, with vegan icecream. The Cherrytree is so much better than the Farm Inn chain, so I did feel let down. But I asked the waitress if any of their sorbets were "accidentally" vegan, the chef checked, and 2 were. So I had a scoop of lemon sorbet and 2 scoops of strawberry sorbet. Please can you source a more exciting vegan dessert to complement the very good choice of vegan starters and mains?

LC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food divine. Room and service excellent. Can't fault as always.

AL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the revised menu, delicious food and great service, very chrismassy, already looking forward to our next booking !!

JH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal . Excellent Service. Lovely Ambience.

L
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've not eaten at the Cherry Tree for a number of years, it's changed hands sincr and the food excels, the restaurant is a lovely setting and the service was excellent. We'll definitely return.

JH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal here. Delicious monkfish and prawn curry. service was fab.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As usual the food and service were excellent. Charming, informal but efficient service. Interesting and tasty food. But, I felt it was an unfortunate start. I had booked for 12 and arrived at 11.57 to find the doors locked. A friendly ‘ odd job’ man in the car park explained that the staff wouldn’t want to be disturbed until 12. If only the booking site had warned me I’d have booked for 12.15.

PL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent value 2 course lunch.
Well trained staff
Enjoyable experience
IPA draught beer first class

CT
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This delightful restaurant excelled on Tuesday. We all thoroughly enjoyed the food and look forward to our next visit very soon

GG
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic roast! We had the beef and chicken- we will definitely be back!

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish it was brilliant n excellent service

r
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for something special we look forward to going again.

CS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect as usual

LJ
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very noisy atmosphere could hardly hear each other speak, it was the only thing that put us off.