The Cherry Tree

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£25 and under
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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
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4.6
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lancashire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good as was the ambience. Waiting on staff were just a bit over the top at times.

TB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Disappointed no fish available. 40 min wait for 2 meals given discount on main course

C
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Superb! As usual. Food outstanding. The non alcoholic cocktails were fab. Staff lovely. One of our favourite places to eat.

DH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food and service is excellent however it lacks atmosphere. It’s a little dated with light wood tables and matching chairs. Venetian blinds are a bit clinical and the tables are too close together.
Soft furnishings are lacking and so it didn’t feel very intimate

JB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Destination restaurant for a special occasion. The staff were excellent. Polite and efficient without being intrusive. The food was cooked to perfection. When we arrived the table allocated to us was next to a table with babies and toddlers on it, so we quietly and politely asked to be moved elsewhere, which Tracey did for us speedily and without any fuss. We had a lovely evening.

AM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and beautiful food- had beef burger and coming from a family with chefs the meat was great quality, will definitely revisit!!!!

KT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Good music in back ground
Frenidly and very helpful service
Excellent choice of food on menu

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good food, very good service. Restaurant ambience could be better - we ate early evening, so may improve when busier.

AT
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely surroundings and excellent food and service . My friend and I had the naked fish and chips. We both thought it was the best fish we had tasted anywhere.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was tasteless and service was slow. Initial greeting good and Dave our waiter was excellent. Overall, friendly staff but despite it winning awards in 2019 it was our first and last visit

OT
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love The Cherry Tree and the value for money is amazing.
Always feels so special when we go especially after a day of looking after the grandkids 😊

MD
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food...service also..everything about the Cherry Tree is 1st class..would definitely recommend it to friends...coming next week with another group of friends .

AB
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at the Cherry Tree was excellent as always. Good food cooked to perfection. Very good value for money for the standard of food here. The food is always well presented and plenty of it. There is a wide variety of food on the menu to suit all tastes. The drinks menu is also impressive. The staff are pleasant and helpful. The place is always clean. The atmosphere is good - a pleasure to be there. The tables are arranged so you are not overlooked. I often recommend on social media. My favourite place to eat by far. We will be returning soon.

JO
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Cherry Tree is without doubt the best restaurant in the Bolton area,we have honestly never been disappointed with the many meals we have had here.This week 2 of us had pea n ham soup and Blade of beef off the Best of British menu,one had the marinated lamb off main menu and one of party had fish n chips ,2 of party had a sweet and everybody was more than happy with the meal,Staff are always friendly and welcoming

HN
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the 'Cherry Tree in Blackrod' many times, the experience Sunday 06/01/2020 was excellent, the service, friendly staff, and of coarse the food was all wonderful. Like I have said, I have been here many times and this experience was no different from the other times, consistently excellent! Well done to the Cherry Tree Team, I will no doubt visit again soon.

J
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Usual excellent food and service. Only detriment was that it was very busy and so the restaurant was quite noisy and hot.

NB
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. A great evening all round and we will gladly go again soon.

PL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with amazing food and lovely staff.

KB
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal here was excellent. Very attentive staff, tables laid beautifully. Great ambience and for a large place it was cosy and inviting. It was also a comfortable temperature, some restaurants can be cold until they get busy. All in all a perfect visit. We each ordered a different meal and each of us enjoyed our food - it really was delicious. We'll definitely visit here again. 5*

MH
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent starter and enjoyed the fish and chips. Service excellent

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at the Cherry tree I find to be consistently very good my wife and I eat there quite often my personal favourite is the smoked haddock with poached egg and crushed potatoes I would also recommend reserving a table as this is a popular restaurant

NH
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous meal which was excellent value with great service. The steak was one of the best I’ve ever had.
Thanks

HD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurants in the area serve very similar dishes but the Cherry Tree was different- everything was outstanding. Classic British dishes done with more flair. They also do proper cocktails by this New Yorker’s standard. Ambiance and service were lovely. I can’t wait to return!

OK
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and good value. Really good !!

DM
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First impressions from outside this pub restaurant was impressive. Attractive, modern yet still maintains a hint of traditional feel.

Warmly welcomed. A lovely friendly atmosphere with all staff members smiling and happy. Other diners were a good mix of ages and even though music played it wasn’t too loud.

The interior of The Cherry Tree is elegant and modern but it maintains a traditional atmosphere of friendliness - really appealing and we felt comfortable straight away.

The menu cards were new, clean and lots of choice. Drinks choice was good - I especially liked the “special” gin of the week.

Service was excellent. Nothing to much trouble and lovely staff. The table was clean, large and a good space between tables. Table accessories (Christmas) were elegant and made the meal feel like a treat.

The meal was presented beautifully. It was hot. No chips on plates. Plates unique and attractive. Plenty of food and really high quality, tasty and satisfying without leaving us feeling overly full - which meant that we enjoyed a dessert too, also really beautifully presented and tasty.

We didn’t feel rushed. We were asked if the meal was okay. The prices are not too much different from similar establishments, maybe a little more expensive for some options, but the quality is excellent.

A lovely dining experience. Somewhere we’d book (and have done) for a family celebration meal. It’s a special, treat kind of experience whilst also maintaining a warm and friendly atmosphere.

CC
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We decided to try the Cherry Tree for an evening meal with parents after driving past it on the A6 several times and it always looked popular. It was almost fully booked with several large parties so was probably not the quietist evening to try it out and with the addition of music in the background made talking and hearing a little difficult but it did quieten down later. Nice surroundings and well set out seating so you didn't feel squashed in.
Food is bisro style with a good selection of starters, mains, pizzas, grill and vegetarian dishes, including classics like fish and chips or more unusual plates so there is something to suit most tastes. Also have huge drinks menu including full range of fever tree tonics, decent draft beers and non-alcoholic cocktails for designated drivers which is a change from the usual soft drinks options. Portion sizes were a good size and be warned if you order a garlic bread starter you get a full 14" pizza base so is good to share and tasty.
I would have liked a bit more veg with the Iberian pork loin as it was a lot of meat but it was well cooked and tasty and you can order extra veg as a side dish. Parents had hake which was very nice and grilled chicken breast was huge portion with a delicious whole glazed carrot-could have eaten a whole plate of just these.
Service was a little slow but friendly and food took a little longer than expected but given how busy they were was not unreasonable.
Prices are a little higher than pub grub but for the standard of food and surroundings still provide good value for money.
Overall enjoyed our visit and will definitely try again in the future.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always. Food excellent,service fantastic.

GW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really lovely place great atmosphere great service lovely food woul highly recommend

RD
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing as usual always out favourite place to eat

AH
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Managed to get in for xmas eve and glad we did. Had live music which gave a good atmosphere. Service was excellent, neither rushed or to slow. We both had 3 courses and the food was excellent at a price we thought was right for the quality of food served. Would thoroughly recommend and hope to return soon.

MA
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic family Christmas Eve meal at The Cherry Tree. Excellent service, food and entertainment. Looking forward to booking again soon.
Thank you to all the hardworking staff

DS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, best place in the north west

HW
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant, food is always amazing and served just on the right time. Staff are lovely and it has a great atmosphere. Thanks again for a lovely meal.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Of all the many, many times I have visited I felt really disappointed this time with the service and overall experience, such a shame!

HB
Lancashire
17 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another excellent meal would and do recommend this restaurant

AW
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent

A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. We will be happy to recommend this restaurant to our family and friends. We hope to come again!

DC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal, with a really festive atmosphere, would highly recommend.

OT
Manchester
25 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning place as always. Fabulous menu, great ambience and great staff!

S
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal friendly staff can't fault this restaurant.