The Cherry Tree

4.6
758 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2pm, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 8pm
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Phone number
01257 481234
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Dan Mulligan
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Private Party Contact
Tom Taylor: 01257 481234
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Area
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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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

What 758 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cherry Tree never lets us down, the food is always incredible and absolutely delicious. We brought 2 friends for the 1st time and they thoroughly enjoyed it.

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HB
Lancashire
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyable, food excellent and well presented. Staff friendly and welcoming us as frequent diners.

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MJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

we was sat there for 1 hour after we placed our order and the waiter/manager had forgot to put our order through
usually love the cherry tree but the service was terrible and our starter was cold....it was our dads pass anniversary and didn’t haven’t the energy to complain properly
we got offered a complimentary drink which we refused, but we couldn’t wait to leave to be honest
very disappointed this time sorry

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TW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here on Saturday night with my boyfriend. Can't fault the place, the food, drinks, atmosphere and service is amazing. I'd suggested it as I went about 6 years ago for lunch. I talked it up so much I was worried it would disappoint. The cherry tree exceeded expectations and we would without doubt go again!!

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L
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food cooked to a very high standard, staff are very polite and friendly and also has a nice bar area to enjoy another drink after your meal.

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f
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

lovely evening just let down by the 40 minute wait between starter and main course. Will certainly return

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always consistent, every time we visit; great staff, service and amazing food. I don’t think there’s a better restaurant in Bolton!

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c
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The starters are quite large and as such I couldn't finish my main which was a Ceaser salad! The salad dressing was too heavy in my opinion and made the dish rather sickly and filling, a lighter Cesear dressing would make this dish better. I have had many Ceaser salads and it was not he worst but then again not the best. Everyone else thoroughly enjoyed the food. The service was good and the surroundings tastefully decorated , clean and airy. My only complaint apart from the heavy salad dressing which is my personal taste is that the establishment needs to address the noise level by some how making this venue more sound proof to avoid the echo, so a table of 4 can have a conversation without shouting which only makes the matter worse.
Enjoyed the occasion but would probably not return due to the noise level.

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MG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Been many times before and the food and service were excellent.
This time the service was very poor. We were eating our starters when we were asked by a member of staff if we were ready for our main, we said not yet we were still eating, not long after another member of staff asked if the could bring the mains as they were ready, we still hadn’t finished our starter. We spoke to the lady that seem to be in charge and told her we felt rushed. I’m not sure if there are new owners but the atmosphere is different and some of the staff need better training.
This is such a shame because we loved it here. Not sure if we will return.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have eaten here several times in the past however following last Saturdays visit we won’t be eating here again. We were left sat at the bar for 25 minutes when we arrived even though we had booked weeks before. My boyfriend ordered fish and chips and although he said the fish was nice it was served with 10 chips! The portion size was dreadful for the cost. We asked for dessert menus but they never arrived until another server asked us some time after so we decided not to order any, paid the bill and left very disatisfied and wasn’t a good ending to our special occasion.

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WS
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolute fantastic food. Service fantastic. Would defo recommend to friends and family. Friends who have been rate the establishment and food as well

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here often as we have never had a bad meal & always have a positive experience

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OD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for a last minute meal, most amazing food and lovely staff! Would definitely recommend and will certainly be visiting again.

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k
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The best cocktails ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AA
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always have a lovely evening at the Cherry Tree, food is beautiful and love that local ingredients are used.
Staff are attentive and friendly and the restaurant itself is cosy and homely. Remains my favourite!

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HB
Lancashire
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly, warm atmosphere. Good food at reasonable prices.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable evening meal after going to the cinema. Very friendly waitress to make you feel welcome,this was our first visit after a recommendation from a friend. Try it you have nothing to loose.

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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing, the best I have eaten in a long time .. me and my two family members each had a starter, main and dessert and were very happy with everything that we ordered.
The staff were friendly and attentive and the ambience was relaxing despite it being a busy restaurant.
I would definitely recommend The Cherry Tree to anyone and we will definitely be going back there again!

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J
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely family friendly restaurant with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Food was home cooked and really delicious. We would recommend the scotch egg with black pudding, any of the beef dishes and the hand cut chips cooked in dripping were excellent. Definitely worth the drive.

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JW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted to treat my wife. We have been several times and always encoded the food, service and atmosphere, thank you

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DF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Usually the food is really good however i was very disappointed in the main course which was from the winter warmer menu Lancashire hopot. It was small portion, very watery and little meat and certainly overpriced. Whilst I may go again i will certainly not be having that dish again.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Just had Sunday lunch at The Cherry Tree, Blackrod, what amazing food, the staff & service were excellent, will be definitely be eating here again,

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LT
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Having been to The Cherry Tree before, I booked Sunday Lunch for my mums 86th birthday. The food was good, service quick but not intrusive and the seats comfortable. Are they new? However I found the background music too loud and annoying. We couldn't talk to each other properly as we were competing with the music and a large party also celebrating a birthday. Apart from that we enjoyed our visit. We would go back again but would request a table that was not in the larger dining area.

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DC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing night with friends and the food is excellent can't fault anything, can't wait for our next visit

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AI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again the food was of high quality with the service as good as ever.

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OT
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food service ambience

Another lovely meal with excellent service from all the staff. Really good value for money.

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ND
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot fault this restaurant. Excellent food, service and atmosphere what more could you ask for. Looking forward to going back.

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HM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

2nd visit here and was not disappointed. Food is great, value for money but my only complaint would be the food was not that hot, it is an issue for me that if my food arrives only just warm sending it back delays the meal for everyone or I end up eating alone because everyone else has finished!

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F
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fish and chips were very good batter crisp. Opted for ice cream desert which was also good quality. Quieter than our last visit so noise level was just right. Service was excellent

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N
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A brilliant place to eat. The staff are professional, attentive, polite and friendly.
The food is delicious and beautiffully presented. Everytime I dine here the place never disappoints. I visit The Cherry Tree for lots of different occasions as it is such a welcoming place and the menu offers excellent value for money.

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EG
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality food and excellent service. Thought the portion sizes were a bit mean for the cost

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LB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for my daughters birthday . Had some lovely cocktails to celebrate. Waiter very attentive, food excellent. Would definitely visit again.

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TR
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Been several times and never been disappointed . Rare to find somewhere that is so consistent with its cooking.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Service lacked waited over 30 minutes to come over and take our order for deserts so we left without

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A
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cherry tree never fails to please, the food is exceptional, the staff are organised helpful and professional. I would highly recommend to friends, well worth the drive, the Sunday lunch is great value and the best iv eaten out.

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JB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the meal and pre and after cocktails in the bar

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L
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a warm welcome, food is to a very high standard, overall a great place to visit wether it's for 2 people a group or families.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed have been previously for family meals and enjoyed my daughter and son in law love the Cherry Tree. This time it was a gift from my daughter for an intimate meal for 2 for our Ruby Wedding. Cannot FAULT in any way.

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JO
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Made one of our frequent visits to the Cherry Tree with friends,Food as always delicious, usually busy even at lunch times but Tuesday 2nd Oct evening was fairly quiet .Only negative was the fact they only had fillet steak on the menu,no sirloin or ribeye but the food here is consistently good ,okay starters and sweets a bit pricey but you never go away and say "Wasn't too good tonight was it " it always maintains a consistently high standard

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner with friends.
A very nice experience. jack was an absolute star, with attentive service and non intrusive.
The menu was really varied and tasty.
Another successful experience !

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