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The Cherry Tree, Bolton, Greater Manchester

The Cherry Tree

4.6
4.6
4545 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 69 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 4,545 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Special Occasions

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    British

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

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  1. d

    davidfoster82

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again an amazing meal here for our 1 year anniversary, this is our favorite place to eat
  2. SW

    ShaunW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food was good overall. Lovely setting the cherry trees looked the part in the restaurant. Highly recommended to all.
  3. J

    Joanne82

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, not overcrowded. Delicious food - cooked how you asked for and amazing cocktails
  4. LH

    LouH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We eat here alot but this visit was disappointing. We had to wait over 45 mins between starters leaving and main arriving, my Sunday lunch had been sat on the pass way too long, the plate was hot and the food over cooked, dry and very wilted. Roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding where inedible. Rock solid in fact. My partners main was perfect, but we did notice some hustling around when a waiter (not ours) noticed us checking the time, and I do genuinely think we were forgotten about hence the wait. Tables around us got starters and mains and one even had desserts and bills before we even finished mains. Really disappointed as this is the first time this has happened at this place, we were not charged for the Sunday lunch, but it’s still disappointing as I left hungry and had to cook something else when I got home. Not what you want when you make plans to go out to eat as a treat at the end of the week. Will be hesitant to revisit. Although the lunch price was removed from the bill we still paid over £150 on food and drink and left hungry so was a complete waster of an evening for us.
  5. SG

    SamanthaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Will definitely be back soon.
  6. KS

    KatherineS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best roast beefs we have had in a long while. A great meal!
  7. JD

    JeanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal with my son and his wife. Food choices were excellent. Service was good. We had been asked were we celebrating anything. Well it happened to be our 53rd wedding anniversary which I ticked. However no mention was made of it. I was expecting maybe a small cake or something. Also when we paid the bill we had been charged for 2 drinks we never ordered or had. I had no complaints at all about the restaurant. Will go back again soon.
  8. LL

    LyndsL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for Sunday lunch with my partner and daughter, the food was amazing, absolutely delicious. I also want to mention the young lady who looked after our table (Liv) she was so lovely, smiley and so polite, she is a credit to you!
  9. AG

    AnnieG

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I hate to say this, but I was actually disappointed in our visit. I booked for our anniversary night out. The noise level was absolutely intense, so much so I could hardly have a conversation with my husband. I appreciate it is a big area and noise levels can rise, but seriously was unenjoyable. Also I knew they offered gluten free options, but the menu was extortionately priced and the choice of GF food was a bit limited for me. That said, the food we had was exceptional and very tasty, well presented. I just feel it is slightly overpriced compared to other restaurants we have visited in the area. The staff were very efficient and friendly. Overall we left disappointed. We only spent about one and a quarter hours in the restaurant due to the noise level, which kind of spoiled the anticipated night out.
  10. SM

    StephenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to The Cherry Tree for our wedding anniversary and everything, from the venue to the service and the food was excellent. It was our first time visiting The Cherry Tree and it won't be the last!
  11. CP

    CraigP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always and service was excellent. Thank you for making our anniversary special
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning meal, brilliant service!
  13. EW

    EWall

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal yet again. Excellent service and food.
  14. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having never been before I was really surprised. The food was A* the service even better highly recommend.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food lovely friendly atmosphere
  16. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. No complaints at all. Been here a few times and will definitely be going back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. Will definitely be back. Food excellent service exceptional the whole experience was y
  18. c

    cvip

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It is expensive but you are paying for the style of the place, trendy, relaxed, and welcoming. I’ve had similar standard of food for quite a bit cheaper but the surroundings and presentation for the food hasn’t been as nice. Style of substance? Drinks are Manchester prices. I used to love the sticky honey sausages and mustard for starter but this has slowly transformed in to a more refined plain sausage and garlic mayo/mustard. Please bring back the originals as they were the best EVER! The cherry tree has gone from a nice gastro pub to a restaurant so I now only go for very special occasions, which is a shame really as I enjoyed going regularly. Staff are brilliant. It’s still a fantastic place but, dare I say, it used to be better when the food was a bit more traditional done!
  19. T

    Tashally

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Local to us and love it are very lucky to have this restaurant on our doorstep.
  20. JG

    JaneG

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food gorgeous, big enough portions staff very attentive
  21. R

    Rhonda

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Visited a number of times before but on this occasion we were all very disappointed. The waitress was absolutely lovely …. But as for the rest of it very disappointed. Starters came and were lovely but it went down hill from here. We had to ask about the main courses after waiting for over 40 minutes. When arrived my prawns were chewy and over cooked and there should have been a sauce with my main. The dirty jug was there but no sauce! Felt very disappointed with the whole experience! 🥲
  22. RH

    RenataH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant nicely set out and tasteful furnishings. Staff very courteous and helpful. Did find it a little expensive though for what we had
  23. MD

    MichelleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were recommended Cherry Tree for our anniversary and it was amazing. From the moment we walked through the door, the standard of service was excellent. We were greeted with congratulations for our anniversary and later given complimentary prosecco and a card. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and the atmosphere relaxing whilst still feeling like we were in a fab restaurant. We will definitely return!
  24. JA

    JoanneA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Not enough vegan options and no vegan desserts at all. All the other food we had was lovely though and the chef put together a vegan sorbet and berries to compensate for my daughter as it was her birthday.
  25. KH

    KayH

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always, this restaurant delivers everything! Our food was beautifully presented and of course delicious. The staff are so attentive. Thank you
  26. ES

    EthelS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant, fantastic, exquisite. My first visit for a full meal since lockdown. I didn't think it could improve but it has. The tagliatelle with smoked salmon and king prawns with a Thai veloute was absolutely delicious. As was the chocolate and cherry mousse with cherry sorbet. As a retired chef and someone who eats with my eyes I could not praise the chefs more. Well done to you all and THANK YOU. We will be back very soon
  27. B

    Barryb1961

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Usually good, this time the food was very average and the service extremely slow.
  28. DF

    DotF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    I arrived with two young children for my reservation at 12.30. I did not receive the main course until 13.45. The food only arrived after I enquired how much longer the wait would be. Waiting a despicable amount of time and trying to keep two children occupied was ridiculous. A table near me was served two course’s whilst I waited and waited. I had always looked forward to visiting The Cherry Tree but I will never return.
  29. H

    Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks and staff and the building was absolutely amazing
  30. SS

    SharonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Excellent food, myself and my friend had Sunday roast, would recommend. Service was very good. Would recommend.
  31. RK

    RyanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely Sunday afternoon meal here, everything about it was great. Must say a particular thanks to Molly who served us she was they perfect host and hard to believe she’s only just started there! Will be back soon
  32. P

    Patsy

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We have been to the Cherrytree before and really enjoyed it. However this time we were seated near the long table. It was ok but not nearly as pleasant as my prior visit as we were seated in the main room. It was a special visit because I wanted to show my daughter how nice it was and was going to book a table for my Golden Wedding. Unfortunately I was told that I couldn’t have a table for 14 after 12 md. So wasn’t impressed at all by this. Needless to say I will now book elsewhere.
  33. HD

    HannahD

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Service was very slow, took a long time for drinks to come and food but staff were nice and food was very nice
  34. JD

    JimmyDonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding however would never order the main meal surf & turf platter for 2 didn’t get the truffles the broccoli with Chillies was a no no & the broccoli was under cooked. Think you should get the choice if you want Parmesan on your chips, again was a no no for me & my husband.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere- a bit pricey so only for a special occasion
  36. JD

    JulieD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Had to wait for our table booked for 6pm wasn't ready till 6.25, No steak knife for steak or spoon for pasta, had to go an get them ourselves. Overall disappointed.
  37. PP

    PamP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent as always. The dining experience at Cherry Tree never disappoints! Great attention to detail and beautiful presentation of the food. Staff are professional and friendly and service is excellent.
  38. EC

    EllenC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and definitely won’t be the last, lovely staff, delicious food and a great space. Very impressed
  39. BY

    BrianY

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The meals were good. When we arrived we sat in the lounge, we expected staff to come to ask what we would like to drink No one came. I asked a passing waiter if we could order drinks. A waiter finally arrived took our order BUT did not bring it. After 10 mins I saw our drinks on a tray at the bar. I went to bar a got them. No menus were brought but we were taken to our table and given menus there. During our dining no staff came to ask how our meals were. Poor staff service. This was not the service we have received in the past.
  40. MW

    MandyW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cherry tree is a wonderful restaurant, the food is amazing, staff are very attentive and polite. We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary there, at the end of the meal they surprised us with a dessert and Prosecco. We will definitely go back and highly recommend this amazing restaurant.

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
    • Staff is vaccinated

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The Cherry Tree is rated 4.6 stars by 4545 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 69 times today
Google Map for The Cherry Tree

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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Bolton

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–22:30

  • 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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