The Oak Bistro
Great food with out being too complicated.
Very attentive staff without being over bearing.
Good courtyard area under cover with heaters.
Always a treat to eat here
We had a wonderful dinner at the Oak Bistro. The goat cheese starter was flavorful and colorful. The beef Wellington was perfectly prepared as was my dining partner’s halibut.
My partner and I had our anniversary dinner in The Oak Bistro's atmospheric and intimate garden. The staff were attentive with our table and made solid recommendations from their comprehensive wine list. The confit duck leg was a standout, as was the orange and saffron poached pear with cinnamon mascarpone—one of the best desserts I've had in ages! This is a great place to take your time with a loved one over an intimate meal. A bottle of wine, a split appetizer, two entrees, two desserts, coffee, and a 20% gratuity came to just over £100—a reasonable price for such a memorable evening!
Booked a table for two at 7.30pm. Initially the service was good. We were brought table water, bottle of wine and a plate of 4 small pieces of bread with a dip fairly quickly. The starter arrived just over an hour later with one visit from the waiter to say that it would be two minutes when in fact it was 15 minutes.
There was another wait of some 20 minutes for the main course and when my partner ordered a dessert. the waiter brought two complimentary glasses of wine. I would have preferred to be given the option of a reduction on the bill which totalled £102.
There was a group of 8 at the next table in a small room so inevitably the noise level was high.
Amazing service and excellent food! Definetly recommend!
Booked online following excellent reviews, we were not disappointed, we both choose the Beef Wellington which was cooked to perfection, the service was excellent, although we only had a glass of wine my wife was advised to try a English white wine which was a really pleasant surprise. To summarise a really pleasant experience with friendly knowledgeable staff.
Nice foods but service can be improve. The toffee cake was really delicious.
Food and drink were amazing let down tremendously by the staff who great you fine but then ignore you all evening. No offer of a second drink, long waits in between courses. Long wait for the bill then again to pay. If they treat people like that I’m surprised they have repeat business or maybe it’s because we weren’t regulars that we got treated so poorly, a lot to learn in the tentative area here. Credit given to the barman for his amazing cocktails and kitchen for there amazing food = absolute perfection.... such a shame I won’t go back because of the front of house staff...
It has several years since we last visited the Oak ( have been living abroad ) but it still is , in our opinion , the best place to eat in Cambridge . Our first time in the lovely courtyard , great food, interesting menu and wine list. Just all round excellent.
Excellent restaurant excellent food brilliant staff, no rushing but prompt efficient service of fresh food to the table. Nice that they got fresh GF bread for my wife and the nice little touch with the candle on her dessert rounded off an superlative evening
excellent food and service I shall certainly recommend to colleagues coming to Cambridge.
The Oak Bistro is one of the best restaurants we’ve been to for years! From the moment we walked in we couldn’t have been treated better - the service is second to none!!
When making the booking I informed them that one of the diners was Gluten Free and their attentiveness to this was incredible - did not have to worry about a thing.
The food is absolutely delicious with the perfect sized portions and a perfect wine list to suit!
The ambiance was super and the restaurant came across as a very very place to work which made it a very happy place to eat!
Faultless meal. Excellent seabass, halibut and sweets.highly recommended
We went for a birthday lunch on a weekday . Pleasantly surprised the restaurant was nearly full. Beef Wellington cooked to perfection. Steak cooked to perfection. Plenty of wines to choose from, with the option of choosing half bottle. We loved our puddings, poached pear and sticky toffee pud. Service was efficient. Definitely will return.
Amazing restaurant, the service is incredible, the best we have had for ages! Food was absolutely yummy, definitely worth going to. We shall be returning again!
Great restaurant!!!!food very good
This place had a lot of good reviews, so I was expecting great food. The plates themselves looked good, but sadly, they were underwhelming. I had a halloumi and vegetable starter, which was tasty. The halibut was quite boring and dry. The chocolate fondant dessert was also dry and boring. Wine was good (cabernet sauvignon and a dessert wine), and no problem with the service, though it did get busy and pretty noisy.
Great food and welcoming staff. Always delivers and never disappoints.
Never fails to impress
Would definitely recommended to food lovers
I have enjoyed meals at this restaurants on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The quality of the food is always good with just the right-sized portions and delivered by a courteous and attentive staff. Whether meeting with business colleagues, celebrating an occasion or having a romantic evening, the Oak Bistro is a great choice.
I had lunch at the Oak Bistro with a group of friends, for our friend’s birthday. The set menu was excellent value, and the food was good quality. The atmosphere was lively and the service was very good. I will return again.
1 hour and a half to bring the food !!! We arrived 15 minutes late and ot was the revenge...
Great cosy restaurant with excellent service. Blah Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.
Great service with knowledgeable staff who were helpful and attentive. Great wine list, delicious food on varied menu where everything appealed and amazing puddings.
We had a really great evening at the Open History. The welcome was really good, the food delicious and the ambience just perfect. I will definitely go again. We had a great evening.
Wonderfully attentive staff with a good range of crowd-pleasing menu options. The lamb in particular was very good.
Also helpful to offer half bottles of wine.
I run a fine dining club and this is the second time we have visited The Oak Bistro. They are absolute fabulous!
Excellent service from Josh. Food superb. Very clean, comfortable surroundings. Great variety of drinks. We didn't sit in the garden but it looked beautiful.
A wonderful Mediterranean-style garden - perfect for outdoor eating in the summer. Excellent food. Lovely staff.
This is a lovely little place, I went there for my birthday lunch with my mother and sat in the courtyard.
Nice food for a reasonable price.
Very good food, very good location and very good price.
Unfortunately the portions size, especially for the starters is way too small.
This is my first choice in Cambridge Restaurants. There are few really inspiring places to go in this city and Philip Newman one of the owners personally selects the wines for the list and knows them well.
Lovely table in courtyard, perfect weather. Excellent fish. Service great
the location is very good, and the service is good.
Food was lovely, and the setting of the courtyard was ideal on a sunny day.
We had a really lovely meal in nice surroundings with excellent service
We were visiting Cambridge and I saw a recommendation fro this restaurant in Rick Steve's England book. I'm so glad we decided to go. I had a delicious beef wellington and my husband had a sirloin steak. We ate outside in a beautiful courtyard with heaters for cool weather. The service was friendly and efficient. I would definitely go back to enjoy this place again.
Lovely relaxed environment and sitting outside is best if weather permits. Food and service very good.