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The Oak Bistro, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

The Oak Bistro

4.9
4.9
334 Reviews
£25 and under
British
  • Charming
  • Gluten-free-friendly
  • Romantic
A firm favourite and iconic Cambridge bistro that's passionate about quality food and impeccable but unfussy service. The menu offers classic British and European dishes, home-made using traditional recipes and quality ingredients, matched with an extensive, hand-curated wine list. Set in a Grade II listed building, the Bistro offers an elegant dining experience in the heart of Cambridge city. Inside, there is comfortable banquette seating, dark wood and exposed brickwork, with original paintings by Cambridge artist Nicholas Juett. Hidden from view is further seating in a delightful garden courtyard – perfect for dining in fair weather – with covers, blankets, lighting and heating just in case. In the daytime, it’s ideal for business lunches, meeting friends or even lunching on your own with a newspaper; in the evenings, customers flock for a romantic meals, dinner parties with friends and special occasions.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, European, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:30
  • Phone number
    01223 323361
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 334 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

343 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely place with nice lights and paintings on the wall. The food was amazing and the staff very attentive. We had tried to book several times before but was always fully booked. We can certainly see why. We will definitely be going again.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is truly one of the only restaurants that always delivers in every way, food and service are of highest quality. I have been coming here for over 10 years

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  3. IANR

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had acgood evening so definitely will be going again.

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  4. PaneVino

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect lunch, starting with melt-in-your-mouth scallops and potted crab, then halibut and fish cakes, washed down with a crisp pinot grigio, finished with a trio of sorbet. Everything very good, the service, presentation of the dishes, seasoning, all spot on. Nothing whatsoever to complain about.

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  5. John

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Completely blown away. Best restaurant experience I can remember. Service and food top drawer.

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  6. Andrew

    Raleigh

    330 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    330 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good overall! Good good, great service, nice and cozy ambiance.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really like the sauces in every meal. Made a good memory again in Cambridge.

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  8. Shaun

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Exceptional food. The menu was superb and the service was great. Exceeded expectations.

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  9. KieranG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outside seating is very pretty, staff very attentive and friendly, food was great plus wide selection of wines.

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  10. RichardJ

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good service and food in spacious surroundings

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FAQs

The Oak Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for The Oak Bistro

6, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1EG

Additional information

  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, European, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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