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The Cherry Tree, Bolton, Greater Manchester

The Cherry Tree

4.6
4.6
4274 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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Booked 62 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Today's Soup£4.95

    daily baked bread, local butter

    • Crispy Breaded Halloumi Goujons£5.95

      garlic mayonnaise

      • Stone Baked Garlic Bread£3.95

        melting mozzarella cheese

        Main Courses

        • McRobb's Pork Sausages£8.95

          creamed mash potato, garden peas, beef gravy

          • Crispy Battered Haddock Goujons£8.95

            hand cut chips, garden peas

            • Smoked Bacon & Cheese Pasta£8.95

              penne pasta, garlic tomato sauce

              • Beef Burger with Lancashire Cheese£10.95

                brioche bun, skinny fries, tomato sauce

                • Crispy Breaded Chicken Goujons£8.95

                  buttered English greens, skinny fries

                  • Stone Baked Margherita Pizza£7.95

                    tomato ragu sauce, melting mozzarella

                    Desserts

                    • Selection of Longridge Ice Creams£4.95

                      caramel sauce

                      • Sticky Toffee Pudding£4.95

                        toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream

                        • Chocolate & Caramel Mousse£4.95

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                          Last updated: March 1, 2022

                          What 4,274 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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                          1. SG

                            SamanthaG

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            First Visit and was amazing meal will definitely go again

                          2. SB

                            StephenB

                            Manchester

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            4th visit to this outstanding restaurant service is superb, friendly staff who are not in your space all the time, can't praise the cherry tree highly enough.

                          3. DH

                            DavidH

                            Manchester

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Had a voucher for afternoon tea and it was lovely. Food outstanding and great atmosphere.

                          4. DM

                            DawnM

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Absolutely gorgeous place and beautiful food. The staff are perfectly presented

                          5. PB

                            PaulineB

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            First visit and very impressed and enjoyable, certainly will be back again.

                          6. LN

                            LisaN

                            Manchester

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent restaurant. Wide choice of food to suit everyone. Great drinks menu and delicious cocktails. First visit for us and already booked a return trip. Highly recommended. A bit more expensive than other places but you definitely get what you pay for. Richard who looked after us on our visit was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu choices. He made our visit very pleasant.

                          7. RF

                            RozminaF

                            Manchester

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 4 days ago

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            We came for a meal for our 47th anniversary and really enjoyed it. From being shown to our table, taking our order and the meal presented was very well done. We both loved the ambience and the music. Definately will be back

                          8. DV

                            DarrenV

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 5 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Beautiful place to go and eat. Staff always very professional looking, knowledgeable and polite. The food as always delicious. 10/10.

                          9. c

                            charlottef

                            Lancashire

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                            I remember coming here in 2018 inside the restaurant and I love atmosphere and seating area then. Since then you have refurbished your seating and dining area. With being 5ft2 their wasn't much seating area to sit and was only stools to sit which I find a struggle Also the menu you have isn't much choice on it. My mum suffers with hertis hernia. Which means she couldn't eat a full on meal which means she finds hard for a meal that will suit her. Is it possible you can advertise smaller portion menus.

                          10. SS

                            StephenS

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Very nice roast lunch, with very efficient and friendly service

                          11. ME

                            MikeE

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall4food4service1ambience4

                            Usual excellent atmosphere and quality of food at The Cherry Tree, however the Service was very disappointing. We never felt that we had a specific Server, as the Waitress who took our Order immediately went on her Break and wasn't adequately covered by somebody else, which showed as we'd finished our Starter before the first round of drinks arrived, as we couldn't get someone's attention to ask about them. When we did eventually get to ask somebody, the Waitress went to the bar to get them, but then had to come back to the table to ask what we'd ordered as there was no record of our Order, however when the Bill arrived the missing drinks were charged for, which to be fair they removed when we pointed that out. Used glasses and bottles were left on the table, even when left at the edge to be collected when new drinks arrived, but they were left untaken. My wife is a Supervisor in a Restaurant and she commented how disappointed she would be if her Restaurant offered such a poor standard of Service.

                          12. g

                            gembble

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Two mum and two young daughters enjoying a pre-baby treat. It was lovely. Thank you so much. :)

                          13. J

                            Jeffh

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 6 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Love love love this restaurant everything about it is just perfect the food is delicious. The drinks are amazing and a special shout out to the staff never been anywhere where the staff are as lovely as they are at the cherry tree Thankyou guys your amazing at what you do and can’t wait until our next visit.

                          14. SW

                            SarahW

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            A first time at The Cherry Tree and can't wait to go back. The food was incredible, the service brilliant and the atmosphere was great. I have rated this outstanding on all levels and have described it as my new favourite restaurant. Will be booking again very soon and inviting family and friends to come along and try it.

                          15. C

                            Catherine

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We were very well looked after by Richard the service we received was very professional. As for the food we love eating out at cherry tree. Thank you for having us

                          16. LH

                            LizH

                            Lancashire

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall3food5service4ambience3

                            Service is far too rushed. This isn't a relaxing experience for the money you pay. You are only allowed 1.5 hours at your table so you are rushed straight away to order your food within minutes of sitting down. Food was delicious though. Far too many young children for my liking effecting the atmosphere

                          17. B

                            Boltoner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great service and lovely food, as always! Recommended!

                          18. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Manchester

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent food, excellent service!

                          19. GD

                            GaryD

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall4food2service5ambience5

                            My partner left her burger due to biting in to some gristle .... you don't get that even in tesco's 5% fat mince ! Food was OK but only about 8chips lol .... some crispy some undercooked .... dismall mushroom Great place but food could have been better

                          20. F

                            Friday20th

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 7 days ago

                            overall3food2service4ambience5

                            The food wasn’t as good as expected and a bit bland but fantastic atmosphere and staff where good.

                          21. W

                            W495

                            Manchester

                            2 reviews

                            1.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on May 20, 2022

                            overall1food1service1ambience3

                            We ordered 5 £30 steaks all of them were over cooked. Staff were useless and slow.

                          22. LB

                            LeanneB

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 20, 2022

                            overall1food1service4ambience4

                            Had to send the fillet steak back. Most expensive thing on the menu and was that dry and chewy it couldn’t be eaten. Was requested medium/rare and it came well done. Was told a fresh steak was being cooked. Waited 20 minutes and still no replacement so requested the bill to leave. Knocked 50% off the steak main so still had to pay £15 for mash, a tomato and a mushroom. Our waitress was lovely, can’t fault her at all. This used to be our favourite restaurant but food quality does seem have suffered since the refurbishment. Not sure if we’ll be returning.

                          23. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Manchester

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 20, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            As always great food and great service. Thank you!

                          24. E

                            Ewan

                            Yorkshire

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 19, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Had a lovely meal and the service was great . Special celebration and had a lovely time

                          25. T

                            Tayma

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 19, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            It is always a pleasure to dine at the Cherry Tree! It’s been our favourite restaurant for nearly 2 years! It’s the place we go for birthdays, date nights because the food is delicious & the staff are just soo amazing! Welcoming, friendly, efficient! Nothing is ever too much trouble! The food & cocktails are always so lovely to look at (definitely Insta worthy!) as well as tasting so good! The ambiance, charm & cleanliness of the restaurant just makes every visit feel like a treat & special occasion! 100% the best restaurant ever! We will see you soon! Tayma & Karl

                          26. N

                            Nafisa

                            Manchester

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on May 17, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Very nice meal with friends. Friendly reception. Attentive service. Delicious food. Lovely decor.

                          27. AN

                            AbiN

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 17, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic as always! Great food and great atmosphere

                          28. SF

                            ShaunF

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 16, 2022

                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                            Lovely food and attentive service. My only food critique was the custard was mostly milk. The staff were attentive but they all leant over the table to serve, even passing a "very hot" plate, rather than serving the proper way over the left shoulder of the diner. It can be excused when space is tight but this venue is spacious.

                          29. CM

                            ChristineM

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            On arrival the staff was polite and helpful, had to wait a few minutes for the table, but was worth the wait, food was really nice and the service was excellent.

                          30. S

                            Svickers

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                            We had originally asked for a table near the patio doors however due to an event we were offered a table maybe quieter for us .. we decided to leave as was and tbh was ok a little noisy but ok .. the food was excellent and we were served by a lovely lad called Richard v attentive. We love it there the food etc was lovely.. although I feel if your going for a special meal out maybe events like that should be held at a different time .. the ladies toilets were rammed due to the girls at the event coming In using the toilets in the restaurant .. however it we will def be back however maybe check there's no dj playing next to the restaurant ..

                          31. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Manchester

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            Great service. Lovely food. Bit limited on vegetarian options but what we had was great. Atmosphere was great. Decor amazing. Overall superb

                          32. LN

                            LouiseN

                            Manchester

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                            overall3food5service5ambience1

                            I absolutely love this place and the food never disappoints. Unfortunately, on this visit there was an event on and we struggled to hear each other speak during the meal because of the loud music. Everyone was having to talk much louder than usual, which subsequently led to it sounding more like we were eating in a school dinner hall. To be fair they did offer us a free drink to compensate, but we would definitely not have chosen to dine here on this occasion had we known of the event going on. We will definitely be back, but will be sure to check beforehand, as usually it is a wonderful, relaxing environment. Sadly, our once in a blue moon catch-up with friends, was completely spoiled by the noise and as it was their fist visit, I doubt they will be back.

                          33. CD

                            ColinD

                            Manchester

                            12 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            12 reviews

                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                            overall3food3service5ambience4

                            Sunday’s seem to be a challenge generally & especially if an event is being held.

                          34. L

                            Lindsey

                            Manchester

                            4 reviews

                            4.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                            Food was outstanding as always. The Chorizo Scotch Egg was absolutely delicious (even though we did have to wait a good while for it but it was worth it!) The frozen strawberry 🍓 daiquiri is the nicest daiquiri I've ever tasted and excellent value for money.

                          35. DS

                            DawnS

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                            overall5food2service5ambience5

                            Very disappointed with my visit to the cherry tree this Sunday. I'm vegetarian and my friend is vegan. There were very limited choices on the me u for is, not even a meat free Sunday lunch option. I ended up having just soup and my friend had halloumi salad which was basically just some halloumi snd lettuce with a bit of mayonnaise. Very disappointing. I also think the prices have risen enormously and we certainly didn't get value for money. Doubt I would visit there again and would not recommend to my veggie/vegan friends.

                          36. S

                            Steven

                            Manchester

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent service and great food. Highly recommend.

                          37. EJ

                            ElinorJ

                            West Wales

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We went for a Sunday Roast and it was delicious. Big yorkshires, roasted veggies, the mash was so tasty. Service was also outstanding, we will be back for sure.

                          38. e

                            eccy

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food was excellent Staff were really friendly and helpful

                          39. SP

                            SilviaP

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                            Lovely food and service . Staff pleasant and attentive. Will be deffo coming back. Silvia

                          40. MW

                            MarcW

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                            Food was exceptional. We had the sharing platter at £73 which seemed excessive for the amount of food served. The thing that did irritate me was that we had a 45 minute wait for our main and once finished I asked to Pay the bill. I had literally just paid the bill and a member of staff rushed over and said we had to leave the table as they needed it back. After spending £145 on a table for 2 and waiting 45 minutes for my main I was not happy

                          Safety precautions

                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                            • Sanitizer 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 4274 OpenTable diners.

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                          Booked 62 times today
                          Google Map for The Cherry Tree

                          Chorley Road Blackrod Bolton, Greater Manchester BL6 5LA

                          Dining areas

                          Additional information

                          • Neighborhood

                            Bolton

                          • Hours of operation

                            Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

                          • 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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