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The Cherry Tree, Bolton, Greater Manchester

The Cherry Tree

4.6
4.6
4578 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

8:30 PM


Booked 71 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

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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

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  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    British

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  1. S

    Sarahl

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were served by Marina. She was very attentive without being overbearing. She assisted us with menu queries, she was super friendly and an excellent server. The food was delicious and we had great mid week meal.
  2. b

    bpgoldstar

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our wedding anniversary here and it was made to feel so special. There was a warm welcome, as always, with a lovely card. The food was, as always, outstanding and felt very special. Very romantic with a lovely ambiance served beautifully. Would highly recomend.
  3. JW

    JanetW

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual The Cherry Tree earns 5stars for food and quality of service. And the The Mixologist makes a mean Margarita. You can't go wrong for a midweek meal. But I would always recommend that you reserve a table. The restaurant is always busy.
  4. EP

    ElaineP

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took some friends who were visiting us, great choice! The service was good and the food was excellent. Will definitely be back again.
  5. J

    Jules

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really good food, well presented. Plenty of choice
  6. L

    Louise

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING could not fault a thing! Highly recommend. We will definitely be returning!!!!
  7. JM

    JamieM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    I was expecting it to be an amazing experience as many of my friends have raved about this place. The decor was nice, we had a good table. The waiter introduced himself and made himself sound like he was going to be attentive. When our food arrived we were asked if we wanted sauces. I asked for one which they forgot. I asked for more water for the table that I didn’t get. I asked two more servers until finally it was obtained. They mixed up our order and the side of garlic bread was brought out when we had nearly finished our meal. - after I had chased the side order twice though two different servers. Our empty finished plates were left on our table until we were almost ready to go. We were not asked how our food was during our meal. We were not offered the desert menu or any other drinks after we finished our food. We had to go up to a waitress on the way to the toilet to ask for the bill. Then due to the delay in coming back to our table we ended up going up to the till and paying for our meal there. Really not the service I would expect. Very disappointed.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints
  9. RF

    RyanF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Spicy Ribs v good, meat pie was a bit dried up which made it taste a bit too salty and arduous to finish. Seabass ok but the rice was wet & stodgy. Food overall: ok but for the price I would expect better than the above. Service: fine
  10. RS

    RebeccaS

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best service and food. Great cocktails too!
  11. MB

    MelissaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Food was great!!! Service was poor from start to finish
  12. C

    Chor

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely food. Great service from Richard who is an exceptional waiter, he looks the part, is so polite and courteous and could easily work in any Michelin star restaurant! He should be promoted. Well done
  13. AK

    AndreaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful night out. We were celebrating and certainly chose the right place to come! From entering the restaurant, the staff were very obliging and nothing was too much trouble. The food was beautiful and was both presented perfectly and there was no wait for our meals to arrive despite the place being very busy. Nothing was too much trouble for our waiting staff. We've already said we'll be going back in the very near future. Thank you The Cherry Tree! #newfavouriterestaurant
  14. DJ

    DavidJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and really enjoyed our meals and drinks. The food was delicious and the service was excellent (thanks Mollie!).
  15. AF

    AlisonF

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place, good atmosphere. Nice place to go for a treat.
  16. SA

    SuzanneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal at the Cherry Tree! Excellent service! Will definitely be back.
  17. C

    Connor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Took my girlfriend for her birthday. Her twin and boyfriend came too. Great all around, took a while to get the bill when we needed to leave but didn't detract from the experience The gals got a free birthday dessert platter which was generous
  18. AF

    AnthonyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food in smart surroundings. Excellent service v friendly
  19. SC

    SarahC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, amazing food and drinks. Fantastic service. Can’t beat it!!
  20. s

    susanh

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    the meal and service was really good, was a little disappointed when asked if we wanted water on the table they charged £4.50 on the bill, most places provide for free so they should at least have told us it would be charged
  21. PC

    PhilC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent been a few times, best food I have had well done to all the staff👏👏
  22. T

    Terry

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We love eating out at the Cherry Tree, its a real treat. On this occasion there was a lot of staff, normally we have one who gives us their name and serves us for the whole meal. I am gluten free I enjoyed the choice of starter and main, I chose the fish it was delicious, I love a dessert there was no choice only cheese and biscuits, I feel there should have been a sweet option too. Not our greatest experience this time.
  23. TF

    TraceyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I booked for myself and a friend to have afternoon tea but upon arrival they advised I'd only booked the table and should have booked 24 or 48 hours. Apparently I should have added the afternoon tea aspect as a special request. Fortunately, they spoke with chef who was very accommodating and we got one after all. The sandwiches were nice and fresh. The scone, jam and cream delicious and the dainty cakes very nice, although a chocolate mouse, and a chocolate cream filled cup were a little too rich for our liking, however the raspberry cake and battenburg were excellent. Our tea and coffee were nice and refills offered without having to ask.
  24. BH

    BezzaH

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It's a pity that almost every dish Including starters excluding desserts, are laced with garlic. This limits choice . One of our party is allergic to garlic. The waitress did her best to discuss options with the chef however. The staff are great and extremely helpful
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Birthday meal was lovely! Staff are very welcoming, we got a free strawberry daiquiri & mini cake saying happy birthday. The decor inside is stunning. Thanks again :)
  26. p

    pandagirl

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner here, as always. Service was excellent. Staff polite and attentive. The cauliflower pakoras to start were so tasty. All good :)
  27. S

    Stu79

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been meeting to eat here for a long time and wish I had gone sooner. The venue is gorgeous. The food was incredible and service was great. Can’t wait to come back
  28. c

    chrisb

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , staff were very good ,good location. Will definitely be returning.
  29. AW

    AndieW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant - our server Michelle was really helpful, a pleasure. The food delicious with a great choice on the menu, lovely decor, the whole experience was top class. Will definitely be back, thank you.
  30. D

    Daniel

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience at the Cherry Tree. The food and service was excellent . Already recommended family and friends.
  31. J

    Josboss

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second visit here. First one was great. Before we went the second time I read a lot of the reviews. Most people who sent a negative review said the service was slow. We didn’t see that at all , if anything it was a little too fast but excellent. Only drawback for me ( being 83) was the music was too load. Food was superb, will come again
  32. EB

    EBLWfantastic

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, worth the price and great service.
  33. J

    Jasper

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food excellent. Service slow. The dining area we were in was full, tables quite close together & very noisy. Will go back, at a quieter time of day.
  34. d

    davidfoster82

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

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

    ShaunW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

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

    Joanne82

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    LouH

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    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.
  38. SG

    SamanthaG

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    KatherineS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    JeanD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    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.

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

FAQs

The Cherry Tree is rated 4.6 stars by 4578 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

8:30 PM


Booked 71 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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