If you are looking for the best restaurant in Cambridge you may find it difficult to choose. Although obvously very subjective, we have listed below some of the Cambridge restaurants that get consistent good cusomer feedback and locals flock to, we hope you agree with our choices.
Restaurant Alimentum, Cambridge Restaurant Alimentum in Cambridge has burst onto the UK dining scene with style, panache, awards and rock-solid ethical credentials. Under the confident direction of Chef Patron Mark Poynton, formerly of the double Michelin-starred Midsummer House, Restaurant Alimentum delivers seriously good food and seriously great value. The air-conditioned dining room is a stylish haven of cosmopolitan chic in sexy scarlet, black and cream. A right-now soundtrack floats through the air, setting a joyous ambience that’s a terrific setting for Poynton’s fine cuisine. The restaurant’s awards include ’60 Best UK Restaurants’ from the Good Food Guide, with a commendation for the wine list, 3 AA rosettes and an Innovation Award from the RSPCA for its ethical practices. The finest local and seasonal produce goes into Alimentum’s modern European menu. The big, bold flavours are simply described on the menu, but arrive at table in dramatic presentations that complement their bold flavours perfectly. Daily prix fixe menus, a thrilling and very reasonable wine list and charming service make Restaurant Alimentum a Cambridge gem.
Riverside Brasserie, Cambridge Situated on the banks of the River Cam, Riverside Brasserie offers picturesque views and an unforgettable dining experience. Located just a few minutes walk from the centre of Cambridge on Mill Lane; the Riverside Brasserie is perfect for romantic dinners, low-key business lunches and family gatherings. The dining room is designed in rich aubergine and lime colours, with classy touches and has large full length windows looking out over the river. The modern European menu is guaranteed to impress and the traditional Afternoon tea, inspired by Normal Hartnell and Lord Byron make Riverside Brasserie an experience not to be missed.
Brasserie Gérard, Cambridge Located on Bridge Street in Cambridge, this delightful French brasserie is a relaxed place for business dining, family lunches and romantic tête a têtes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Brasserie Gérard attracts a well-heeled local crowd who adore the fresh French salads and traditional dishes such as the quiche Lorraine. With its stellar service, moreish menu and cosmopolitan vibe, Brasserie Gérard is a firm fixture on Cambridge's dining scene, and we love classics such as the Croque Madame made with ham, Gruyere and a fried free-range egg; the Roquefort salad with gem lettuce, raisins and walnuts; and the demi-poulet roasted chicken with herbs and served with frites and a honey-mustard sauce.
De Luca Cucina & Bar, Cambridge De Luca Cucina Bar in the heart of Cambridge is a stylish spot to enjoy food, wine, cocktails and coffee - all in a vibrant atmosphere. The cocktail bar at the front is perfect for coffee and light meals in the day and cocktails in the evening. An open kitchen provides real excitement with Head Chef Darren Kiegher and his team preparing simply delicious Italian food using locally sourced ingredients. We love the beef fillet on a bed of spinach in a gorgonzola sauce with hand-cut chips. The dining room is a smart, skylit space in the modern style. With a friendly, unpretentious atmosphere and attentive service, De Luca Cucina is the place to be.
Graffiti, Cambridge Situated inside Hotel Felix, Cambridge's award-winning designer hotel, Graffiti offers critically acclaimed food in luxurious and stylish surrounds. Overlooking the hotel's lush gardens, Graffiti's dining room boasts polished wooden floors, an abundance of natural light and soothing, mocha coloured walls. The hotel's south-facing terrace is perfect for al fresco dining and afternoon tea during the summer, and the open fire in the middle of the restaurant brightens the gloomiest winter days. Graffiti's modern British menu has a Mediterranean twist, and signature dishes include the four cuts of Wicks Manor Farm suckling pig; the chargrilled rump and braised cheek of Tilbury Meadow beef; and the black forest gateaux with ginger-cream.
Midsummer House Restaurant, Cambridge With its divine location right on the River Cam, Midsummer House is among East Anglia’s best restaurants. Once you’ve finished punting down the river and taking in the sights and sounds of the beautiful university city of Cambridge, pay Midsummer House a visit. Relaxed and elegant, with a sunny conservatory and perfect al fresco dining for warm summer evenings, this modern British restaurant offers a wide range of creative dishes with a sophisticated touch learned by Chef Patron Daniel Clifford throughout his years in Britain and France’s best restaurants. Passionate about ingredients, Clifford even uses the harvest from Midsummer House’s own 80 year old apple trees in his cookery.
Cambridge Science Festival
(Thu 08th Mar, 2018)
All aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics will be available to visitors of all ages at more than 150 mostly free events over two weeks.
Duxford Spring Air Show
(Tue 22nd May, 2018)
Imperial War Museum Duxford's spring air show exhibiting historic and modern planes.
(Fri 01st Jun, 2018)
Strawberry Fair is a free volunteer run community music, entertainments, arts and crafts fair. The Fair takes place every year in the first week of June and is set in the heart of Cambridge on Midsummer Common.