Restaurants in Cambridge
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” – Virginia Woolf
So vast and diverse is the choice of cuisine that we would need to publish a restaurant guide book to give you all the information you needed on dining out in Cambridge.
Here is a short guide to some of the city’s favourites ranging from hearty British pub food to fine-dining and from burger joints to noodle bars.
Cambridge boats 3 Michelin stars at present, 2 of which are held by Midsummer House on Midsummer Common, where chef Daniel Clifford serves up the best of British in a classical style with a modern influence.
The third Michelin Star was recently awarded to chef/patron Mark Poynton and his team at Restaurant Alimentum. Mark’s smart, high impact style defined by bold and complex flavours has gained him nationwide recognition and regular TV appearances.
As well as boasting 3 Michelin Stars, Cambridge can lay claim to one of the most diverse range of restaurants outside of London.
The city boasts several European and Asian themed restaurants. The Oak Bistro, De Luca Cucina and Yim Wah to name but a few. Take a walk down Regent Street and you will be spoiled for choice with something to suit everyone’s needs and budgets.
The hip CAU can be found just off Market Square and is a contemporary Buenos-Aires themed steak restaurant with a cosmopolitan sophistication.
The Quayside is also a popular destination to eat and relax watching the River Cam slowly meander by. Again boasting a variety of restaurants and bars, La Mimosa is perhaps the jewel in the crown.
If you’re looking for just liquid refreshment then a stop at the renowned Cambridge Wine Merchant is well worth a visit. Whether you’re a wine buff, or just enjoy the odd tipple, this Aladdin’s cave has something for everyone.
If you choose to take advantage of one of Citystay’s fully equipped kitchens, then there some wonderful boutique shops selling high quality local produce all over the city. The Market is open daily and anything from fresh fruit to artisan cheese can inspire the Master-chef in us all. Well worth a visit even if it just for the sights and sounds.