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Food and restaurants in Cambridgeshire

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Restaurant
“If you fancy a short break and a pint or a glass of prosecco during your sightseeing, then the Eagle is the one for you. Interesting fact: it was the pub where Francis Crick announced that he and James Watson had discovered DNA (and they were right!) The old large pub also includes an RAF bar with graffiti of Second World War airmen covering the ceiling and walls. The Eagle serves a mean fish and chips.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Hotel
“Lovely for. Drink on their roof top bar in nice weather. Also a lovely place for afternoon tea if you fancy splashing out. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“2-star Michelin. Modern British. 2018 will be Midsummer House’s 20th anniversary and its history is fascinating. This Victorian villa is on Midsummer Common on the banks of the River Cam amongst a number of Cambridge University Colleges. The service matches the cooking, the wine list is majestic but the bill can be a little wince-worthy. Its style is theatrical and melding of utter technical brilliance with a wild imagination, this restaurant is among the most unforgettably good in Britain today, and it would be unpardonably vulgar to put a price on that. Simply our favourite​ place to eat in Cambridge for a special occasion​ - book well in advance!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Part of the local pub group KNEAD Pubs the Tobie Norris has a great fresh year round menu. You can also find sister establishments The Crown and Paten's in town all serving slightly different takes on a Great British menu.”
  • 18 locals recommend
African Restaurant
“My personal favourite place to eat in Cambridge. Traditional Algerian food set in an amazing atmospheric setting. This is a family run restaurant, the service and quality of food is outstanding! Worth making a reservation as can get busy.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Traditional pub with Inglenook fireplaces, oak beams and views over the River Cam. Address: Midsummer Common, Cambridgeshire CB4 1HA Hours: Sunday12–10:30pm Monday11am–11pm Tuesday11am–11pm Wednesday11am–11pm Thursday11am–11pm Friday11am–11pm Saturday11am–11pm Menu: fortstgeorge-cambridge.co.uk Phone: 01223 354327”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open all day long! Breakfast, lunch and dinner - just down the road from us, casual French classic cuisine.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Very cosy bar and decent restaurant serving lunches and dinner and very close to home. Dog-friendly too! ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Having walked along the River Cam for a bit why not stop at the Orchard Tea Gardens for a relax, some lunch, or even a cream tea. Really lovely place especially on a dry sunny day when you can sit out on the deck chairs, taking in the atmosphere under the apple trees.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Café
“Hot Numbers Coffee has 2 locations, both fabulous and as expected very busy. Another family owned and operated indy, the owner is an absolute stand-up gent - Simon is coffee roaster by day, DJ by night. Also an avid collector of vintage motorcycles and coffee machines which are now on display at his roastery in Stapleford Granary, CB22 5BP. Take a little bike ride out to Haslingfield and you can visit his wife Nilu's cafe - the Moringa Tree. Haslingfield is also an idyllic little english village much smaller than Cambridge with church grounds, and a gift shop. Well worth the visit!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A great cafe just around the corner. They serve all day brunches, great smoothies and coffees and have a bakery next door selling delicious sour dough bread. Every Saturday the serve pizza made by the bakery. Also a good place to work. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“Great for all the family, lovely lakeside walks, fabulous play area & great coffee shop ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“The Chelsea Buns at Fitzbillies are world famous. If you haven't tried these sticky treats then you're seriously missing out. Fitzbillies also offer dinner service, a full menu of tasty dishes and other amazing cakes. It is best to book in advance as it gets very busy.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Great Italian coffee & snacks! Feels just like you're traveling back to Italy, very authentic.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Tourist Information Centre. Cinema, theatre, cafe, art space and Cellar Bar.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“£ A Sicilian bakery/pizza shop with a cosy decor. There is another one in the city centre. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“The Chelsea Buns at Fitzbillies are world famous. If you haven't tried these sticky treats then you're seriously missing out. Fitzbillies also offer dinner service, a full menu of tasty dishes and other amazing cakes. It is best to book in advance as it gets very busy.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Gastropub
“A casual local pub serving decent food, a selection of beers and drinks if you don't feel like wandering too far, a good choice.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Pastille de nata!! Ooh some wonderful breads and cakes from Portuguese bakers - not very local, but if you want Portuguese baked goods, this is the place to visit. Also opened a sister shop on Station Road.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“A bakery very near by selling beautiful sourdough, rye and seeded loafs. Not o mention delicious cakes and pastries! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is the sister shop to the original Norfolk Street bakery on Norfolk Street behind the Grafton Centre. Delicious Portuguese baked goods including the popular Pastel de Nata. There is a sit-in cafe or take out on Station Road.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Actually located here in Newnham on Derby Street. Maison Clement is a brand dreamt up by a Paris-trained master baker whose wish was to serve quality artisinal breads, patisserie and lunch to discerning customers. With an emphasis on ingredient quality, authentic recipes and (most importantly) high baking standards, the brand was devised up to deliver a Parisienne experience in provincial English market towns such as Cambridge. We welcome this latest little addition to the neighbourhood with open arms and empty tea cups!”
  • 1 local recommends