Eat & Drink

One of our specialities ….. eating and drinking!    

Our favourite pubs for a pint

The Radegund, Kings Street
http://www.radbc.co.uk

The Free Press, Prospect Row
http://www.freepresspub.com/

The Elm Tree, Elm Street
http://theelmtreecambridge.co.uk/

The Cambridge Blue, down Mill Road
http://www.the-cambridgeblue.co.uk/

Pubs to watch sport

The Kings Street Run, King Street

http://www.thekingstreetrun.co.uk/default.html

The Tram Depot, Dover Street (No website available)

The Alma, Russell Court off Hills Road
http://www.almacambridge.co.uk/

The Clarendon Arms, Clarendon Street (new management Jan 2012)
http://clarendoncambridge.com/

Pubs that do good food at reasonable prices

No.1 The First And Last, Melbourne Place (used to be called The Cricketers)

No.2 The Panton Arms, Panton Street (general pub grub)

No.3 The Wrestlers, Newmarket Road (best Thai food in town)

Posh Restaurants 

No.1 Midsummer House (the only two Michelin Star restaurant in East Anglia)

http://www.midsummerhouse.co.uk/

No.2 Restaurant 22 (intimate place in Chesterton)

http://www.restaurant22.co.uk/

No.3 The Chop House (excellent for steaks)
http://www.cambridgechophouse.co.uk/

No.4 d’Arry’s (excellent allrounder)
http://www.darrys.co.uk/

No.5 Loch Fyne (seafood)
http://www.lochfyne-restaurants.com/restaurants/cambridge

No.6 Cotto Restaurant, 183 East Road
http://www.cottocambridge.co.uk/
Tel 01223 302010

Middle Range Restaurants

No.1 Jamie’s Italian, Peas Hill (varied quality of service and you wont find Jamie flipping burgers out the back).

No.2 Brasserie Gerard, Bridge Street (French)

http://www.brasseriegerard.co.uk/location/cambridge

No.3 Bill’s, Green Street (very new, cafe style dining)
http://www.bills-website.co.uk/Bill’s_Cambridge.html

No.4 Yo Sushi, Petty Cury (go on a Monday for a good deal or it’s actually quite expensive)

http://www.yosushi.com/restaurants/cambridge

Others:-

Browns, Fitzwilliam Street (great location, nice classic decor, an old classic)

http://www.browns-restaurants.co.uk/locations/cambridge/

La Mimosa, Jesus Green http://www.lamimosa.co.uk/

River Bar & Kitchen, Boardwalk http://www.riverbarsteakhouse.com/

Teri-Aki, Quayside http://www.teri-aki.co.uk/

Giraffe, Christs Piece (good for kids) http://www.giraffe.net/

Alimentum, Hills Road (bit out of town) http://restaurantalimentum.co.uk/

 

Best Out of Town Gastropub

1. The Hole in the Wall, Little Wilbraham (towards Newmarket) http://www.holeinthewallcambridge.co.uk/

Run by Alex from Masterchef. Great modern English cuisine.

2. The Three Tuns, Great Abington (South Cambridge) http://www.thethreetuns-greatabington.co.uk/

Run by a chap called Chris serving great Thai food.

3. …. awaiting judgement

 

Best Out of Town Pub

1. Queens Head, Newton (South Cambridge)

2. The Blue Ball, Grantchester (West Cambridge)

3.  The Pheasant, Great Chishill, (towards Royston)

4. … awaiting judgement

 

Best Burger

No.1 The First And Last, Melbourne Place (no website)
No.2 Bill’s, Green Street
http://www.bills-website.co.uk/index.html
No.3 Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Regent Street http://www.gbk.co.uk/restaurant/cambridge/

Best Pizza

No.1 Ask, Regent Street http://www.askitalian.co.uk/#!/restaurants/cambridge
No.2 Pizza Express, Jesus Lane or Regent Street
http://www.pizzaexpress.com/our-restaurants/search-results.aspx?search_term=cambridge
No.3 Pizza Hut, Regent Street and other locations
http://www.pizzahut.co.uk/restaurants/find-a-hut/search-results.aspx?t=CB1+1EJ&v=0&c=1

Best Chinese Restaurants

No.1 Spring, Mill Road (Authentic and pricey)
http://spring-cambridge.weebly.com/
No.2 Seven Days, Regent Street (no website)
No.3 Charlie Chan, Regent Street (no website, one of the original Chinese restaurants in Cambridge)

Best Indian Resturants

No.1
Saffron Brasserie, Hills Road (no website)
Tel: 01223 354679

No.2
The Gandhi, Regent Street (no website)
Tel: 01223 353942

No.3
The Curry Queen, Mill Road – http://thecurryqueen.co.uk/
Tel: 01223 351027

Best Thai Resturants

The Wrestlers, Newmarket Road (bit out of town but worth it)
http://www.charleswells.co.uk/home/pub-guide/pub/wrestlers
Tel: 01223 566554

Bangkok City, Green Street (no website)
Tel: 01223 354382

Mai Thai, Parker’s Piece Cricket Pavilion – http://www.mai-thai-restaurant.co.uk/
Tel: 01223 367480

Sala Thong Thai, 35 Newnham Road (still going?)
Tel: 01223 323178

Late night bars

No.1 LaRaza, Rose Cresent

http://www.laraza.co.uk/

No.2 Vaults, Trinity Street

http://www.thevaults.biz/

No.3 Hidden Rooms, 7a Jesus Lane – http://www.cubender.com/hidden_rooms/#/

Nightclubs
There are no decent nightclubs in Cambridge. They are discouraged by the University. However if you are desperate…

Fez Club – http://www.cambridgefez.com/

Lola Lo (was soul tree) – http://www.lolalocambridge.com/

Kambar (was Route 66) – http://www.kambar.co.uk/

Place (was Life or Twenty Two before that and even Chicago’s if you can remember that far back) – http://www.theplacenightclub.co.uk/cambridge

Ballare (was known as 5th Avenue and a while before that it was Cindarella’s – http://www.ballare.co.uk/cambridge

Cool Cafes

Indigo, St Edwards Passage (no website)

Clowns, King Street (no website)

Aunties Tea Shop, Kings Parade (very Cambridge and rather touristy and expensive)
http://www.auntiesteashop.co.uk/

Michaelhouse Centre Cafe, Trinity Street (part of St Mary’s Church)
http://www.michaelhouse.org.uk/

Rainbow Cafe, Off Kings Parade
http://www.rainbowcafe.co.uk/

Bill’s, Green Street
http://www.bills-website.co.uk/index.html

Arts Picture House Cafe, St Andrews Street (part of the cinema) http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Arts_Picturehouse_Cambridge/Food_Drink/

CB1, Mill Road (oldest internet cafe in the world)
http://www.cb1.com

CB2, off East Road (also a good bistro)
http://www.cb2bistro.com/

Hidden Rooms, 7a Jesus Lane (more of a bar but is open during the day)
http://www.cubender.com/hidden_rooms/#/

The Cafe Project, 22 Jesus Lane

Best Fast Food

No.1 – Ostrich Burgers, Market Square (only available on Sundays)
No.2 – Red Poll Burgers & Pies, Market Square (all week)
No.3 – Cornish Pasties, Rose Cresent