Here at Things to do In Cambridge we know there are hundreds of great places to eat in and around the city to suit all pockets…..we wish we could mention them all! Just to get you started we have put together a Top Ten of our favorites, of course if you know of a brilliant dining experience anywhere that we haven’t featured, please share it with us…we’d love to know.


Set in The Gonville Hotel overlooking Parkers Piece, this popular Cambridge restaurant has newly relocated to The Gonville, Cotto serves up a fabulous European style menu, its a 3 course fixed price menu and the hotel also serves up great cocktails to get your evening started. 

Trinity and Varsity

These two sister restaurants are set in two locations across the city, The Varsity in Regent Street is one of the oldest restaurants in Cambridge, Trinity in Trinity Street have  now both been given a total make over and offer sophisticated, elegant dining, serving modern British food with a twist.

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Midsummer House

Cambridge’s only 2 Michelin starred restaurant  has been owned and run by top chef Daniel Clifford since 1998, if you want to push the boat out, this is certainly the perfect place to do it – very special.

The Oak Bistro

The atmosphere in The Oak is friendly and relaxed and gives an intimate feel and  serves great British food. During the summer months they have a pretty walled garden for outdoor dining.


The ultimate in Indian fine dining in Cambridge, food created by award winning chefs who come from Five Star Hotels and Michelin Star backgrounds, who will take you on a culinary journey through India. 


Delicious BBQ food, Smokeworks has been featured in The Telegraph top 10 BBQ restaurants in the UK. They have two restaurants across the city, Freeschool Lane in the city centre and Station Road on the outskirts near the train station….prepare to get messy….but its so worth it.

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The Clarendon Arms

This great pub serves a fabulous selection of really good home cooked food, the menu has good old favorites, daily specials and a fab roastie on a Sunday.

Pint Shop

Meat Bread Beer – what more can we say……buzzy, busy bar and restaurant in the heart of the city, good hearty nosh.

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Riverside Steakhouse and Grill

Lovely setting overlooking the river, great contemporary feel to the interior and great grilled food, especially steaks.