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The best places to eat in Cambridge

Known for its prestigious university, and idyllic setting on the River Cam, Cambridge is a beautiful city in the south east of England. With a variety of museums, art galleries, fabulous architecture and history at every turn there’s lots to see and do in this fantastic city. Because we know all that exploring can build up an appetite, so we’ve found the best places to eat in Cambridge, so you can spend more time exploring.

Travelling to Cambridge by train

Getting the train to Cambridge couldn’t be simpler. Located just 50 miles from London, it has fantastic rail links to cities across the UK. Cambridge’s main train station, Cambridge Railway Station is positioned well for visiting all the below restaurants and is serviced by Cross Country , First Capital Connect and National Express East Anglia . Don’t forget, the sooner you book your train tickets the cheaper they’ll be, so book today.

Pint Shop @PintShop

Focusing on the three main food groups (meat, bread and beer) is Pint Shop. With a wide variety of beers at your disposal and a menu that compliments each and every one, there’s plenty of reason to visit again and again to work your way through. As if you need any further reason to visit, they’ve also just (September 2017) undergone a little spruce up so why not check out the awesome changes they’ve made (including their new menu)?

Stem and Glory @stemandglory

For those looking for a vegan eatery in Cambridge, then look no further than Stem and Glory. Serving up fast and fresh plant based food; everything is made fresh on the premises by Stem and Glory’s talented team of chefs. Keeping you full from breakfast through to dinner, there’s not place better to grab a bite or two throughout the day.

Midsummer House @MidsummerHouse

Steeped in history, much like the city it finds itself in is Midsummer House. A 2* Michelin Restaurant on the River Cam, Midsummer House prides itself on giving guests a unique experience. If you’re looking for somewhere that little more special, or to really treat yourself on a visit to Cambridge there is no place better. Choose between their five course lunch or eight course evening menu, and sit back as you enjoy their expertly picked range of dishes.

Bread & Meat Cambridge @BreadAndMeatCam

Serving up some of the most delicious roast meat sandwiches you will ever try is Bread & Meat. Found on Bene’t Street, Bread & Meat live up to their namesake. They specialise in roast meat sandwiches, and only serve up honest and excellent food. With a regularly changing menu, there’s always a reason to return to Bread & Meat. Plus, they also have a great range of carefully selected wines, craft beers and coffee.

Aromi @AromiCambridge

In the heart of Cambridge is Aromi, a celebrated Independent Sicilian café that serves up a modern-day slice of Sicilian life. There unique dining experience is unrivalled in quality, making it a meal out to remember. With authentic Italian food served in a true Sicilian style combining the charm and sophistication of a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere, this is a restaurant you won’t forget in a hurry.

Rockers Steakhouse @RockersSteak

Cambridge’s first rock-themed restaurant, Rocker’s Steakhouse, brings together good quality food with good quality music. Their menu contains an infinite list of classic American dishes, from the famous New York Strip Steak to hand-made burgers created with 100% quality beef. From brunch to lunch, all the way to dinner, there is the perfect meal for everyone and every occasion at Rockers Steak House.

The Olive Grove @OliveGroveCambs

Since 2013, The Olive Grove have been serving up classic, simple and great food. With menus showcasing the best of Greece with the finest local ingredients bringing out exuberant flavours, each meal transports you to another country. Their menu also includes gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan items to ensure that their food promotes nutrition, good health and a long-life.

SmokeWorks @SmokeWorksBBQ

Found in the heart of Cambridge, SmokeWorks smoke, pull, brine and season classic BBQ food and pair it with beer, bourbon and milkshakes as quickly as they can. Their great call back system means that if they don’t have a table for you straight away, you can wonder off and they’ll give your phone a call when one’s free. After the success of their original Free School Lane site, they’ve also opened up a second, big brother site, on Station Road.

The Urban Shed @TheUrbanShed

Tucked away on King Street is The Urban Shed, a sandwich bar and coffee shop that makes the perfect place to grab a spot of lunch. Owned by two locals who have worked in pubs and restaurants, they used their plethora of knowledge to open The Urban Shed. With all their food home-made, and many of their sandwiches made to order, you know that a lot of love has gone into every piece of food you enjoy. What makes it even better? Any leftovers from the day are donated to FoodCycle Cambridge.

Butch Annies @butchannies

Born from a passion for both beer and burgers, Butch Annie’s was born. Understanding that you can’t make a great burger without great products, Butch Annie’s uses only prime cuts of meat that have been aged for 28 days to allow rich flavours to develop. The same amount of detail goes into their craft beers, serving a select range of small-scale lagers and ales alongside their fantastic food offering.

The Anchor @anchorcambridge

An iconic riverside pub on the River Cam, The Anchor has stunning views across the water alongside fantastic changing ales, delicious home cooked food and fabulous entertainment. No matter what you’re looking for, whether it’s drinks, lunch or dinner, there’s something for everyone at The Anchor.

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