Cambridge restaurants

Cambridge is packed with quality places to eat. The food offering is diverse and ever changing so this city is the perfect place for foodies. There really are places to please everyone. Here is our ultimate guide of Cambridge restaurants, where we have used our local knowledge to make a collection of the best places to eat. These places use quality ingredients, often locally sourced, to give us the tastiest food. Bon appétit!

Coffee in Cambridge :coffee in Cambridge

It is hard to beat that freshly ground coffee smell and taste. Luckily, there are many places in Cambridge roasting, grinding and serving their own fabulously fresh brews. This is often alongside some great sweet treats! Stop, relax and smell the coffee at any time of the day.

`Find ideas for top quality coffee in Cambridge here.

Pubs and Dog friendly pubs in Cambridge:BrewDog

Breaking a long dog walk with a drink is such a pleasure. There are many pubs in Cambridge that are very dog friendly, not just dog tolerant, and will offer you and your pooch a warm welcome- sometimes even with treats! Sit back and get cosy with your dog in one one of the quality places in Cambridge.

Find great pubs in Cambridge , great pub food here, and dog friendly pubs in Cambridge here. Dog friendly restaurants here. Fancy a cocktail? Cocktail bars in Cambridge here.

Breakfast or brunch in Cambridge:

Cambridge restaurants

Eating out for breakfast or brunch as it is such a great way to start the day. Whether it is a traditional full English or a lighter option that you are looking for, Cambridge has many wonderful independents and chain restaurants for you to choose from.

Find ideas for breakfast or brunch in Cambridge here. See places for bottomless brunch here.

Fish and Chips in Cambridge: fish and chips Cambridge

A good quality portion of fish and chips is just delicious and shouldn’t be reserved for a visit to the seaside. Cambridgeshire is home to some wonderful environmentally conscious, sustainable and award winning fish and chip shops. Perfectly crisp chips, the perfect amount of batter, and lashings of those mushy peas. Simple food which is just delicious.

Find ideas for fish and chips in Cambridge here.

Sunday lunch in Cambridge:Sunday lunch in Cambridge

Sunday lunch is probably my favourite meal of the week. There are oodles of great pubs and Cambridge restaurants offering a top quality roast. Using the very best local produce, they create the delicious classic that we all know and love so well. Vegetarian and vegan eaters are well catered for on a Sunday in this city too.

Find ideas for places serving Sunday lunch in Cambridge here.

Afternoon tea in Cambridge: Cambridge Tart

A decadent afternoon tea is the perfect catch up with friends in my eyes. Chatting over tea, sandwiches, scones and cake- what’s not to like? Cambridge has restaurants offering many fabulous afternoon teas. Whether you are looking for a traditional or modern take on the classic, you have plenty of choice here.

Find ideas for afternoon tea in Cambridge here.

Stopping for a sandwich in Cambridge: lunch in Cambridge

Take a lunch break from all of that sight seeing (or shopping!) for a delicious sandwich. Cambridge has many cafes and sandwich shops to cater for everyone’s needs. Whether you are a fan of the classic flavours, looking for a hot sandwich, or prefer the twist of wraps or paninis, you will find places to cater for your needs here.

Find ideas for sandwich shops in Cambridge here.

Pizza in Cambridge: pizza places in Cambridge

Are you a fan of a Sicilian, Neapolitan or New York style? Cambridge is home to many independent pizzerias where you can enjoy a delicious, freshly made pizza. Plenty of choice of inventive or traditional pizzas and all using freshly made bases and top quality toppings. Delicious!

Find ideas for pizzerias in Cambridge here.

Vegetarian and vegan food in Cambridge:vegetarian tasting menu

The demand for plant based and meat free options has never been greater and the Cambridge restaurants have stepped up to provide the people of Cambridge with delicious vegetarian and vegan choices. Cambridge is even home to its own vegan burger joint!

Find vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Cambridge here.

Burgers in Cambridge:Steak and Honour

A good burger is super satisfying and the cosiest of comfort food. The perfect burger divides the crowd. Are you a purist beef patty kind of person, or maybe a chicken or veggie burger kind of diner? Whatever your preference, Cambridge has burger bars to suit your needs.

Find places for delicious burgers in Cambridge here.

Tasting menus in Cambridge:tasting menu

Our ultimate treat is to go to a top quality restaurant. We love to sit back and enjoy a tasting menu of cleverly crafted dishes. We have many wonderful restaurants in our city, Michelin starred and recommended, so finding places for a tasting menu isn’t difficult. Put your trust in the skilled chefs and let them guide you through a fabulous dining experience.

Find restaurants serving tasting menus in Cambridge here.

Time for tea in Cambridge: Cambridge

Break up that shopping and sight seeing with a really good cup of tea and a slice of freshly baked cake. There are many quality tea rooms in Cambridge, whether you are a strong builders types of drinker, or prefer a loose leaf herbal brew.

Find tea rooms in Cambridge here.

Bread, pastries and cakes to take home: bakeries in Cambridge

What is better in life than freshly baked bread? I really struggle to think of anything! Cambridge is home to fabulous independent bakeries who are baking their bread, pastries and cakes daily from scratch, using their fine ingredients  and skill. Take plenty home or sit in and enjoy!

Find these brilliant bakeries in Cambridge and fabulous farm shops in Cambridge here.

Italian Restaurants in Cambridge:

Itialian restaurants in Cambridge
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Italian food is simply delicious! Fresh ingredients combined to make the perfect pasta, pizza and more. Cambridge has a wide selection of authentic, quality Italian restaurants to choose from. What is more they are independents making their food from scratch. Buon Appetito! 

Find Italian restaurants in Cambridge here.

Tasty tapas in Cambridge! tapas in Cambridge

I love the sociable, sharing style of tapas eating. Small bites and sharing plates of simple but delicious ingredients. Cambridge has fabulous restaurants serving authentic Spanish tapas but also places who deliver sharing plates from the U.K all over the globe. Whether you are looking for a quick bite or a celebration night out, you will find a great dining experience.

Find tapas in Cambridge here.

Succulent steaks in Cambridge:

steak in Cambridge
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If it is a juicy steak that you are wanting, there are many excellent independent steakhouses in Cambridge waiting to serve you. Choose from a classic steak with chips or one with alternative sides. Most importantly, all of these places use top quality produce to give you a great dining experience.

Steakhouses in Cambridge here.

Super sushi in Cambridge: sushi in Cambridge

Whether you want to take away or dine in, Cambridge has plenty of authentic places to grab some top quality sushi, sake and more.

Sushi in Cambridge here.

Tasty Chinese food in Cambridge:

Chinese restaurants in Cambridge

Cambridge is home to plenty of great quality, authentic, independent producers of delicious Chinese food. Whether you are wanting street food, a takeaway, or a restaurant meal, you have a choice to make.

10 places for great Chinese food in Cambridge here.

Indian food in Cambridge:

Indian food in Cambridge
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What is better than eating a really good Indian curry out with friends? Cambridge has many top quality Indian restaurants to choose from.

Find great Indian restaurants in Cambridge here.

Food Trucks in Cambridge:street food Cambridge

Sometimes you want food on the go and Cambridge has plenty of excellent food trucks serving delicious street food to please everybody. See out top ten food trucks in Cambridge here.


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