romantic restaurants in Cambridge

Whether it is to celebrate a special occasion or just a spontaneous night out to say ‘I love you’, there are many romantic restaurants in Cambridge to show someone that you really care. Here are some of our favourites.

Restaurant 22:

22 Chesterton Rd, Cambridge CB4 3AXtasting menu

Restaurant 22 is a fabulous 1 Michelin star restaurant. The entire experience, from arrival to coffee will give you and your special guest(s) that sense of utter decadence and make them feel truly special. This tends to be our ‘go to‘ celebration destination and each and every visit has been full of awe and wonder for us. Try the tasting menu and be blown away! Terrific value food for the quality. A must visit when in Cambridge. Vegetarian and vegan tasting menu available with advance notice. Book well in advance.  See the Restaurant 22 full tasting menu here. 

Fancett’s Bisto:

96A Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 2BDFancett's cambridge

The family run restaurant is small and cosy. From the moment you swoosh through the velvet curtain you know you are going to have a great experience. The comfort and lighting in the restaurant make this one of the most romantic restaurants in Cambridge I have had the pleasure of eating in. Gorgeous food and a super lovely setting. A great value 3 course set lunch menu and a well priced evening a la carte also available. See our Fancett’s review here

The River Bar Steakhouse & Grill:

3 Thompsons Ln, Cambridge CB5 8AQ

Steak in Cambridge
Image courtesy of River Bar Steak and Grill

Part of The Varsity Hotel, The River Bar Steakhouse & Grill offer the combination of good food and a beautiful backdrop with plenty of choices available for veggie and vegan dinners too. Visit the rooftop bar while you are here. Super romantic, snuggle up under blankets on the heated terrace after your meal and share a cocktail or two whilst soaking up the stunning views over the city.



38 Mill Rd, Petersfield, Cambridge CB1 2Avegetarian tasting menu

Mill road is home to many innovative food businesses and Vanderlyle is part of that quality collective. The Vanderlyle team offer a set 5 course seasonal feast of a menu which is completely delicious and also happens to be completely vegetarian. The matching drinks packages (of 4 drinks) can suit all needs as you can choose an alcoholic, mixed on non- alcoholic package. Why not book to sit at the pass and watch the magic happen? The perfect venue for foodie loved ones. Book well in advance.  See the Vanderlyle tasting menu here. 


212 Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 3NF

Itialian restaurants in Cambridge
Image courtesy of Limoncello

Mill Road based Limoncello uses the finest ingredients to create authentic and delicious Italian cuisine including; antipasti, pasta, pizza, and more. There is plenty of choice for vegetarian and vegan diners and the setting is beautiful. The covered outdoor area, The Sunset Garden, is perfect for romantic al fresco dining without the worry of the weather. In conclusion, great food, great atmosphere and great customer service. Limoncello features in our best Italian restaurants post here.

MJP @ the Shepherds:

5 High St, Fen Ditton, Cambridge CB5 8STMJP small plates

Get involved in the romantic small plates sharing experience at MJP Choose from a selection of the plant based, fish and meat small and large plates and relax while the talented staff group your choices into courses for you to enjoy. Chef Mark Poynton, of former one Michelin star Alimentum, uses the finest seasonal and local ingredients to create these tasty dishes. Go hungry and try as many of these wonderful plates as possible! Why not turn this into a night away? Rooms are available on site too.  MJP features in our tasting menus post, Sunday lunch and great value accommodation in Cambridge here. 

Where are your favourite romantic restaurants in Cambridge?

We hope that you enjoy trying these romantic restaurants in Cambridge. Do let us know your experiences and favourite venues in the comments below. Check out our ultimate restaurant guide of our recommended places to eat in Cambridge here- there really is somewhere to please everyone.