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 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.  Full tasting menu- £75, and short tasting menu – £65.

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. Main courses from around £14- check the menu for pricing. 

Vanderlyle:

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.  5 course Tasting Menu- £55 paid by Tock system.

Limoncello:

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. Main courses from around £12.25- see menu for pricing. 

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.  Priced per plate – costing around £40-50 pp. 

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.