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Dine in style at 5 of the best restaurants in Cambridge

Looking for an impressive, memorable fine dining experience in Cambridge?

Whether you’re celebrating a big birthday, a special anniversary or heading to this lively university city on a romantic retreat, finding the right venue is always important.

To help you to plan your visit, we’ve found five of the best restaurants in Cambridge for outstanding flavours and professional service. Read on to discover more about the best of the restaurant scene in Cambridge, and don’t forget to plan your journey once you’ve booked in for dinner.


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Restaurant 22

A decadent, sensual dining experience, you’ll be inspired with every mouthful at this Michelin Guide restaurant in Cambridge. Based in a charming Victorian building with quaint stained glass windows, top-rated Restaurant 22 invites an atmospheric, inventive dining experience to cater for all occasions.

You’ll need to book if you’d like to enjoy the sensational food at Restaurant 22. The team currently accept reservations two months in advance, with a clear schedule of available booking dates from which to choose.


Midsummer House

Perfect for celebrating only the most special occasions, Midsummer House is the only Michelin double-star restaurant in Cambridge and presents an expertly refined, sophisticated menu.

Renowned for an impeccable focus on purity of flavour through seasonal, natural ingredients, the tasting menu at Midsummer House captivates guests through original, outstanding pairings. Furthermore, this establishment is perfectly located amid the historic Midsummer Common parklands; guests enjoy leafy views from a tranquil, homely setting.


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Limoncello Delicatessen & Bistro

The top restaurants in Cambridge aren’t limited to just those featured by Michelin. The team at Limoncello strive to create a contemporary dining experience bringing to the table the taste of authentic, family-recipe-style Italian cuisine. Outdoor seating in the colourful walled garden makes a fantastic spot to spend a mild afternoon.

The delightful menu at Limoncello features a wholesome selection of pizza, salads and pasta dishes. For something a little bit lighter, choose from homemade lunch ciabattas or classic antipasto, a mix of classic continental meat and cheese.

Tawa Kitchen

Tawa Kitchen isn’t just your typical Indian restaurant. There’s no focus on curry and rice; instead, a talented team of chefs create authentic, nutritious Indian meals and seasonal salads.

From vegan options to fresh seasonal fish dishes, the menu at this unique Cambridge restaurant boasts an array of exceptional culinary delights, putting a modern twist on traditional Indian cuisine. Just steps away from Cambridge station, it’s also one of the most convenient restaurants in Cambridge city centre for those travelling to the city by rail.


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Six Brasserie at The Varsity Hotel & Spa

If you’d like to catch the sunset from your table at a rooftop restaurant in Cambridge, look no further than Six Cambridge. The trendy, modern terrace at this fantastic restaurant boasts unrivalled, panoramic views of the city. Whether you fancy slow-cooked roast beef or a contemporary dish from the grill, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious meal with an impressive backdrop.


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Get to the best Cambridge restaurants with Thameslink

We know that planning your trip involves much more than finding quirky bars and nice restaurants in Cambridge. If you’re eager to explore the city on foot and ditch the traffic, travelling by train could be the best choice.

Book train tickets to Cambridge today to make sure that you’ll enjoy a smooth journey from start to finish.

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You can buy tickets online and collect them from the ticket machine before you travel. You can also buy them at the station from a ticket machine or staffed ticket office.