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When enjoying a staycation, exploring the local food and drink is an exciting way to get to the heart of your chosen destination. If you love great food, a staycation in Cambridge means you’ll certainly be in good hands.

Cambridge’s renowned food and drink scene is built on independent food suppliers and the freshest, finest local produce.

Visitors looking to get a taste of the region and sample its delicious food scene in all its glory should head to Cambridge’s Michelin starred restaurants.

Here we reveal the award-winning eateries that should be on your hit list.

Restaurant Twenty-Two

Despite being the debut restaurant of renowned culinary partners Sam Carter and Alex Olivier, Restaurant Twenty-Two is a Michelin-starred haunt that should be in any self-respecting foodie’s Cambridge itinerary.

With a menu inspired by the country’s top restaurants, Restaurant Twenty-Two offers an exquisite introduction to Cambridge’s local food scene.

The eatery connects diners with the best of the area’s local suppliers. Each dish is crafted with locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce that’s delivered daily.

Restaurant Twenty-Two’s menu changes regularly too, so those returning to the area and the restaurant should certainly indulge in a repeat visit.

It’s not just Restaurant Twenty-Two’s dishes that’ll impress. The building itself – which dates back to 1892 – provides an insight into the heritage and history of Cambridge.

Dine-by-day to enjoy great views of the River Cam, or by night to take in the most romantic, candlelit setting.

Midsummer House

Another historic setting that takes in stunning views of the River Cam is Midsummer House. A regular feature on Cambridge’s best eateries lists, Midsummer House is one of the finest examples of contemporary British dining.

Again seasonal produce plays a primary role in this Michelin-starred eatery’s offering. Chef Daniel Clifford’s creative flair can also be admired with every dish.

Midsummer House has more than 20 years of experience as a fine dining restaurant and is well-known for serving world-class cuisine. It was awarded its very first Michelin star in 2002 and its second in 2005.

Parker’s Tavern

Established in 1834, Parker’s Tavern has long been a leading brasserie in Cambridge. It’s known for reimagining the British classics and uses locally sourced produce to provide a taste sensation with every dish.

Whether you’re returning to Parker’s Tavern or dining here for the very first time, you’ll be impressed by its sleek new interior.

Parker’s reopened after the first lockdown with a whole new look, and the restaurant is now one of the city’s top alfresco dining spots.

Those dining inside will also be captivated by the post-lockdown makeover as Cambridge News explains:

“The interior is a homage to our glorious city, with stained glass windows baring the college crests overlook Parker’s Piece – and the new dining area.  

The chairs and tables give a subtle nod to a college dining room and the low lighting makes it feel intimate and comfortable.  The menu is another tribute to the region and its fantastic produce…”

Navadhanya

Add some spice to your staycation dining experience by booking your table at Navadhanya.

Michelin-starred cuisine meets the finest Indian food right here, and you’ll love its modern style and traditional influences.

A mainstay in the Michelin Guide – Navadhanya has been featured every year since 2018 – the award-winning restaurant aims to deliver a ‘Royal Indian dining experience’ to every person that dines with them.

Ready to sample all this Michelin starred fare for yourself? Book your staycation with us today and start your countdown to an unforgettable, post-lockdown city break.