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10 Places to Eat in Cambridge to Enhance Your Citystay Experience

Eating out in Cambridge

The decision of where to eat in Cambridge often presents a major dilemma. In a city peppered with a fine array of restaurants and cuisines, making the choice of where to eat is often the source of great debate. Here are 10 selections of places to eat in Cambridge, which should hopefully enhance your Citystay experience.

Restaurant Alimentum

Modern European cuisine at its finest. Head Chef Mark Poynton has developed a reputation for creating some of the finest food in the region. Awarded a Michelin star in 2012, Alimentum continues to produce dishes bursting with flavour. Accentuating flavours and textures by slow cooking has become somewhat of a trademark for Mark and his team, all can be accompanied by a drop of something from the award winning wine list. Located opposite the Citystay Apartments at The Marque and adjacent to The Belvedere, Alimentum is a must for all foodies

  • Cuisine:                Modern European Fine Dining
  • Price:                     ****
  • Address:               152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PB

Cambridge Chop House

The original Chop House is Cambridge can be found opposite Kings College Chapel and less than 100 yards from the Arts Theatre. The traditional British cuisine is delightfully presented in contemporary surroundings including a spacious cellar. As well as the classic, seasonal British cuisine, the Chop House also serves a wide selection of hand crafted cask ales. Friendly and knowledgeable service makes for a delightful experience no matter what the occasion.

  • Cuisine:                British
  • Price:                     ****
  • Address:               1 Kings Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SJ


Located off Market Square in the heart of Cambridge’s historic city centre, a small slice of Buenos Aires can be found at the vibrant CAU. The interesting menu samples some of the best that South American cuisine has to offer. The famous Argentinian beef is at the heart of this cosmopolitan menu. There are mouth-watering steaks and Latin inspired sharing plates to be enjoyed during a corporate lunch or over a long relaxing evening with a stunning bottle of one of many Argentinian Malbec’s on offer.

  • Cuisine:                 Argentinian
  • Price:                     ***
  • Address:                15 Bene’t Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QN


For fine Asian dining, Lalbagh, in the suburb of Bourn, offers customers the opportunity to titillate the taste-buds with an array of flavours, spices and delicacies. Truly authentic Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine in a beautifully decorated environment. The extensive menu can also be sampled from the comfort of your luxury serviced apartment as the restaurant also offers a fantastic take-away service.

  • Cuisine:                  Indian/Bangladeshi
  • Price:                       ***
  • Address:                 49 Alms Hill, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2SH

Loch Fyne Seafood Bar & Grill

Located in the heart of the city and opposite the famous Fitzwilliam Museum, this once public house still boasts 500 year old original exposed beams. The light and airy dining rooms provide a wonderful setting to enjoy a wide array of fresh seafood and shellfish. Originally hailing from the West Highlands, Loch Fyne Seafood Bar & Grill has established a reputation in Cambridge as a must visit for all this fish.

  • Cuisine:                Seafood
  • Price:                     ***
  • Address:               37 Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1QY

Midsummer House

Midsummer House, Cambridge’s only two Michelin starred restaurant looks out over the picturesque Midsummer Common. Head Chef/Patron Daniel Clifford was awarded his second Michelin star in 2005 and has retained it ever since. Using classical and modern culinary techniques, Clifford and his team deliver consistently high-quality service, spectacular food, and divine wine making for an unforgettable dining experience.

  • Cuisine:                French/Modern European Fine Dining
  • Price:                     *****
  • Address:               Midsummer Common, Cambridge, CB4 1HA

The Old Crown

Just outside the city centre, in the leafy village of Girton, the Old Crown has established a reputation for serving top quality local produce in the relaxed environment of a Country Inn. Lazy Sunday Lunches are somewhat of a speciality here, however, reservations are essential to avoid disappointment. Generous portions and wide array of seasonal treats make this a great place to while away the hours in a family friendly atmosphere.

  • Cuisine:                British
  • Price:                     ***
  • Address:                89 High Street, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0QD

The Phoenix

In a renovated pub in the village of Histon, you will find The Phoenix, one of Cambridgeshire’s finest Chinese restaurants. Tastefully decorated interiors and pristine laid tables make for a fabulous environment in which to experience a true taste of the Orient.  The standard of cooking is second to none in a region which boasts a great number and high standard of Chinese restaurants.

  • Cuisine:                  Cantonese
  • Price:                       ***
  • Address:                  20 The Green, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9JA

Pressed for time? Why not try these out whilst you’re on-the-go!


True Sicilian charm and cuisine can be found at Aromi. This independent café boasts a fabulous selection of freshly baked artisan bread, fully filled sandwiches, delicious homemade pastries and freshly ground coffee. A sophisticated taste of the Mediterranean can be enjoyed whilst on-the-go. The smell from the street will definitely entice you in.

  • Cuisine:                Italian
  • Price:                     **
  • Address:                1 Bene’t St, Cambridge, CB2 3QN


Found on Trumpington Street, the famous Fitzbillies offers a wonderful array of delicacies for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Not only does this place do fabulous food-to-go but there are also one off events not to be missed, for example, a recent Spanish evening with Tapas and Sherry Tasting.

  • Cuisine:                   British & French
  • Price:                        **
  • Address:                   51-52 Trumpington St, Cambridge, CB2 1RG