Cambridge is known for producing the freshest food around. Many local restaurants source and use local produce as a result. The city also hosts a number of festivals to celebrate the best food and drink from in and around Cambridge, with Eat Cambridge one of the most hotly anticipated events of the year.
For those travelling to Cambridge to grow or establish a business, the city’s thriving food and drink scene could provide the ultimate compliment to your corporate itinerary. Many Cambridge eateries offer the perfect settings to wine and dine business associates, here are our top five.
Tipped to receive its first Michelin Star this year, Restaurant Twenty-Two on Chesterton Road offers great food, great service and great value. The restaurant has been run by Gordon Ramsay trained chef Sam Carter and partner Alex Olivier since 2018, and it’s already received a legion of rave reviews from impressed diners and industry experts. The Independent was just one of the critics that scored Restaurant Twenty-Two highly, here’s what they had to say about this intimate dining spot:
“You can see firsthand how much they care about making a success of it, presenting the dishes and carefully explaining the provenance of the ingredients. The care completely shines through to the regularly changing dishes, offered in the form of a five-course or seven-course tasting menu, or you can go a la carte. At £35 or £45, the tasting menus offer an outstanding bit of value and you’d be ill-advised to miss them.”
Cambridge Chop House
Located just a stone’s throw away from King’s College Chapel, the Cambridge Chop House offers spectacular views and an equally fabulous menu.
Billed as serving traditional, no-nonsense British food, the Cambridge Chop House is a quintessential experience and a great haunt to treat business associates to a slap-up lunch or dinner.
Following its recent move to the upmarket Gonville Hotel, Cotto has taken fine dining to the next level. Loved by guests and foodies alike, Cotto offers the best local produce, cooks it to perfection, and presents it pristinely on a plate.
The restaurant’s sample dinner menu is a must-try, whilst the entire dining experience is outstanding from start to finish. Its stylish interior will also impress diners looking to enjoy the finer things.
Billed as one of the city’s finest restaurants, Midsummer House is the perfect place to impress business associates. The eatery is the recipient of two Michelin Stars, an accolade shared by just 19 other UK based eateries. Midsummer House also holds five AA rosettes.
Midsummer House offers a stylish and elegant setting to enjoy lunch or dinner on the banks of the River Cam. Chef Daniel Clifford and his team present a menu filled with delicious dishes. Its private dining facilities provide an excellent option for those looking to entertain multiple business associates over dinner.
Midsummer House’s private dining room seats up to 12 guests and is ornately decorated with velvet dining chairs, a leather table, and bespoke crystal chandeliers.
There’s nothing generic about this edgy chain, and their recently opened restaurant and bar on Bene’t Street is a welcome additional to Cambridge’s culinary scene.
Food is served until late at BrewDog making it the perfect place for a business lunch or dinner that’s slicker than the average. Those looking to kick proceedings off a little earlier will love their brunch menu, which is served as soon as they open. It features breakfast classics from around the world as well as the brunch burger, which can only be described as a pub grub-breakfast hybrid.
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