‘Food glorious Food! As Oliver Twist once sang, we follow on from last months fabulous selection of foodie places to eat in Cambridge, this month we bring another 5 unique restaurants to get your taste buds tingling, from casual American style BBQ dining to 2 * Michelin fine dining, which are certainly better then a bowl of gruel!…
With 2 locations in the city (2 Free School Lane & 1-3 Station Road) Smokeworks, satisfies all your needs for BBQ-style meats, wings, brisket and ribs, specializing in fast food that is cooked low & slow, this independent company is certianly worth a visit. They boast to have the best bourbon collection in Cambridge and even offer their own Smokeworks beer from a local brewery. (www.smokeworks.co.uk)
Fancy trying something completely different? Well how about Korean; Bimbamp House, is ever so popular with locals, served in an unfussy and cosy setting, reviews show it’s a firm favourite, with huge portions of flavorsome classic dishes. Perfect for those on a budget as it BYOB, located on the vibrant Mill Road (60 Mill Road)
Also on Mill Road is Bedouin, established in 2011, Bedouin takes its name from territory which stretches from the vast deserts of North Africa to the rocky sand of the Middle East, this truly North African experience comes complete with a real Bedouin tent and wall rugs from the Sahara which sets the atmosphere for this rustic and authentic cuisine. Poplar spot with both locals and students, bookings are advised especially at weekends. Stocking some great wines from around the world including Algeria which accompany the tagines & other delicacies perfectly. 98-100 Mill Road – www.bedouin-cambridge.com
But, you have come to a city older than America, you want the ‘classic Cambridge experience’ I hear you cry!
Well look no further than the Old Bicycle shop – steeped in history it is said to be the former home of the country’s oldest bicycle shop – Howes Cycles, which closed its doors after 173 years trading. It is rumored that Charles Darwin, famed for his ‘Theory of Evolution’ bought a bike from this shop in the 1800s. A couple of centuries later saddles and handlebars have been cleverly designed as wall art and everywhere you look bicycle parts have been fashioned into ornaments or table lamps. Open all day for brunch, lunch and dinner with options for veggies, vegans and carnivores alike.www.oldbicycleshop.com
But no means least, located on Midsummer Common a beautiful Victorian villa is home to the elegant, spacious and Midsummer House. Receiving its first Michelin start in 2002 and then a further star in 2005, this unique restaurant specializes in French Fine dining. Outstanding food & wines with spectacular views over the river booking is essential for the extra special treat. – www.midsummerhouse.co.uk.
The level of service here is superb, when asked ‘do you want to see the Champagne trolley?’ It’s a yes, you won’t regret it.
That’s just a few of the huge range of restaurants we have in this beautiful city, whether you’re looking for something laid back and casual or a full on fine dining experience, Cambridge as something to offer everyone and you will be left asking ‘please Sir, I want some more’.
Why not book a room to stay, and make the most of your visit!