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12 great places to eat in Cambridge

Eating places in Cambridge, Quayside Cambridge

There are so many places to eat in Cambridge. Here’s our pick of some of our favourite spots.

Riverbank Steakhouse and Grill

Close to Magdalene College, Riverbank Steakhouse and Grill serves up delicious wine and steak in a modern, chic setting. The building is a former warehouse and sits right on the banks of the River Cam, so the views are always spectacular.


Navadhanya focuses on creating the ultimate Indian fine dining experience  with the aim to provide a Royal Indian dining experience . The restaurant  delivers a contemporary approach to Indian cooking using seasonal ingredients. Dishes on the Al a Carte menu include ‘Crab N’ a deep fried soft shell crab with chili and red pepper puree and ‘Meen Dakshini’,  a southern spices monkfish. There are also vegan and vegetarian menus to choose from. This really is a taste sensation!

Old Bicycle Shop

Quirky and unique, the Old Bicycle Shop is the former home of Britain’s oldest bike shop, Howes Cycles – shown by the walls being covered in cycling paraphernalia! The menu offers deliciously tempting options for veggies, vegans, and carnivores, and it’s a great spot for a laid-back dinner. (104 Regent Street)


Rustic and authentic North African cuisine in a rustic and authentic setting makes Bedouin a popular spot with both students and locals for relaxed meals. Get together with friends, order some tagines and grill dishes, and enjoy the atmosphere! (98 – 100 Mill Rd)

The Ivy

One of the most glamorous places

to eat in Cambridge is The Ivy in Cambridge. A well-known restaurant, located right in the heart of the city. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and its interior is designed in a glamorous art deco style.

The cuisine is modern British cuisine to café-style classics and fantastic vegan and vegetarian dishes. Browse the cocktail menu and choose from cocktails expertly made by our resident mixologists to craft beers from local, small-batch breweries. The service is also exceptional, with knowledgeable staff and attention to detail.

Restaurant 22

Restaurant 22 is an unforgettable experience of fine dining in a beautiful and luxurious atmosphere and a fantastic place to eat in Cambridge. The restaurant occupies a quaint Victorian heritage house, with stained glass windows nestled into its brickwork that date back to 1892.

Enjoy an incredible menu featuring the most seasonal produce the area has to offer. This restaurant has limited availability so it is advisable to book well ahead.

De Luca

De Luca is a modern Italian restaurant where their food combines fresh British produce with an Italian influence. They have an open-plan restaurant, kitchen, and cocktail bar and it’s one of the great places to eat in Cambridge and socialise with friends or family.

Every Friday and Saturday they have a piano bar night and tickets can be booked on their website.

Places to eat in Cambridge, Green Street
Places to eat in Cambridge, Green Street

Los Iguanas

If you like a summer vibe, and full of Latino atmosphere, Los Iguanas is one of the perfect places to eat in Cambridge. Located on the quayside offering a slice of Latin America in a beautiful riverside location. They often do a two-for-one cocktail offer so it’s a great place to drink Mojitos and Pina Coladas.

La Mimosa

If you’re looking for a great Italian restaurant to visit in Cambridge, look no further than La Mimosa! They serve up a wide variety of Italian dishes in a cozy and warm atmosphere, with a riverside location perfect for a dinner out with friends. They offer traditional dishes, unique flavours, and great service. From hearty pasta dishes to tasty pizzas and antipasti, you’ll find something to satisfy your taste buds. Stop in and try something new – you won’t regret it!


Pipasha is an award-winning Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant  from tantalizing vegetarian and tandoor specialties to seafood and much more.

Pipasha has gained recognition from many respected awards bodies, including ARTA, English Curry Awards, Bangladeshi Caterers Association and Restaurant & Bar Awards. It is located close to Cambridge united Football Club.

Stem and Glory

This restaurant  is located close to the Cambridge Train Station and  focuses on creating sustainable dishes  that are plant based. Tuck into golden hummus or seared harissa tofu  or an Aztec Bowl! The restaurant is also dog friendly!

The Orator

The Orator is a newly refurbished Bar and Restaurant in central Cambridge and one of the newer places to eat in Cambridge. It’s a beloved historical landmark and one of the oldest surviving public speaking venues in England. The Grade I listed building is still in use today, hosting lectures, public events, and even music concerts. Experience the building’s 300-year-old heritage for yourself today.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay Our Cambridge B&B rooms are simple and affordable, and many have an en-suite bathroom. As a guest of the College, you are welcome to explore the beautiful grounds which are steeped in history and are home to Milton’s Mulberry Tree and Darwin’s Garden.

Our dedicated team of staff have won a Gold Bid Award for Best Overall Customer Experience 2022, so you can be sure of a warm welcome.

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Book directly with us and you will receive 10 percent off our publicised rates and a welcome pack on arrival. Just set up a member login on our website before you book.

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