Looking to eat and drink your way through Cambridge? Checkout this quick guide so you know where to go get the best grub.
Whether you’re all packed into cheap self storage ready for a move to Cambridge, or you’re visiting for a staycation, there’s plenty to enjoy in this gorgeous city. If you’re a foodie, your priorities might not be exploring the universities, or having a go at punting. Instead, you are more likely to want to know where to eat and drink in this popular location.
To help you, here’s a speedy Cambridge guide for all you foodies out there:
Fitzbillies is a foodie destination because it has been selling the Fitzbillies sponge cake since the 1920’s. These days, it’s also famous for macarons, Chelsea buns and yummy party cakes in not one, but two different locations in Cambridge.
The Garden Room
Afternoon Tea here is an experience, not just a meal. Expect gorgeous cane chairs, beaten vintage rugs, plants galore and plenty of cute lighting. You can enjoy the decor whilst feasting on fluffy scones and sumptuous tea with friends.
Picnic With The Cows
This option is a little bit DIY, but it’s a classic foodie experience to have in Cambridge. This is because the Council gives farmers permission to graze their cows in multiple locations around the city, including Midsummer Common. Grab yourself some tasty treats from a nearby cafe or deli and enjoy your picnic with some four legged friends.
Trinity is a restaurant in Cambridge famous for posh seafood and delicious cuts of meat cooked in creative ways. It’s a place to enjoy the finer things in Cambridge, so don’t expect a cheap lunch.
Pint shop is a gorgeous eatery set in a Grade Two listed building, so it’s pretty great to take a look at anyway, even if you’re not going in. It specialises in phenomenal beverages like rare gins and whiskies. You can also enjoy some fantastic upgraded pub fare here, like posh bar snacks and fancy burgers.
The Old Bicycle Shop
The venue was Britain’s oldest bike shop and you can tell, with the various decor features around the place. It’s got an industrial come working warehouse feel to it, as well as a great menu which has some rather inventive and delicious sounding vegan and veggie options, so everyone is well catered for.
Cafe Treats At Cambridge Botanical Gardens
The Cambridge Botanical Gardens are well worth a visit regardless of your foodie tastes, because they hold so many beautiful plants and interesting displays. A foodie on a visit here won’t be disappointed by their Garden Cafe though. It offers delicious fresh sandwiches, gardeners lunches and sandwiches as well as irresistible cakes.
Arjuna Wholefoods is a great place to visit for foodies because it’s a little different from the average produce shop. It is 100% vegetarian and also has vegan treats to purchase. There’s always something different to try every time you visit as they are always switching the baked goods on offer. It’s perfect for grabbing some tasty bits for a picnic by the river.
If you want the very best that Cambridge has to offer in the way of fancy fare, you need to make a booking here. It is a two star Michelin restaurant set by the stunning River Cam. The food is French in theme, with a twist and lunch is generally cheaper than dinner, if you’re looking to experience the eatery without the highest price tag.
Stem & Glory
Stem & Glory is a plant based restaurant that gives customers the kind of creativity and innovation that turns veggies into true culinary art. You can visit the King Street venue for a tasty planty takeaway, or have a sit down dinner at their Chesterton Road venue depending on what you fancy.
The bakery is a first in the UK, so of course you have to visit as a true foodie to check out their wares. It’s focus is on Japanese and Korean baked goods as well as some British classics done very well.
If you’re right in the middle of the tourist area and you want a quick nibble, The Senate is an excellent choice. It is Mediterranean inspired, which means plenty of antipasti and sharing options, not to mention some gorgeous alcoholic beverages if you fancy a quick tipple.
The Sea Tree
Fancy a classic chippy tea? The Sea Tree is a wonderful option for fish and chips because they have a huge focus on being environmentally conscious. Their passion for sustainability will leave you happy to support their business whilst also doing your bit for the planet.
Need cooling down? Jacks Gelato should be first on your list for a yummy ice cream to enjoy. They have gorgeous flavours of expertly made gelato, as well as ice cream pudding tubs with layers of deliciousness that will have you wanting to go back for more.
If you want a cracking Sunday lunch you need to give The Petersfield a try. It has a fantastic reputation for delivering a tasty Sunday dinner complete with crisp roasties, succulent meats and fresh veggies, not to mention very generous dessert portions.
Graffiti is an award-winning restaurant that prides itself on serving food made from ingredients sourced locally. The decor is a little opulent, soft and classic making the perfect setting for an evening’s dining with friends or family.
The Bedouin gives customers an authentic dining experience from the moment you’re seated. You sit down on low cushioned furniture and enjoy all kinds of wonderful North African delights, many which are perfect for sharing. The decor is bright, beautiful and the staff are super-friendly. It’s great for an affordable eating experience.
Now you’re all set to get stuck in to all the yummy delights on offer in this beautiful city. Whether you’re having a well-earned break or looking for some sustenance after a great afternoon punt, there’s something for everyone to try in Cambridge.