Don’t you find the best restaurants are either recommended by a friend or family member who is raving about the food at a certain place, or those restaurants that you just stumble across one day and are hidden gems. Well we have done our research and tried so many different places (so kind of us, we know, but someone has to do it!) And we are here to help you find some of the best places to eat in Cambridge…
Of course we have to start with ourselves. Tamburlaine’s bustling Bar and Restaurant draws a crowd from early morning until the early hours. Menus are constantly changing but food is always simple, seasonal, locally sourced and prepared to the exacting standards of Alan Dann, our award-winning chef. We offer everything from Wood Pigeon to Gnocchi served with parmesan and pumpkin seed oil. Not one to be missed.
Although a chain restaurant, the queues for Bill’s in Cambridge are sometimes down to the end of the street. People flock here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With a contemporary European menu filled with dishes such as buttermilk pancakes with blueberries for breakfast and Shepherd’s pie or sea bass fillets for lunch, Bill’s is a winner in our eyes. Just get there early!
Sticks ‘N’ Sushi
Very newly opened in the centre of Cambridge, a good Sushi place is exactly what Cambridge has been crying out for. Placed in a perfect location, this new addition is occupying a beautiful old council building known as the ‘Old Reading Room’. The Sticks ‘N’ Sushi menu has everything from Tatakito to Sashimi to Maki. Not cheap but worth every penny.
Ristorante Il Piccolo Mondo
Based just outside of the centre of Cambridge, (Bottisham) this famous Italian restaurant is currently the #1 restaurant in the whole of Cambridge. It is an elegant and modern restaurant with exposed brickwork, serving homemade pasta with fish and meat dishes. Mind you, there is a 3-month waiting list so if I were you, I’d put your name down now. It’s worth it, I promise!
River Bar Steakhouse & Grill
A chic, laid-back steak restaurant and bar in a former quayside warehouse with exposed brick walls. Their steaks are dry aged for a minimum of 28 days and are as full of flavour as you can get. The restaurant and roof-top bar overlooks the River Cam so is a great place to take someone special. Book early if visiting in summer time as it does get busy.
Hopefully you’re feeling as hungry as I am after reading this blog so go and book yourself somewhere lovely for dinner in Cambridge tonight and have a fantastic meal. You are always welcome with us at Tamburlaine, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a cocktail…or five. Bon Appétit!