Foodie Cambridge- the Best Restaurants and Places to Eat
Cambridge- historical, cultural, beautiful and full of the best food! The foodie Cambridge scene has grown rapidly and there are so many excellent places to eat if you are lucky enough to live locally, are taking a trip to Cambridge, or planning a food filled visit. For a quick bite of lunch or a special occasion, use our top choices below to guide you to the most wonderful of Cambridge restaurants and places to eat.
Breakfast or brunch in Cambridge:
Whether it is a traditional full English or a lighter option that you crave, Cambridge has many wonderful independents and chain restaurants for your Cambridge food wants and needs. Independents such as Urban Larder, Stir and Hot Numbers are baking their own breads and/ or brewing their own coffee daily, whilst chain restaurants such as Bills and Ivy also offer plenty of quality choice.
See our top places for Brunch in Cambridge here.
Burgers in Cambridge:
Meat or veggie, pulled meat or pattie, however you like yours, Cambridge has some top choices for a burger stop. The city actually has exclusively vegan burger joint Doppleganger too. Places like Steak and Honour and Smokeworks have put down roots whilst maintaining their food trucks around the city.
More mighty fine burgers in Cambridge here.
Fish and chips in Cambridge:
A really good quality portion of fish and chips really hits the spot doesn’t it? The ultimate comfort food. Environmentally conscious The Sea Tree is a great choice for sustainable fish, chips and lots, lots more. Travel out of the city a little for the likes of award winning Eric’s and the Petrou Brothers.
Fish and chips in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire here.
Pizza in Cambridge:
Cambridge has many independent pizzerias in which to stop for a delicious, freshly made pizza. Try the sourdough pizzas at the Punt Yard, or Scott’s All Day, or perhaps head to Charlies? Plenty of choice of inventive or traditional toppings and all using freshly made bases. Delicious!
Grab a freshly made pizza at one of these places for pizza in Cambridge.
Afternoon Tea in Cambridge:
Oh I do love taking an afternoon tea. Pure heaven, I just love the variety and the presentation of the sandwiches, scones and cakes, and the large amounts of tea of course. City based Parker’s Tavern, The Ivy, and The Varsity all offer wonderful afternoon teas, so book ahead and arrive hungry.
Choices for afternoon tea in Cambridge here.
Or travel slightly further afield for afternoon tea in Cambridgeshire here.
Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants in Cambridge:
Cambridge has some excellent choices for vegan and vegetarian food. Exclusively vegan places like Doppleganger for vegan junk food, or plant based Stem and Glory. Mill Road’s Vanderlyle, serves a vegetarian tasting menu and is perfect for a real treat.
More vegan and vegetarian restaurant choices here.
Fine dining in Cambridge:
If you are celebrating a special occasion or wanting to experience some really inventive food head to Restaurant 22 or Vanderlyle. These restaurants are utter quality and both serve amazing tasting menus that showcase the best of Cambridge food. You will need to book ahead in both of these places. Parker’s Tavern has a designated amount of walk in availability in their restaurant and is a good option for an evening meal.
Our favourite restaurants for a celebration or fine dining in Cambridge here.
How lucky we are to have all of these choices in Cambridge. Tell us about your favourite foodie Cambridge places in the comments below.
See more of our Cambridge food recommendations here.