Top of our list of the best restaurants in Cambridge is Varsity. There’s a subtle balance between fine dining and down to earth cooking and Varsity achieves both. Classy and elegant, Varsity is the perfect restaurant for date night. There’s a relaxed atmosphere with soft jazz music and the gentle babble of polite conversation. It isn’t cheap but it never feels pretentious, it definitely earns its high price mark. The seared scallops, wrapped in crispy pancetta was a delicious way to start the meal. The roast saddle of lamb with dauphonoise potatoes, melted in the mouth and the Chocolate & coffee ganache was a rare treat for after. Overall Varsity is not to be missed and is a lovely location for a first date or for treating the parents.
Sticks’n’ Sushi’s website proudly states “We have both the angelic and the wicked on our menu“ and indeed they do! This is a stylish blend of Japanese food with danish design. Founded by brothers Jens and Kim Rahbek and Thor Anderson, It combines their half-Japanese, half-Danish background to create one of the most successful restaurants in Denmark and a unique force on the Cambridge restaurant scene. Moreover the restaurant will impress on date night with a cool bar in the round, soft lighting and intimate tables. The menu is ideally designed for sharing but it’s tricky not to want to eat all yourself. High quality fresh sushi, pared with succulent grilled meat skewers, makes for an eclectic but delicious meal. This is a perfect compromise, and a delightful blend of the angelic and the wicked.
Third on our list of the best restaurants in Cambridge is Midsummer House. Midsummer House is a small, quaint converted victorian house on the River Cam…and a world-renowned 2 star Michelin restaurant! To appreciate this you must be a serious foodie who can distinguish the subtle blends of flavours and textures on the menu…or a hopeless romantic, eagerly looking to impress a gorgeous date. As a result each dish is crafted with extreme dedication and you can choose from a variety of subtle taster menus. If you’re not that fussed about fine dining and just want a good meal then i’d give this a miss and head to our other less bank-busting options. However if you’re looking for the very best Cambridge has to offer, then look no further than Midsummer House. A life-changing dining experience…the date not so much
The Cambridge Chop House is the perfect place to absorb the romantic hustle and bustle of Cambridge University life. Situated on Kings Parade, next to the Eagle Pub and opposite Kings College, this is the perfect place to relax after a long walk around the Cambridge Colleges. Downstairs is a cosy underground area and upstairs you can get panoramic views of the surrounding streets. Most importantly it has a no-nonsense menu, the steaks are cooked to perfection, the chops are juicy and the wine list is superb. In conclusion this is definitely one for the carnivores, in search of a hearty meal and an authentic Cambridge experience.
Restaurant 22 is a tiny, homely restaurant set in a converted Victorian TownHouse. In addition the level of cooking and value for money is phenomenal. Everything is done with great care and a high level of skill, from the service to the presentation of the food. In conclusion this is a top notch restaurant and it definately gets Footprints vote for the best restaurant in Cambridge!