16 places to visit in Cambridge for delicious food and drinks indoors
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1. Bread & Meat
Location: 4 Bene’t Street, Cambridge CB2 3QN
At Bread & Meat we specialise in gourmet roast meats served as sandwiches, bowls or the Canadian classic poutine. Everything is made onsite from locally sourced ingredients. No need to book, for dining inside or out in the heart of Cambridge. Open daily 11.30am till 8.30pm
2. Parker's Tavern
Location: Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AD
Parker’s Tavern delivers modern British classics and provides guests with a delicious taste of Cambridge. Chef Patron Tristan Welch sources from field, farm and fen, ensuring our ingredients come from within a 30-mile radius. Our cocktail menu and wine list are sure to satisfy even the most discerning of customer.
Call: 01223 606266
3. Nanna Mexico
Location: 29 Petty Cury, Cambridge CB2 3NB
We are a local and independent restaurant that takes a stand to serve food the way it should be: fresh, from scratch and using only natural ingredients. No time to cook? Don’t stress. We have your food made fresh, from scratch and using only natural ingredients.
Location: 20 Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UF
Bridges is a family-run café with a passion for serving the best quality home-cooked food on Bridge Street, at the corner of Portugal Place. We use the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients to create a delicious range of lunches and treats. We are also well-known for our seasonal juices, carefully blended for flavour as well as nutrition.
Call: 01223 300800 or 07733 005871
5. Amelie Restaurants
Location: First floor, The Grafton, Cambridge CB1 1PS
Voted one of the best restaurants in Cambridge. Amelie specialises in mega thin crust French Pizza’s called Flam-kuche. Combined with their Mediterranean & European menu offering small dishes, perfect for a fun and unique experience! Featured in Hello! magazine, Telegraph magazine, Waitrose magazine, The Guardian.
Call: 01223 778898
6. De Luca
Location: 83 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AW
De Luca is a modern Italian restaurant and bar in the heart of Cambridge city. It offers a rooftop terrace for al fresco dining, the Vespa function room, and the award-winning Piano Bar @ De Luca. In addition to its popular a la carte menu, in 2021 De Luca added authentic Neapolitan pizzas to its eat-in and take-out offering.
Call: 01223 356666
Location: 17 Burleigh Street, Cambridge CB1 1DG
Our in-house bakery offers freshly made pizzas, bread, ready meals and pasticcini. We also have a selection of cured meats and cheeses from small independent Italian farms. We continue to sell our selection of Italian craft beers and wines. We are open seven days a week. You can pop into the store, but we would advise customers to use the click and collect service on our website. You can also purchase via Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Click it Local.
Location: 12 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DB
NOVI is an independently owned, modern, vibrant, sophisticated and welcoming bar and kitchen. Our focus is on providing casual, communal and sociable dining, serving colourful brunches and mouth watering BBQ dishes from our in-house smoker, as well as an innovative menu of exceptional homemade botanical cocktails alongside tasty craft beers.
Call: 01223 518537
9. Town & Gown Pub & Theatre
Location: 8 Market Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PF
Town and Gown is Cambridge's latest pub with a twist. Expect a truly traditional pub, tanked craft beer, great British food and even a 100-seater intimate fringe theatre with regular theatre performances throughout the week. Take your seats, the show is about to begin.
Call: 01223 309796
10. La Raza
Location: 5a Rose Crescent, Cambridge CB2 3LL
Serving Spanish style tapas under the cobbles of Rose Crescent since 2003, La Raza also offers outside street side dining - perfect for people watching over lunch and dinner. Later in the evening, it becomes a lively bar most famous for its multi award winning cocktails. Live music/ DJ’s at weekends.
Call: 01223 464550
11. Ta Bouche
Location: 10-15 Market Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PF
A lively bar with cocktails and craft beers that spills out onto Market Passage. A Cambridge institution for the past 15 years, Ta Bouche is ideal for those looking for outside drinking with a buzz. Open until 1am weekdays and 2am weekends. Oh, and did we mention the cocktails...
Call: 01223 462277
12. Benets Café
Location: 21 King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SP
Townhouse café with college and chapel views serving beverages, crêpes, cakes, ice cream and sandwiches.
Call: 01223 329068
13. Old Bicycle Shop
Location: 104 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1DP
Our restaurant offers everything from delicious nibbles and starters to a tempting range of mains and puddings. Our head chef and his team have put together an incredible menu of freshly prepared food made using only the finest local ingredients. We are also proud to offer delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Call: 01223 859909
14. Il Mercato
Location: Unit 35. The Grafton, Cambridge CB1 1PS
Il Mercato is a brand new concept to Cambridge and its aim is to bring the best of the Mediterranean delicatessen directly into one place. A destination for any food lover looking to taste its way around the Mediterranean.
Call: 07951 673599
15. The Pint Shop
Location: 10 Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PP
In early 2013 we found an empty grade II-listed office building in the centre of Cambridge and fell in love with it. The building dates from 1830 and was once a house (EM Forster once lived there). It felt like the perfect place to open our very first pint shop. Ten months later in November 2013 we poured our very first beer…
Call: 01223 981070
Location: 1-3 Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2JB
Smokeworks is all about BBQ, beer and bourbon! Serving slow-cooked American inspired BBQ food, fast. Available to eat in or takeaway, we can also cater for private events. We even offer meal kits for you to cook and enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
Call: 01223 631627