Pubs abound in the studious city of Cambridge, England, but they aren’t your only dining option. Find out where to eat in Cambridge here:
At Salisbury Arms, you’ll find artisan pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven, one-pots of comfort food, and of course plenty of pints of beer. Their pizzas are made from freshly-made dough and topped with the pub’s in-house tomato base, and they serve unique creations like a Christmas Dinner pizza for the festive season.
Hours: Sun: 11 a.m. — 10 p.m.; M-Sat: 11 a.m. — 11 p.m.
Food Hours: Sun: 12 — 8 p.m.; M-Th: 12 — 2:30 p.m. and 5 — 9 p.m.; F: 12 — 2:30 p.m. and 5 — 9:30 p.m.; Sat: 12 — 9:30 p.m.
The Anchor pub sits on the banks of the River Cam, and an outdoor terrace looks right out on the river. True to its name, The Anchor’s menu boasts fish and chips as well as other traditional pub fare options.
Hours: Sun-Th: 11 a.m. — 11 p.m.; F-Sat: 11 a.m. — 12 a.m.
Food Hours: Sun-Th: 12 — 9 p.m.; F-Sat: 12 — 9:30 p.m.
The original Fitzbillies on Trumpington Street has been a staple of Cambridge since the 1920’s when it became the cake-shop of choice for locals. People would line up for a taste of their Chelsea buns, a currant bun flavored with lemon peel, cinnamon or other mixed spices, and they still do. A smaller, second branch of the bakery opened on Bridge St. in 2016.
Trumpington St. Hours: Sun: 9:30 a.m. — 6:30 p.m.; M-F: 8 a.m. — 6 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Bridge St. Hours: Sun: 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.; M-F: 8 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.
Cambridge Wine Merchants Wine Bar
At Cambridge Wine Merchants Wine Bar, you can shop wines, beers, and spirits, plus you can have a light lunch of cheese plates, deli platters, scotch eggs, and more along with a glass or bottle of wine while you sit and watch Cambridge city life go by.
Hours: Sun-Th: 10 a.m. — 9 p.m.; F-Sat: 10 a.m. — 11 p.m.
Sitting on the edge of a mill pond on the River Cam, The Granta pub has a cozy interior and great views from the outdoor beer garden. This is a great place to get a traditional British Christmas dinner as they’ve been serving the meal since the 1700’s.
Hours: Sun-Sat: 11 a.m. — 11 p.m.
Food Hours: Sun-Sat: 12 — 9 p.m.
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill
Located at the DoubleTree by Hilton, the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill sits on the River Cam where you can enjoy the scenery and people-watching. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu holds traditional steakhouse fare like steak, burgers, fish, and seafood.
Hours: Sun: 7 — 11 a.m., 12:30 — 2:30 p.m., and 6 — 9 p.m.; M-F: 6:30 — 10 a.m., 12:30 — 2:30 p.m., and 6 — 9 p.m.; Sat: 7 — 11 a.m., 12:30 — 2:30 p.m., and 6:45 — 9:30 p.m.
Cambridge Market Square
Market Hill has been the site of a marketplace in Cambridge since Saxon times, and the Market Square still plays host to a daily outdoor market with stalls arts, crafts, and most importantly, local foods. You can buy a meal to go or buy produce and local goods to bring home and make dinner with yourself.
Hours: Sun-Sat: 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
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