Looking for a great place to eat in Cambridge? You have your pick of pubs in this studious city! Check out the best restaurants in Cambridge, England.
My family has spent a few Christmas vacations in Cambridge, so we’ve had our fair share of food in the city. If you’re looking for a new place to eat in Cambridge, I’ve got you covered!
Keep reading to feast your eyes on the best restaurants in Cambridge!
Top Restaurants in Cambridge, England
1. Salisbury Arms
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.
2. The Anchor
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. This is a classic pub to eat at, and one of the top restaurants in Cambridge.
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. and another on King’s Parade.
Trumpington St.: 51-52 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RG, UK
Bridge St.: 36 Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1UW, UK
King’s Parade: 15 King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SP, UK
4. 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.
Choose from a menu of reds, whites, sparkling, Champagne, rosé, sherry, and even beer, cider, gin, and whisky.
5. The Granta
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.
6. The Old Spring
The Old Spring is a classic English pub just a few steps from the River Cam. It has a cozy open fireplace during the wintertime.
They offer locally-sourced, freshly-made pub classics like fish and chips, burgers, and a really delicious lamb shank.
7. The Eagle
The Eagle is a historic pub that’s been a Cambridge institution since 1667. This is where RAF and American airmen graffitied the ceiling, and it’s where Watson and Crick announced that they discovered DNA.
Even if you don’t end up eating at this Cambridge restaurant, you should definitely stop in to bask in its history.
On the menu, you’ll find pub classics like Fish & Chips, Steak & Ale Pie, and burgers.
8. 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.
Cambridge Restaurants Map
Is your mouth watering from all these amazing restaurants in Cambridge? Use the map below to find your next meal!
I hope you enjoy all these great places to eat in Cambridge, England!
More Things to Do in Cambridge, England
Find even more fun things to see and do in Cambridge. Check out these posts for inspiration:
- Best Things to Do in Cambridge, England
- Top Free Things to Do in Cambridge, England
- Christmas in Cambridge, England
- Visiting Cambridge Castle in Cambridge, England
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