Cambridge

Loch Fyne

With over 37 restaurants in the UK, the success of Loch Fyne means you know they’ve got things right. Many serve breakfast and great value set menus for lunch and the quality is always guaranteed. The Cambridge branch is located in the heart town, opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum, This particular Loch Fyne venue is especially stunning as the property dates back 500 years, and much of the original features such as exposed beams and interconnecting dining rooms are still intact, and provide a wonderful setting to enjoy what this restaurant has to offer.

The set menu offers great value for money with 2 courses for £10.95 and 3 for £12.95 with each course being served with a complimentary side dish. The courses on offer are wonderfully varied and so for starter you can choose from items like crispy sprats British sprat fillets with garlic aioli or haggis & cheddar spring rolls with mustard mayonnaise and pear & watercress salad. The set menu does change from month to month so do view the website for the most up to date version, currently you have a great selection of mains also whole roasted mackerel citrus dressing, king prawn spaghetti roasted chilli oil with lemon and garlic or the confit duck leg with kimchi cabbage. Never mind the sides and desserts; that alone would be excellent value for your money.

loch fyne

Kingston Arms

The Kingston Arms has been featured in many publications including the Observer Food Monthly where we won 3 awards; ‘Best Cheap Eats’, ‘Best Sunday Lunch’ and ‘Best Place to Drink’ (with Cambridge Blue), in East Anglia. With a winning combination of great food, award winning ales and a relaxed informal atmosphere, the Kingston Arms isn’t just great for value but for the quality of the ingredients used. The food is either locally sourced, or bought from high end, reputable food specialists (Cambridge Cheese Co, Direct Seafood, among others). There are also well considered quality ales, and even the whiskies, brandy’s, etc. are purchased from smaller, independent suppliers. The Kingston Arms offers a special ‘recession options’ menu for those trying to tighten their purse strings but that does not mean you have to lose the quality of ingredients. There’s always also a ‘recession pint’ available priced at around £1.90, bargain!

Kingston Arms

St Johns Chop House

St. John’s Chop House, like Cambridge Chop House, produces classic British dishes and has local real ales direct from the cask. The 17th Century brick building has wood burning fireplaces and naturally aged beams. Here the emphasis is very much great British classics, steaks & chops, unusual cuts of meat, all sourced locally where possible and served to reflect the seasons.   St Johns offers a set menu available from 12-3pm and 6-7pm with 1 course being £10, 2 course for £12 and 3 for £16. You can choose from many beautiful dishes and any pudding on the entire menu. If you’re looking for something more traditionally that won’t cost the earth St Johns Chop House offers some truly wonderful fare.

St Johns Chop House

Yippee Noodle Bar

A great alternative to Wagamamas, Yippee Noodle Bar offers a great variety in Asian cuisine with some familiar dishes and some unfamiliar, the key here is that everything is fresh including the contemporary décor. Everything is cooked to order and served straight from the open kitchen at the rear of the restaurant, with all stocks and sauces prepared in-house daily. The staff are super friendly and always ready to accommodate any dietary requirements or even just to help choose from the menu. The set menu offers great value and there are always special offers and bargains. With crunchy veg and generous helping of prawns and pork YNB gets the important things right and value for money is never lacking.

YIPPEE NOODLE BAR

De Luca

De Luca offers a great rapido menu for those lunchtimes when you’re at work but fancy something a little more fancy that a sandwich and a packet of crisps. With daily risotto and pasta specials there’s always something to fill and delight you. If that’s not enough kids under 5 eat free as well. If it’s more of an evening meal with friends you’re after De Luca also offers a group set menu with some very enthralling options. For starter you can have the classic Deep fried crispy squid served with handmade sweet chilli & ginger relish, rocket & lemon and follow that with Chicken breast stuffed with mushrooms & mozzarella served with rosemary sautéed new potatoes & green beans topped with a lemon cream sauce. The dessert menu is enough to make even those without a sweet tooth weep. The Tiramisu made with chocolate, illy coffee liqueur & fresh illy espresso is the perfect end to any meal. All in all De Luca is a wonderful place to relax and dine with friends without worrying about who has to pick up the bill at the end.

De Luca

The Punter Pub

Set in a renovated coach house the Punter Pub is quirky little place with a long history. Formerly the Sino Tap, before that the Town and Gown, before that the Rose and Crown, before that (we’re back around 1850 now) the Nag’s Head until finally modern day and the Punter Pub. Offering up great value  £5 lunches like the Meatloaf with summer vegetables, the Punter also delivers stunning dishes like rabbit rillettes with plum chutney, whitebait with cayenne mayonnaise, halloumi with baby spinach, golden beetroot, toasted pine nuts and tahini honey dressing, roast chicken with harissa yoghurt and tabbouleh and puddings. You’re not left wanting that’s for sure. The punter pub is child and dog friendly too!.

THE PUNTER

Stephanie Hall

Stephanie Hall

Steph is a frustrated writer trapped in the body of an idle procrastinator. When she's not at work she likes planning for the apocalypse and has a secret penchant for tinned meats.

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