Those exploring the region of Cambridgeshire will be pleased to find out that it’s brimming with a wide variety of places to eat out, with something to satisfy every appetite and often with stunning scenery and a lovely atmosphere to match.

Bohemian style meets Bauhaus decor when you stumble across Bohemia. Whether you’re hunting for a quick coffee and a catch up, or the breakfasts, light lunches and evening meals take your fancy, you’ll be served with a smile here. At Bohemia, you’ll find an array of dishes to suit any and every appetite, and vegetarian, vegan and healthier options are in abundance. You’ll find the likes of smoked salmon and a poached egg, and creamy avocado and baby spinach, both served on sourdough bread – this is one of the most satisfying and popular options. Come Friday and Saturday evening, Bohemia opens its doors to provide customers with a taste of international cuisines, all with the help of locally sourced produce. Why not try the wild mushroom arancini with creamy truffle sauce, or perhaps chorizo meatballs with pancetta and cannellini bean sauce? Whatever dish you decide on, rest assured that where Bohemia is concerned, taste and atmosphere go hand in hand.

For those seeking a more traditional dining experience, look no further than the family-run Black Horse Inn, which is conveniently situated in the centre of Swaffham Bulbeck. Established in 1765, the pub retains a reflection of its history. During both the summer and winter period, The Black Horse Inn is popular – there’s something for everyone, whether you like to take in the atmosphere by the warmth of the fire, or enjoy a refreshing drink in the garden. The pub offers a range of classic dishes from traditional fish and chips and rib-eye steak to the immense Horse Inn burger. Maybe you’d like to take the opportunity to check into one of the seven bedrooms that The Horse Inn has available? This cosy accommodation gives you the chance to explore Cambridgeshire’s sights and give you ample opportunity to thoroughly appreciate all that The Black Horse Inn has to offer.

Having acquired the name of ‘the restaurant on the river’ The Galleria is one of Cambridgeshire’s most celebrated riverside dining destinations. The restaurant itself maintains a relaxed and calm atmosphere, with soothing views of the river Cam that can be enjoyed from two river terraces. The Galleria is successful in offering an innovative variety of European-inspired dishes, with the restaurant serving up a range of pasta and risotto that include both seafood and meat. The chefs are also adept at producing delicate and beautifully presented starters, with the likes of poached mussels in a white wine, shallot and cream sauce, and a beetroot and mango salad with walnuts, pomegranate seeds and a sundried tomato and olive oil dressing. The Galleria’s wide choice of sensational desserts also ensures that those with a sweet-tooth won’t be disappointed; after all, who can resist a homemade sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream?

Desirably located in the centre of the historic city of Cambridge, The Olive Grove is a restaurant offering its customers an authentic taste of Greece. The restaurant prides itself on incorporating a wide range of reliably and locally sourced meats and vegetables, while also making the most of traditional staple foods, directly imported from Greece. The team is dedicated to providing customers with a thorough insight into the roots and groundings of true Greek cuisine. Since the restaurant was established in 2013, The Olive Grove has attained a reputation for successfully bringing a taste of Greece to Cambridge, in terms of food, atmosphere and service – it’s no wonder this is such a popular spot. All dishes are freshly and thoughtfully prepared and cooked to order; you’ll find traditional mezze with a twist – look out for the mushroom croquettes stuffed with feta mousse and served with a beetroot and yoghurt dip. The wine list also offers a variety of Greek wines to be enjoyed alongside any dish. For those seeking a stronger tipple, The Olive Grove serves a range of signature cocktails and also offers Greek gin that boasts an outstanding reputation.

For more fantastic venues, check out the Cambridge Food & Drink Guide 2017 below or request your free copy here.

Alice Price

A baking enthusiast and a cat lady at heart.

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