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Eating & Drinking

As you would expect, Cambridge has a wide range of places to eat. Here is a selection of places that we like to visit - but of course this is only our opinion and there's an eclectic mix of places listed below so do check out their web sites before you book to make sure they're what you are looking for.

5-10 minutes' walk from Sayle House

The Old Spring

Our nearest pub (just a 5 minute walk) with a great atmosphere The Old Spring is buzzing with locals pretty much every night of the week. Good pub food, great beers & wine, and you'll need to book especially on Friday and Saturday nights.


A quirky mix of beer house and cocktail bar, Thirsty has daily food vans outside and is buzzing with locals pretty much every night of the week.

The Waterman & No 30 Café

Another great local pub and café with a good choice of beers, The Waterman and the No. 30 cafe next door, are a good alternative to The Old Spring.

Restaurant 22

Under new ownership Restaurant 22 has been restored to its former glory, offering modern British cuisine based on fresh local produce. Booking ahead is now essential with generally a 4-6 week advance booking required for a specific evening reservation (although lunch time bookings appear to be more flexible.

Midsummer House

For an unforgettable night out, try Midsummer House. Head chef Daniel Clifford has won two Michelin stars since he took over this restaurant more than a decade ago. Delivering cuisine with a modern focus underpinned by classical French technique, Midsummer House is the only Michelin two star restaurant in East Anglia, yet is only a 10 minute walk from Sayle House. Booking in advance is essential.


Other Great Choices

The Old Bicycle Shop

At the southern end of the city centre, The Old Bicycle Shop is a favourite of ours. It has a relaxed atmosphere, with good food and some great beers. As the name hints this was the site of the oldest bicycle shop in Cambridge and there are plenty of nods to its old existence in the decor and design.

Pint Shop

Pint Shop

Cambridge Chop House

Opposite Kings College chapel located on Kings Parade

Cambridge Chop House

Cambridge Chop House menu


For a relaxed meal or drink Stolen offers a casual "eating & drinking experience". Stolen, on King Street, is the new name for d'Arry's, and is run by the son of the original owner of d'Arry's.

The Punter

Another great pub to try is The Punter on the west side of Cambridge and just a 15-20 minute walk from Sayle House.


Bill's is a lively, Bohemian style cafe/restaurant - also good for evening meals and brunch at the weekend.

Further afield

Madingley - The Three Horseshoes

A thatched country pub & restaurant in a pretty village just 3 miles from Cambridge City Centre.

The Three Horseshoes


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