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Summary

“What a revelation to find this gastronomic oasis in Cambridge”; Daniel Clifford’s Victorian villa – “fantastically located” on Midsummer Common, by the Cam – is nowadays one of the survey’s top 5 most commented-on destinations outside London and, with the help of his team and continual investment in the property, it “radiates classy self-confidence”. “An updating of the dining room with an open-plan kitchen has led to a far more relaxed atmosphere”, there’s “an upstairs bar overlooking the river”, and the option to “end with coffee and petit fours in the walled garden” when the weather’s fine. “Superb” staff deliver “a wonderful array” of “spectacular” dishes (plus “well-chosen wine pairings”) “with just the right degree of theatre”, and you choose from a series of “innovative tasting menus, with a choice as to the number of courses”. No prize for guessing the catch! – even fans can choke on the “London prices in the provinces”.

£141
Exceptional
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“An ideal location next to the River Cam adjacent to Midsummer Common” provides a glorious setting for this fine Victorian riverside villa, where “Daniel Clifford is pushing on to new levels” – reporters rated it No. 2 in our Top-100 UK Restaurants this year, and some would argue that Michelin should bestow it that third star. “The level of detail is second-to-none” and the “spectacular and surprising food combinations” create “complex” and “exciting” dishes, delivered by “attentive but un-cloying” staff. Even many fans though feel it’s “too expensive”.

£138
Exceptional
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Daniel Clifford’s “sheer innovation” has won a gigantic reputation for this “slightly formal” Cam-side destination, and the results are “terrific”; “ask your bank manager before you open the wine list” though, as the prices are “crazy”.

£138
Exceptional
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Awesome”, “adventurous”, “truly wonderful” – fans find Daniel Clifford’s Cam-side restaurant is a destination “on which it would be hard to improve”; there’s no denying, however, that there’s a small minority of punters for whom the style of the place will just never ‘click’.

£133
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Mon closed, Tue - Sat 9.30 pm, Sun closed

Midsummer House Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Midsummer House Restaurant in CB4, Cambridge by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Midsummer House restaurant.
Niekol R
Astronomical prices on wine list which are ...
Reviewed 7 months, 13 days ago

"Astronomical prices on wine list which are in no way value for money and marr the whole dining experience"

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lunch noon - 1.30 pm, dinner 7 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: Mon closed, Tue - Sat 9.30 pm, Sun closed

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