Harden's says

Another 'accessible all-day dining' brasserie offering from The Ivy stable is slated to open in central Cambridge in spring 2018. The dusk till dawn restaurant will serve breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails.

survey result

Summary

£68
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Richard Caring’s ever-growing brasserie chain offshoot of the namesake London landmark – fellow uni town Exeter is the newest arrival – shares the pros and cons of its many siblings (e.g. saminess) but both survey feedback and marks suggest there's absolutely “nothing wrong” with it either and – especially in this often underserved Varsity town – it’s worth remembering.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An attractive brasserie, professionally staffed and competently run”“and the food is perfectly fine” at the Cambridge branch of Richard Caring’s national roll-out. “The problem with the Ivy Brasseries is that there are too many of them and you can forget which town you’re in as they even look the same”. “There’s nothing really to complain about, they’re just a bit formulaic – like an upmarket Côte!”.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An attractive brasserie, professionally staffed and competently run”“and the food is perfectly fine” at the Cambridge branch of Richard Caring’s national roll-out. “The problem with the Ivy Brasseries is that there are too many of them and you can forget which town you’re in as they even look the same”. “There’s nothing really to complain about, they’re just a bit formulaic – like an upmarket Côte!”.

Summary

£56
   ££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Too few reports as yet for a rating on this Varsity outpost of Richard Caring’s facsimile of the famous star-magnet in London’s Theatreland. All feedback so far is good though.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £16.95 £21.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.70 £23.70 £3.95 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £3.95
Extras  
Service 12.00%
16 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TB
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday9 am‑5 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm

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