A marvellous restaurant (easily Cambridge's best for French-style food), set on the banks of the River Cam. The dining room is bright, being partly in a conservatory, with well-spaced tables and crisp white napery.
Starters might include the likes of 'Foie Gras Ballotine with Apricots and Rocket'; 'Salad of Smoked Eel, Crispy Pigs Trotter, Cured Foie Gras & Braeburn Apple Purée'; or Crisp Parma Ham with Langoustines.
Mains maybe - 'Monkfish with sautéed Chanterelles and Parsnip purée'; 'Turbot Braised with Peanuts and Pistachios with Wilted Cos, Squash Purée and Asparagus'; 'Best-End of Old Spot Pork - cooked in Hay' or 'Pastilla of Oxtail with buttered Spinach'.
Desserts maintain the interest - maybe 'Chocolate Jelly with Valrhona Sauce' or 'Caramel and Lime Soufflé with Ginger and Lemongrass Ice cream'.
No mobile phones in the dining room.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Weds-Fri 12.00-13.45; Set L £47.50 (5 courses), £82.50 (7 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.30; Set D £47.50 (5 Courses), £82.50 (7 courses), £105 (10 courses)
- Seats: 42 (plus 20 in a private dining room)
- Wine: A long, and impressive, wine list, with many known names - starts in the low £30's
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes (but not lavatory)
- Nearest station: Cambridge Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - park in Pretoria Road, then walk across the footbridge
- Closed: all Sun & Mon, L Tues-Thurs & Sun; 2 weeks Christmas; 1 week from Easter; last 2 weeks in August
- Outside eating