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Midsummer House - Cambridge

Midsummer Common, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1HA
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.
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Other Details

  • 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

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Contact Details

Tel: 01223-369299
Address: Midsummer Common, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1HA
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