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33 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
01223 840121
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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 56
    Poor
  • 65
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sunday Lunch with the family

A slightly mixed experience - excellent, attentive service with a misunderstanding over vouchers effectively and discreetly sorted out. Table was ready and prepared when we arrived. Scrumptious roast beef and yorkshire pud, but rabbit cassoulet let down by undercooked beans.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Anthony L
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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281 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A slightly mixed experience - excellent, attentive service with a misunderstanding over vouchers effectively and discreetly sorted out. Table was ready and prepared when we arrived. Scrumptious roast beef and yorkshire pud, but rabbit cassoulet let down by undercooked beans.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Been here a few times now and never been disappointed. Clean, comfortable and modern interior. Good, attentive and friendly service. Tasty well priced food. Pretty outside tables with kids play area. Our last visit was last Sunday for a family birthday. There was 9 of us on the table and everyone of us enjoyed our food, drink and overall experience... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was our second Sunday lunch here and both visits have been lovely. We will definitely be back. Both for and service have been first class.

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Cambridgeshire
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Ordered smoked haddock main. Fish portion was small and overcooked.Came with OK mash, a very well-done (i.e. hard) poached egg and a very small portion of undercooked green veg. Not worth the £14. My friend had a burger, which they enjoyed, but it was served on a piece of wood, which I recognise is trendy at the moment - but... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Reserved a table in the bar at 30 min notice with 'no problem'. Very pleasant lunch with very cheerful (what difference a smile makes) service fom Chloe.

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Called here for a bite to eat on the way to Airport prior to my flight. Lunch menu was still on as it was 5.30pm. Ordered deep fried prawns and squid for starter, tasty but extremely small portion size, approx 3 prawns and 3 squid rings in total at £7.50 poor value for money. For main I choose traditional fish... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I'm local to the area but have never previously visited the Red Lion, despite hearing good things in the past. I have to say I'm unlikely to visit again. Visited on a Saturday afternoon around 2pm, it was starting to quite down after the lunch period. We waited in the bar area to be seated for a few minutes, then... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great atmosphere, excellent food and the wonderful Chloe - whose waiting skills are best in class! Thank you. Colin, Impington, Cambridge

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

So many past comments on this place had it right. On my recent lunchtime visit the place was all but empty and while the waiting staff were attentive the cooking was dire. My guests battered prawns and not been shelled nor properly washed and my salmon was OK but dull. Complaining about the prawns the waitress, who was clearly trying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

All round enjoyable Christmas dinner held here in Dec 2014. Food was good, staff were very friendly and accommodating despite such a large group of us (30+) and easy to organise. Would definitely recommend to others.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 High Street, Grantchester CB3 9NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Grantchester
  • Phone Number: 01223 840121
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?